Thermal Plant Operations Technician

Vancouver, British Columbia
BC Hydro
Career Opportunities
We're BC Hydro and we have a big job to do.

Keeping the lights on for over 4 million people across the province takes a lot of talented people doing many different jobs. From working deep in a generating station, atop a power pole, or behind a desk, whatever it is that makes you tick we offer challenging careers to help you reach your potential.

We're investing more than $2 billion per year in major capital infrastructure projects to help meet the growing demand for safe, reliable power. We're upgrading transmission lines, building new substations, and investing in our hydroelectric generation facilities. We aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We've been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.'s Top

Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row.

It's our vision to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do.


As per IBEW Collective Agreement.

- The Thermal Plant Operations Technician is a Power Engineer holding a minimum of a Third Class Certificate of Competency
- Duties will include operating and maintaining the plant to applicable standards, procedures, guidelines, and regulations; including gathering operating data, maintaining logs and records, performing related clerical work; identifying and reporting equipment problems, identifying process problems, developing solutions; familiarization and on the job training of others, preparing emergency preparedness and response procedures as required, performing startups and shutdowns, and being responsible for substation switching under the direction of the Area Control Center, as well as performing all other related and relevant duties
- In addition to the operation and maintenance of equipment, this person's duties shall include issuing instructions for safe, efficient and proper operation, and issuing or authorizing safety protection guarantees.

As per IBEW Agreement
- Third Class Power Engineer Certificate
- High school graduation with Math 12, English 12 and Physics 11

Additional Information:

This position is affiliated with the international Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW local 258)

- This location is eligible for a remote incentive for 20% The remote incentive is paid bi-weekly and
- is a percentage of your regular earnings
- This location is eligible for a travel incentive and the Extended Health Care Medical Travel Benefit
- A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver's License: Class 5 In Good Standing
- BC Hydro conducts pre-placement medical checks of applicants entering certain positions to help safeguard BC Hydro's workplace. As part of the selection process, you may be required to demonstrate successful completion of a pre-placement medical check
- This position is for a 3rd Class Power Engineer with a minimum of 2 years experience or completion of the Power and Process 2 year diploma from a Technical College is desired
- The completion of the on-site training modules and becoming able to carry out all the process and monitoring duties expected of the Shift Supervisor while on shift is desired
- Commitment to the Fort Nelson community is desired
- Self-motivated team player with a demonstrated willingness to learn is desired
- Commitment to safety is a requirement of the role
- Good computer skills is desired
- Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe.
We are here for our customers.
We are one team.
We act with integrity.
We respect our province.
We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Don't forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

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Interested candidates should submit their applications online at by July 22, 2018.

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Type:Full Time