Manitoba Hydro

Posted Jan 25, 2023 at 04:00 pm Closes Feb 8, 2023 at 04:00 pm

Job Location:
Gillam, MB
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Gillam, MB

Manitoba Hydro is consistently recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers!

Great Benefits

  • Three weeks of accrued paid vacation after the first year, working toward a maximum of seven weeks paid vacation.

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

  • Pension and working conditions that provide for a balanced approach to work, family life and community.

  • Eligibility for corporate accommodations, percentage add-on, northern allowance and other northern benefits, all in accordance with corporate policies.

  • Relocation assistance provided.

Manitoba Hydro is a leader among energy companies in North America, recognized for providing highly reliable service and exceptional customer satisfaction. Join our team of Manitoba's best as we continue to build a company that supports innovation, commitment and customer service.

We are seeking a Crane Operator to join our Generation Operations & Maintenance Division in Gillam, Manitoba.  You will perform crane operator duties, including planning lifts, operating cranes and directing assisting rigging and blocking. You will also be required to operate and haul all types of equipment, apparatus and load/unload material.

The opportunity to work in Gillam has excellent benefits and allows you to work with exciting & diverse teams. See below for more details.


  • Operation and Maintenance of Mobile Cranes up to 90 ton.

  • Perform rigging work and direct others in same.

  • Provide guidance and direction to a crew engaged in similar work.

  • Maintain and operate the following equipment:

    - Aerial bucket truck

    - Grader with or without wing

    - Soft track vehicles over 11 343 kg (25 000 lbs) GVW rating

    - Skidstear and attachments

    - Forklift

    - Truck mounted telescopic booms with buckets

    - Wheel loader with attachments

    - Highway Tractor and associated trailers

    - Genie work platforms

    - Passenger Bus

    - Other equipment as required

  • Perform minor repairs and lubrication on assigned machines and implements.

  • Operate/maintain simple power tools, hand tools and equipment.

  • Required to direct and train junior personnel.

  • Operate and maintain assigned vehicles in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act regulations and Manitoba Hydro standards.

  • As required, will assist in the maintenance duties of Gillam Services.

  • Assist with the handling of apparatus, poles, wire, materials, and related tools for District Operating groups as required.

  • May be required to work from scaffolds, bucket trucks, in confined areas and outdoors in all climatic conditions.

  • May be required to work at other locations other than within the Generation North Departments.

  • May be required to work outside of assigned service area.

  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Journeyperson Crane Operator with a Red Seal.

  • Possess a valid Province of Manitoba Class I (with Air) Driver's Licence.

  • Previous experience working in proximity to energized apparatus and conductors.

  • Must be certified or willing to obtain a Manitoba Hydro Equipment Operator's Permit for all equipment required for the position up to and including 90 ton crane.

  • Must be physically capable of performing all the duties of the position.

  • Possess an approved set of personal hand tools.

  • Must have the necessary experience to operate equipment assigned to the classification.

  • Capable of following written and oral instructions.

  • Capable of working with minimum supervision.

  • Have the ability to write reports and make calculations relative to the work being performed.

  • Thorough knowledge in the practices of handling, securing and hauling of heavy equipment.

  • Possess thorough knowledge of the equipment in its use and service requirements.

  • Familiar with and adhere to the Manitoba Hydro Corporate Safety and Occupational Health Rules.

  • Ability to work harmoniously and co-operate with fellow employees.

Northern Benefits

There are multiple stations in Gillam (Keeyask, Kettle, Long Spruce or Limestone) which generate 70% of the electricity produced for Manitobans. This provides great experience and opportunities through project and maintenance work. Along with joining a great community, you may be eligible for:

  • Corporate accommodations & transportation to and from site

  • Medical & Northern travel trips and travel days (eligible for all family members)

  • Northern allowance

  • Northern vacation days, guaranteed overtime (OT) hours, & more!

There are many amenities in Gillam including a hospital, school, daycare, airport, and Recreation Centre. There is ample opportunity to participate in seasonal experiences & outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, & more). There are many employment opportunities for partners & family members.

Salary Range

Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The range for the classification is $29.05-$39.45 Hourly, $55,665.74-$75.591.36 Annually.

Apply Now!

Note: This employment opportunity is advertised on Manitoba Hydro's career website, and all candidates wishing to apply must do so using our online application system. Visit to learn more about this position and to apply online. The deadline for applications is FEBRUARY 28, 2023.

We thank you for your interest and will contact you if you are selected for an interview.

This document is available in accessible formats upon request. Please let us know if you require any accommodations during the recruitment process.

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