Journeyperson Electric Overhead

utilities & trades public works
Location: City of Kingston, ON
Type: full-time
Posted On: Jan 24, 2019
Closing Date: Feb 15, 2019

Journeyperson Electric Overhead
Job Number:J0119-0874
Job Title:Journeyperson Electric Overhead
Department:Hydro and Business Services
Is this position unionized:           Yes
Job Type:Permanent Full Time
City, Province:Kingston, Ontario
Job Category:Operations
Open Positions:1
Posting Date:January 24, 2019
Closing Date:February 15, 2019
Salary:                                          $27.46 - $39.87/Hour
Utilities Kingston is located in Kingston, Ontario, equi-distant from Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario and the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site) – Kingston is a stunning, historic city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston’s 123,363 community-minded citizens enjoy an outstanding quality-of-life enhanced by superb intellectual, recreational and creative opportunities and supported by excellent health care facilities and municipal services, programs and facilities.

Utilities Kingston is unique in Ontario, combining water, wastewater, gas and electrical services and a broadband fibre optics provided in one company under the leadership of a single C.E.O. This shared services delivery model gives Utilities Kingston clear advantages in cost savings and customer service over other utility providers in the province. Utilities Kingston has provided the residents of Kingston with safe and reliable utility services for more than 100 years.
Primary Duties
Journeyperson, Electric Overhead constructs, operates and maintains the electrical lines, (overhead and underground) distribution system infrastructure. Performs switching operations, troubleshoots problems, and responds to emergency situations. Provides design review and implements changes in the field as necessary. Maintains equipment, accurate records, and documentation as required. Conducts all work in a safe manner and in adherence to safety rules and pertinent legislation.
Education, Certification and Other Qualifications Required
  • Possession of a Journeyperson Certification of Qualifications for Powerline Technician
  • If not currently certified, must have the ability to follow through to successful completion the Powerline Technician 4-Level training and practical program leading to a Certification of Qualifications for Powerline Technician (a 4-year training program).
  • Possession of a D (with condition R) Z driver’s licence and the ability to obtain the A (with condition R) Z licence within six months of employment with training provided by the employer.
  • Certified as an Underground Power Cable Maintainer would be considered an asset.
  • The following are considered assets, and if not in possession will be required to be obtained through the employer: Utility Work Protection Code training, Electrical Utility Safety Rules training, Radial Boom Derrick (RBD) 0 to 8-ton certification, Transportation of Dangerous Goods certification, First Aid/CPR certification, confined space entry training.
  • Good working knowledge of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and associated regulations and rules is an asset.
  • Ability to make decisions and work well under pressure individually and as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing. Good mathematical skills.
  • Organized, resourceful, self-motivated, and reliable.


Special Working Conditions/Conditions of Employment
  • Obtain and maintain the required licences, trades, certification and/or professional designation associated with the position. Required to perform after-hours on-call duties on a rotational basis and respond to emergency calls.
Your resume and/or cover letter must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position.
Appropriate accommodations will be provided as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon request.
Utilities Kingston is committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from all designated group members. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the Kingston community.

Utilities Kingston thanks all candidates that apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.