Welcome To Sturdy Power Lines Ltd. - Applying For The 434A Powerline Technician Position

 About the company

Sturdy Power Lines is a family-owned and operated company committed to offering honest and friendly electrical services to commercial and residential properties in south-central Ontario. We built a reputation for dependable and experienced electrical design, build and maintenance services. We pride ourselves on an experienced staff and a wealth of information on all aspects of power lines and general contracting. Our honest, friendly and experienced team gets the job done on time and on budget. From overhead primary and secondary pole lines to underground primary and secondary services, from street and yard lighting to underground cable, we understand our customers’ need for time savings and tailored solutions. We are equipped with an extensive variety of equipment and tools and will work with our customers to achieve the desired results. Our goal is to be to best powerline company in Ontario.

About the position

As a full time Powerline Technician, you will work as part of our team, under direction from a Line Foreman. You will perform a variety of tasks associated with installation, operation, repair, maintenance and troubleshooting of distribution overhead and underground and/or transmission lines and facilities in accordance with safety and construction standards and procedures. Typical workdays also include general contracting work. You will collaborate effectively and positively with all staff and ensure that work records are accessible, accurate and complete. Crucially, you will share management’s commitment to providing clients from Lake Ontario to Muskoka and Guelph to Oshawa with reliable electrical services.

Major Responsibilities

·       Install and maintain overhead and underground power systems, splice and terminate conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution and transmission networks

·       Prepare work plans and install, maintain and remove power system poles and maintain transmission towers and structures

·       Install, operate and maintain system protection, control and instrumentation equipment and communication systems

·       Install, maintain and remove transformers and hardware

·       Troubleshoot, identify and address service failures and update supervisor

·       Consult supervisor on complex or special customer requests or complaints

·       Keep equipment in organized, operational and clean condition

·       Respond to inquiries from customers and staff, in person and by phone

·       Consistently works to highest industry standards

·       Ensure that records are current, correct and traceable

·       Comply with safety and security procedures, report unsafe conditions and use equipment and materials properly

·       Wear appropriate safety clothes in designated safety areas

·       Contribute to results by identifying inefficiencies and recommending changes

·       Strive to achieve complete customer satisfaction with services rendered

·       Protect company by keeping all business-related information confidential

·       Keep job knowledge current by participating in educational opportunities


Qualifications and Requirements

·       At least 1 year of experience in field, with track record of quality work

·       Journeyman Power Line Maintainer certificate

·       Authorized and licensed to work in Ontario

·       Current Red Seal designation

·       Track record of regular and punctual attendance

·       Track record of success working in team environment

·       Understanding of how various functions rely on each other’s performance

·       Pleasant telephone manner and effective communication skills

·       Solid math, administrative and time management skills

Personal Profile

·       Strong customer service orientation

·       Comfortable working in team environment

·       Conscientious, punctual and dependable

·       Professional and positive attitude

·       Responsive to changing priorities

·       Intellectually curious

Powerline Technician is a trade regulated by the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009. Qualified individuals may obtain a Certificate of Qualification, which confirms its holder has the skills, knowledge and experience that meet industry standards of practice for the trade.

In order to complete an apprenticeship training program in the trade, individuals must become members of the Ontario College of Trades (the College), and apprentices must remain active members for the duration of their apprenticeship. Upon completing an apprenticeship, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) will issue an individual a Certificate of Apprenticeship. Upon passing the trade's certification examination and meeting the College's registration requirements, the individual may apply to become certified and registered as a journeyperson in the trade.

In Ontario, the trade is part of the Interprovincial Red Seal Program—the national standard for the trade across Canada: www.red-seal.ca

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