General Company Information:

Kinectrics Inc. is Canada’s leading provider of innovative science and engineering services to the Electricity Energy Sector. We are a company built on a 100-year history of serving the energy sector with our advanced problem-solving expertise. Employing more than 1000 engineers, scientists and technologists our employees are recognized worldwide for outstanding technical excellence in the energy sector. Kinectrics is unique in that it has an extensive suite of up to date laboratories serving clients in both North America and around the globe.

 

General Overview

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. The initial assignment is within the Line Asset Management (LAM) Department. 

General Duties

  • 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.
  • 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; 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.

Skill/Experience

  • Completion of High School plus additional specialized courses related to Electrical Technology Diploma at the community college level or equivalent in the area of electrical technology/engineering. Graduate of three-year Electrical Technology Diploma at the community college level is preferred.
  • A period of at least 1 year experience in a high current lab is required.
  • A period of up to 5 years of relevant industrial experience in a power utility or service company is required. Minimum 4 years of advanced education may be considered towards fulfilling this requirement.
  • 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
  • Familiarity with data acquisition systems is a must, and the requirements for performing precision measurements.
  • 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 lb; 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.

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