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 Maintenance Person Certified.

As a team member, you will perform all aspects of routine mechanical maintenance and repair work on equipment throughout the Hydro System. You must be able to work effectively as a team member and be capable of functioning in a planned work environment. You will be re quired to work with contractors and to support the NSPI contractor safety program while working with contractors in the field. You will be responsible for performing 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 may be temporarily assigned to other locations for extended periods 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 may be required to travel to other Nova Scotia Power sites for extended periods of time.

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:

Certification as a Journeyperson Millwright with a minimum of three (3) years work experience in modern mechanical maintenance in a generating station, process industry or equivalent industry is required. You have proven problem resolution skills and the flexibility and ability to adapt to rescheduled assignments. 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. You must have the skills and physical capabilities to perform all duties, including working at considerable heights and within watercourses.

Experience and/or certification as an overhead crane operator or experience with alignment of rotating equipment would be considered assets. Additional journeyperson certifications such as machinist, welder, pipefitter will also be considered as an asset

Consideration may be given to members of a Millwright Apprenticeship program if no qualified candidates apply.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:

  • Must be able to lift 40-50 lbs. from floor to overhead and all distances in between, carry one and two handed 40 lbs.
  • Perform whole and upper body push and pull with weights up to 100 lbs. Perform static reaching between waist and overhead on an occasional basis
  • Perform bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting standing, walking and climbing (stairs, ladders) on an occasional basis
  • Crawl on a minimal basis
  • Perform static neck flexion and rotation on frequent basis

Reports To: Hydro Superintendent

Salary: $42.20 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.