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Power electrician/mechanical technician pre-placement program for women

Hourly rate: $18.15

Read our Skills Assessment & Trades Orientation Physical Training Guide (PDF, 1.1 MB) to prepare you for the physical demands and recruitment process for this job. If selected to our skills assessment, your physical capabilities will be assessed to ensure you have the required physical strength, dexterity, and endurance for the job.

This 9-month power electrician/mechanical technician pre-placement program provides women with trades-related experience. It is an opportunity to develop the skills required to successfully compete for a position in the power electrician or mechanical technician recruitments. Educational upgrading will also be provided for candidates who do not meet the minimum academic requirements.


Potential candidates must:

  • be a high school graduate;
  • possess a valid Province of Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s Licence (intermediate or full);
  • have good physical coordination and manual dexterity, and be able to lift heavy objects from a variety of physical positions while working at heights requiring bucket truck or ladder and while working in confined spaces;
  • able to maintain a level of physical fitness and mental alertness appropriate for the duties you are performing;
  • be capable of communicating effectively orally and in writing;
  • have good hearing and accurate colour perception;
  • have basic computer skills;
  • be willing to acquire an approved set of personal hand tools;
  • have a mechanical aptitude to satisfy all requirements of the position.

Recruitment process

Recruitment dates to be determined.

Applications must include the following information:

  • current resumé and cover letter;
  • high school transcript, and any post secondary school transcripts or training certificates;

As part of the selection process, candidates will be required to write standardized aptitude tests that assess how well a candidate’s abilities match the requirements of the job. Candidates will also participate in a 1-day pre-employment skills assessment and trade orientation session which includes a panel interview, and provides candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate job-related skills such as following instructions, handling tools, measuring and cutting and following blueprints. To help you prepare see the Skills Assessment & Trades Orientation Physical Training Guide (PDF, 1.1 MB). Candidates selected for this session will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract.

There is no guarantee of ongoing employment at the completion of the pre-placement program.

If you are interested in this program, set up a job alert from your profile by selecting “Trades” as your area of interest and enter a few key words describing this program.

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