Utility Arborist

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Algoma Power Inc. is an electric distribution company that serves approximately 12,000 customers in the district of Algoma with over more than 1,800 kilometers of distribution lines in an area that covers approximately 14,200 square kilometers. Algoma Power Inc. is a subsidiary of FortisOntario Inc. (“FortisOntario”) which is headquartered in Fort Erie and has operations in electricity transmission and distribution primarily located in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cornwall, Gananoque and the district of Algoma. FortisOntario is the only investor-owned electric distribution utility in Ontario and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc. (“Fortis”). Fortis is the largest investor-owned distribution utility in Canada.

Algoma Power Inc. currently has an opportunity working out of our Sault Ste. Marie location for a:

UTILITY ARBORIST (TEMPORARY CONTRACT – UP TO 6 MONTHS)

Under the general direction of the Supervisor, or delegate, the incumbent will be responsible for performing all vegetation management activities undertaken by the Company, including but not limited to right-of-way clearing and maintenance, line clearing, contract monitoring, outage planning, right-of-way condition assessment, assisting in unplanned outage response, maintenance and operations of tools and equipment.

The candidate will contribute ideas to improve worker safety, public safety, work efficiency with strong customer service; be involved in adopting new methods and approaches and have a high regard for health, safety and environment, ensuring compliance with internal and external policies, procedures and standards.

The ideal candidate will have following qualifications:

  • Certification as a Utility Arborist, with a minimum of five years of experience
  • Good working knowledge of general operational aspects of distribution systems
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential duties in all weather conditions
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of equipment, standards, and practises applicable to utility arborist work
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of all applicable Provincial Safety Regulations, Provincial Environmental Regulations, Electrical and Utility safety rules and safe work guidelines
  • Current certification in First Aid, CPR and WHMIS
  • Possess and maintain a valid DZ driver’s license with an excellent driving record
  • Ability to read and interpret documentation pertinent to the work (i.e. instructions, prints, drawings, sketches, operating diagrams, work protection documents, etc.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Must have an industrious work ethic, and proven ability/flexibility to work in a team environment
  • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills in maintaining effective working relationships
  • Good working knowledge of computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to support other trades groups and individuals with specific core functions

Qualified candidates must apply in writing to express their interest in the position, with a cover letter and resume, outlining their education, experience and related qualifications to FortisOntario no later than 4:30PM on October 22, 2021 by e-mail to:

HR@FortisOntario.com

Please indicate “API – Utility Arborist Temp” in the subject line.

We thank all respondents for their interest, however, we will only respond to those selected for an interview.

FortisOntario is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the recruitment cycle.

FortisOntario is an inclusive employer and committed to Accessibility. Algoma Power Inc., a FortisOntario Company, is 100% of the Fortis Inc. group of companies.

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