Electric System Operator
General Posting
Closing Date:
May 24, 2022
Contact Method:
How to Apply:
Resumes stating qualifications and experience will be accepted until May 24, 2022. Please email your resume to HR@SSMPUC.COM.
Job Description:

About Sault Ste. Marie: A welcoming and vibrant community of 73,000, Sault Ste. Marie provides an affordable, active lifestyle in the heart of the Great Lakes. What you’ll find here is a great career and even greater quality of life that offers short commute times and quick access to world class cultural and natural amenities. For more information, visit welcometossm.com.

PUC Services Inc. operates multiple utilities within and around the City of Sault Ste. Marie, including the supply and delivery of electricity and drinking water, and energy services and the treatment of water and wastewater.

As the Electric System Operator, your duties will include:

  • In conjunction with the Lead Hand Stations, Substation Operation Technician and the Lead Hand Powerline Technician, perform a leading role in coordinating emergency power restoration activities and provide guidance to field staff to minimize outage scope and duration.
  • Coordinate and administer Utility Work Protection and switching orders to allow for a safe working environment, often under emergency conditions.
  • Administer, maintain, and configure the electric SCADA System.
  • Identify System loading and temporary load transfers.
  • Assist in development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
  • Maintain accurate and up to date schematics, prints and record.
  • A shift work rotation may be implemented at a future date.


  • A post-secondary diploma in an Electrical Technology field or MEA Journeyperson Certification as a Powerline Technician or Substation Electrician.
  • Must hold or have the ability to acquire the MEA Electric Operator Certification.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience on an electrical distribution system, or related controls and stations.
  • Sound Leadership skills for coordination of technical staff.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of related legislation, codes, standards and practices.
  • Ability to operate computerized systems.
  • Must hold and maintain a valid Ontario driver’s license.

Resumes stating qualifications and experience will be accepted until May 24, 2022.  Please email your resume to HR@SSMPUC.COM.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage diversity in our workplace.  Accommodation is available for applicants upon request.  We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted.



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