Hydro Plant Operator/trade (Electrician, Powerline Technician, Millwright, Heavy Duty Mechanic or 4th Class Power Engineer)

November 28 2022
Expected expiry date: December 5 2022
Industries Energy
Categories Electrical, Manufacturing, Production, Industrial, Mechanical, Power, Hydraulic, Wind, Nuclear, Trades, Manual, Operator, Machinist,
Fort Smith, NT

Under the general supervision and direction of the Manager, Plant Operations the incumbent is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the electrical generating units, plants and their respective auxiliary equipment at the Diesel/Hydro sites in the Hydro Division.


  • Responsible to operate the both hydro sites and diesel gensets; meeting the system requirements by synchronization, coordinating loads between units, take units on and off from the system bus manually or using automation such as a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).
  • Performs and assists work orders on generating units; plant auxiliary equipment, substation equipment, safety inspections, powerplant and yard housekeeping as per preventative and corrective maintenance scheduled by the Manager along with opening and closing the assigned work orders in the NTPC electronic Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
  • Monitors and operates hydro sites and diesel plants, auxiliary equipment as per NTPC’s operational requirements and manufacturer's recommendations. Logs all necessary readings and prepares equipment for standby condition.
  • Based on qualifications, performs various electrical or mechanical maintenance tasks including but not limited to troubleshooting and maintenance of diesel and hydro generators, motors, compressors, alternators, limit switches, cabling, boilers and heating systems, building and plant electrical/electronic/mechanical systems.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Red Seal Journeyperson certification is required if your qualifications are either Electrician, Powerline Technician, Millwright, Heavy-Duty Mechanic or 4th Class Steam Engineer. If 4th Class Steam Engineer, must provide certificate/credentials and the capability to be successfully registered with the GNWT – Operating Engineers
  • Must have two (2) years power generation or utility experience
  • Must have three (3) years of experience as either a Journeyperson or a 4th class steam engineer
  • Good planning, trouble shooting, organizational and communications skills
  • Proficient in computer applications such as email communications, spreadsheets, word processing software and CMMS.
  • Ability to read off blueprints as well as interpret drawings, diagrams and specifications of a variety of types of electrical and mechanical equipment, including manufacturer’s manuals and parts books
  • Team player with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Successful Criminal Records check
  • Possess a valid class 5 or 3 driver’s license

 Salary for this position ranges from $47.35/hr-$57.54/hr. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes health and dental benefits, long-term disability, life insurance, paid sick days and a defined benefits pension plan.


Affirmative Action Employer - Candidates must clearly identify eligibility status via our online application process in order to receive priority consideration. We thank all those who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.




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