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CPC Technologist Apprentice

Location: 

Oliver, BC, CA

Affiliation: IBEW
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $38.74 per hour
Posting End Date: Open until filled

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.

Position Overview

Under the guidance and direction of a Journeyman Electrician, Communication, Protection & Control (“CP&C”) Technologist and his/her supervisor, the CP&C Technologist Apprentice is responsible for the conduct of installation, maintenance and repairs on all telecommunication, electrical apparatus and equipment to ensure safe and efficient power system operation.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of a Journeyman Electrician or CP&C Technologist, the CP&C Technologist Apprentice will:

  • Enroll in a four-year electrician apprenticeship program and become a journeyman electrician.
  • Conduct emergent, investigative and scheduled tests on generation, transmission and electrical distribution system electrical apparatus and equipment, cables, metering, telecommunications and protective relaying facilities by coordinating line and equipment clearances.
  • Carry out specialized tests required to analyze and assess inherent faults or conditions including power quality and radio or television frequency interference.
  • Compile and record test data on telecommunications, relay characteristic tests and other associated electrical equipment.
  • Install, test and commission a wide range of generation, substation and terminal station communication and protective schemes.
  • Assess and organize those conditions that must be dealt with in the installation and maintenance of telecontrol equipment such as two-way radios, repeater sites, microwave radio, power line carrier, supervisory control, telemetering equipment, telecontrol standby power equipment and security systems.
  • Read, interpret and troubleshoot complex protective relaying schemes and determine any corrective actions needed to solve problems.
  • As required, undertake cost estimates, basic designs, job planning, scheduling, work documentation and reports.
  • Liaise with other internal or external parties to provide technical expertise as required.
  • Be willing and able to provide technical training in areas covered by these Duties & Responsibilities to others in the workforce including employees in lesser-paid classifications.
  • Be subject to standby and callouts, and required to establish residence as per the Company’s Standby Policy.
  • Perform duties normally carried out by employees in lesser-paid classifications.

Requirements

  • Diploma in Electrical, Electronics or Instrumentation Technology.
  • Class 5 Driver’s License.

Additional Information

  • Standby/On-Call requirements:  This role has standby/on-call requirements based on operational needs
  • Residency requirements:  The successful candidate must adhere to the residency requirements of this position. 
  • Overtime requirements:  This role has overtime requirements based on operational needs  
  • Travel/Out of town work requirements:  This role has out of town work requirements based on operational needs 

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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