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Power Line Technician

Welcome to Rocky Mountain House

The Rocky Rural Electrification Association (Rocky REA) provides reliable rural power to more than 3,500 sites in Alberta. Founded in the 1950s, we are a member-owned cooperative with a long history of service excellence. We have grown exponentially over the last few years and now have great opportunities to expand and diversify our power distribution services. Currently employing a team of 24, we offer exciting opportunities for skilled and dedicated professionals to pursue rewarding careers with plenty of variety and challenge.

An Exciting Opportunity Awaits

We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled Journeyman Power Line Technician to join our dedicated team in Alberta on a full-time basis.

Based in Rocky Mountain House, we are just one hour from Red Deer and two hours from both Calgary and Edmonton. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to enjoy the natural splendor of rural life, while still being within reach of the city.

In this role, you'll construct, maintain and repair overhead and underground electrical power and distribution systems for Rocky REA.

In the event of a power disturbance, failure or storm damage, the Power Line Technician is also responsible for locating the source of the problem and replacing or repairing defective power lines and accessories to ensure the safety of customers, the general public, and field staff.

Key responsibilities and duties include:

* Erect and maintain poles, towers and guy wires
* Install, maintain and repair overhead and underground power lines, cables, insulators, lightning arrestors, switches, transformers and other associated equipment
* Splice, solder and insulate conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution and networks
* Ensure equipment, tools and materials are maintained in operable/safe working order and supply
* Communicate with landowners to address any concerns with work to be performed
* Plan, conduct and participate in inspections
* Investigate fires caused by tree-to-line contacts and prepare recommendations and follow-up plans
* Investigate public line contacts, completing documentation for appropriate external agencies
* Ensure company vehicles are stocked/routinely serviced and equipped in readiness for any emergency
* Ensure shop area is kept in a clean and orderly manner

Of course, we're not just looking for someone who can fulfill these specific requirements. For this role, we're also seeking someone who is driven and ambitious to grow with the organization. As a flexible and adaptable team player, you'll have no issues taking on tasks and projects that may fall outside of your job description. As a cooperative, we work solely for the benefit of our membership, and our work reflects their needs. The work that you'll be doing in this role will be highly visible and will have a direct (and positive) impact on the community.

This is a full-time Monday to Friday role with some flexibility required in the event of emergency situations or downed lines. The ability to work outdoors, at heights and in varying weather conditions is also required.

The Ideal Candidate

To qualify for this role, you'll be a licensed Journeyman Power Line Technician in Alberta or Red Seal Interprovincial equivalent. You will also have two (2) years' experience and the ability to train, mentor and support apprentices and other staff. The ability to interpret wiring diagrams is essential, as is the ability to read maps/GPS, perform mathematical calculations and accurate tabulations.

The successful candidate will also have:

* Familiarity with trucks, aerial lift boom, electrical testing instruments, digger derricks, skid steers, circuit breakers, voltage regulators and two-way radios
* A valid driver's license (class 5 or class 3) and clear driver's abstract
* Occupational Health and Safety training, including WHMIS and First Aid/CPR

Most importantly, you'll be an expert communicator with high attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills. You enjoy challenges, thrive under pressure and are looking to join a fun, close-knit, and supportive team where cooperation is the number one priority.

About the Benefits

Upon joining us, you will receive a competitive salary that is commensurate with your experience, skills, and qualifications. You will also receive access to a great range of employee benefits, including:

* Medical and dental benefits
* Life and long-term disability
* RRSP matching (4%)
* 56 hours of paid personal leave annually
* $500 health spending account
* 3 weeks' vacation (to start)

Why Move to Rocky Mountain House?

Located only one hour from Red Deer and two hours from Calgary and Edmonton, we have easy access to the world-renowned Icefields Parkway, which offers spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, Jasper National Park, and Banff National Park. For more information about the region, please visit www.rockymtnhouse.com

Don't miss this great opportunity to apply your skills and engage in meaningful and challenging work that will directly benefit the community. Apply to Rocky REA today at www.applyfirst.ca/job89943