Power Plant Technician I (Shift)

Location: Tuft’s Cove Generating Station
Number of Positions: Two
Type of Employment: Regular, Full Time

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety, we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill the position of Power Plant Technician I (Instrumentation Technician) Shift .

Accountabilities: As a member of our team, you will be responsible for routine maintenance, trouble shooting, calibration and installation of instrumentation and monitoring equipment throughout the generating station. Under the direction of the Controls Supervisor, you will be responsible for ensuring the plant operates safely, as prescribed in NSPI Operating Practices and the Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations, and within the environmental stipulations prescribed in the Environmental Operating Permit. Stack climbing and repair work on equipment throughout the generating station and participation in specialized environmental testing routines will also be required.

You may be temporarily assigned to other locations to assist other areas when required and will be expected to travel throughout the province.
You will be required to participate in regulatory training and be willing to participate in on-the-job training or training programs that support the development of additional skills.

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of your co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations.
This position is considered a safety sensitive position. As such, the successful candidate must comply with the Emera Alcohol and Drug Policy which requires a confidential pre-employment alcohol and drug test in accordance with the Emera Alcohol and Drug Procedure.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience: 

Candidates must either be a full time employee recognized as a PPTI (Instrument Technician) by Nova Scotia Power, or have a Diploma in Instrumentation Controls Technology or a Certificate as an Instrument Controls Technician from an accredited program. A certificate as a Red Seal Journeyperson Instrument Controls Technician would be an asset. A minimum of two years’ experience maintaining instrumentation equipment as found in a generating station or similar industry is required. You must be willing to enroll in an apprenticeship program if required. You must have proven problem resolution skills and the flexibility and ability to adapt to rescheduled assignments. You must be proficient with troubleshooting electrical / electronic equipment and software use and programming in an industrial setting. You must be a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills, a strong computer aptitude and the ability to deal with multiple tasks and demands. Applicants will be required to demonstrate acceptable color vision for operation of control monitoring equipment.

Conditions and Physical Capabilities:

  • Must be able to lift 60 lbs. from the floor to waist level on a minimal basis.
  • Able to carry 60 lbs. with both hands on a minimal basis, with the overall ability to carry between 12-16 lbs. on an occasional basis.
  • Able to push and pull between 50-100 lbs. with whole and upper body strength on an occasional basis.
  • Perform static reaching at waist level on a frequent basis, below waist level on an occasional basis and from shoulder to overhead level on a minimal basis.
  • Perform frequent standing, walking, sitting, and neck flexion movements.
  • Perform occasional sitting, bending, stooping, forward flexional movements and neck rotation movements.
  • Perform squatting, kneeling, crouching, climbing, and neck extension movements on a minimal basis.
  • Ability to perform fine finger manipulation and possess a simple grasp while performing pinching motions.

Reports to: Controls Supervisor
Form of Application: Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting. Complete all required information fields and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.
Salary: $43.36 per hour (As per the Collective Agreement I.B.E.W. Local 1928)
Must Be Received By: All interested candidates should apply no later than September 23, 2021.
Late applications may not receive consideration.
Recruitment and Promotion Policy: At Nova Scotia Power we believe that it is powerful when everyone is included.
We strongly encourage applications from equity groups who have been historically underrepresented, including members of the visible minority community (especially those from historic African Nova Scotian communities), Indigenous peoples (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.

If you are selected for an interview and require a specific accommodation, please advise our Talent Acquisition team and we will support you with the recruitment process.