JOB POSTING – ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE
Hydro One and the Power Workers’ Union (PWU) require individuals to work as Construction and Maintenance Electrician Apprentices through the Hydro One/PWU Joint Electrical Training Committee (JETC). The JETC is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of an apprenticeship training program as provided in Appendix “A” between Hydro One and the PWU.
Job Title: Electrician Apprentice
Location: Throughout the Province
Status: PWU Hiring Hall
Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Mathematics, Senior Science (or equivalents)
Applications Accepted Starting: January 9, 2017
Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2017
Wages (starting): $18.48 per hour (plus Vacation & Statutory Holiday Pay, Retirement Plan & Benefits)
At Hydro One, Electrician Apprentices serve an apprenticeship to become a certified Construction and Maintenance Electrician. As a Construction and Maintenance Electrician Apprentice, you are enrolled in and are expected to complete the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Construction and Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship.
The Construction and Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship is an 8,500 hour apprenticeship comprised of five terms of 1,700 hours.
Wages increase at the beginning of each term. After completion of the 8,500 hours and three levels of in-school training at a Community College, the apprentice is expected to successfully write the Construction and Maintenance Electrician Certificate of Qualification examination.
Construction and Maintenance Electrician Apprentices train in a variety of industrial, residential and commercial facilities. They lay-out, assemble, repair, maintain, connect and test electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment and wiring. They also work on alarm, communication, light, heating and power systems in buildings and other structures. Construction and Maintenance Electrician Apprentices also construct and maintain generation, transmission and distribution stations.
At Hydro One, Electrician Apprentices also receive training required to become Regional Maintainer Electricians. As
a Regional Maintainer Electrician you will:
- Work on electrical equipment, including all generation, transmission and distribution station electrical equipment and associated power and control circuitry
- Overhaul and maintain power transformers, disconnect switches, circuit breakers and batteries
- Maintain operating condition of electrical equipment by inspection, testing, modifying and cleaning such equipment.
Applicants for this work will be required to travel and work throughout the province and may be stationed at any Hydro One facility throughout the province.
Applicants for these positions must have successfully completed Grade 12 or the equivalent including Grade 12 Mathematics (or equivalent), Grade 12 English (or equivalent) and a Senior Science (or equivalent). A valid Ontario driver’s license is also required.
Your success is based on a good work ethic, quality skills and a great attitude. Related work experience is an asset.
Electrician Apprentices are required to travel and work throughout the province. The work will appeal to those individuals
that enjoy physical work that is performed outdoors in all types of weather conditions. You will be required to work at heights, on ladders and in aerial devices.
The PWU and Hydro One thank all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.
All applicants must apply through the electronic application system available through links at the Hydro One (www.HydroOne.com), the Power Workers’ Union (www.PWU.ca) or the Trade Up for Success (www.TradeUp.ca) websites.
Only applications received prior to January 31, 2017 will be considered for positions available in 2017. The expected
employment start date is June 2017.
Qualified Aboriginal candidates should send a copy of their cover letter and resume to
[email protected] once they have applied online.