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!
Under the direction of the Manager, supervise subordinate technical staff testing and repairing meters and relays and designing and modifying test equipment by planning, organizing, scheduling, assigning and checking the work, and providing advice, guidance and instruction to ensure that the quality and accuracy of the work is maintained efficiently and effectively.
Develop work methods, procedures and standards for staff, and ensure that they receive proper technical training and development.
Test and repair various types of instruments and relays, including billing meters, panel meters, indicating and graphic instruments, and protection and control relays.
Periodically test and troubleshoot, various types of complex and routine electromechanical and solid state metering, relaying and control equipment sent in by Field staff or other users for repair, including microprocessor based remote interrogative metering systems, programmable controllers, supervisory control equipment, electronic recording ammeters, demand meters, protective and control relays and like equipment.
Design and modify new and existing meter shop and special test equipment not available from manufacturers.
Prepare drawings, order parts, construct and introduce into service.
Perform initial acceptance and design new product performance evaluation tests.
Understand routine and non-routine test procedures and requirements, such as functional, dielectric, transient interference immunity and environmental testing.
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.
Review production and status reports of shop productivity, and make recommendations for improvements to efficiency of operations.
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
On occasion, perform field calibration, trouble shooting, installation and verification of meters and relays to assist Field staff.
Develop written calibration, inspection, test procedures and plans for use in shop calibration, inspection and test activities.
Review and recommend improvements to existing procedures.
Review quality records pertaining to the acceptance of meters for sealing or seal period extension, for accuracy and completeness including calibration, test data, travellers, sampling techniques, etc., and ensure meters are suitable for acceptance in accordance with Government and Hydro One standards or specifications.
Report irregularities or inaccuracies to the Manager.
Review quality records pertaining to the acceptance of relays, for accuracy and completeness including calibration, test data, travellers, etc., and ensure relays are suitable for acceptance as it pertains to the Meter and Relay Services Quality Management System, ISO 9001-2008 and customer specific requirements.
Monitor AMI equipment performance and compliance with regulatory requirements, investigate problems, and initiate corrective action
Participate in development of estimates and suitability for delivery of service in response to external inquiries.
Perform other duties as required.
Maintain current knowledge of existing, new and emerging developments in metering and network technologies, communication protocols (voice/data, wired/wireless, LAN/WAN) and processes, and assesses/recommends changes to hardware and software products
Maintain an awareness of advancing technology developments in business, system equipment, and information technology and assist in adoption and implementation where appropriate
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
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 good speaking, listening and writing skills to prepare technical reports, develop written test procedures and plans, and to effectively communicate with internal technical and engineering personnel and various manufacturers and suppliers.
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 three-year course of concentrated study in Electronic Engineering Technology, or by having the equivalent level of education.
Requires experience in an electrical/electronic testing environment in order to test, calibrate, repair and modify electromechanical and solid state metering, relaying and control equipment, to utilize special test equipment, to instruct others in the use of such equipment, and to prepare investigative reports, procedures and plans.
Requires experience to understand manufacturers’ specifications, parts, costs, and to establish a working relationship with internal and external personnel involved with meters, relays, etc., in order to provide users with a good service.
Requires experience to perform the supervisory requirements of the position.
Experience in an ISO environment would be a definite asset.
A period of up to six years is considered necessary to gain this experience.
Questions about the job should be directed to Brian Hatch at 416-587-5322.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Hydro One will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.
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Deadline: Aug 13, 2019
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