Position: Power Electrician 

Division: Utilities and Environment 

Department: Saskatoon Light & Power

Term: 1  Permanent Full Time position available.

Closing Date: 09/30/2022 

Labour Group: IBEW 319 

Posting:  1448 

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Operations Superintendent and direction of the Power Electrician Foreman, this position installs, maintains, tests and repairs substation equipment, street lighting systems, and underground transmission and distribution facilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

Typical Duties

  • Installs, maintains, tests and repairs substation equipment, including transformers, circuit breakers, disconnect switches, AC and DC power supplies, tap changers, protective relaying and other related equipment.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs the network system.
  • Tests, analyzes and purifies insulating oils for transformers and switches.
  • Maintains, tests and repairs distribution transformers, street light fixtures, street light relays and other similar equipment.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs building or structural wiring and fixtures.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs substation grounding and fencing.
  • Installs cable splices and terminations on lead-covered cables and solid dielectric cables at various voltage levels.
  • Uses and maintains various specialized, power and general tools pertaining to the trade.
  • Uses protective equipment such as insulated gloves, hoods, blankets and hot-line tools for work on energized equipment.
  • Participates in the periodic testing of protective equipment.
  • Participates in safety, first aid and training programs, and in the training of apprentices.
  • Uses, and ensures adherence to proper work procedures, safety standards, construction standards and other specifications.
  • Inspects work being performed by contractors, as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Abilities And Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of construction, repair and maintenance of electrical equipment in electrical substations and distribution systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of Canadian Electrical Code Part I and Bylaws.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the public.
  • Physical ability to perform the assigned duties outside under varying weather conditions.

Education, Training And Experience Requirements

  • Grade 12 education.
  • Possession of an unrestricted Saskatchewan Journeyman Electrician Certificate.
  • Completion of Saskatoon Light and Power Electrician Apprenticeship or two years' experience as Journeyman Electrician in electric utility or related electric power field.
  • Possession of, or ability to successfully complete within 6 months after date of hire, a valid Saskatchewan Class 1A Driver’s Licence.
  • Current driver’s abstract from SGI demonstrating a safe driving record.

Requires Security Check

No Security Check Required

Additional Requirements

Weekly Hours: 37.33 

Salary Range: $46.94 CAD per hour (2022 rates)


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The City of Saskatoon offers an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds. As an equity partner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC), the City commits to diversity, equity and inclusion in our workplaces. By having our workforce reflect the community we serve, we support the realization of miyo-pimatisiwin, (me-o-pi-ma-ti-si-win) “the good life”, for all residents. To learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the City, please visit Saskatoon.ca/diversity 


The City of Saskatoon strives to provide an accessible and inclusive workplace for all, including throughout the application and selection process through reasonable access and accommodations. Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please email talent.acquisition@saskatoon.ca.