Technical Representative

Requirements

Level 1 (General labourer, first to second year apprentice)

- Knowledge of various hand-tools.
- Basic electrical theory.
- Basic wiring methods for cables and raceways.
- Mathematical fundamentals and trade calculations for the electrical industry.
- Knowledge of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Level 2 (Third to fourth year apprentice)

- Prerequisite level One, plus;
- Investigate and solve basic technical problem.
- Knowledgeable in the use of a variety of measuring instruments including: Meggers & Multimeters,but not limited too.
- Read and comprehend schematics, drawings and specifications.

Level 3 (Journeyman / Technologist, 5-8 years)

- Prerequisite level 2, plus;
- Investigate and solve intermediate technical problems.
- Installation and service of high voltage services.
- Test and measure voltage, loads, ground faults and integrity of circuits.
- Comprehension of current Canadian electrical codes.
- Maintenance, installation and testing of switchgear, transformers etc.
- Able to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematic and electrical code specification to determine layout of industrial electrical equipment installations.
- Mentor junior staff in electrical design, theory and good work practices.
- Supervisory training as well as OH&S and/or SCSA training but not limited too.
- Preparation of proposals within limits of authority and/or assist senior staff with development of opportunities as requested.

Level 4 (Specialist, 7-12 years)

- Prerequisite level 3, plus;
- Investigate and solve advanced technical problems.
- Completion of a two year Electrical Engineering Technology Program or equivalent.
- Related work experience in the areas of Utility, Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
- Maintenance may be used in lieu of education.
- Responsible to research, learn and understand core business activities, tests and related equipment.
- Responsible for quality workmanship of personal tasks and Teams.
- Responsible for personal safety and Team.
- Responsible for the direction and training of junior staff.
- Responsible for customer technical consultation and training.
- Responsible for customer solicitation and proposals within limits of authority and/or to assist in preparation of opportunities.
- Responsible for project cost controls:

 

- Material procurement.
- Evaluation and coordination of sub-contractor services.
- Preparation of invoice documentation.
- Control labor costs on projects.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Software.
- Knowledge of Company Quality Management System.

Level 5 (Senior Specialist, 10 plus years)

- Prerequisite level 4, plus;
- Project management:
- Cost controls.
- Scheduling.
- Milestones.
- Deliverables.
- Risk assessments.
- Cost benefits analysis.
- Solicitation and development of subcontractor services for project execution.
- In-depth knowledge of market and company abilities.
- Work with customers to assist with the development and review of project documentation to ensure project objectives are met.

Experience
Level 1 (General labourer, First to second year apprentice)

- Grade 12 diploma.
- Hands on experience with mechanical hand tools such as: drills, saws, angle grinders etc.
- Performing various wiring installations.
- Valid driver’s license.

Level 2 (Third to fourth year apprentice)

- Level one plus;
- Perform installation of electrical equipment.
- Test and measure voltage, loads, ground faults and integrity of circuits.
- Related work experience in the areas of Utility, Industrial and Commercial Power System assemblies.
- Performs work in the construction, commissioning and maintenance, and the protection and control areas of high voltage electrical substations.
- Cutting, threading, bending, assembling and installing conduits, cables and other types of electrical conductor enclosures and fittings.
- Splicing, joining and connecting wire to form circuits.

Level 3 (Journeyman / Technologist 5-8 years)

- Level two plus;
- Supervision of team of up to 5 workers.
- Installation of a wide range of electrical components into electrical; such as CDP’s, breakers, distribution panels, transformers, relays and wiring devices.
- Completion of high voltage splices, stress cones etc.
- Inspect equipment during fabrication for Canadian Electrical code compliance and specifications.

Level 4 (Specialist, 7-12 years)

- Supervision of team of up to 10 workers.
- Performing repairs to mining equipment such as breakers, switchgear. Transformers etc.
- Testing circuits to ensure integrity and safety using various test equipment.
- Positioning, maintaining and installing distribution and control equipment such as; switches, protection relays, circuit breaker panels and fuse enclosures.
- Installing, replacing, maintaining and repairing electrical systems and related electrical equipment.
- Completion of high voltage splices, stress cones etc. 
- Responsible for the generation and tracking of business and quotations within limits of authority.
- Responsible for an annual sales volume as determined by direct manager.

