Electrician – Fort Simpson

Electrician – Fort Simpson


Job Position: Electrician – Fort Simpson

Company: NTPC

Expected salary: $45.15 – 54.86 per hour

Location: Fort Simpson, NT

Electrician – Fort Simpson Job Details:


OverviewPosition located in Fort Simpson, NT – Reporting to the Maintenance Services Manager, the Electrician will perform journeyperson level work, and is responsible for the repair and maintenance of electrical generation and control equipment, along with auxiliary equipment such as electric motors, transformers, relays, electronic governors, voltage regulators, and other electrical systems in diesel and hydro generating stations, and all other related duties.Responsibilities

  • Maintains and repairs all electrical systems, AC and DC single phase and three phase electric motors and assists with scheduled overhauls of diesel and natural gas generator sets.
  • Assists with scheduled overhauls of diesel electric generation sets.
  • Calibrates all engine mounted alarms, indication and shutdown devices, as well as cleaning and checking all wiring and relays in engine control cabinets.
  • Maintains and repairs auxiliary generator equipment and devices. Planned maintenance includes, but is not limited to, calibration of automatic and manual voltage regulators, generator protection devices, metering and cleaning and checking all wiring and terminations in generator control cubicles. Setting and adjustment of electronic governors is also required.

Assists in SCADA system maintenance and repairs including start up, cleaning of filters and checking of various input and output devices.Troubleshooting and repairs to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).Maintenance and repairs to high and low voltage switchgear and breakers. Cleaning breaker circuits and motor control centres, cleaning and calibration of high voltage breakers, torqueing buss bar bolts and inspecting wiring and terminations. * Installation and programming of VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives).

  • Carry out small bearing changes (up to 300kW gensets) and assist mechanics with larger bearing changes.


  • Journeyperson level Electrician certification and a inimum three years journeyperson experience troubleshooting diesel generation electrical systems including the ability to set electronic governors and voltage regulators unsupervised in the field. Equivalencies may be considered.
  • Preference given to those with instrumentation, high voltage, and switching experience.
  • Must have experience with setting up electronic governors for parallel operation.
  • Experience installing, maintaining and commissioning of Caterpillar, Isuzu, Gascor, Deutz and Detroit Diesel gensets in the range 70 kW to 2800 kW.
  • Ability to read and work off blueprints, as well as interpret drawings, diagrams, and specifications of a variety of types of electrical equipment, including manufacturer’s manuals and parts books.
  • Must have a NWT Class 5 driver’s licence required.
  • Must undergo a successful criminal background check.

Salary for this position ranges from $45.15/hr.-$54.86/hr. plus a location allowance of approximately $6,184 per year. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes health and dental benefits, disability insurance, life insurance, paid sick days and a defined benefits pension plan. Relocation assistance is provided.Affirmative Action Employer – Candidates must clearly identify eligibility status in order to receive priority consideration. We thank all those who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.PC4160

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