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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Electrical Technician Powertech

Posted 12 hours ago

Job Description

NB 51155285 - NC 51155308

PTL-R-5285-220303E1Employment Posting ID:

Electrical Technician Powertech Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Job Location: Permanent ResidentFlexible Work Role:

Lower MainlandRegion: Powertech Labs Inc, BC Hydro's subsidiary that specializes in energy research, consulting, testing, and systems integration, has been serving power utilities, oil and gas companies, automotive, and electrical utility equipment manufacturers since 1989. We operate as a separate, unregulated, for profit, commercial company. In addition to providing innovative R&D, consulting, and testing services to BC Hydro, Powertech provides most of its services to a large and diverse suite of clients across North America, and around the world. Powertech is located on an 11-acre campus in Surrey, British Columbia and has 200+ employees. Our reach and reputation are global, and we are recognized as a leader in technology, testing, and power systems software. Our location places us close to BC Hydro, 25 kilometers from the US border, and at a gateway between Asian and North American markets. Finally, we are located in one of the most desirable locations on the globe, with all the natural beauty of British Columbia on our doorstep. We call this home.

Powertech's brand and reputation command a dominant position in the power industry. To better serve our clients, we group our services under six market-oriented sectors: Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Substations, Power Systems, Grid Modernization and Advanced Transportation. Powertech's competitive advantage is enhanced through close collaboration between all sectors.

The company's staff consists of professional engineers, scientists, technologists, and technicians from a wide range of disciplines, as well as a wide range of professionals within the central Corporate functions. These highly skilled individuals have access to 21 well-equipped, specialized laboratories. Together, our resources allow us to offer a range of forward-looking technology services to help clients advance technology, solve complex problems, and maximize asset performance.

We are a customer-focused organization here to ensure our customers have high confidence in our services. To this end, we attract and hire the best resources, are highly responsive and constantly strive to improve the quality and value of our services.


* Sets up and carries out electrical tests under the supervision of an engineer or technologist.

* Performs laboratory measurements following established procedures and records the results.

* Operates computers and test instruments as required for testing. Performs routine repairs, maintenance and calibration of electrical test equipment, tools and instruments.

* Builds or modifies test jigs and support structures to be used for electrical tests.

* Specifies and purchases materials and equipment needed for routine operation of electrical test labs.

* Maintains test facilities in a safe and organized condition.

* Maintains log books and files to document tests performed, operating procedures, equipment

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calibration, etc.

* Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties which do not affect the rating of the job. This includes the performance of duties across disciplines in a job of the same or lower job group.


* Certificate of Technology from an Institute of Technology in Electronics (Power/control option), Electrical, Power, Telecommunications, Instrumentation or Automation disciplines with preference given to the discipline directly relating to the position or lab.

* Two (2) years of related experience working in a lab setting up and performing tests on a variety of electrical equipment, components and cables.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * Certificate/ Diploma in Electrical Technology discipline is required for this role

* General technical knowledge in generation, transmission, maintenance, apparatus, civil structures and/or control functions would be an asset * Introductory knowledge of project management * Knowledge of substation and/or distribution equipment would be an asset * Testing of substation and/or distribution equipment would be an asset * Drafting skills would be an asset * Experience High Currents, High Power and/or High Voltage is desirable * Experience with data acquisition and analysis equipment is desirable

* Must be able to work in confined space * Must be able to lift 50 lbs. * The successful incumbent will be required to work a day shift that spans the weekend e.g. Friday - Tuesday or Thursday - Monday. The exact days are still to be determined. * Must be able to work at heights > 10 feet * Occasional travel across various locations in BC may be required * Must have a valid class 5 driver's license * Must be able to perform all physical requirements of the role

Location : Surrey, B.C. Job Code: CHA1ZZ Job Group : 8

Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.

All successful candidates will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment.

For Powertech Lab positions, the flexible work model options are different due to their specific operational requirements and details will be discussed at the interview stage.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we

PTL-R-5285-220303E1 - Electrical Technician Powertech

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invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe. We are here for our customers. We are one team. We include everyone. We act with integrity and respect. We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at .

All BC Hydro employees will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.

Flexible work model role definitions ===========================

Our four role types identify the degree of flexibility an employee could have to work from home based on the type of work they do. The flexibility for an individual job is up to the manager for each position and the operational requirements. Employees also have the right to work full-time from the office if they prefer. All of our roles require at least some in-person time.

IBEW/Field - No option to work from home Resident - Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office. Hybrid - May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week. Remote - Works from home 4+ days per week


If applicable, a copy of your work visa is also required.

INCOMPLETE OR LATE APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE PROCESSED. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

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Date Posted: 2022-03-03 Closing Date: 2022-03-18

About BC Hydro and Power Authority

BC Hydro is one of the largest energy suppliers in Canada. We generate and deliver electricity to 95% of the population of British Columbia and over four million people. It’s our vision is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do. As an employer, we aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row. Interested in joining our team? Visit to see current career and apprenticeship opportunities.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-18

Current Openings

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