Construction & Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship

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Position Details

At Hydro One, Electricians serve an apprenticeship through the Hydro One/PWU Joint Electrical Training Committee to become a Construction and Maintenance Electrician.

Construction and Maintenance Apprentices will train in a variety of industrial, residential and commercial facilities. They lay-out, assemble, repair, maintain, connect and test electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment and wiring. They also work on alarm, communication, light, heating and power systems in buildings and other structures. Construction and Maintenance Electrician Apprentices will also construct and maintain generation, transmission and distribution stations.

Apprentices are also streamed and trained into one of the following equal Regional Maintainer disciplines:

  • Regional Maintainer - Electrical
  • Regional Maintainer - Power Equipment Electrician
  • Regional Maintainer - Cable Splicer
  • Regional Maintainer - Electrical

    You will perform duties as necessary to work on electrical equipment, including all station electrical equipment and associated power and control circuitry including the overhaul and maintenance of power transformers, disconnect switches, circuit breakers, batteries and maintain operating condition by inspection, testing, modifying and cleaning such equipment.

    Regional Maintainer - Power Equipment Electrician

    You will perform duties as necessary to work on electrical equipment, tools, instrumentation and controls using a range of electrical and mechanical skills and knowledge. This work includes but is not limited to the construction, maintenance and overhaul of station electrical equipment such as transformers and circuit breakers.

    Regional Maintainer - Cable Splicer

    You will perform duties as necessary and maintain power transmission cables, communication cables, control cables and associated equipment in a state of good repair and in efficient operating condition, by inspecting, testing, adjusting, modifying, repairing and cleaning.

    Training & Experience

    The apprenticeship for a Construction and Maintenance Electrician is made up of five 1800 hour work terms. Each term is approximately 1 year in duration. The apprenticeship includes 3 in school training sessions of 8-10 weeks each at a community college.

    Applicants for these positions must have successfully completed Grade 12 or the equivalent including Grade 12 Mathematics, Grade 12 English and 1 senior Science or a senior Electrical Shop.

    Your success is based on a good work ethic, quality skills and a great attitude. Previous electrical work experience is an asset.


    Regional Maintainer - Electrical - Apprentices are required to travel and work throughout the province.

    Regional Maintainer - Power Equipment Electrician - Apprentices are required to travel and work throughout the province but will primarily be stationed in the Greater Toronto area.

    Regional Maintainer - Cable Splicer - Apprentices are required to travel and work throughout the province but will primarily be stationed in the Greater Toronto and Ottawa areas.

    Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship program, you will be encouraged to apply for electrician opportunities anywhere in the Hydro One system.

    Compensation & Benefits

    In addition to enjoying a satisfying career with fellow skilled trade's people, you are paid while learning and enjoy an excellent benefit package. Apprentices start at $25.56/hr which includes benefits, pension and vacation pay, with pay adjustments upon completion of each term.

    Construction and Maintenance Electricians earn a wage package of approximately $54.89/hr which includes benefits, pension and vacation pay.

    Position Demands

    This work will appeal to those individuals that enjoy physical work that is primarily outdoors in all types of weather conditions. You will be required to work at heights, ladders, aerial devices, climb steel structures and work in confined areas. Construction and Maintenance Apprentices cannot be colour blind.

    Next Steps

    Prior to proceeding to the application process, please ensure you have the following information readily available to complete your application. If you do not have this information, please refer to the FAQ section for further information before proceeding.

  • Electronic copy of your personal Resume to be available for copy and paste (mandatory)
  • Electronic copy of your cover letter to be available for copy and paste (optional)
  • Copy of your High School Transcript(s) which includes course codes and marks (mandatory)
  • Trades Toolkit



    • General maintenance and repair work on electrical systems and equipment; ground-level visual inspection of power and stations service transformers
    • Overhauling, maintaining, and inspecting equipment: batteries, conductors and insulators,  compressed air systems, switchgear, transformers, rotating machines, distribution stations and equipment
    • Data collection/Equipment operation: assessing equipment condition, filing blueprints, insulator contamination testing.

    Power Line Technician

    • Responsible for installation, maintenance, repair, and removal of overhead and underground electricand/or fiber optic distribution systems
    • Systems include the conductor and/or fiber optic cable, as well as the wood or steel poles which support and carry the conductor and/or fiber optic cable
    • Data collection: checking defective equipment; checking maps
    • Ground level work: cable locates; flag person; equipment operator; observer (e.g. guiding loads)
    • Pole installation: Load/unload poles; install and frame wood/steel poles: remove existing poles
    • Underground work: Install primary and/or secondary cable by direct burial
      fault locating; splicing and termination of cables.

    Truck & Coach Technician

    • Responsible for the inspection, repair, maintenance, and emergency repair to Hydro Onefleet vehicles and trucks as well as the hydraulic equipment on the vehicles
    • Maintaining inspection schedules and coordinating/scheduling repairs to be contracted out
    • Office-related tasks: order and pick up parts;
    • Pick-up & delivery: drive and deliver vehicles to and from the garage
    • Safety inspections: inspect facility, equipment and tools
    • Small Vehicle Inspection and Repair: includes disassembling, cleaning and rebuilding parts
    • Warehouse Inventory
    • Large Vehicle Inspection and Repair: includes engine boosting and service calls to site
    • Large Parts Repair and Replacement & Fieldwork: includes vehicle recovery.

    Utility Arborist

    • Responsible for removing brush, diseased trees and branches that have potential to interfere with electricity transmission lines; Works with a partner or as part of a crew.
    • Spotter: Communicate hazards; reposition bucket truck; maintenance; chain and blade replacement; trimming from ground level; branch and/or tree cutting.
    • Brush clean up/Chipping: cut branches into manageable pieces with chainsaw/hand saw; feed branches into chipper; sweeping/raking/ shovelling woodchips and debris
    • Brush removal: cut/remove brush and small trees on transmission and distribution right of ways.

    We'll keep your application on file for up to one year and contact you if your qualifications match any of our future Construction and Maintenance Apprenticeship opportunities.

    The following skill trade apprentice roles are recruited on a seasonal basis throughout the year in the timelines highlighted below. Please review this site or Hydro One & Power Workers Web Site(s) for future job postings.

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