Becoming a Power Line Technician

Power Line Technician, or PLT, work at Maritime Electric is exciting and challenging. You work every day to serve over 89,000 customers in communities across PEI. Maritime Electric has a strong track record in safety and customer service.

So, what does it take to become a PLT? Here are the basic requirements for the job:
  • Completion of grade 12
  • Eligibility to obtain a Class 3(A) vehicle license
  • Related industrial or technical experience or Powerline Technician Course is considered an asset
  • A tolerance for working both at heights and outside in all weather conditions
  • English language and math competency
  • An aptitude for using computers and computer applications
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and strong problem solving skills
  • A strong belief in customer service, commitment to safety
  • A team-player attitude!

Powering Opportunities for Women

At Maritime Electric, we value diversity. We know a diverse workforce is a strong workforce. We are committed to building and fostering inclusivity and diversity in our workplace so we can better serve our customers and our communities. As a result, we are working to create more opportunities for women to succeed in the trades as Power Line Technicians in our Company. 

Check out this video from Manitoba Hydro's first female Power Line Technician, Jessica Hadfield, as she performs repairs to the electrical system and speaks about what led her to the trade.

The Office to Advance Women Apprentices Prince Edward Island is another organization on PEI committed to supporting and guiding tradeswomen and women entering apprenticeable trades through their apprenticeship to journeyperson.


Wondering what it’s like working at Maritime Electric? Check out these testimonials from some of our employees.

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