Apprentice Powerline Technician (all levels)

  • Ontario
  • Union
  • Ontario
  • This position has been filled.

K-Line Group of Companies

We currently have an opportunity available to be based out of Ontario for the position of Powerline Technician Apprentice

The Apprentice PLT will assist in the construction, installation, rearrangement, maintenance, operation, removal and inspection of electrical power transmission, distribution systems, and communication networks, including substations and services. The Powerline Technician Apprentice will drive and operate line trucks and associated auxiliary equipment, as well as serve as a member of a line crew responsible for maintenance and repair of both overhead and underground electrical distribution systems.


  • Assist in the construction, maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical overhead and underground distribution systems, transmission systems, communication networks and substations, and related components; and use all associated tools and equipment
  • Assist with line maintenance in a safe and efficient manner utilizing de-energized, live line rubber glove, stick, and bare hand techniques
  • Maintain a safe working environment in accordance with safety legislation, company standards, policies and procedures and approved safe work practices
  • Perform regular vehicle inspections, traffic control set up and equipment inspections as per the MOL and MTO Hwy Traffic Act and K-Line’s policies
  • Assist in operating, installing, maintaining, and repairing voltage controlling, protection and metering equipment and streetlighting systems and components
  • Assist with inspecting and testing overhead and underground power lines, cables and auxiliary equipment using electrical test equipment
  • Operate company equipment such as RBDs, aerial devices, pole and cable trailers, tension machines and other motorized devices to provide for safe and efficient installation of electrical distribution and transmission equipment
  • Use climbing techniques to work aloft to install, maintain and repair associated equipment and hardware
  • Maintain good public relations with persons inside and outside the company
  • Maintain personal and group safety at all times
  • Respond to unscheduled outages as the result of weather, component failures, etc.
  • Be a positive team member through open communication and active participation in crew tasks
  • Respond to on-call duties when required


  • Completion of High School Diploma or equivalent is required
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in a construction environment
  • Minimum valid DZ Driver’s licence
  • Post-secondary education in a related field is an asset
  • Mechanical aptitude with comfort and familiarity with tools
  • Ability to climb poles, work at heights and work in extreme weather conditions for extended periods of time
  • Strong communication, teamwork and customer service skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Safety focused with strong attention to detail

K-Line Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At K-Line, we respect, encourage and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.