City of Penticton
  • Electrical
  • $49.28
  • Hourly
  • Full-time Permanent
  • IBEW

Attractive benefits, vacation and pension package

The City of Penticton's Electric Utility Department is in search of a highly skilled and energetic individual for the full-time permanent position of Powerline Technician. The Electric Utility Department is responsible for overseeing the operations, maintenance and ongoing improvement of the City of Penticton's electrical systems. This department manages all electric services from infrastructure and electrical distribution to metering, traffic signals and street lighting.

Reporting to the Electric Utility Foreman, the Powerline Technician (PLT) will work alongside other PLT's to maintain the City's electrical infrastructure in a safe and productive manner.  The City of Penticton's Electric Utility Department takes pride in workmanship and operational stability of its system supporting 19,000 customers all within the city limits.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Good Customer service.
  • Install steel and wood poles live line
  • Convert feeders from 8kV to 12kV
  • Pull underground cable and install terminations
  • Install and repair street lighting and traffic signals
  • Routine maintenance of electrical equipment
  • Obtain and issue Protection Guarantees
  • Perform low voltage service work
  • Operate aerial devices, radial boom derricks and other utility equipment
  • Fill out time sheets and material records
  • Locate City owned underground infrastructure for BC One call

 Required Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to those having an Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement, however 3rd Year Power Line Apprentices willing and able to complete their certifications may be considered and are welcome to apply.
  • Five or more recent years of experience in the construction and maintenance of energized urban and rural electrical distribution systems, both overhead and underground (12,470V phase to phase), including Class 2 (or higher) Rubber Glove live line work, civil underground construction, vegetation management, substation maintenance and on call rotation.
  • Class 1 Drivers license with Air endorsement.
  • On call rotation of approximately every 8 weeks with the ability to respond in person within 30 minutes.

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and possess the above mentioned qualifications, we would love to hear from you! We welcome your cover letter and resume by March 30, 2020. 

Position type: Full-time Permanent (37.5 hours per week)
Wage: $49.28 per hour (IBEW)
Benefits: Attractive benefits, vacation and pension package


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