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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Laboratory Technical Assistant 1_Electrical

Posted 7 days ago

Job Description

NB 51145914 - NC 51145915

PTL-R-5914-220303E1Employment Posting ID:

Laboratory Technical Assistant 1_Electrical Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Job Location: Permanent Flexible 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 the majority of its services to a large and diverse array 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-orientated 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. These highly skilled individuals have access to 21 well-equipped, specialized laboratories. Together, the resources allow us to offer a range of forward-looking technology services to help clients advance technology, solve complex problems, and maximize asset performance.

Finally, we are customer-focused: To ensure our customers have high confidence in our services, we attract the best resources, are highly responsive and constantly strive to improve the quality and value of our services.


*Performs the setup of and assists in the testing and examination of specific items within a laboratory by investigating, recording measurements, operating specialized test instruments, determining parameters, locating failure points, troubleshooting, identifying and reporting causes of test equipment malfunctions and preparing related reports.

*Provides data to technologists for inclusion in technical reports.

*Operates a variety of heavy equipment such as forklifts, platforms and lifting devices.

*Provides janitorial and clean up service for the lab.

*Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties which do not affect the rating of the job.


PTL-R-5914-220303E1 - Laboratory Technical Assistant 1_Electrical

NB 51145914 - NC 51145915

*Completion of a Certificate of Technology in Mechanical, Materials, Electronics, Electrical, or Power from an Institute of Technology with preference given to the discipline relating to the position. *Up to 1 year of related experience working in a lab setting up and performing tests on a variety of equipment, materials and components would be an asset.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION * The focus of this search will be for candidates with Certificate &/or Diploma in Electrical Technology preferably focused on power equipment operation and maintenance. * This is a hands on role and requires recent experience doing hands on technical work

Location: Surrey, B.C. Status : Full time regular

• 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. • If applicable, a condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver's License (Class 5) in good standing • 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 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

PTL-R-5914-220303E1 - Laboratory Technical Assistant 1_Electrical

NB 51145914 - NC 51145915

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

HOW TO APPLY ALL CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTACH A COPY OF THEIR COVER LETTER, RESUME, DIPLOMA/DEGREE and ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS. Note that applicants are required to submit/upload a copy of their College transcripts and Diploma as proof of post secondary graduation. 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: 2022-03-20

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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