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Compression & Controls Technician 1


Kelowna, BC, CA

Affiliation: IBEW
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $50.99

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.


  • Shall perform all duties associated with transmission compressor stations and control, SCADA, and electronic measurement facilities including, but not limited to, the following; the installation, programming, activation, trouble shooting, operation and maintenance of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, electronic, control and computer equipment.
  • Shall ensure that the predictive analysis and preventative maintenance schedules are developed and maintained.
  • Shall provide comprehensive documentation of construction, inspection, commissioning, operation and maintenance work.
  • Shall provide supervision to other employees and contractors as it relates to compression and control activities.
  • Shall ensure efficient operation of the workgroup, including work group planning and scheduling as it relates to these duties and responsibilities.
  • Shall keep abreast of changing technology as it relates to the “Duties and Responsibilities”.
  • In the event there is insufficient work as outlined above or more urgent work elsewhere, s/he may be temporarily scheduled for work for which s/he is qualified in other departments.


  • Compression & Controls Technicial 3 (CCT3) Level 
  • Disciplines and Accreditations:
    • An Instrumentation and Control Technician (Industrial Instrument Mechanic) Certification of Qualification or an Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (Automation and Instrumentation Option) Diploma of Technology, or
    • An Industrial Electrician Certificate of qualification or an Electrical Computer Engineering Technology (Electrical Power and Industrial Control Option) Diploma of Technology, or
    • An Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Certificate of Qualification
  • Familiarity with recent technological advancements in the areas of instrumentation, electronics and computer application as it relates to these fields
  • Demonstrated safe work habits and adherence to safety regulation and practices on a sustained basis, i.e., codes, standards, procedures, etc.
  • Initiative, sense of responsibility, ability to make timely and appropriate decisions and a cooperative, tactful approach with other employees.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to communicate effectively in verbal, written and electronic form.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work without direct supervision.



In addition to: A stipulated accreditation in any two of the three CCT3 disciplines with two (2) years of compression and gas experience and demonstrated competency or a stipulated accreditation in any one of the three CCT3 disciplines with four (4) years of compression and gas experience and demonstrated competency.

Additional Information

  •  Industrial Electrician ticket is required
  • Applicants will be considering in the following order: 
    • Fully qualified CCT1
    • If there are no fully qualified applicants, we will consider CCT2 applicants

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.


Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.


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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