Position Title:
Journeyman Transmission Lineman
Employment Status: Full Time Permanent
Category: UUWA
Location: Calgary, AB
Closing Date: 5/31/2014 12:00:00 AM


AltaLink is Alberta’s largest transmission company, supplying safe and reliable electricity to more than 85% of Alberta’s population. AltaLink is taking on new challenges in the middle of Canada’s fastest growing economy. We are doing everything in our power to attract and keep the best and brightest to expand our team of top-notch professionals. We are proud of our collaborative culture, expertise and record of safety and operational excellence. We offer work with meaning, incredible opportunities for development, work life balance and opportunities to contribute to your community. Join our growing team! We currently have a need in our Transmission Field Operations group for a Journeyman Transmission Lineman on the South Transmission Crew located in Calgary. Under the supervision of the Transmission Crew Supervisor and direction of the Foreman, the Transmission Lineman is required to function as a Journeyman in the building, modifying or maintaining the Transmission system. This position is stationed out of our Foothills office in Calgary, and will cover the entire Southern region of Alberta from Red Deer South.


  • Perform line maintenance in a safe efficient manner utilizing de-energized, live line hot stick or live line barehand techniques on voltages up to and including 500KV.
  • Capable of stringing, sagging, tie in, dead-end and splicing of conductors tension or un-tension for all conductors including self dampening (SD).
  • Physically capable of performing work from man-baskets, buckets, helicopters, poles and towers.
  • Physically capable of working in adverse/inclement weather conditions.
  • Safe operation of heavy and tracked equipment including Radial Arm Diggers, Line Trucks, Cranes, and all terrain equipment (Foremost) as required.
  • Operate and maintain such hand tools as may be required for the job including blocks, grips, jacks, hot line tools and cover up, etc.
  • Organize the portion of the assigned job.
  • Maintain good public relations with persons inside and outside the company.
  • Instruct and train junior personnel in duties, safe work practices, care and use of tools and equipment.
  • Maintain personal and group safety at all times, and exercise appropriate caution when working with tension for rigging, on or close to energized equipment.
  • Willing to work away from home for short to extended periods of time (work week consists of 4, 10-hour days, and crew is away for 60-100 nights per year).
  • Respond to unscheduled outages as the result of weather, component failures, vehicular accidents, etc.
  • Be a positive team member through open communication and active participation in crew tasks.

  • Qualifications

  • Journeyman Power Lineman Certificate or equivalent, with an Interprovincial Red Seal.
  • Minimum grade 12 Diploma; Math 20.
  • Class 3 Driver's License; Class 1 with air endorsement is preferred.
  • Knowledge of safety practices, procedures, and standards required in line construction.
  • Certified in TDG, WHMIS, and First Aid.
  • A demonstrated team player with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of working independently and in a team environment.
  • Has a satisfactory driving record. Drivers abstract to be provided upon interview.
  • Good physical condition and manual dexterity, capable of passing the physical fitness and medical requirements.
  • Able and willing to work at heights and in varying extreme climates.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Capable of lifting objects greater than 25 Kg's.
  • Mechanical ability.
  • Proven track record of good attendance and performance. The following are considered strong assets:
  • Experience in the Transmission field
  • Live Line Hot Stick/Barehand experience
  • Experience with working around helicopters

  • Only the candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.