Power Line Technician

A Power Line Technician constructs, operates and maintains Thunder Bay’s overhead and underground electrical distribution systems.

Where to Start

Consideration as an Apprentice is given to applicants with:

  • a Secondary School diploma or equivalent with a good mathematical background;
  • an electrical background including completion of a post-secondary electrical credit course; and
  • a proven mechanical aptitude.

The following qualifications are also preferred from applicants:

  • 2 to 5 years experience in the construction/ electrical industry
  • Current Certification in First Aid , CPR certification, WHMIS  and/or Chain Saw Certification
  • AZ license


Once you are hired, you are enrolled in a provincially  recognized Journeyman Lineman Program for a  4 to 5 year apprenticeship. This education  combines  on-the-job and formal  training.

Sample Duties:

  • Climbing of poles and structures of varying heights
  • Working on both energized and de-energized lines
  • Operating equipment of specialized sorts provided (including aerial devices) to dig holes, handle and set or remove poles, string conductor and/or perform other tasks of a difficult nature
  • Work concerned with the construction, maintenance and modification of urban and rural distribution