Position Title:
Journeyman Transmission Lineman
Employment Status: Full Time Permanent
Category: UUWA
Location: Acheson, Alberta
Closing Date: 6/30/2019 12:00:00 AM


Headquartered in Calgary, with offices in Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge, AltaLink is Alberta's largest electricity transmission provider. Owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, AltaLink is part of a global group of companies that delivers sustainable electricity and utility services to customers worldwide. At AltaLink, we do everything in our power to attract and keep top-notch professionals. We are proud of our collaborative culture, expertise and world-class safety record. We offer work with meaning, incredible opportunities for development, work life balance and opportunities to contribute to your community. Our continued success as a business and an employer is directly linked to our commitment to excellence, including excellence in ethics and business conduct. Join our team! We currently have a need in our Transmission Field Operations group for a Journeyman Transmission Lineman on the North Transmission Crew located in Acheson, Alberta. 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 in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. This position is stationed out of our Acheson office in Acheson, and will cover the entire Northern region of Alberta from Red Deer North.


  • Perform line maintenance in a safe efficient manner utilizing de-energized, live line hot stick or live line bare hand 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 on average 60-100 nights per year).
  • Respond to unscheduled outages as the result of weather, component failures, vehicular accidents, etc.
  • Be a positive ethical 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
  • Proven ability/experience in the above noted responsibilities.
  • Certified in TDG, WHMIS, and First Aid.
  • Class 3 Driver's License is mandatory.
  • Class 1 License with air endorsement is preferred, successful candidate will be expected to attain Class 1 within first year of employment.
  • Satisfactory driving record required. Drivers abstract to be provided upon interview.
  • Must live within 45 minutes of the office, in order to respond to emergency call outs.
  • Good physical condition and manual dexterity, capable of passing the physical fitness and medical requirements.
  • Knowledge of safety practices, procedures, and standards required in line construction.
  • A demonstrated ethical team player with excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of working independently and in a team environment.
  • 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/Bare hand experience.
  • Experience with working around helicopters. NOTE: AltaLink employees should be aware that we may contact your manager during the selection process. Please note, some positions may require job specific assessments, regular criminal record checks, additional AltaLink training, medical assessments, annual drivers abstracts, and drug tests. Please contact the Hiring Manager or Recruiter for further clarification if required. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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