Technologist (High Current Lab)


Kinectrics takes pride in being consistently ranked as one of the best places to work in the energy and utility industry, where purpose and people mean as much as innovation and growth. That’s why we choose only the best and brightest to join us. To keep pace with Canada’s expanding energy and utility sector, Kinectrics has grown from a company of 300 to over 1,000 in only the last few years - and we aren’t looking to slow down. Join our diverse, supportive workplace for a rewarding career in the electricity industry.


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The Opportunity


Position: Technologist, High Current Lab

Employment Type: Permanent

Location: 800 Kipling Ave, Toronto, ON

Department: Line Asset Management (LAM)

Reports to: Business Area Director, Line Asset Management 

Hours per week: 40


What We Offer


At Kinectrics, employees are recognized for their knowledge, experience, and contributions while working in a highly technical and challenging environment. Kinectrics puts you in the driver’s seat of your own career, setting you up alongside industry experts who will help you develop the skills essential to your professional growth in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and rewarding work culture.

  • Purpose: The work we do each day helps communities around the world. Find satisfaction in work that really matters, working alongside and as part of the best and brightest in the industry.
  • Growth: To keep pace with Canada’s expanding energy and utility sector, we are growing more each day, which means more opportunities for you. We encourage our employees to grow alongside our company thanks to a number of significant training and personal development opportunities.
  • Innovation: Our staff proudly develop innovations that push the industry forward.
  • Diversity: The company is dedicated to promoting diversity in its workforce, up to and including the senior management level. Our diversity committee ensures we stay up to date on leading trends and best practices, creating a desirable workspace for each and every one of our employees.
  • Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive total compensation package unmatched by most industries throughout North America.


If you want to work for a purpose-driven company where you’ll see the real impact of your work, apply today.


Accountabilities: How You Will Make an Impact


  • Participate within a team of technologists in the High Current Lab (Lines Asset Management Department) to provide technical support and testing services in areas such as test development, test construction, test operation, technical analysis, and preparation of test reports in relation to equipment testing and arc testing on fabrics and PPE products
  • Perform testing in high current laboratory to determine the performance, condition, and standard compliance of electrical apparatus, such as transformers, switches, breakers, grounding equipment, and connectors; and assess the performance of PPE, etc.
  • Gain knowledge of the equipment and experience to become familiar with the operating procedures
  • Assist or carry out laboratory and field tests for studies/projects by developing and installing data acquisition systems, sensors and other monitoring and diagnostic equipment
  • Maintain test equipment, instrumentation and facilities needed for the laboratory and field test sites
  • Prepare and complete test data sheets, prepare progress reports and other reports such as routine test reports and equipment packing/shipping reports
  • Assist with installation of laboratory equipment and test fixtures
  • Conduct high current lab tests on safety equipment (PPE) and electrical apparatus (e.g., switches, breakers, transformers, etc.)
  • Perform routine electrical tests, investigations, and technical studies for customers in one or more disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, chemical, non-destructive evaluation, and material science
  • Perform sample preparations, job safety analysis, custom test setup, and execute tests
  • Assist the test lead with preparation of test plans and test log sheets
  • Adhere to Kinectrics quality assurance protocol
  • Participate in the analysis of test results and data by use of standard software packages
  • Write reports of a predominantly routine nature, and complete data log sheets
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by following good quality and safety practices in all aspects of the work performed
  • Perform shipping, receiving, calibration, housekeeping, inventory control, and maintenance
  • Perform clerical duties, such as word processing, maintaining filing and record systems
  • Perform other duties as required



What You Need to Succeed


  • Graduate of three-year Electrical Technology Diploma at the community college level or equivalent in the area of electrical technology, or Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering with hands on experience
  • A period of at least 1 year experience in a high current or high-power setting, with direct experience in testing of transmission and distribution equipment in high current applications is required
  • A period of at least 1 year experience related to arc flash testing or analysis is required. Priority will be given to candidates with direct experience in open arc testing of PPE products
  • Minimum 1 year of industrial experience applying, calibrating, or fixing power instruments, meters, transducers, isolating amplifiers, and data acquisition systems is required
  • Requires working knowledge of distribution transformers, switchgear, circuit breakers, and disconnect switches. Such knowledge is normally acquired through minimum 1 year of direct experience in installation, maintenance, repair, or testing of such equipment
  • Requires ability of analyzing single phase and three phase circuits including transformers, as well as three phase rectifiers
  • Requires knowledge of electrical theory and testing standards to understand the requirements for electrical testing of transmission and distribution components. Requires some knowledge of high current and high voltage test requirements
  • Requires experience with mechanical and electrical testing practices, procedures and safety standards; or equivalent advanced education in related field such as electrical engineering technology is required
  • Experience working in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 17025
  • Ability to utilize computer software programs for data management, such as Microsoft Excel, and some programming skills
  • Basic understanding of continuous improvement techniques; experience with workplace organization
  • Motor vehicle skill: holding a valid driver’s license that allows for operating motor vehicles independently; forklift license is preferred
  • Craning and rigging experience: ability to operate lifting devices (e.g., scissor lift, work platforms)
  • Requires experience in solving problems where solutions require considerable investigation to resolve and often require integration of technical fields
  • Ability to exercise judgment and resourcefulness in resolving technical problems
  • Physically fit: ability to move/lift/rearrange heavy items up to 50 lbs.; standing for extended period, crouching, kneeling etc.
  • General experience operating hand tools, drill press, saw, grinder, hydraulic pumps etc.
  • General understanding of electrical power utility components and related tests
  • Ability to work effectively both alone and in teams
  • Must be self-motivated, and have strong prioritizing and time management skills; have demonstrated the initiative and ability to make positive contribution to project team
  • Ability to travel and flexibility to meet tight deadlines
  • Strong written (technical and non-technical) and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service orientation



Kinectrics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.