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Kemano was a settlement situated 75 km southeast of Kitimat. It was built to service a hydroelectric power station, built to provide energy for Alcan to smelt aluminum from its ore. The Kemano Generating Station is built 427 m (1,400 ft) inside the base of Mt Dubose in a blasted cavern. It produces 896 MW of power from its eight generators, each of which has a capacity of 112MW.

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Pre-Job Requirements

Dues – Your basic dues must be paid up to the end of the current month

CSTS-09 – The dispatch office must first create an account for you on the BCCSA website and assign that course to your account. If you haven’t already been set up and need to take the course, email joann@ibew993.org or call 250-376-8755

WHMIS 2015 – This course can be taken online from the Western Jets Website. After logging in to https://wjets.ca/ choose “Online Training” which is listed under the “Training” menu item. The information that you need to log in to the VUBIZ training site is in the two green boxes. If you need assistance, you can view the short video at: https://wjets.ca/video/online-training/. There is three WHMIS courses listed. You are looking for “WHMIS 2015”. If you need help finding the correct course you can view a short video at https://wjets.ca/video/whmis/. If you’re still having problems, call the dispatch office at 778-470-5657 when you’re sitting in front of a computer.

Fall Arrest/Awareness – This course can be taken online from the Western Jets Website. After logging in to https://wjets.ca/ choose “Online Training” which is listed under the “Training” menu item. The information that you need to log in to the VUBIZ training site is in the two green boxes. If you need assistance, you can view the short video at: https://wjets.ca/video/online-training/. If you need help finding the correct course you can view a short video at https://wjets.ca/video/fall/. If you’re still having problems, call the dispatch office at 778-470-5657 when you’re sitting in front of a computer.

Don’t forget to sent your completed certifications to Joann at joann@ibew993.org when you’re done.

All of the above Ready For Work requirements must be met before a clearance can be created.

Frontier-Kemper Requirements

Tunnel Electrician

Experience

  • General knowledge and exposure to different types of mining and tunneling equipment.
  • Work experience at a mine or tunneling Construction Company.
  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and electrical code specifications to determine layout of tunnel electrical equipment installations
  • Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fibre-optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components
  • Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance
  • Maintain, repair, install and test switchgear, transformers, switchboard meters, regulators and reactors
  • Maintain, repair, test and install electrical motors, generators, alternators, industrial storage batteries and hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial, electrical and electronic control systems and other related devices
  • Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records
  • May install, maintain and calibrate industrial instrumentation and related devices

Qualifications

  • High school education – minimum Year 12 completion.
  • Electrician under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program.
  • Relevant machinery tickets, for example, Forklift, scoop tram or loader tickets.

Personal Qualities

  • You may be required to work in cramped, dusty, wet or noisy areas
  • Working shifts, weekends and overtime will be required.
  • You work underground all year round in a variety of climates
  • You are extremely safety conscious
  • You are punctual and show initiative and work smart
  • You like updating your technical knowledge on a continuing basis

Prospects

  • Become a workplace trainer & assessor; Progress to a supervisory or management roll.

Tools, Equipment, & Supplies

Do NOT Bring

  • Personal Tools
  • Hard Hats

Make Sure You Bring

  • Hi Viz Vests
  • CSA Work Boots
  • Rain Gear

Camp Information

  • No telephone service. If you want to make phone calls over wifi with your phone you can install the Hangouts Dialer.
    • If you’re using an Android phone you can download the app here: Hangouts Dialer App
    • Additional information for other devices can be found here: Make a phone call with Hangouts
    • IBEW 993 does not guarantee or provide support for the Hangouts Dialer app in any way, shape, or form. Please do not call me with questions.
  • Single room with ensuite/tv/wifi
  • Absolutely no drugs or alcohol will be tolerated on site
  • Recreation facilities available (Gym, Games Room etc)
  • Laundry for personal clothing
  • Camp Kitchen can accommodate food allergies
  • Storage locker will be provided for gear while on rotation
  • No recreational activates are permitted outside marked boundary due to threat of wild life.

Hiring

An emphasis is placed on hiring First Nation community members whose traditional territories are located within the vicinity of the project.

  • Haisla Nation
  • Cheslatta Carrier Nation
  • Skin Tyee Nation
  • Nee Tahi Buhn Band
  • Wet’suwet’en First Nation

Zone 1 – Priority Area
Watershed area, defined as the geographic areas between Hazelton BC and Prince George BC.
Communities included are:

  • Hazelton
  • Smithers
  • Telkwa
  • Houston
  • Burns Lake and Southside region
  • Lakes District
  • Vanderhoof
  • Prince George

Zone 2 – Priority Area

  • Kitimat
  • Terrace
  • Kitamaat Village

Wages

Journeyman Wireman

  • Total Package: $56.39
    • Wage Rate: $43.07/hr
    • Holiday & Stat: $5.17
    • RRSP: $5.10
    • Health & Welfare: $2.50
    • Industry Funds: $0.55

Downloads

You can view and download the PLA and other applicable documents in the T2 Tunnel section of the IBEW 993 Document Downloads here: https://ibew993.org/download-category/job-information/t2-tunnel/

This page was last updated May 30, 2018