Industrial Electrician &/or Instrumentation Technician (Power Plant Technician II – Shift) Jobs in Nova Scotia

Industrial Electrician &/or Instrumentation Technician (Power Plant Technician II – Shift) Jobs in Nova Scotia


Job title: Industrial Electrician &/or Instrumentation Technician (Power Plant Technician II – Shift)

Company: Nova Scotia Power

Expected salary: $46.27 per hour

Location: Nova Scotia

Industrial Electrician &/or Instrumentation Technician (Power Plant Technician II – Shift) Job Details:

Job Title: Industrial Electrician &/or Instrumentation Technician (Power Plant Technician II – Shift)

Company, Department: Nova Scotia Power, Power Production

Location: Lingan, NS – Lingan’s Cove Generating Station – On-site

Salary: $46.27 per hour, as per the NSPI/IBEW Collective Agreement

Type of Employment: Regular, Full Time

Closing date: October 5, 2023

Reference Number: 11850

At Nova Scotia Power, we’re committed to providing safe, reliable electricity so that our customers and communities can thrive. We work across the province, from Yarmouth to Wreck Cove, to prevent power outages and to strengthen our electrical system—for today, and for the future.

As a subsidiary of Emera Inc, we provide 95% of the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical power to approximately 540,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers. Our company is focused on new technologies to enhance customer service and reliability, reduce emissions, and add renewable energy.

We are proud to live and work in Nova Scotia. It’s why we work to understand how we can give back meaningfully, support local organizations and work collaboratively to enhance the communities we call home.

We believe that every unique perspective should be valued and that everyone should have a sense of safety and belonging—at work, and in our communities. Leveraging the thoughts of a diverse workforce helps us to be innovative and provide the best service to our customers.

If working in an environment focused on innovation, safety and putting customers and community first inspires you, we want to hear from you. Apply by October 5, 2023, and tell us what excites you about this role.

We are currently looking for an Industrial Electrician &/or an Instrumentation Technician. Under our Power Plant Technician II Job Classification as per Article 6.12 of the Collective Agreement, we will accept 6.12 (1) E or G. (Industrial Electrician & Instrumentation Technician or Instrument Technician and Electrical Technician). The successful candidate(s) will join our Power Production team in permanent positions. Reporting to the Controls Supervisor, you will be responsible for routine maintenance, trouble shooting, calibration and installation of instrumentation and monitoring equipment throughout the generating station.

As an Industrial Electrician &/or Instrumentation Technician:

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.

What skills will make you successful?

You recognize yourself in most of the following competencies, and where possible possess the skills and experience listed below:

  • Candidates must either be a full-time employee recognized as a PPTII (Instrument Technician & Industrial Electrician or Electrical Technician) by Nova Scotia Power or possess 2 of the following as long as one is under Instrumentation and one Electrical.
  • A Diploma in Instrumentation Controls Technology
  • Red Seal Journeyperson Instrumentation /Control Technician
  • A Certificate as an Instrument Controls Technician from an accredited program.
  • Red Seal Industrial Electrician
  • A Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology

If no fully qualified candidates apply, consideration may be given to employees recognized as a PPTI by Nova Scotia Power, or that possess one of the certificates or Diploma’s noted above.

  • A minimum of two years’ experience maintaining instrumentation and electrical 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.
  • Be able to work from heights using fall protection. Stack work up to 250’ is routine.
  • 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.

Why join our team?

  • Health & Wellbeing: A comprehensive benefits plan, 24/7 access to virtual health care services for you and your family through Dialogue, Employee and Family Assistance Program, parental leave top-up plan and wellness benefits.
  • Grow Your Career: Opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies, a focus on employee development and available sponsored education programs.
  • Community Engagement & Care: Corporate investments in the places where our people live and work, mentoring opportunities, fundraising-matching & volunteer programs, and scholarships for children of employees.
  • Competitive Compensation: A comprehensive benefits plan and a Defined Contribution Pension Plan.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Nova Scotia Power: At Nova Scotia Power we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the online application process. Nova Scotia Power supports candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy: When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available. We are committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs. Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.

As part of our commitment to health and safety, we continue to closely monitor and adjust our pandemic response as needed based on public health guidance, current epidemiology, and considerations regarding business continuity. At this time the Emera Vaccine Policy, which outlines the requirement for all Nova Scotia Power employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide corresponding proof, has been suspended. This policy may be reinstated in the future, either in full or in part, at the discretion of the Company, and employees will be required to demonstrate compliance. Any non-compliance could result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Finally, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team – so if your experience is close to what we’ve listed above, please consider applying. If you don’t quite see yourself in this role but want to join our team, please set up a to learn about future opportunities!
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