Powerline Technician – District of Summerland (Summerland, BC)

Powerline Technician

Nestled in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, Summerland is a friendly town with a population of approximately 11,600 residents. Our easy access to beautiful beaches, scenic biking and hiking trails, mountains and vineyards, and our warm community spirit help make Summerland a desirable place to work and play!

The District of Summerland has an excellent opportunity for a permanent full-time Powerline Technician. Under the direction of the General Manager, the successful candidate will have knowledge and experience in installing and repairing electrical distribution line poles, supports, transformers, conduits, vaults, feeders, and other electrical equipment.

The District of Summerland is one of five municipalities in British Columbia to own and operate its own electrical utility. The District purchases and distributes energy to 5,700 residential, commercial and industrial customers within municipal boundaries utilizing two 8KV substations with demand limits of 10MVA and 20MVA in the winter and 6MVA and 16MVA in the summer. The utility distributes electricity; provides billing, collection and customer service functions; and manages the operation, maintenance and expansion of the distribution system.

Required Qualifications include:

  • Powerline Technician certificate with Interprovincial Red Seal endorsement
  • A valid BC Driver’s License — Class 3 with Air Endorsement
  • Level one first aid certificate.

Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum of three years’ experience in this position.

Physical testing will be required prior to the final shortlist and interviews as this position requires sufficient strength and stamina to perform heavy manual work outdoors.

This is a full-time IBEW position with an hourly rate of $50.27 per hour and an exceptional benefits package.

Please view a complete job description on our website www.summerland.ca/jobs.Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume (in PDF format) to hr@summerland.ca by 4:00 pm Thursday, February 18, 2021 quoting Competition #21-04.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted

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