Journeyperson Substation Maintenance

utilities & trades building & property
Posted On: Oct 2, 2018
Closing Date: Jan 23, 2019

Journeyperson Substation Maintenance
Job ID J1018-0046
Organization: Hydro and Business Services 
Job Title: Journeyperson Substation Maintenance 
Job Type: Permanent Full Time 
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Company Biography
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
Constructs, operates and maintains the electrical distribution system substations and related equipment including transformers, breakers, switchgear, etc. Also constructs, operates and maintains underground infrastructure including transformer facilities (e.g. vaults, padmounted), underground cabling and associated equipment. 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 Substation Electrician OR an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered if it is related to electrical substations in a utility environment. 
  • If not currently certified, must have the ability to follow through to successful completion the Substation Electrician 3-Level training and practical program leading to a Certification of Qualifications for Substation Electrician (a 3-year training program).
  • Possession of a “DZ” driver’s licence or the ability to obtain a “DZ” licence within six months of employment with training provided by the employer. 
  • Certified as an Electrician, or 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.
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of various equipment associated with SCADA systems is desirable.
  • 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 within a designated timeframe. 
Closing Statement
Your resume and/or cover letter must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. 
Accessibility Statement
Appropriate accommodations will be provided as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon request. 
Employment Equity
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 candidate that apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

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