EQUS Pole Tester Temporary in Nanton, AB


Branch Nanton AB CA

Pole Tester
Nanton, AB

Provides safe and reliable electric distribution services to commercial and industrial developments, oil and gas operations, telecommunication towers,…

EQUS REA LTD. provides safe and reliable electric distribution services to commercial and industrial developments, oil and gas operations, telecommunication towers, production facilities and farms throughout 26 Alberta municipal districts and counties. Serving 11,800 members, EQUS is the largest member-owned utility in Canada. As the electrical provider of choice in rural Alberta, EQUS provides comprehensive distribution services with a 99.9% reliability rating.

EQUS is seeking a Pole Tester to join their South Area team. Based out of Claresholm, the Pole Tester is responsible primarily to complete all pole testing for the test year (May – August), subject to availability of work. If pole testing is completed prior to August 31, there may be an opportunity to perform additional duties until August 31.


  • Manually test poles for decay based on current year’s pole test data
  • Complete pole test reports on a structure-by-structure basis
  • Installation of date and information tags on tested poles
  • Tag poles that are required to be changed
  • Assist other Area staff as required and if time permits

Review and Approval of Work

The Pole Tester will report directly to the Area Field Services Supervisor.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

  • Good safety record and have a conscientious safety attitude
  • Ability to read maps and drive in rural areas
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work independently and work with others in a team environment
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License
  • Must follow EQUS’ Safety Program

Education and Experience

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Previous work experience with a utility company an asset
  • Experience in the electrical industry would be an asset

Power up your career by joining the EQUS team!

EQUS would like to thank you in advance for your resume. It will be kept on file for 6 months from the date you submit it, for the purpose of assessing your suitability for the position for which you are applying as well as any positions that may become available during that period. You may modify or update the information by contacting the office. After 6 months your application, and any personal information collected about you during the verification process will be destroyed.

EQUS REA LTD. (EQUS) collects only that personal information about job applicants that is needed to determine suitability for employment. The information will be used only for the purpose of evaluating that suitability. EQUS will not distribute your information to anyone else.

Job Type: Temporary

Required experience:

  • electrical/utility industry: 1 year

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required license or certification:

  • Alberta Driver

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Nanton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-03-16
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