Auxiliary Plant Operator
BC Hydro 46 reviews - Vancouver, BC

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Your passion lies in making a difference. By moving beyond the expected, you help make our world a better place. These values we respect and seek out in employees. Together, we can build our community, foster conservation and deliver clean, reliable energy solutions for today, tomorrow and generations to come.

Being one of the largest electric utilities in Canada and North America, BC Hydro offers challenging opportunities throughout the province.



  • As per IBEW Collective Agreement.
  • An Auxiliary Plant Operator is a steam operator who performs general operating duties, excluding control room operations, under the direction of a Senior Steam Control Operator, Steam Control Operator or Steam Plant Operator
  • Duties includes, but is not limited to, responsibility for monitoring, operation and inspection of equipment and systems, using distributed control systems, gathering of operating data, maintaining logs and other records, prompt reporting of equipment defects using computerized work orders, responding to plant emergency and/or upset conditions, and performing related clerical work
  • They may be employed in general work in the Operating Department when not required for shift coverage


  • As per IBEW Collective Agreement.
  • A valid Third Class Power Engineering certificate is required
  • Applicants are to submit a copy of their Third Class Power Engineering certificate


This position is affiliated with the international Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union (IBEW local 258)

  • A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver's License: Class 5 In Good Standing
  • BC Hydro conducts pre-placement medical checks of applicants entering certain positions to help safeguard BC Hydro’s workplace. As part of the selection process, you may be required to demonstrate successful completion of a pre-placement medical check.
  • This is a full time temporary opportunity for a period of approximately six months with possible extension after the six month period.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications online at by March 28, 2013.

To access the job posting visit the BC Hydro “Current Opportunities” Careers page to view and apply for jobs.

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On the BC Hydro Careers site, click on the Apply button in order to complete the steps to apply for this job. Please be sure to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and include copies of your certifications, if applicable.

At BC Hydro, our vision Powering B.C. with clean, reliable electricity for Generations is about working together to make a difference for the future of all British Columbians. To achieve this goal, we live by our six core values of Safety, Accountability, Teamwork, Integrity, Service and Ingenuity.

Safety – keep safety first in mind, heart and action
Accountability – take ownership, be decisive and move forward
Teamwork – One Hydro – make it happen together
Integrity – do the right thing
Service – proud of our service
Ingenuity – create resourceful solutions

If you share our values and are ready to join a great team, we’d love to hear from you!

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

About this company
46 reviews
British Columbia Hydro & Power Authority (BC Hydro) is a Canada-based company. The Company is engaged in generating, purchasing,...