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Southwire Lineman - Powerline Technician - Manitoba in Mississauga, Ontario

Lineman - Powerline Technician - Manitoba

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Date: Apr 26, 2024

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA, L5R 3E9

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible?

Job Description

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the safe repair and rejuvenation of medium to high voltage underground cables using Novinium’s patented technology and processes.



Work safely with no electrical contact incidents or personal injuries

Enhance and advance a below zero incident safety culture and behavior

Comprehend and follow OSHA and company safety rules

Responsible for the safety of all people at a worksite


Operate TDR waveform and RF locating equipment to perform cable testing and analysis of cable paths, splice locations and neutral corrosion

Place and operate cable injection equipment on de-energized and energized cables in transformers, switchgear, junction boxes and at other cable end points

Perform air flow tests

Prepare cable for injection activities, including electrical craftwork according to quality standards

Inject URD and feeder cables with Novinium patented repair/rejuvenation fluids using sustained and un-sustained rejuvenation technologies

Provide field service and set up injection equipment

Switch medium voltage electrical circuits

Write and implement cable switching orders, manage switching contact with circuit owner

Climb poles to perform work if needed

Carry out other duties as assigned

Project Management

May coordinate injection and digging activities (competency in excavation)

Maintain rolling stock and equipment

Select Injection Adapters, and cable accessories

Assist Team Leader with job planning, hazard avoidance, and recording daily work records

Operate company vehicles and equipment, including bucket trucks, as required

Customer Relations

Provide positive customer service


Relevant work experience as a Lineman, Class A Lineman, Class B Lineman, First Class Power Lineman, or Cable Splicer with current certification or documentation

Experience with underground line work, including URD, fault location and repair, and switching

Strong Lineman underground craftwork skills, including inline splices, terminations and elbows

Ability to read circuit maps

Basic computer skills and entry level proficiency with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, internet/web)

Understanding of basic construction skills

Strong mechanical skills

Familiarity with URD systems and cables, fault repair and switching

Safe work record and a firm commitment to safety

Valid driver’s license and acceptable DMV record

CDL preferred

Passport and ability to travel to Canada preferred

Working Conditions

Able and willing to travel on a regular basis

Able to safely climb poles if needed

Able to lift, push, pull and carry at least 75 lbs. for a distance of 300 ft.

Able to stand, kneel and work in confined spaces for an extended period of time

Must be able to fit into a confined space rescue harness

Must conduct digging operations as required

Frequent sitting, standing and walking

Frequent exposure to seasonal elements

Conditions may vary based on assignment

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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