Forbes Bros Ltd.
  • Edmonton, AB, CAN
  • Hourly Pay & Overtime
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Insurance Benefits, Pension, Employee/Family Assistance Program, Boot Allowance, Clothing Allowance


Forbes Bros Ltd. is looking for qualified Journeyman Powerline Technicians to join our growing team in Edmonton area and North.

Our growth in the Edmonton area spans from Stoney Plain/Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, and the Athabasca region.

Forbes Bros Ltd. has a safety conscious, family-oriented culture that focuses on flexibility, communication, innovation & respect in the workplace. Welcome to this exciting career opportunity!


What We Offer:

  • Competitive wage
  • Pension Program
  • Comprehensive health benefits plan
  • Annual boot allowance of $300 & annual clothing allowance of up to $1000
  • Norther Per Diem for certain areas
  • Safe, family orientated working environment
  • Opportunities for growth and development for all the stages of your career

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Forbes ongoing effort to improve workplace safety is carried out & never compromising on safety in all aspects of our every day
  • Plan daily activities, assess site hazards, ensure hazards are eliminated and/or controlled and communicated to all workers on site
  • Ability to read prints for site layouts and various structure types, including wood
  • Repairing, removing, and replacing distribution structures on both energized and de-energized lines
  • Slack/tension string overhead conductor, sets poles, and anchors
  • Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others
  • Understands and can develop grounding procedures and install/remove grounding safety on de-energized circuits
  • Working from heights and confined spaces
  • Inspect and maintain live line tools and equipment for daily work activities
  • Properly installing line switches, in-line floaters, in-line disconnects, modify switches, also install and remove jumpers from clearance points
  • Ability to climb different types of structures and possess the necessary tools to do so
  • Working on energized transmission lines from 60kv up to 500kv
  • Perform other tasks related to this function as assigned

Candidate Requirements:

  • Certification - Journeyman Powerline
  • Minimum of 5 (five) years of experience working in the trade, knowledge of distribution systems preferred
  • Flexible in hours worked throughout a shift and week
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Able to lift 25kg throughout a work shift in a physically demanding work environment that involves bending, crouching, kneeling and climbing at heights
  • Must be able to distinguish between colours
  • Ability to take and execute instructions and duties assigned to you
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team member while equally motivated working independently

Forbes Bros Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer committed to best practice recruiting and hiring, to promote gender equity and workplace diversity. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates who meet the requirements noted and who earn an invitation to interview will be contacted.

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