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Substation Electrician

Job Summary

A Substation Electrician will maintain, install, adjust, inspect, modify, test, troubleshoot and repair main and auxiliary equipment and apparatus.  This may include electrical wiring, switchboard wiring, transformer connections, switchgear, bus work, low tension control cables, electrical and electronic equipment.  The Substation Electrician will be required to perform distribution substation switching and grounding.

Location: Burnaby, Surrey, Vancouver BC


  • The person will be required to work on a standby rotational schedule and must carry a cellphone that remains on for the entire time the person is on standby. Standby schedule will be determined by how many resources are in the rotation.
  • Must be able to arrive at the Substation (Lower Mainland, BC) within one hour of being called.
  • Will respond to alarms, 12kV feeder outages and 60kV station outages.
  • Control room switching to restore power and record and log this information.
  • Work directly with the Person in Charge (PIC).
  • Will read, reset and record protection flags.
  • Act as PIC for control room switching only – Station familiarization provided by Allteck.
  • Check station equipment for possible problems before re-energization.
  • Must be an IBEW Local 258 member or willing to become a member.

Skills & Abilities

  • Preference given to an individual that has a PIC background and to individuals that can be a second man for switching, grounding and emergency circuit isolation.
  • Must be reliable and dependable to respond when on call.
  • Effective attention to detail in regards to safety, equipment health and restoration protocols
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Strong trouble shooting skills – problem identification and problem resolution skills.

Education, Training & Experience

Red Seal Electrician with minimum 10+ years in Substation Operation Experience.  PSE an asset.  Should have a strong understanding of substation alarms and protection.

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