Oakville Hydro delivers reliable and safe electricity to more than 74,000 individuals, families, and businesses in Oakville. The company maintains an active commitment to conservation, safety, and is strongly invested in the social and economic well-being of the Oakville community. Oakville Hydro is a two-time past recipient of the Local Distribution Company Performance Excellence Award from the Electricity Distributors Association and a Canada’s Safest Employers Silver Award recipient, recognizing the organization as an exceptional leader in the industry.

At Oakville Hydro, we believe that our continued success as an industry leader is due to our innovative, customer focused, team-oriented employees who continually strive to exceed customer expectations and take pride in all areas of our businesses.

Successful Oakville Hydro employees:

• Are customer-centric – they understand and embrace the role of delivering exemplary service

• Lead – they lead by example through their actions and attitudes

• Innovate – they look for opportunities to improve, do things differently, and add value for our customers and business

• Commit to Excellence – in all that they do

We promote a culture that is diverse, inclusive, innovative, and performance driven in an environment that is fun and exciting. Individuals who choose to be a part of our organization are offered:

• Potential to lead innovative projects and initiatives

• Career path exploration and development opportunities

• Opportunities to get involved with teams and charitable events that support the community

• Comprehensive total reward package

Lead Powerline Technician

About the Role

We are looking for a dynamic individual with exceptional customer service and technical skills. Working in a non-routine and complex environment, the Lead Powerline Technician is accountable for delegating work assignments and overseeing Powerline Technicians performing construction, maintenance, and repair of overhead and underground hydro distribution systems on site.

Duties include:

●Oversee and manage distribution operations crews to ensure projects are completed flawlessly,

efficiently, and safely and on time

●Responsible for the proper care and use of company vehicles and equipment including testing of

safety instruments

●Troubleshoot and analyze system problems, including circumstances that require regular standby

duty and emergency callouts

●Plan, organize, and coordinate daily tasks to ensure the efficient completion of work orders

●Maintain accurate daily records and logs

●Enter data for vaults into Great Plains

●Ensure all necessary materials have been booked out and loaded for work assigned

●Effectively collaborate, communicate, and co-ordinate with all Oakville Hydro employees, other

companies, and contractors

●Coach Powerline Technicians and Apprentices

●Lead the training of Apprentice Powerline Technicians

●Other duties as assigned by Supervisor, Distribution Operations

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

●Minimum 4 years’ experience as a Journeyperson Powerline Technician

●Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) Trades Training Program for Powerline

Technician, or equivalent is required

●Valid M.E.A. Powerline Technician Certificate or equivalent

●Hoisting Engineer Mobile 2 certificate

●Valid Class ‘AZ’ Driver’s Licence (or valid DZ and must obtain AZ within 5 months) with an

excellent driving record

●Standard First Aid including CPR/Heart massage

●Required to obtain Red Seal designation within 12 months of obtaining the position

●Well versed in all aspects of underground and overhead distribution system work up to and

including 27.6/16kV

●Fully conversant with EUSA Rule Book and Utility Work Protection Code

●Demonstrated proficient computer skills including working in a Windows environment, Great

Plains, and other associated software applications

●Demonstrated supervisory skills an asset with the ability to organize and oversee large crews

●Knowledge of overhead and underground hydro systems and safety procedures

●Excellent safety and attendance record and demonstrated strong safety awareness

●Physical ability to properly operate all hydro utility vehicles, equipment, and tools

●Ability to work all shifts including weekends, as required

Other Success Factors:

●Brand ambassador – enable, engage, encourage, and exemplify the behaviours and attitudes of

the brand

●Is customer centric and displays an attitude of commitment and excellence with service delivery

●Stay a step ahead – make a priority to be in-tune with key industry disruptions, such as

electrification of transportation, grid modernization and Smart Grid

●Have a futuristic and proactive mindset with the ability to win outside of the box, foresee

problems and act as required

●Be a self-starter who knows when to take the lead while using a collaborative approach to

decision making

●Be a creative thinker with strong planning, organization, and execution skills

●Demonstrates flexibility and projects a positive/professional demeanor

●Be technically savvy and can understand or learn business requirements quickly

●Has strong planning, and problem-solving skills with the proven ability to identify, analyze and

correct unusual occurrences within systems and considers all relevant information when making

a decision

●Quality of work – work is well planned and completed accurately

●Displays keen attention to detail and can prioritize accordingly in a demanding and fast-paced


●Is a fast learner who can adapt to an ever-changing environment

●Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that build relationships with both internal and

external customers

●Is self-motivated, with the ability to work independently or as part of team

●Embraces a culture of innovation and continuous improvement

Please send your resume with the position title in the subject line, to HR@oakvillehydro.com

Oakville Hydro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Oakville Hydro

will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If

selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources staff of the

nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.