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


As a member of the Hydro team, you will ensure the safe and efficient operation of the hydro system. You will be responsible for system trouble shooting and timely resolution of electrical deficiencies. You must develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of the purpose and operation of all electrical/electronic equipment on the hydro system, including PLC’s, solid state relaying, remote SCADA telemetry and all associated protection equipment, together with a good understanding of all mechanical equipment and civil works.

You will be responsible for performing electrical/electronic maintenance, issuing safe work permits, and assisting with equipment overhauls. You will be required to assist with general operations and maintenance activities related to head gates and water control structures, emergency manning of stations and other assigned duties. You will be required to work with contractors and to support the NSPI contractor safety program while working with contractors in the field.

You may be temporarily assigned to other locations to assist other areas when required and will be expected to travel throughout the province. You may be required to travel to other sites for extended periods of time.

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 Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations, and the Nova Scotia Power Safety Program. You will assure compliance with environmental regulations as they relate to the Hydro Environmental Management System (EMS).

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.

Your primary residence must be located within 30 minutes of the Milton Hydro depot and you will be required to take on call rotation and work other than normal hours and/or in extreme conditions.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

You must have a Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology (Power Discipline) or (Instrumentation Controls) with eligibility for membership with TechNova.

You must have two years’ experience maintaining electrical equipment related to power generation. You must have proven problem resolution skills and the flexibility and ability to adapt to rescheduled assignments and a strong mechanical aptitude. You must be proficient with troubleshooting electrical / electronic equipment, a demonstrated understanding of electrical drawings as well as software use and programming in an industrial setting. You must be a strong team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have a strong computer aptitude and the ability to deal with multiple tasks and demands. You must have the skills and physical capabilities to perform all duties, including working at considerable heights and within watercourses.

If no qualified candidates apply, consideration will be given to candidates who are willing to complete an apprenticeship program within Nova Scotia Power.

You must hold a valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License with a minimum of two years driving experience and provide a driver’s abstract satisfactory to NSPI.

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: Hydro Superintendent
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 10, 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.

About Nova Scotia Power

We provide 95 per cent of the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Nova Scotia, and serve 500,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across the province. Our 1,700 dedicated, safety-focused employees help manage $4.1billion worth of generation, transmission and distribution assets and produce more than 10,000 gigawatt hours of electricity each year. We use a fuel mix including hydro, tidal, wind, coal, oil, biomass and natural gas to generate electricity. Our facilities can generate as much as 2,453 megawatts of electricity that is delivered across 32,000 km of transmission and distribution lines throughout Nova Scotia.