Emera Inc. Leading Electrical Technician Full Time in Sydney, NS

Emera Inc.

Branch Sydney NS CA

Leading Electrical Technician
Sydney, NS

You will be accountable for environmental performance as it relates to the environmental management system processes and initiatives….

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety, we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill the position of Leading Electrical Technician .

Accountabilities: As a member of the Transmission Maintenance team, you will direct and perform all aspects of installation, commissioning, maintenance and repair of electrical/electronic plant on the Transmission/Distribution System (e.g. reclosers, breakers, transformers, controls, protective relays, telecommunication, thermal and hydro equipment). You may be required to travel throughout the province for work related to maintenance, reliability and customer restoration. You will be responsible to assist and support the supervisor with leading and directing a highly skilled work team on a daily basis and may be assigned acting duties of the supervisor in his/her absence from time to time. You will be responsible to promote safety, environmental awareness, teamwork, and work efficiency. You will be expected to participate in continuous improvement activities and to support all aspects of the work planning process.

You will be required to participate in regulatory training and be willing to participate in on-the-job training or training programs that support the development of additional skills.

You will be responsible for personal safety, that of co-workers and those under your direction by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations. You will be accountable for environmental performance as it relates to the environmental management system processes and initiatives.

This position is considered a safety sensitive position. As such, the successful candidate must comply with the Emera Alcohol and Drug Policy which requires a confidential pre-employment alcohol and drug test in accordance with the Emera Alcohol and Drug Procedure.

Your primary residence must be located within 30 minutes of headquarters and you will be available for after hour emergency service restoration including rotational standby duty if required.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience: You must possess a Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology (Power Discipline) with eligibility for membership with TechNova. You must have five (5) years experience maintaining electrical equipment related to transmission and distribution. You must have proven problem resolution skills and the flexibility and ability to adapt to rescheduled assignments. You must be proficient with troubleshooting electrical / electronic equipment and software use and programming in an industrial setting. You have demonstrated leadership skills, are a strong team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a strong computer aptitude and the ability to deal with multiple tasks and demands. Previous utility experience with Transmission Substation Equipment is an asset. You must hold a valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License with a minimum of two years driving experience and provide a driver’s abstract satisfactory to NSPI.

Conditions and Physical Capabilities:

  • Must be able to lift 37 lbs. from the floor to shoulder level on an occasional basis and 10 lbs. above shoulder level.

  • Able to carry 37 lbs. with both hands on an occasional basis, with the overall ability to carry 30 lbs.
  • Able to push and pull with upper and whole body strength on an occasional basis up to 50 lbs.
  • Perform static reaching at waist to shoulder level frequently and from below waist level to overhead on an occasional basis.
  • Perform frequent standing and sitting.
  • Perform occasional bending, stooping, walking and neck flexion, extension and rotation movements.
  • Perform squatting, kneeling, crouching, and climbing on a minimal basis.
  • Ability to perform fine finger manipulation and possess a simple to firm grasp while performing turning and pinching motions.

Reports to: Supervisor Substation Operations

Form of Application: Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting. Complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.

Salary: $41.34 per hour (As per the Collective Agreement I.B.E.W. Local 1928)

Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than December 19, 2016.

Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We’re committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.

We value diversity in the workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates including African Nova Scotians and other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles.

Normally, unless otherwise requested in advance, the supervisors of internal candidates selected for an interview will be contacted in order to facilitate scheduling of the interviews. The supervisor will maintain the confidentiality of the employee’s application.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Sydney, NS, CA
Posted on: 2016-12-06
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