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.

Journeyman Powerline Technician – Drayton Valley


At Battle River Power Coop we invest in our greatest resource – our members. As one of Alberta’s largest Cooperative as electricity distribution provider, we are positioned for growth. Each day, Battle River Power Coop employees strive to exceed members expectations while maintaining a focus on our commitment to safety.

Application Deadline: Until suitable candidate is hired
Department: Operations
Work Location/Office: Drayton Valley
Status: Full Time
Number of Hires: 1

Why Join Our Team?

At Battle River Power Coop, our employee’s matter. We work in a member focused and team-oriented environment where the safety of our employees and communities is paramount, our member’s needs are a top priority, and the reliability of their electricity service is critical. By joining the Battle River Power Coop family, you will become a part of a collaborative and communicative culture, one that is respectful of our history, while focused on the future and the opportunities it brings. At Battle River Power Coop, we power rural communities and empower our people to do their best work.

What are We Looking For?

Battle River Power Coop is looking for highly motivated and experienced Journeyman Powerline Technician to support our ongoing construction and maintenance operations. We’re specifically looking for an individual who is an exceptional team player, devoted to safety and is committed to providing an exceptional member experience.

This position will work with strict adherence to safety practices, regulations and procedures to construct, maintain, repair, or troubleshoot the electric distribution system, whether overhead or underground. Performing switching duties, patrolling lines, obtaining hold offs and conducting inspections will all be part of the daily duties for this position.

When supporting distribution operations activities, the Power Line Technician will prioritize and execute on trouble calls, power interruptions, escort highloads and address minor repairs and issues on a daily basis.

This role will also be expected to participate in a regular standby rotation, mentor apprentices and perform other special projects and duties as assigned.

What will you bring to the Role?

o Ability to both lead and work within a team environment; including leading by example in promoting and applying safe work practices.
o Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with fellow co-workers and our members; this includes good communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
o Demonstrated ability to work as a part of a team or independently as an individual contributor.
o Good organizational and time management skills, able to manage numerous projects and competing demands.
o Knowledge of basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, Outlook etc.)

Required Qualifications:

o To be considered for this position, candidate must have a valid Red Seal Journeyman Powerline Technician Certificate and a current valid Alberta Motor Vehicle class 3 or 1 driver’s license with an air endorsement.

Special Conditions:

o Business needs dictate that you must live in the Drayton Valley area.
o Participation in after hours and weekend standby rotation is required.
o Successful candidate will be required to produce a current driver’s abstract.
o This has been identified as a safety sensitive position. The successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
o Participation in operations is required.
o Participation on a construction crew is required.

Please submit your resume to:
Battle River Power Coop
Attention: Human Resources
Box 1420, Camrose, AB T4V 1X3

We appreciate and consider all applications; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.