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Distribution Line Technician

Date: May 9, 2022

Location: Barrie, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

44606 - Barrie - Regular - Ongoing 

Safety Comes First is a core value at Hydro One, and we remain committed to taking every reasonable precaution to ensure a respectful, safe and healthy working environment. Further to this commitment, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19. Employees will be required to either be fully vaccinated or undergo regular rapid antigen testing in order to access a Hydro One worksite.

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly 1.5 million customers. We have a long history in the industry with our roots dating back over 110 years to 1906. Since then, we have worked to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our customers and communities across Ontario. Today, we’re focused on providing exceptional customer service and ensuring we are building safe communities where we live, work and play.

It’s an exciting time to join the team at Hydro One!

*NOTE* Hydro One introduced a Hybrid Work Pilot Project in 2022 for most office-based roles. Employees work in-office/on-site two days a week and remotely from home for three days a week. Hydro One is adding refreshed workspaces and technology to support these changes.  Join us as we ‘trial & learn’ a new modern way of working and be a key driver of future state!

In office but with intention – a time for team and trust building, collaboration, and socialization. Please reach out to us to learn more!

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 six years is considered necessary to gain this experience.

At Hydro One we understand that the success and strength of our business rests with our people. When we develop their skills, we are investing in both their success and ours. To secure the best talent, we seek to create a workforce that reflects the diverse populations of the communities where we live and work and to create a culture based on safety, innovation and inclusiveness.


We are honoured to be recognized by Forbes in its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021.


Thank you for considering a career with Hydro One, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are having difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email careers@hydroone.com. Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.


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Deadline: May 23, 2022


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