Thursday, June 22, 2017

Journeyman Powerline Technician

Job Brief

The Electric Utility Department has a permanent career opportunity for a qualified Journeyman Power Line Technician.

The City of Lethbridge serves a community of nearly 100,000 residents and is committed to delivering services in a way that earns the trust, respect and confidence of the community. Located just two hours south of Calgary and close to the Rocky Mountains and U.S. border, we are family-oriented, culturally vibrant, and enjoy an affordable lifestyle with many amenities of a larger city.  The Electric Utility Department has a permanent career opportunity for a qualified Journeyman Power Line Technician.

WAGE:                $54.88 per hour


Under the direction of a crew leadhand you will perform the following duties related to the Electric System:

  • Construct, maintain, and operate underground and overhead facilities in the distribution system

  • Provide support to apprentices and fellow journeyman crew members as required

  • Provide leadership in the creation and maintenance of a safe work site

  • Provide timely and courteous service to customers

  • Work in all types of adverse weather conditions

  • Required to participate in regular standby rotation for after hour emergencies

  • Required to reside within 30 kilometre radius of the City of Lethbridge

  • Work overtime as required in response to electrical emergencies


Ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Journeyman Power Lineman Certificate with Red Seal

  • Excellent knowledge of the principles involved in the construction, operation, and maintenance of the distribution system

  • Qualified to perform live line work on underground and overhead facilities

  • Qualified to perform live line rubber glove work on 13.8 KV overhead facilities

  • Demonstrated commitment to safety while working in the field

  • Computer skills will include working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and the computerize time ticket/SRO system

  • Must possess a valid class 3Q driver’s license

  • Willing to upgrade other qualifications as required

We are looking for a results-oriented team member who demonstrates professionalism and is committed to providing exemplary public service.


                                               Apply online at The City of Lethbridge Career Center

For further information on this opportunity, please contact:

(Gary Smith, Electric Distribution Construction Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Closing Date:  June 21, 2017 @ 11:59pm

All candidates are thanked in advance for their interest. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.