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CONSTRUCTION AND
MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN

Construction and Maintenance Electricians work on virtually every kind of residential, industrial and commercial building. 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. Construction and Maintenance Electricians also construct and maintain generation, transmission and distribution stations.

Construction and Maintenance Electricians’ work is physically demanding and they are often outside in the elements. They must be able to distinguish colours.

The apprenticeship for a Construction and Maintenance Electrician is made up of five 1800 hour terms. Each term is approximately one year in length. The apprenticeship includes three in-school training sessions of eight to ten weeks each at a community college.

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» What do I need?
  • A Grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Grade 12 English and Math
  • One physics or electrical shop course
  • Related experience is an asset
» What do I need?
  • A Grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Grade 12 English and Math
  • The ability to work at heights is an asset
  • A post-secondary education is an asset
ELECTRICAL FORESTER
/ UTILITY ARBORIST

Utility Arborists also known as Electrical Foresters clear electrical lines and right-of-ways of trees and brush. The work consists of pruning, roping and rigging, chain saw operations, tree identification, vegetation control along the right-of-ways and tree removal. The work is performed from the ground, by climbing trees or from bucket trucks.

Utility Arborists do physically demanding work in all kinds of weather, often at great heights.

The apprenticeship for a Utility Arborist is made up of 6000 hours. Upon completion of the program the successful candidate earns a Utility Arborist Certificate.

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MECHANICAL MAINTAINER

Mechanical Maintainers play an essential role in the equipment surveillance and maintenance program to ensure safe and reliable plant operation. For the new facilities, Mechanical Maintainers commission plant equipment and systems.

They also provide feedback to technical staff regarding the condition of the equipment through dismantling, inspection and reassembly. They carry out predictive maintenance, preventive, corrective and breakdown maintenance to ensure reliable system operation and ensure the equipment is in a good state of repair.

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» What do I need?
  • A Grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent), plus the successful completion of a recognized two-year community college program in a mechanical discipline
  • Experience in any of these fields would be considered an asset: industrial mechanic, millwright, tool and die maker, machinist, mould maker, welder.
» What do I need?
  • A Grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) that includes Grade 12-U (University preparation) mathematics, physics or chemistry, and English

    OR

  • Ontario Academic Course (OAC) credits in math, physics or chemistry, and English

    OR

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) plus completion of a College Technician or Technologist diploma in a related program
NUCLEAR OPERATOR

Working as a Nuclear Operator is an extremely rewarding experience. Nuclear Operators will typically spend their days within a designated area monitoring equipment and systems to ensure all safety levels and procedures are strictly adhered to. It takes skill and precision to be a Nuclear Operator, and you will be constantly monitoring such things as system pressure, temperatures, water levels, and reporting on abnormal conditions.

If you see a problem, it will be up to you to report and record it immediately while following established safety guidelines. Being a Nuclear Operator means staying focused for the whole shift (typically eight, ten or twelve hours) and making sure that you follow procedures. Sure, some of the tasks may be repetitive, but they are essential to your role as a Nuclear Operator and the safety of everyone around you.

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POWER LINE TECHNICIAN

Power Line Technicians construct, repair and maintain transmission and distribution lines on poles, towers and structures. This includes patrolling of circuits, inspections, emergency repairs, repairing of street lights, distribution transformer connections, investigating customer complaints and power interruptions. In addition they frame, erect, string and terminate wire buses and overhead lines supported by strain type insulators in outdoor substations. Hole digging attachments, pole setting and related equipment on line trucks are operated by Power Line Technicians.

Power Line Technicians do physically demanding work in all kinds of weather, often at heights of over 50 metres.

The apprenticeship for a Power Line Technician is made up of four 2000 hour terms. Each term is approximately one year in length.

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» What do I need?
  • A Grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Grade 12 English and math
  • The ability to work at heights and related experience are assets
» What do I need?
  • A Grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent)

    PLUS

  • Completion of a minimum two-year recognized community college program in Electrical Instrumentation & Control or Electronics

    PLUS

  • Experience in a related field
CONTROL TECHNICIAN

Control Technicians spend a large portion of their day inspecting, maintaining and repairing instrumentation, electronics or electrical equipment. They also perform diagnostic and maintenance routines. Control Technicians may also be asked to train new team members, so they need to be comfortable communicating and working confidently and safely with others. Some days will require several hours of paperwork, which is repetitive but essential to the success and safety of everyone. Control Technicians must be willing to work eight, ten or twelve-hour shift work and they’ll need to be comfortable being on duty at any hour of the day.

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TRUCK AND COACH TECHNICIAN

Truck and Coach Technicians service and maintain all types of vehicles and equipment. This includes bucket trucks and off road and construction equipment.

Working on industrial vehicles requires frequent heavy lifting and a high degree of mechanical aptitude.

The apprenticeship for a Truck and Coach Technician is made up of five terms. Each term is approximately one year in length. The apprenticeship includes three in-school training sessions of eight weeks each at a community college.

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» What do I need?
  • A Grade 12 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Grade 12 English and math
  • A mechanical aptitude is an asset