Level 5 (Senior Specialist, 10 plus years)

- Supervision of team greater than 10 workers.
- Responsible for the generation and tracking of business and quotations within limits of authority.
- Responsible for an annual sales volume as determined by direct manager.
- Provide technical direction to various teams of people in support of the project installation activities.
- Review processes and determine the optimum process for each client application.
- Preparation of project management documentation.
- Prepare tender packages to customers.
- Lead meetings with customers.

Special Skills and Abilities:

Level 1(General laborer, First to second year apprentice)

- The ability to distinguish colours to work with colour-coded wiring.
- Proven accountability, trust and team integrity towards company and co workers.
- Demonstrated organizational, problem solving, and time management skills.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Perform duties indoors and outdoors in all seasons.
- Keep a clean and safe working area.
- Responsible for personal safety.

Level 2 (Third to fourth year apprentice)

- Level one plus;
- Ability to perform work assignments with minimal supervision and within a budgeted time frame.
- Responsible for issuing and tracking purchased materials which may be required to complete a respective project.
- Responsible to research, learn, and understand core business activities, tests, and related equipment.
- Required to perform mechanical repairs of equipment following manufacturer supplied technical documentation.
- Responsible for quality workmanship of personal tasks.

 

- Assemble and construct equipment according to drawings and design.
- As-built drawings to reflect construction.

Level 3 (Journeyman / Technologist)

- Level two plus;
- Responsible for collecting and reporting technical data, and making recommendations to internal and/or external customers.
- Responsible for achieving and maintaining productivity and gross margin objectives as outlined by a supervisor and/or manager.
- Complete test sheets accurately.
- Analytical reasoning and creative abilities.

Level 4 (Specialist, 7-12 years)


- Level three plus;
- Self-motivated, capable of working on multiple projects with minimal or no supervision. 
- Project management skills of projects within limits of authority.
- Responsible for an annual sales volume as determined by manager.
- Responsible to research, learn and understand core business activities, tests and related equipment.
- Responsible for selling, promoting, and completing core services to clients.
- Responsible for both verbal and written communication with clients, suppliers and co-workers; including reports, quotes, faxes, etc.
- Responsible for various aspects of financial project management of assigned or solicited projects.
- The ability to lead by example as a positive role model in all facets of the company.
- The ability to teach internal / external customers so they able to comprehend.
- Demonstrated organizational, problem solving and time management skills.
- Analytical reasoning and creative abilities.
- Ability to communicate well with co-workers, clients and suppliers.

Level 5 (Senior Specialist, 10 plus years)


- Responsible for the generation and tracking of business and quotations within limits of authority.
- Responsible to assist with business development at all levels.
- Responsible for an annual sales volume determined by direct manager.
- Responsible to provide leadership to all levels of company and in customer relations.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:


- Responsible to their Supervisor/Manager, the Technical Representative will be responsible for and must have experience in both low and high voltage power systems, controls, applications, repairs, installations, maintenance, and consulting.
- Ensure that all company standards, including safety and quality are complied with as required during the execution of daily duties.
- Responsible to participate in the implementation and review of the ISO 9001 quality management system.

 

- All other duties as assigned.

INTERRELATIONSHIPS – INTERNAL/EXTERNAL:


- Co-workers & Customers
- Suppliers & Sub-contractors
- Government agencies (I.e. OH&S)
- Department Supervisors/Managers
- Administrative/Finance Department

CONDITIONS OF WORK:


Hours of Work:
- 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday
- Overtime work and travel can be frequent; personal schedule should be relatively flexible to accommodate client, employer and employee needs.

Physical Effort:

- Heavy

Environment:


- Frequent interruptions; changing and conflicting deadlines should be expected. 
- Potential interactions with people who are under deadlines and may be under emotional strains and duress.
- Requirement to work in various locations throughout North America (or outside of North America) on various technical issues and projects.
- Indoor and outside work required so extreme weather conditions can be expected

Responsibility:

- Scope of work shall fall within the Limits of Authority.

Email resumes to: hr.saskatoon@teampowersolutions.ca