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Auxiliary Power Engineer

Posting Number: 6190
Company Description: Nova Scotia Power Inc.
Department Description: Thermal TUC Operations
Number of Open Positions: 1
Location: CA - Tuft's Cove Generating Station, Nova Scotia

Description

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety and our customers, we’re committed to providing exceptional service to our customers and rewarding jobs to our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. We are currently looking to fill the position of Auxiliary Power Engineer.

Accountabilities:  Join the enthusiastic, energetic team at our Tuft's Cove Generating Station.  As a member of the Operations Team, you will be responsible for all aspects of the safe and cost efficient operation of the high-pressure boiler turbine units and all associated auxiliary equipment. You must be able to work effectively as a member of the Operations Team and be capable of functioning in a planned work environment. You will be required to participate in competency based training, regulatory training and be willing to participate in on-the-job training or training programs that support the development of additional skills. You will work on an as required basis within the confines of the NSPI/IBEW Collective Agreement.        

You will be responsible for your personal safety and that of your co-workers by observing all Occupational Health and Safety Rules and Regulations. You will be responsible for solid environmental performance of the plant and support all ISO 14001 processes and initiatives. 

You may be temporarily assigned to other locations to assist other areas when required and will be expected to travel throughout the province.

It is the responsibility of the Auxiliary Power Engineer to ensure that NSPI is in compliance with all NERC/NPCC reliability standards related to Power Production.

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.

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:   A 2nd Class Power Engineer Certificate and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a Power Engineer in a generating station or industry with similar processes are required. You will be required to demonstrate acceptable color vision for operation of control monitoring equipment. You have proven problem resolution skills and the flexibility and ability to adapt to rescheduled assignments. You must be a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills, a strong computer aptitude and the ability to deal with multiple tasks and demands.

If no qualified candidates apply, applicants who possess a 3rd Class Power Engineer Certificate or are currently enrolled in the final year of a 3rd Class Power Engineering program will be considered as Power Engineer Apprentices. As a registered apprentice, you will be responsible to complete all papers and skills required to successfully obtain your 2nd Class Power Engineer Certificate within a specific time frame.

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:

  • Must be able to lift 10-25 lbs. from the floor to overhead on an occasional basis and carry 50 lbs. with two hands

  • Able to push and pull 95 lbs. with whole body strength and 145 lbs. using upper body strength on a minimal basis

  • Perform tasks using a range of grip strength frequently and perform static reaching from waist level on a frequent basis and from laterally to overhead on an occasional basis

  • Perform bending, stooping, kneeling, and forward flexional movements on a minimal basis

  • Perform squatting, crouching, neck rotation, neck extension and finger dexterity occasionally

  • Possess the ability use side neck flexion, stand, and climb ladders and stairs frequently while walking constantly

  • Must be able to sit constantly, using frequent finger dexterity while using minimal grip strength

  • Perform frequent static reaching at waist level and occasional reaching from below the waist to shoulder height

  • Perform minimal bending, stopping, and forward flexion

  • Use neck extensions and rotations occasionally and using side neck flexion frequently to complete tasks throughout the shift

Reports to:  Shift Supervisor

Form of Application:   Click the APPLY button at the end of the online job posting.  Complete all required information fields, and copy and paste your covering letter and resume into the online form.  

Salary:  $43.40 per hour, as per the NSPI/IBEW Collective Agreement.

Must Be Received By:  All interested candidates should apply no later than September 25, 2019.  

Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment and Promotion Policy:  When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available.  We're committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs.  Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities. 

We value diversity in the workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates including African Nova Scotians and other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles. 

Normally, unless otherwise requested in advance, the supervisors of internal candidates selected for an interview will be contacted in order to facilitate scheduling of the interviews.  The supervisor will maintain the confidentiality of the employee's application.

 

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