Power Line Technician



Oliver, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2023

Branch: Electric
Affiliation: IBEW
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $49.37 Hourly
Workplace Flexibility: No
Posting End Date: Open until filled

We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC.

Position Overview

A Powerline Technician is expected to discharge the responsibility of and to practice fully his/her trades qualifications.

A Powerline Technician reports to a staff supervisor or delegate.


  • Perform standby duties as assigned.
  • Assist in training new employees, apprentices and employees in lower classifications.
  • Perform duties normally carried out by a lower classification.


  • Holder of a Journeyman Powerline Technician Interprovincial Certificate or a Lineman Trades Qualification Certificate.
  • Be familiar with and experienced in electric utility transmission and distribution systems, protective and safety devices and their clearances and isolating procedures.
  • Holder of a valid Class 3 driver’s licence with air brake endorsement

Additional Information

  • Standby/On-Call requirements: This role has standby requirements based on operational needs.
  • Residency requirements: The successful candidate must adhere to the residency requirements of this position.
  • Overtime requirements: This role may have overtime requirements based on operational needs.
  • Travel/Out of town work requirements: This role has travel requirements based on operational needs.

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.

To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information.