Power Linesperson

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Job Detail

  • Career Level Journeyman
  • Experience Previous Experience
  • No. of Openings 1
  • Department Electrical & Instrumentation

Job Description

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd. is a Canadian diamond mining company situated approximately 200 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The company operates the Ekati Diamond Mine, in which it owns a controlling interest. It supplies rough diamonds to the global market through its sorting and selling operations in Canada and Belgium, and is Canada’s largest independent diamond producer.

Arctic maximizes the sales value of its rough stones from the Ekati Diamond Mines and maintains a preferred position as a supplier of rough diamonds to the world’s diamond manufacturers <x{(}>(</x{(}>cutters and polishers) by dealing directly with them and tailoring rough diamond parcels to the client’s particular needs.

Why Arctic Canadian Diamond Company?

At Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd., we believe people are our most important asset. That is why we are fully committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our employees and to establishing strong lasting and respectful relationships with the people and communities with whom we work.

Arctic is dedicated to developing our workforce and committed to creating an environment where people can learn, grow, and take on new responsibilities. We build capacity within our workforce by offering leadership training, apprenticeship positions, and adult education initiatives, all of which encourage employees and contractors to strive for growth and development.

Since beginning operations in 1998, the Ekati Diamond mine has become internationally recognized as a world-class supplier of top-quality rough diamonds. Now operated by Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Ltd., the Ekati mine provides unique operational challenges, rewarding career development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Team Leader, Electrical & Instrumentation, and working three (3) weeks on, followed by three (3) weeks off at the Ekati mine; the Power Linesperson will be responsible for performing activities related to the electrical construction, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and/or testing on energized and de-energized distribution systems and/or transmission power lines. The Power Linesperson will work closely with the Electrical Services Team Leader and Planner.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Perform activities related to the electrical construction, maintenance, repair or testing on energized and de-energized distribution and/or transmission power lines, as required, up to system voltage limits;
  • Install, repair, troubleshoot and maintain electrical distribution systems including overhead and underground power lines and cables, transformers and other associated equipment;
  • Safely operate heavy duty utility equipment including bucket trucks, and related equipment, as required;
  • Recognize, assess and control potentially hazardous situations in the work environment;
  • Function effectively as an integral part of a work group;
  • Work safely in all conditions;
  • Alterations and housekeeping of 69KV substations;
  • Advise groups walking under energized highline of hazards and safe practices;
  • Remain in a call-out ready status in the event of a highline failure after normal work hours;
  • Inspections of tooling and high voltage PPE to ensure good operating condition;
  • Complete a daily report of activities and conditions and submit to Electrical Team leader.


  • Interprovincial Red Seal Journeyperson Power Linesperson Certificate, or equivalent;
  • Journeyperson Electrical certification would be an asset;
  • Must possess knowledge of Industry standard safe working practices;
  • Experience working around substation equipment and maintaining and troubleshooting highline systems and equipment;
  • Proficient in general computer skills including Microsoft Office;
  • PSE Certification an asset;
  • Previous experience with SAP considered an asset
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Have the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively within a team environment;
  • Work within a strong safety-oriented culture, while maintaining a focus on safety standards, policies and procedures. Willing and able to participate and lead safety meetings.

The Company provides travel to and from the Ekati mine site out of Calgary, Yellowknife, and other Northern fly points as indicated in the NWT Socio-Economic Agreement for the Ekati mine.

Employees need to be fully vaccinated with a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Arctic Canadian Diamond Company is committed to Employee Equity, supports diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Preference will be given to qualified applicants from Arctic Canadian Diamonds Impact Benefit Agreement groups. Members should clearly identify their IBA status on the online job application and resume, to receive priority consideration.

For information about the beautiful region in which our mines are located visit www.spectacularnwt.com.

If this position interests you and you have the experience and qualifications we are looking for, please apply at https://arcticcanadian.ca/jobs/.

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