- March 1, 2021
Hydro One and the Power Workers’ Union (PWU) require individuals to work as Powerline Technician Apprentices through the Hydro One/PWU Joint Line Training Committee (JLTC). The JLTC is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of an apprenticeship training program as provided in Appendix “A” between Hydro One and the PWU.
Powerline Technician Apprentice
Educational Requirements: Ontario Secondary School Diploma, Grade 12 English,
Grade 12 Mathematics (or equivalents)
**** Qualified Aboriginal candidates should send a copy of their cover letter and resume to Aboriginal.Recruitment@HydroOne.com once they have applied online.****
At Hydro One, Powerline Technicians serve an apprenticeship to become a certified Powerline Technician. As a Powerline Technician apprentice, you are enrolled in and are expected to complete the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Powerline Technician apprenticeship. As a member of the Hydro One/PWU Team, Powerline Technicians construct, operate and maintain transmission and distribution lines. Their primary duty is to maintain power service to Hydro One customers.
A Powerline Technician is capable of erecting towers, poles and structures for power lines. They install and maintain overhead, underground and submarine conductors as well as associated equipment including transformers, regulators, reclosures, sectionalizers, capacitors, airbreak switches and fused cutouts. Powerline Technicians also troubleshoot and restore power during emergencies. 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.