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Distribution Line Technician

Date: Mar 10, 2019

Location: Barrie, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc


Vacancy Number: 31765
Number of positions: 1
Town/City: Barrie, Ontario (CA-ON)
Business Unit: NTW OPRTNS
Division: PLANNING
Department: DX ASSET MGT (10003578)
Job type: Regular
Duration of assignment: Ongoing


General Accountabilities:

  • Carry out engineering studies pertaining to Distribution Power System protective co-ordination, voltage regulation and other similar undertakings associated with distribution planning and/or field operations as required to minimize the extent of uncontrollable service interruption or determine the impact on existing protective co-ordination scheme station/line loading and/or expected voltage levels.
  • Recommend measures for maintaining adequate protection of equipment and Voltage levels, as well as recommending the requirement for new power Lines or distribution stations, including the optimum location of same.
  • Acquire, scrutinize and calculate data to be used for engineering analysis tools, ensuring it is suitable and correct for entry.
  • Determine applicability of the data produced from the output of the engineering analysis tools.
  • Prepare recommendations and/ or specifications for protective co-ordination upgrades, line betterment projects and such, in order to remedy/improve existing or future line conditions which appear inadequate/insufficient by Hydro One standards.
  • As required, perform distribution power systems impact studies as a result of new customer loads; prepare customer load connection requirements and distribution power system recommendations to meet published specifications and codes based upon results obtained through engineering analysis, and submit to appropriate authority for review.
  • Utilize computers, engineering software and ancillary equipment to facilitate work function.
  • Recommend improvements, revisions and the like related to computer programs/software and related engineering tools (Integration of new Technology into the above processes); submit reports/correspondence to supervisor or appropriate authority for review and subsequent approval.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

Essential Knowledge:

  • Required a good knowledge and comprehension of three-phase AC power system theory, grounding, basic economics, mathematics, computer applications and related subjects in order to successfully conduct studies involving protective co-ordination, voltage regulation and improvement techniques, lines planning studies, load determination, and to prepare specifications, and monitor/review estimates pertaining to lines work proposals.
  • This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired either through the successful completion of Grade XII in a Secondary, Commercial or Technical School plus a minimum successful completion two-year course of concentrated study in an electrical technician option obtained in the Province of Ontario from a College of Applied Arts and Technology, Polytechnic Institute or Community College or by having the equivalent level of education and/or experience.
  • Requires experience to have acquired sufficient exposure and understanding of practices, procedures, and terminology relevant to distribution systems, protective co-ordination, voltage regulation, distribution lines standards, work methods, techniques and estimating activities.
  • Requires experience to become familiar with various systems used throughout Hydro One, such as 3 wire and 4 wire systems.
  • Requires advanced computer skills and experience to become familiar with computer program applications and applicable systems to facilitate the preparation of studies and the generation of data.
  • Requires on-the-job experience to become familiar with equipment, maintenance of same, manufacturers' specifications including procedures and contacts involved in line work activities
  • A period of up to and including eight years is considered necessary to gain this experience.



If you share our passion for safety, our customer service focus, and are ready to play a lead role in building a bright future, we would love to hear from you!


Thank you for considering this opportunity and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates.  If you are being considered for an interview or other assessment one of our Recruitment Consultants will be in touch.  Furthermore, if you are being considered for an interview and require special accommodations please let us know.  Finally, short-listed candidates will be asked to pass a reliability check (which could include criminal background check, driver’s license abstract, education verification, etc.) prior being offered a job at Hydro One.  


Deadline: March 25, 2019



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