Careers at PTI

L1 Test Technician

Posted on: May 16, 2023. Location: Winnipeg. Start date: ASAP
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Reporting to the Supervisor, Test Department, the L1 Test Technician is responsible for Conduct electrical tests on core- coil assemblies of transformers, complete transformers, and related equipment, under supervision and guidance.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Hooking up and connecting test leads and performing preliminary test on transformers
  • Operating Transformer DTC and LTC switch
  • Measuring and recording, testing results according to specified requirements for each test performed
  • Performing parallel turn, turns ratio, polarity, magnetic balance, resistance, zinc oxide arrestor, core & clamp insulation, reactor, series transformer, booster transformer, potential transformer, and tap head tests, prepare and test results
  • Taking oil samples from Transformers and recording oil information/prepare samples for shipment
  • Attaching safety equipment to transformers as required
  • Assisting in changing/re-configuring test equipment (capacitor banks, impulse generator, etc.) as directed
  • Assisting Level 2 and Level 3 Test Technician in performing tests
  • Ensuring all equipment is utilized in a safe and responsible manner
  • Ensuring all safety equipment is in working condition and used as required to safely complete the job
  • Assisting in conducting preventive maintenance activities on all required equipment/machinery critical to production in accordance with manufacturer and operational requirements and ISO 9001 requirements
  • Ensuring all equipment utilized is within calibration dates
  • Ensuring PCR book is signed and filled out in accordance to PTI Quality standards

Qualifications/Skills/Job Requirements:

  • Graduate from a recognized Electrical Engineering Technologist course or equivalent; or two years’ experience in power transformer testing
  • Basic knowledge of hand and power tool use
  • Computer proficiency, knowledge of MS Excel, Word, Networking and PDF
  • Experience in transformer testing, is an asset
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, and work in a team environment
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings, sketches, and specifications
  • Strong mathematical ability. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Basic trigonometric knowledge (Calculate angles)

PTI Transformers LP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. PTI Transformers takes seriously its obligations under the applicable provincial legislation and will provide accommodations to job applicants needing assistance.

Applicants must be willing to complete a background check and reference check. Only those selected for the next steps will be contacted.

Here’s a sample of the many benefits PTI Transformers employees enjoy:

Comprehensive Employer Paid Flexible Benefits including Health and Dental, Health Care Spending Accounts, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, Company Pension Plan, Free on-site parking, Employee appreciation events

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Phone: 306.721.3114


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101 Rockman Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 0L7
Phone: 204.452.7446


Phone: 204.452.7446

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