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Relief System Operator

Location: 

Castlegar, BC, CA

Affiliation: IBEW
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $49.80 per hour 
Posting End Date: Open until filled

 

We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company providing renewable and practical energy solutions to more than 1.2 million customers while also taking steps toward a lower carbon future. 

 

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,500  employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us, and let’s rethink energy together. 
 

Position Overview

A Relief System Operator is a member of the System Control Centre (SCC) Operating team. The RSO’s primary function is to relive the System Power Operator. The position requires shift work as per established shift schedules. When not required at the System Control Centre, the incumbent may be assigned to other departments.

Responsibilities

  • To learn and perform the duties of the System Operator.
  • Perform duties normally carried out by a lower classification employee

Requirements

  • NERC certification.
  • Capable of exercising good judgment, and able to handle the stress of the operating job, especially during emergencies. Able to deal courteously with the public via telephone and work cooperatively with fellow employees.
  • Have the potential, ability and intent to progress to higher classification in the Control Centre.

Requirements

  • NERC certification.
  • Diploma in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program
  • Capable of exercising good judgment, and able to handle the stress of the operating job, especially during emergencies. Able to deal courteously with the public via telephone and work cooperatively with fellow employees.
  • Have the potential, ability and intent to progress to higher classification in the Control Centre.

Additional Information:

  • Relief System Operator salary progression as per LOU#6
  • The salary range based on the step in progression to System Operator is $49.80 to $62.25 (2022 salary schedule)
  • Once fully trained, the RSO will be paid at the SO rate.

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.

 

To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 

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