Utilityworker II (Shift)

February 28, 2024

Job Description

Utilityworker II (Shift)

LocationCA-NS-Port Hawkesbury

ID 2024-2664


Category Power Production


Position Type Full-Time


Job Title: Utility Worker II (Shift)
Company, Department: Nova Scotia Power, Power Production
Location:  Point Tupper, NS –Point Tupper Generating Station – Onsite
Salary: $26.92 per hour, as per the NSPI/IBEW Collective Agreement
Type of Employment: Regular, Full-Time
Closing Date: March 7th, 2024
Reference Number: 2024-2664

The Opportunity

We are currently looking to fill the position of Utilityworker II (Shift) to join our Power Production team in a permanent position. Reporting to the Controls Supervisor, you will be responsible for the safe and efficient performance of general utility duties in the plant. 

Key elements of this role include:

As a Utilityworker II (Shift):

  • You will be responsible for the safe and efficient performance of general utility duties including but not limited to heavy labour, routine maintenance work, operating of equipment such as small tractors, snowplowing equipment, mobile sweepers, etc., cleaning of plant equipment and apparel, preventative maintenance duties, repair maintenance duties, environmental maintenance and control, vegetative control, etc.  
  • You will provide assistance to other Utility workers in the performance of their duties.
  • You may be temporarily assigned to other locations to assist other areas when required and will be expected to travel throughout the province.
  • You will be required to take training courses e.g.: in-house safety, environmental, vehicle operation and other training courses related to your position. You must be willing to participate in on-the-job training or training programs that support the development of additional skills. 
  • You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of your co-workers by observing and ensuring compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations. 
  • You will be accountable for environmental performance as it relates to the environmental management system processes and initiatives. 
  • You will demonstrate your knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and your responsibilities under the Act. 
  • You will take a very proactive approach to Safety in the Plant and will demonstrate your commitment to the Risk Assessment Process consistently.  

 This position is considered a safety sensitive position. As such, the successful candidate must comply with the Emera Alcohol and Drug Policy which requires a confidential pre-employment alcohol and drug test in accordance with the Emera Alcohol and Drug Procedure. 

These skills will make you successful:

To thrive in this role, you recognize yourself in most of the following competencies and skills listed below:

  • A Grade XII education or equivalent, with reading and writing skills necessary to safely and effectively perform the duties of the position, is required. 
  • You must be able to perform heavy labour duties with demonstrated skills in general plant and/or coal system cleanliness requirements and be familiar with and capable of using common hand and power tools in the course of the day-to-day work.  
  • Being self-motivated and having the ability to get along well with others and work with minimum supervision is essential.
  • A strong environmental awareness and dedication, with particular understanding and experience with recycling requirements and standards is an asset. 
  • You must hold a valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License with a minimum of two years driving experience and provide a driver’s abstract satisfactory to NSPI.
  • Demonstrated experience with or certification in staging erection and/or vacuum truck operation is an asset. 
  • You must be capable of working in a variety of confined spaces using all appropriate personal protective equipment and other safety devices.

We understand that experience comes in many forms, and we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team. So, if your experience is close to what we’ve listed above, please consider applying.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Must be able to lift a range of 17-66 lbs. from waist to overhead on a minimal to frequent basis.
  • Able to carry 25-66 lbs. with one or two hands.
  • Use a range of grip strength from simple to firm grasp with turning motions.
  • Use upper and whole-body strength to push and pull 20-50 lbs.
  • Perform static reaching from shoulder to overhead occasionally and frequently at waist and lateral level.
  • Perform frequent walking.
  • Occasionally perform standing, bending, stooping, and forward flexional movements, squatting, twisting while balancing with neck flexion, extension and rotation movements
  • Perform sitting, kneeling, crouching, and crawling on a minimal basis.
  • Able to discriminate colours through vision and adjust to warm temperatures and confined spaces.

Learn more about our culture and values

At the Emera Group of Companies, you’ll be part of an inclusive, respectful workplace where everyone is welcomed and supported. Come build a career as unique as you are: making an impact from Atlantic Canada to the world. Your experience and perspective will help us to safely deliver cleaner, more reliable energy to our customers. If working in an innovative environment, challenging yourself, and shaping a cleaner energy future inspires you, we want to hear from you. Apply by March 7th, 2024, and let us know why this role is right for you.

The perks of joining our team? We offer:

  • Health & Wellbeing: A comprehensive benefits plan, Employee and Family Assistance Program, parental leave top-up plan and wellness benefits. 
  • Grow Your Career: Opportunities to advance within and between our affiliate companies, a focus on employee development and available sponsored education programs.
  • Community Engagement & Care: Corporate investments in the places where our people live and work, mentoring opportunities, fundraising-matching & volunteer programs, and scholarships for children of employees. 
  • Competitive CompensationA comprehensive benefits plan and a Defined Contribution Pension Plan 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emera

As one of Atlantic Canada’s largest publicly traded companies, we are ranked one of Canada’s Top 100 EmployersTop Employers for Young People and Top Diversity Employers. We know our success is driven by our dedicated teams and we strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including persons who identify as racially visible, Indigenous, persons with disabilities, women in underrepresented roles and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Applicants from these equity groups may self-identify through the online application process. We support candidates and employees with access and accommodation needs and encourage you to let us know when you require accommodation.

Recruitment & Promotion Policy

The success of the Emera Company is driven by its people: a strong team with a shared commitment to support the Emera Company mission and values. The purpose of our recruitment policy is to provide a consistent framework to support fair and equitable attraction, hiring, and retention of the best talent for vacant positions. We are dedicated to maintaining a fair hiring process that provides equitable opportunities to all our applicants and is guided by our company values.