Power Supply Distribution Technician

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Date: 30-Nov-2022

Location: Eglinton, CA

Company: Alstom

Req ID:390821 

Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide the sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Our product portfolio ranges from high-speed trains, metros, monorail, and trams to integrated systems, customised services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a caring, responsible, and innovative company where more than 70,000 people lead the way to greener and smarter mobility, worldwide


Purpose of the job

Carry out work activities of preventive, corrective maintenance, and repairs on shift duty to the PS&D System.


Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the safety, availability, and reliability of the Power supply and Distribution (PS&D)System including the power substation equipment, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), cabling, OCS, and the “Blue Light Stations” (BLS)
  • Access to vehicles, tracks, spares, materials, tools, equipment, training, manuals, and procedures for the PS&D maintenance
  • Recommending and implementing techniques and procedures that ensure maintenance to the PS&D System is conducted safely, reliably, efficiently
  • Diagnosis and rectification of failures and emergency incidents within established guidelines
  • The PDS technician supports a 7-day week rail operation, working rotating shifts, on a continuous seven-day cycle performing all technical work related to TPS maintenance
  • Adherence to the Custodial, Preventative, and Rehabilitation Maintenance schedules
  • Inspects, tests, and repairs internal distribution cables and electrical substation equipment
  • Performs inspections, maintenance, and repairs on traction power voltage, monitoring systems, charging systems, circuit breakers, and other TPS components
  • Troubleshoot, analyze and isolate malfunctions, inspect, test, modify and maintain traction power voltage, monitoring systems, charging systems, circuit breakers, and other TPS components
  • Performs complex repair troubleshooting; safely using and maintaining hand and power tools and test equipment related to work
  • Performs preventative maintenance on traction power substations, and maintains parts inventory to maintain proper working conditions
  • Ensures proper safety precautions are followed, particularly around energized circuits
  • Prepares written reports, documents defects and repairs on inspection forms and on work orders using maintenance software
  • Operates boom, bucket, and tower truck, and other equipment and tools. Performs other duties as required
  • Conduct daily tailboard meetings and complete appropriate Hazard Risk Assessment forms
  • Work with and assist other departments as needed. Actively participates in safety meetings and Emergency Preparedness
  • Taking contingency actions as required in the shortest time to prevent unnecessary interruptions of power or delay in service
  • Work with other agents as required to ensure the safety and reliability of the system


Job Requirements


  • Technical College / Institute /High school graduate, with training in electrical engineering or technology
  • Electrician, 309A that is valid and up to date
  • High Voltage experience is an Asset
  • Experience in PS&D System/equipment maintenance or in railways or relevant transportation industry is advantageous
  • Specialized or cross-functional knowledge / relevant experience required by the position/role
  • Knowledge or the ability to rapidly attain a thorough knowledge of operation and maintenance rules, plans, procedures and instructions and relevant technical information
  • Ability to understand instructions and carry out all the diverse PS&D System maintenance functions
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to maintain a rapport and deal courteously with others
  • Possession of a road vehicle license ( Class G ) is mandatory
  • Understanding of the various departments, and agencies and the ability to work with them
  • Ability to participate in the Maintenance of other assets ( Lighting, Switch Heaters, Security Assets )
  • Adherence to and Knowledge of Policies, Procedures, S.O.P, and ability to follow up-to-date Rules, Regulations, and Legislation.





Customer Orientation

Organizational Insight




Technical skills

Electrical Technician/309A           

Ability to Coach others    

Underground/OH  HV Experience

Willingness to share Skill knowledge        

Knowledge of Rail/Vehicles          

Participate in all Job Briefings


Language skills

English  fluent


Other requirements

Computer skills are an Asset

Adherence to the various Regulations as set out by Toronto Hydro, Electrical Safety Authority, Electrical Safety Association, Ontario Electrical Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Regulations for Construction Projects

Alstom is the leading company in the mobility sector, solving the most interesting challenges for tomorrow’s mobility. That’s why we value inquisitive and innovative people who are passionate about working together to reinvent mobility, making it smarter and more sustainable. Day after day, we are building an agile, inclusive and responsible culture, where a diverse group of people are offered opportunities to learn, grow and advance in their careers, with options across functions and geographic locations. Are you ready to join a truly international community of great people on a challenging journey with a tangible impact and purpose?  


Equal opportunity statement:
Alstom is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment where all our employees are encouraged to reach their full potential, and individual differences are valued and respected.  All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by local law. 





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