Powertech Labs Inc, BC Hydro’s subsidiary that specializes in energy research, consulting, testing, and

systems integration, has been serving power utilities, oil and gas companies, automotive, and electrical

utility equipment manufacturers since 1989. We operate as a separate, unregulated, for profit,

commercial company. In addition to providing innovative R&D, consulting, and testing services to BC

Hydro, Powertech provides most of its services to a large and diverse suite of clients across North

America, and around the world. Powertech is located on an 11-acre campus in Surrey, British

Columbia and has 200+ employees. Our reach and reputation are global, and we are recognized as a

leader in technology, testing, and power systems software. Our location places us close to BC Hydro,

25 kilometers from the US border, and at a gateway between Asian and North American markets.

Finally, we are located in one of the most desirable locations on the globe, with all the natural beauty of

British Columbia on our doorstep. We call this home.

Powertech’s brand and reputation command a dominant position in the power industry. To better serve

our clients, we group our services under six market-oriented sectors: Generation, Transmission and

Distribution, Substations, Power Systems, Grid Modernization and Advanced Transportation.

Powertech’s competitive advantage is enhanced through close collaboration between all sectors.

The company’s staff consists of professional engineers, scientists, technologists, and technicians from

a wide range of disciplines, as well as a wide range of professionals within the central Corporate

functions. These highly skilled individuals have access to 21 well-equipped, specialized laboratories.

Together, our resources allow us to offer a range of forward-looking technology services to help clients

advance technology, solve complex problems, and maximize asset performance.

We are a customer-focused organization here to ensure our customers have high confidence in our

services. To this end, we attract and hire the best resources, are highly responsive and constantly

strive to improve the quality and value of our services.



  • Develops assembly plans for gas systems by: determining the layout of mechanical devices in

gas systems equipment by reviewing designs provided by the design engineer; and determines

process, techniques, tooling, materials and supplies, precision measuring devices as well as hand

and power tools

required for assembly of gas systems equipment.

  • Fabricates, by welding and metal forming, structures required in the assembly of gas systems


  • Develops written processes, drawings and other work aids to be used as references during the

assembly of gas systems equipment. Provides verbal instruction to staff and sub-contractors

during assembly process.

  • Provides technical advice and guidance to lower-level technicians, technologists and sub-

contractors engaged in the assembly of gas systems equipment. May perform some or all of the

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duties of lower-level technicians and technologists in the Gas Systems group.

  • Oversees fabrication of custom-designed or adaptations of metal components by technicians or

technologists in the fabrication shop.

  • Commissions complex hydrogen gas systems at client sites. Trouble-shoots, repairs and

calibrates equipment as necessary to complete the commissioning.

  • Ensures log books and files are maintained by technical staff to document tests performed,

operating procedures, equipment calibration, etc.

  • Ensures safety plan for assembly area is in place and that safety procedures are followed by

technicians, technologists and sub-contractors; addresses any deficiencies in safety

training. Ensures work area is maintained in a safe and organized condition.

  • Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties that do not affect the rating of the



  • Completion of a Diploma of Technology in a Mechanical discipline from an accredited Institute of

Technology and over eight (8) years of relevant experience in a similar environment; OR

  • Completion of a Certificate of Technology in a Mechanical trade from an accredited Institute of

Technology plus completion of Millwright trades certification with over eight (8) years of relevant

experience in a similar environment;

  • Must be eligible for a gas fitters licence with Technical Safety BC (formerly BCSA) for high

pressure gas installations. Requires a valid BC driver’s licence. Requires eligibility to travel

internationally with no restrictions.


This is your chance to have a global impact on achieving a low carbon future. The hydrogen

vehicle industry is rapidly developing and Powertech is at the forefront. We have an exciting

opportunity to lead a fun team within Advanced Transportation focused on the manufacture of

industry-leading hydrogen vehicle fueling stations. Powertech has already helped put fuel cell

vehicles on the road – we need you to help us put the fueling infrastructure in place.

The Hydrogen Infrastructure group is a technical leader in the design, construction, and operation

of compressed hydrogen fueling infrastructure solutions – these include stationary, semi-

permanent, and mobile refueling stations, light-weight tube trailers, and station testing and

certification equipment. We pioneered the design of turnkey, containerized hydrogen fueling

station packages. Other firsts include the world’s first 700 bar “fast-fill” hydrogen refueling station

and the first hydrogen station capable of fueling four fuel cell vehicles simultaneously.

  • Hands-on experience with installation or field service of mechanical system, piping, plumbing,

electrical system, instrumentation and controls equipment

  • Knowledge in Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), mechanical drawings and

electrical systems

  • Knowledge of safe work practice (PPE, working with flammable gas, rated zones, construction


  • Experience working with High pressure gas systems, Piping and pressure vessels or Flammable

gas an asset

  • Experience working with hydrogen, nitrogen and/or liquid nitrogen.

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  • Experience with basic wiring, instrument diagnosis.
  • Able to document summaries, work orders, and status reports clearly.
  • Knowledge of compressors, pressure vessels, valves, and/or seals.

Job Status: Full-Time Regular

Affiliation: MoveUP

Level: 11

As part of the selection process, shortlisted applicants will undergo a technical interview and a

skills test may be required.

Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification

alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.

A condition of employment for this job is that you maintain your Driver’s License (Class 5) in good


Powertech has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires employees to have a full series of

COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of vaccination on request. This Policy is currently suspended

but may resume at Powertech’s discretion. While the Policy is suspended, all new employees are

required to disclose their vaccination status to Powertech.

For Powertech Lab positions, the flexible work model options are different due to their specific

operational requirements and details will be discussed at the interview stage

Our vision is to be a trusted provider of knowledge and innovative solutions supporting the electric

utility sector.

Our values are:

Safety tops everything. We do our work safely or we don’t do it at all.


Striving for excellence, acting with integrity, and having the highest standards in quality are core to

what we do.

Our Customers

Customers fuel this company, and we constantly work with them to earn and retain their trust and

loyalty. We expect that our customers hold us accountable to our commitments.

Diverse Teams

We are strongest when we work together and capitalize on our varied attributes – together we are

more than the sum of our parts.


We ready ourselves for the hardest challenges – through obtaining accreditations, developing

(industry-leading) innovative products & services, investing in our labs and hiring great people and

making them better.

BC Hydro has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires employees to have a full series of

COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of vaccination on request. This Policy is currently suspended

but may resume at BC Hydro’s discretion. While the Policy is suspended, all new employees are

required to disclose their vaccination status to BC Hydro.



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Note that applicants are required to submit/upload a copy of their College transcripts and Diploma

as proof of post secondary graduation.

If applicable, a copy of your work visa is also required.


all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

Date Posted: 2022-12-16 Closing Date: 2023-01-30