Essex Powerlines provides safe, reliable and economical electrical distribution and service to over 30,000 customers within the four municipalities Amherstburg, LaSalle, Leamington and Tecumseh. The foundation to empower our vision is based on a dynamic and progressive workforce that are industry leaders in providing 'best of class' business solutions in the delivery of service to our customers.

We are presently inviting applications for one Full‐Time positions of:


(3rd Year Apprentice will be considered)

Applications will be considered from candidates who meet the following minimum qualifications


•    Perform work as assigned by the Line Supervisor, including, but not limited to: o Installing, maintaining and removing power system poles and structures o Installing and maintaining overhead and underground power systems

•    Splicing and terminating conductors and related wiring to connect power distribution networks

•    Troubleshooting overhead and underground power systems

•    Installing, maintaining and removing transformers and hardware

•    Installing, operating and maintaining system protection, control and instrumentation equipment and communications systems

•    A successful applicant must be flexible and be able to adapt to rapidly changing conditions as may arise on a daily or weekly basis

•    Complete specific projects and work plans, as assigned as a part of a line crew, by using the appropriate procedures, tools, equipment and related materials safely, effectively and efficiently

•    Ensure that all work is conducted in a professional manner using high quality principles of the trade

•    Ensure that the standards of workplace safety are maintained in accordance with Essex Powerlines Health and Safety Policies and Procedures and all applicable Health and Safety legislation

•    Perform as a contributing member in a team environment

•    Perform all related job position duties

•    Must have completed, at a minimum, 3rd year apprenticeship schooling as well as hours (approximately 6,000 hours).

•    Must posses an Ontario Powerline Certificate of Qualification or Red Seal Certification (or equivalent) and a Grade 12 Highschool Diploma

•    Ability to work in a physically demanding environment that includes, heavy lifting, stretching and pulling, climbing to work heights in proximity to high voltage energized lines in extreme weather conditions, year round

•    Must have a valid DZ driver’s license and clean abstract

•    Must have and excellent safety record, and continually demonstrate safe working habits and mechanical aptitude

•    Proven ability to work effectively and safely in a team setting and follow instructions from supervisor and peers

•    Must have good communication skills both oral and written, including ability to maintain log books and other records as required with computer aided devices

•    Good interpersonal skills, especially in dealing with customers

•    Readily available for On‐Call Duty and Overtime

•    CPR/First Aid certification is an asset

All of the above subject to testing and/or validation.

Essex Powerlines Corp. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package and pension plan in accordance with the Collective Agreement (I.B.E.W. Local 636 and Essex Powerlines Corp)

Interested applicants are invited to submit in confidence a cover letter and a detailed resume by Friday, November 16, 2018 to

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Essex Powerlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 November 2018 08:55