Technologist (High Voltage 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 Voltage Lab.

Employment Type: Permanent

Location: 800 Kipling Avenue, Toronto, ON

Department: Line Asset Management

Reports to: Service Line Manager, High Voltage Lab

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 are looking for an organization that is committed to your future growth development, then you’ve come to the right place.


Accountabilities: How You Will Make an Impact


  • Perform all duties in a safe manner in compliance with Kinectrics policies and procedures.
  • Perform sample preparations, job safety analysis, custom test setup, and assist with installation of laboratory equipment and test fixtures.
  • Assist the test lead with preparation of test plans and test log sheets.
  • Perform electrical tests, investigations and technical studies for customers in one or more disciplines.
  • Perform lab and field tests using predominantly standard techniques; provide support in laboratory or field environments by conducting experiments, conducting tests or servicing equipment, investigations; quality control.
  • Assemble, troubleshoot, and maintain various equipment, processes, systems and development of test methods.
  • Participate in the analysis of test results and data by use of standard software packages.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by following good quality and safety practices in all aspects of the work performed.
  • Perform clerical duties, such as word processing, excel sheets, maintaining filing systems. 
  • Perform routine processes and duties such as local and international shipping, receiving, inventory management, equipment maintenance, procurement, calibration support and quality control, etc.
  • Adhere to Kinectrics quality assurance protocol.
  • 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 Certification at the Electrical Technologist (CET) level by a Canadian certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists Association.
  • Requires solid knowledge of electrical theory, insulation engineering, and testing standards to understand the requirements for High Voltage testing of electrical equipment. A period of at least 3 years’ experience in a high voltage setting, with direct experience in testing of transmission and distribution cables and/or overhead line equipment, station equipment, and live line work equipment.
  • Minimum 3 years of hand-on experience operating a wide range of hand tools, power tools, and machinery including but not limited to drill presses, saws, grinders, hydraulic pumps, and other specialized equipment.
  • Minimum 1 year of industrial experience applying, calibrating, or fixing instruments, meters, transducers, and data acquisition systems is required. Demonstrate experience performing scheduled and/or preventative maintenance to ensure proper functioning and minimize downtime. Diagnose and troubleshoot equipment issues, making necessary repairs and adjustments.
  • Requires strong experience with HV testing practices, procedures and safety standards; or equivalent advanced education in related field such as electrical engineering technology is required.
  • Ability to work at 35’ height and perform work in a safely manor. 
  • Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in organization and coordination of multiple tasks, under both laboratory and field conditions.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Experienced and understanding tests of HIPOT, AC, DC, RIV, CORONA, PD, Tan Delta, Heat cycling test, etc.
  • Must be able to read and interpret substation single line diagrams and control drawings.
  • 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. Must possess initiative to make and implement continuous improvements to existing processes.
  • 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 understanding of electrical power utility components and related tests
  • Proactively considers safety of self and others.
  • Ability to conduct general equipment repair work.
  • Ability to travel occasionally and work in a field environment
  • Ability to work independently on a day-to-day basis
  • Ability to exercise discretion and judgement in resolving problems
  • 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.