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Communication Protection & Control Technologist Trainee

Reference ID: BCH-R-8465-190121E1

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NB 50808465 - NC 50808466

BCH-R-8465-190121E1Employment Posting ID:

Communication Protection & Control Technologist Trainee Positions Available: 4

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Horne PayneJob Location: Permanent VariousRegion:

We're BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.

We're investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We're upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities. 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.

It's our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.

JOB DESCRIPTION Duties:

As per IBEW Collective Agreement. As a trainee in this trade you would:

• Learn practical maintenance and troubleshooting skills from experienced technologists • Study a variety of written technical material and complete assignments on various Communications, Protection and Control topics • Receive practical and theoretical training in various disciplines through in-house and externally provided courses

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:

• Completed a National Diploma Program in Electrical / Electronics Engineering Technology from an accredited institution with a Power and/or Communications Option. Please check with your place of education if you are unsure if your diploma qualifies you for this position. • Computer literacy is essential and mechanical aptitude is required. • Applicants should be physically fit with normal colour vision. • Must hold valid Driver's License (Regular, full license [BC's Class 5] or New license [BC's Class 7 "N"] with the ability to convert to Class 5 prior to job start date.

Please note: Where equivalent status is claimed, acceptable documentation must be provided by the applicant that will show equivalency of courses taken. Either a letter from your place of education or your instructor indicating the course(s) and stating that the course(s) taken would be considered equivalent to the BC Hydro educational requirements.

All candidates are requested to submit a copy of their resume and a copy of their transcripts

BCH-R-8465-190121E1 - Communication Protection & Control Technologist Trainee

NB 50808465 - NC 50808466

demonstrating completion of a National Diploma Program in Electrical / Electronics Engineering Technology.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This position is affiliated with the international Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW local 258) www.ibew258.bc.ca

THE PROGRAM Four years (48 months) of on-the-job technical training and self-study with annual written and practical exams.

THE FUTURE When you graduate, you can apply for Communications, Protection and Control Technologist positions in BC Hydro as openings become available. There are 32 Communications, Protection and Control headquarters throughout B.C. The work at these headquarters can be roughly classified into two types:

Field work - involves travel to work sites, usually on a daily basis, but occasionally for periods of a few days. Examples of work locations are substations, small generating stations, mountain top sites and offices. Inside work - involves work mainly in one location, such as a central repair and resource facility, a major control centre or a major generating station. Some headquarters have a combination of inside and field work.

THE LOCATION To ensure trainees obtain the maximum variety of experience, you will start in September with four months of training at BCIT in Burnaby and then will be moved annually from one location to another. For example, you may start in the Lower Mainland, move to Revelstoke and then to Victoria.

THE BENEFITS Besides having a challenging and satisfying career, you're paid while you learn and have an excellent benefit package. Trainees earn 75% of the full trade rate with further increases during the training program. The starting trainee wage rate is $33.08 and the journeyperson wage rate is $44.10.

THE QUALIFICATIONS AND DEMANDS Working in an environment where the technology is changing at an increasingly rapid rate, you'll need a keen interest and life long commitment to learning. The work is highly technical, involves sophisticated systems and equipment, and it appeals to those with good analytical skills who are also creative problem solvers. Computer literacy and proficiency in English are essential and mechanical aptitude is required. Applicants should be physically fit with normal colour vision.

Applicants must have completed a National Diploma Program in Electrical / Electronics Engineering Technology from an accredited institution, preferably with a Communications and/or Power Option. Please check with your place of education if you are unsure if your diploma qualifies you for this position.

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.

A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain the following requirements in good standing: Driver's License Type = Class 5, or Class 7 N with ability to obtain Class 5 before job start date.

BCH-R-8465-190121E1 - Communication Protection & Control Technologist Trainee

NB 50808465 - NC 50808466

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.

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 act with integrity. We respect our province. We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

HOW TO APPLY Don't forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume, cover letter and copies of your certifications.

For this position these include:

* Transcripts from completed National Diploma Program in Electrical / Electronics Engineering Technology from an accredited institution with a Power and/or Communications Option

* ICBC Driver's Abstract, which can be obtained from a motor vehicle branch or by calling Public Information at 604-661-2800 or 1-800-663- 3051

* ICBC Claims History, which can be obtained from a motor vehicle branch or by calling Public Information at 604-661-2800 or 1-800-663-3051

This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

Click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job.

Date Posted: 2019-01-21 Closing Date: 2019-02-22

Posted: February 12, 2019
Closes: April 13, 2019
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1001-5000 employees
Industry:
Utilities

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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 ...