Electrical Technician

Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Company: Trans Mountain

Trans Mountain operates Canada’s only pipeline system transporting oil products to the West Coast. We deliver approximately 300,000 barrels of petroleum products each day through 1,150 kilometres of pipeline in Alberta and British Columbia, and 111 kilometres of pipeline in Washington state.


Our Core Values

Trans Mountain’s core values – Safety, Integrity, Respect and Excellence – guide our every step. Each obstacle we’ve overcome or success we’ve experienced has been the result of a shared commitment to living these values every day. Together, we’re focused on doing the right thing for each other and our communities.


As a Trans Mountain Electrical Technician, you will be expected to provide Operational Support in a multiskilled work environment that promotes public safety, environmental stewardship and pipeline integrity. In this role, an Electrical Technician would be required to utilize maintenance tracking software to manage, document and verify the functional integrity of protective devices, valve actuators, mainline motors and high voltage infrastructure. The technician would also be expected to work in both Operations and other trades designations as suitably trained and competent.


Trans Mountain Electrical Technician will provide Electrical, Operational & Emergency Response support to ensure public safety, environmental stewardship and integrity compliance. Job Duties associated with this position include but are not limited to:


Key Responsibilities

  • Install, commission and maintenance of low and high voltage electrical systems.        
  • Trouble-shoot electrical circuits, communication networks and control equipment with associated software, schematics, files and drawings.
  • Support and perform programming and troubleshooting of Local Operator Interfaces, Programmable Logic Controllers and associated control systems.
  • Perform and document Electrical Maintenance as defined by maintenance tracking software, ensuring system reliability and integrity.           
  • Take an active role in supporting Emergency Response initiatives.            
  • Provide Operational support to ensure throughput and system reliability.
  • Oversee and vet contractor safety and proficiency.



  • High School completion
  • Journeyman Electrician Certificate (Red Seal and TQ Endorsement) with 3-5 years’ experience working in an Industrial Environment.
  • Instrumentation Red Seal endorsement would be an asset.
  • Previous Electrical Experience and training working with Motor Controls, VFD’s, High Voltage Equipment and Hazardous Location Installations as defined by the CEC (Canadian Electrical Code)
  • Commissioning and Start-Up experience would be an asset.
  • Availability to be on call as part of an on-call rotation.
  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, safety of company assets, employees, and the general public.
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Work well in a both Team and Individual environments.
  • Self-motivated, capable of performing tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks as required.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.


We Build Careers and Pipelines That Last

Our story is about determination, resourcefulness and resilience. It’s about charting our own course, finding innovative solutions to challenging problems and doing the right thing. It was true when Trans Mountain became a company in 1951 and it’s just as true today. We welcome new members to our team that embrace the qualities in our story, that thrive on the new path and directions we take.  Our culture is one of care and taking our responsibilities seriously. If you would like to contribute to our culture, then join our journey.


A Rewarding Opportunity


We offer:

  • Valuable experience providing opportunity for professional development and career advancement;
  • An opportunity to engage with and learn from some of the most talented and experienced people in the business;
  • Competitive compensation;
  • Comprehensive benefits programs including flexible benefits, pension and savings plans
  • A place to share a sense of purpose and build relationships;
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference;
  • An opportunity within the Canadian energy industry.


We value:

  • The health, safety and wellness of everyone working in our company;
  • Meaningful participation from Indigenous and local communities;
  • The commitment and resilience of our people;
  • Collaboration and achieving success together. 


In keeping with Trans Mountain’s commitment to maximize benefits for communities, priority will be given to qualified candidates from Indigenous, local and regional communities along the Trans Mountain existing, and expansion, pipeline corridor.


In Alberta, the existing pipeline system spans the traditional territories of Treaty 6, 7 and 8, and the Métis Nation of Alberta (Zone 4).


In British Columbia, the system crosses the traditional territories of numerous First Nations that are affiliated with the Secwepemc, Dakelh (Carrier), Nlaka'pamux, Syilx/Okanagan, Interior and Coast Salish, Stó:lo, as well as the Métis.

Trans Mountain also operates through 15 First Nation Reserves located within the region spanning the BC interior through Fraser Valley.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trans Mountain is committed to supporting diversity and individual differences.  The diverse viewpoints and cultural knowledge that our employees bring to work enrich our organization’s collective cultural understanding, which is reflected in the work we do every day.  Trans Mountain welcomes new team members from traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities.