CAREERS

Battle River Power Coop is a Rural Electrification Association that operates under cooperative principles. The Coop provides electrical distribution for farms, rural businesses, industry and recreation/residential development. As an electric utility cooperative, the Coop offers several advantages that are unique to the coop business model.

Our rural Alberta service area stretches from the Town of Bruderheim in the north to the Village of Alix in the south, and east from the Town of Wainwright to the Village of Thorsby in the west, spanning 13 Alberta Municipal Districts and Counties. We have been providing safe, reliable electricity distribution to rural Alberta for 70 years and serve 8700 plus members.

We employ 50 qualified people who contribute to the cost effective, reliable and safe energy delivery through services including power restoration, new construction, vegetation management, loans, electrician services and utility billing.

Certified Utility Arborist

We are looking for an IVMAA Certified Utility Arborist to look after aerial and ground maintenance of vegetation around our power line system. The position reports directly to the Vegetation Manager.

General Summary:

o Responsible and accountable for the field activities related to utility vegetation maintenance operations, tools, and equipment
o Ensure operating expenses and controllable costs are within budget
o Complete and accurate documentation as per applicable policies and procedures
o Coordinate work schedule with staff and customers
o Conduct daily tailboard meetings, documentation with crew members, and ensure tailboards are completed
o Provide support, training, mentoring, and supervision to fellow employees and apprentices
o Able to work outdoors and in extreme weather conditions

Qualifications:

o IVMAA Certified Utility Tree Trimmer Certification in good standing from the Provincial Vegetation Managers Association (PVMA) or equivalent
o 2 – 3 years experience as an aerial bucket operator
o Previous experience as a Crew Foreman
o Class 5 Driver’s License with air endorsement
o ISA and TRAQ Certification is considered an asset
o Must have team experience – developed ability to communicate with members of the team and to be able to easily comprehend and follow instructions – must work well with others
o Previous experience in rural power distribution system brushing maintenance would be an asset
o Good health, strong physique, and possess good body coordination

Hours of Operation: Hours of operation are generally 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, four days a week (Tuesday – Friday).

Salary & Benefits: Battle River Power Coop offers a competitive salary, attractive benefits, and a positive work environment. The starting salary for this position will be based upon the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Applications: Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and current resume via email or to address below by Monday, October 25, 2021, at 4:00 pm or when a suitable candidate is hired. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please submit your resume to:
Battle River Power Coop
Attention: Human Resources
Box 1420, Camrose, AB T4V 1X3
Fax: (780) 672-7969
Email: valerie.king@brpower.coop


General Laborer

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as General Laborer based out of Camrose, AB. This is a permanent full-time position with possibility of moving into an Apprentice position.

General Summary:

o Assist in construction of power line
o Operation of digger
o Assist in setting and anchoring power poles
o Assist in the warehouse
o Available after hours/weekends and holidays

Qualifications:

o Class 5 Driver’s License with air endorsement
o Must have team experience – developed ability to communicate with members of the team and to be able to easily comprehend and follow instructions – must work well with others
o Good health, strong physique, and possess good body coordination

Hours of Operation: Hours of operation are generally 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, four days a week.

Salary & Benefits: Battle River Power Coop offers a competitive salary, attractive benefits, and a positive work environment. The starting salary for this position will be based upon the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Applications: Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and current resume via email or to address below by Friday, October 22, 2021, at 4:00 pm. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please submit your resume to:
Battle River Power Coop
Attention: Human Resources
Box 1420, Camrose, AB T4V 1X3
Fax: (780) 672-7969
Email: valerie.king@brpower.coop


Utility Tree Trimming Assistant

General Summary:

We are looking for a full-time Utility Tree Trimming Groundman to assist in aerial and ground maintenance of vegetation around our powerline system. The position reports to the Utility Tree Trimming Foreman and will be based out of our Camrose office.

Skills:

o Team player with a willingness to learn
o Ability to problem solve, plan and organize
o Safety orientated and focused
o Excellent communication and customer relations skills
o Ability to lift 50lbs

Qualifications:

o High School Diploma or equivalent
o Previous vegetation maintenance experience considered an asset (willing to train)
o Willing to perform labor-intensive work in all weather conditions
o Valid Class 5 License with clean driver’s abstract (5 year)
o Chainsaw Safety Certification considered an asset
o First Aid/CPR
o WHMIS Certification

Hours of Operation: Hours of operation are generally 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, four days a week with Wednesdays off.

Salary & Benefits: Battle River Power Coop offers a competitive salary, attractive benefits, and a positive work environment. The starting salary for this position will be based upon the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.

Applications: Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter and current resume via email or to address below by Friday, October 22, 2021, at 4:00 pm or when a suitable candidate is hired. We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please submit your resume to:
Battle River Power Coop
Attention: Human Resources
Box 1420, Camrose, AB T4V 1X3
Fax: (780) 672-7969
Email: valerie.king@brpower.coop