System Control Operator


The position of System Control Operator is an exciting, demanding, and rewarding role within the field of electricity distribution.  Using a comprehensive set of integrated technology, the System Control Operator orchestrates planned and unplanned equipment outages, directs field crews in restoring power outages, monitors critical systems, and maintains detailed records.

Training Program

This 4-year comprehensive training program features on-the-job education and training. During your paid training, candidates must also enroll in and successfully complete the MEARIE Journeyperson Electrical Operator Training Program within one year. This training program is an online self-study program, with final testing proctored by Synergy North.

You will receive a salary during the 4-year apprenticeship and on-the-job training. You will belong to a union and have a collective agreement.

Sample Duties 

  • Operating the SCADA Computer system which includes monitoring communication lines and status of remote stations, switch sites, and associated equipment; monitoring and compiling of feeder loads.
  • Maintaining system operating diagrams, in both electronic and paper form.
  • Loading, programming, and retrieving data from surveillance and communication systems.


Consideration as an Operator In-Training is given to applicants with:

  • an Electrical Engineering Technologist Diploma, or an equivalent combination of formal College or University level electrical education and experience in an electrical field; and experience with AutoCAD, computers, and related software.
  • possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class G driver’s license
  • have accurate colour perception;
  • have an aptitude for technical skills involving computer and electronic equipment;
  • be capable of interpreting schematics and wiring diagrams;
  • have a strong aptitude for mathematics;
  • willing to work a combination of rotating 12-hour shifts, 8-hour day shifts and relief shifts, in a repeating-cycle schedule
  • willing to work overtime, on-call, and out-of-town as required
  • able to respond to on-call emergencies within 20 minutes

Thank you for your interest in the System Operator In-Training program. For current positions please view our  current job postings – this is where you can check if the role is posted.