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Meter & Relay Quality Tech

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 30, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One
Location Mississauga, ON
Category Information Technology
Client Hydro One
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Meter & Relay Quality Tech

Date: Oct 28, 2019

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hydro One Networks Inc

33155 – Mississauga – Rotation – 12 months 

Hydro One is proud to be the largest electricity transmission and distribution provider in Ontario, serving nearly 1.4 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!

General Accountabilities:

  • Test and repair various types of instruments and relays, including: revenue billing meters, power quality meters, panel meters and protection and control relays.
  • Periodically test and troubleshoot various types of complex and routine electromechanical and solid state metering equipment, relaying and control equipment sent in by Field staff for repair, microprocessor based remote interrogative metering systems, programmable controllers, supervisory control equipment, electronic recording ammeters, demand meters, protective and control relays and like equipment.
  • Perform initial acceptance.
  • Understand routine and non-routine test procedures and requirements, such as functional, dielectric, transient interference immunity and environmental testing.
  • Utilize shop test apparatus and semi-automated test consoles to troubleshoot and perform functionality tests electrically.
  • Participate in the continuous quality assurance of production test equipment, meter test consoles and standards to maintain the accuracy tolerances prescribed by Hydro One and the federal regulatory authorities, as applicable.
  • Provide technical support for AMI meters, network equipment, wholesale revenue metering and power quality monitoring systems (PQMS) and provide assistance to field and head office on matters related to design, commissioning and maintenance of the aforementioned equipment.
  • Log irregularities, inaccuracies and nonconformances as outlined by the quality management system and report to supervisor.
  • Requires knowledge and experience using AMI Equipment manufacturers software programs, automated test console programs utilized by Hydro One.
  • Requires knowledge and experience using relational databases.
  • Review quality records pertaining to the acceptance of sealed meters and relays, for accuracy and completeness including calibration, test data, travellers, etc., and ensure equipment is suitable for acceptance as it pertains to the Meter and Relay Services Quality Management System, ISO 9001-2008, federal and provincial regulatory standards, Hydro One standards and to customer specific requirements.
  • Monitor AMI network equipment – collectors, repeaters – performance, investigate problems and initiate corrective action.
  • Maintain current knowledge of existing, new and emerging developments in metering and network technologies, communication protocols (voice/data, wired/wireless, LAN/WAN) and processes.
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial regulatory requirements related to AMI systems, such as Measurement Canada Rules and Regulations, IESO Market Rules and MDM/R and familiar with ANSI and CSA regulations
  • Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria:

Essential Competencies:

  • Requires an advanced knowledge of electronics, electrical theory, mechanics, physics and related mathematics, including circuit design and analysis, digital techniques and communication systems in order to test, calibrate, repair, modify and understand electromechanical and solid state metering, relaying and control equipment.
  • Requires advanced knowledge in network technologies, communication protocols and applicable hardware and software product.
  • Requires experience related to troubleshooting, testing, repairing, modifying and repairing protection and control relays, indicating and graphic instruments, electromechanical and electronic meters, AMI network equipment, pulse metering devices, summators, telemetering and other such equipment.
  • Requires practice experience, including prescribed modules of the Hydro One protection and metering training program.
  • Requires frequent intermittent periods of operating keyboard equipment and telecommunications equipment daily, and also requires frequent periods of standing while operating meter test console.
  • Requires occasional periods of moderate physical activities, such as walking, climbing, reaching, bending and carrying heavy relays and recorders to and from test stations, work areas and stockroom in order to perform tests, repairs, modifications, calibrations and servicing of various instruments and relays.
  • Experience in an ISO environment would be a definite asset.

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 two year course of concentrated study in Electronics Engineering Technician program obtained in the Province of Ontario from a College of Applied Arts and Technology, Polytechnical Institute or Community College or by having the equivalent level of education. A period of up to four 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 2019.

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  Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

Please note this email is only for accommodation requests. Resumes sent to this email address will not be considered.

Deadline: November 4, 2019

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