What is this career all about?
Power Line Technicians construct, repair and maintain transmission and distribution lines on poles, towers and structures. This includes patrolling of circuits, inspections, emergency repairs, repairing of street lights, distribution transformer connections, investigating customer complaints and power interruptions. In addition they frame, erect, string and terminate wire buses and overhead lines supported by strain type insulators in outdoor substations. Hole digging attachments, pole setting and related equipment on line trucks are operated by Power Line Technicians. Power Line Technicians do physically demanding work in all kinds of weather, often at heights of over 50 metres. The apprenticeship for a Power Line Technician is made up of four 2000 hour terms. Each term is approximately one year in length.
The Power Workers' Union and Hydro One have established a Joint Apprenticeship Council to hire apprentices at Hydro One. The Joint Lines Trades Committee (JLTC) monitors the Power Line Technician training program to ensure it complies with applicable legislation. Hydro One currently employs over 200 Power Line Technician Apprentices throughout Ontario. Apprentices are normally hired every year.
YOUR FUTURE AS A:
Power Line Technician
What do I need?
Applicants for these positions must have successfully completed a Grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent), including Grade 12 mathematics and Grade 12 English. Related employment experience and the demonstrated ability to work at heights are assets. Hydro One and the Power Workers' Union are provincial organizations and apprentices must be able to travel and work throughout the province. * Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.
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