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Bring power to the people. Working behind the scenes, you’ll work on the machines that generate and distribute power. Some of the common careers are shown below, but the opportunities don’t stop here. We also hire CADD technologists, welders, machinists and carpenters, just to name a few.

  • Chemists/Plant Chemical Technologists

    Plant Chemical Technologists and Chemists conduct chemical and physical analyses of collected samples and interpret results.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Diploma in chemical technology from an accredited educational institution OR a degree in chemistry
    • Knowledge of related technical principles
    • Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
    • SaskPower Certificate of Qualification as a Plant Chemical Technologist
    • Valid class 5 driver’s licence
    • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position
    • Aptitude for accuracy and detail, including the ability to cooperate with staff and contractors
    • Ability to deal with conflict and recommend solutions to difficult situations
    • Ability to coordinate multiple assignments and projects at one time
    • Knowledge of computer operating systems and server environments
  • Electrician

    The employee in this classification installs, commissions, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical and associated control equipment at generating facilities.

    This position may also manage, coach and train assigned staff.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Interprovincial Journeyperson Electrician Certificate
    • Valid Class 5 driver's licence
    • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position
    • Ability to cooperate and deal tactfully with others
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Engineering Technologist

    Technologists within an assigned work group and activities are related to long-range engineering planning, design, construction, and the operation system facilities.

    There are various types of technologist positions, including Civil Engineering, CADD, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Diploma in technology or equivalent in electrical, electronics, mechanical or civil engineering
    • Knowledge of related technical principles
    • Knowledge of computer operating systems and server environments
    • Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to deal with conflict and recommend solutions to difficult situations
    • Ability to coordinate multiple assignments and projects at one time
    • Aptitude for accuracy and detail, including the ability to cooperate with staff and contractors
    • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence
  • Industrial Mechanic

    Industrial mechanics, or millwrights, are located throughout the province and are responsible for safely dismantling, assembling and adjusting mechanical equipment at generating facilities.

    Members of this team maintain, inspect, construct, install, repair and commission industrial mechanical equipment, which requires an ability to interpret plans, drawings and specifications. They determine rigging, hoisting and load requirements, and operate forklifts, hoists, cranes, and portable and stationary shop tools and equipment.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Interprovincial Journeyperson Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Certificate
    • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position
    • Ability to cooperate and deal tactfully with others
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
    • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence
  • Power Line Technician

    Power Line Technicians are located throughout the province and perform a variety of assignments.

    Members of this team are involved in all aspects of the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution, transmission, switching station and substation facilities. They interpret and implement engineering or manufacturing plans, maintain an adequate inventory of parts and supplies, and are able to direct and monitor the performance of assigned staff.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Interprovincial Journeyperson Power Line Technician Certificate
    • Demonstrated ability to safely and competently perform power line work at the journeyed level
    • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position
    • Ability to cooperate and deal tactfully with others
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
    • Valid Class 1A driver’s licence
  • Power Station Operators (Class 1 and 2)

    Power Engineer is a nationally recognized occupational title that includes Stationary Engineers, Steam Plant Operators or Steam Engineers but does not include Electrical Engineering or equivalent occupations in this context. Alternate titles for this position would include 1st or 2nd Class Stationary Engineer or 1st or 2nd Class Steam Engineer.

    An individual with an Interprovincial 2nd class ticket would be responsible for overseeing the efficient operation of plant turbines and boilers and associated auxiliaries to meet plant and system loads.

    An individual with an Interprovincial 1st class ticket would be responsible for assigned plant operation to meet plant and system load demands. This responsibility will involve the supervision of plant operating staff.

    Potential work locations include our power plants located near Estevan, Coronach and Saskatoon.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Second and/or First Class Power Engineer’s Certificate, AND two years of related process operations experience or equivalent
    • Ability to supervise and foster a team environment to obtain maximum performance from staff engaged in a variety of assignments
    • Excellent communication, coordination and organizational skills
    • Ability to work collaboratively with, mentor and coach various internal and external personnel at a variety of levels
    • Ability to deal with pressure and conflict, while holding people accountable and recommending solutions to difficult situations
    • Valid Class 5 driver’s license

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