Powerline Technician

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Powerline Technicians and Apprentice (3rd & 4th year only)

 Site: Northern Alberta

Schedule:  Various Schedules

Travel Allowance:  Yes

Why Work For Us:

Stuart Olson is searching for Powerline Technicians to join us for new and exciting opportunities at various locations in Northern Alberta.  Camp accommodations and a travel allowance is provided. Work with a team that values safety, fair compensation, and employee experience.


  • Install and maintain Overhead Transmission and Distribution Powerlines.
  • Install, maintain, and repair overhead and underground power lines not limited to, wood poles, steel poles, lattice structures, anchors, cables, insulators, conductors, lightning arrestors, switches, transformers, street lighting, fiber optics and other associated equipment.
  • Splice, solder and insulate conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution and transmission networks.
  • Install, maintain and operate high voltage disconnect switches.
  • Work within EB&G requirements including setup of EB&G zones and install grounding on lines and equipment.
  • Instruct, mentor and train junior personnel and Apprentices in duties, safe work practices, care and use of tools and equipment in a positive respectful manner.
  • All other related duties as assigned by the Foreman or Senior Team member.
  • Have knowledge and expertise in the areas of construction, maintenance, and repair of both distribution and transmission power systems, coupled with the ability to follow instructions and procedures.


  • Journeyman Power Lineman Certificate or equivalent, with an Interprovincial Red Seal is preferred. Power Lineman Apprentices will be considered.
  • The following are considered strong assets:
    • Experience in Transmission Line Construction
    • Able to operate various pieces of heavy equipment.
    • Live Line Hot Stick or Rubber Glove experience
    • Working around energized lines, familiar with AEUC and Limits of Approach
  • Physically capable of:
    • Aerial work including performing work from man-baskets, buckets, helicopters, poles and towers, must be capable of climbing wood poles and lattice towers as required.
    • working in adverse/inclement weather conditions.
    • Capable of stringing, sagging, tie in, dead-end and splicing of conductors, tension or un-tension for all conductors
  • Positive Attitude and good work ethic
  • Class 1 or 3 Driver’s License is an asset.
  • Rubber Glove experience an asset.
  • Satisfactory driving record required. Drivers abstract to be requested.
  • Strong knowledge and adherence to safety practices, procedures, and standards required in line construction.
  • A demonstrated team player with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of working independently and in a team environment.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to interface with team members and customers to promote positive customer outcomes.
  • Able and willing to work at heights and in varying extreme climates.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Mechanical ability.
  • Willing to work away from home for short to extended periods of time.
  • Proven track record of good attendance and performance.

Required Safety Tickets:

  • CSTS 2020
  • Equipotential Bonding & Grounding (EB&G) Training (an asset)
  • High Angle & Pole Top Rescue (an asset)
  • First Aid (an Asset)
  • Energy Safety Canada:

    • Fall arrest
    • Man lift

Working Conditions

  • Working at heights
  • Working in a confined space
  • Working in and around noise and dust
  • Working both indoors and outdoors in hot and cold weather conditions
  • Personal safety equipment will be required, e.g. steel-toed safety boots,

Physical Requirements

  • This is a physically demanding position. To ensure we are meeting our safety requirements, candidates are required to be in good physical condition, have good manual dexterity and physical coordination.
  • Physical ability to lift up to 50lbs; occasionally lift items weighing more than 50 lbs. with assistance.
  • Stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Use arms and hands to reach for, handle or manipulate objects.
  • Climb up and down wood poles, ladders, scaffolds, equipment and other objects




Reference JOB-1123

Company Stuart Olson

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