Based out of the Electrical Division Edmonton (EDE) location, the Production Worker – PCR will report to the Manufacturing Supervisor of the Fabrication department. Under the direction and guidance of the Journeyman Welder, the Production Worker will use a variety of skills and tools to produce precision parts and construct Powell Canada products.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist with daily and weekly preventative maintenance of the metal working machinery.
  • Move parts from one manufacturing operation to the next, according to the part routing.
  • Loading and unloading of steel or other product from trucks (indoor/outdoor).
  • Assist with shop and yard organization.
  • Assist Brake Operators with heavy or awkward parts during braking operations.
  • Assist machine operators with various tasks upon request.
  • Assist Welders during weld operations.
  • Remove finished parts from sheet metal skeletons.
  • De-burring, grinding or finishing of metal parts using all types of air/electric grinders or sanders.
  • Sort and stack parts by part number & job number combination.
  • Assemble kits of parts to be welded.
  • Operate pallet jack, forklift and cranes.
  • Knowledge and ability to use general hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches, vise grips, etc.
  • On occasion, required to perform labor tasks such as painting, grinding, sanding or general cleaning tasks as directed by Supervisor or Lead Person.
  • Promote a safety culture as well as attend all safety meetings.
  • Ensures quality by following standard work instructions and identifying any potential risks to product quality.
  • Ensure work area remains clean and well organized.
  • Other duties as required.

Core Competencies

  • Ability to read a tape measure (including conversions from fraction to decimal and conversely from decimal to fraction and metric to imperial).
  • Conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable when performing and completing job tasks.
  • Ability to learn and adhere to all manufacturing policies and practices to ensure adherence to ISO requirements.
  • Able to work effectively within a team and around other departments and their activities.
  • Must have a basic command of the English language, both written and verbal.


  • Minimum education level of a High School Diploma is required.
  • 1-2 year metal fabrication shop experience is considered an asset.
  • Safety certifications are an asset for this position.
  • Due to the safety sensitive nature of this position successful candidates will undergo pre-employment substance abuse and medical testing upon hire.

Working Conditions

  • Safety sensitive position in a temperature controlled manufacturing or industrial environment with occasional outside activities.
  • Required to wear personnel protective equipment at all times (i.e., hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protection, safety harnesses and respirators) when required.
  • Must be able to work from all types of ladders (step ladders, “A” frame ladders, and all-size extension ladders).
  • Working with and around loud machinery for the majority of the shift.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to maintain body equilibrium and agility to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, ascending or descending stairs.
  • Bending the body at the waist, the legs at the knees, and extending arms and hands in any direction in a repetitive manner continuously.
  • Continuous standing, walking 50-300 foot distances for long periods of time with only occasional sitting.
  • Using upper extremities to apply or exert a force up to 20 lbs.
  • Typing, punching or applying pressure to an object with fingers and palm.
  • Perceiving size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with the fingertips.


Through the utilization of our multiple strategic international locations, Powell is focused on delivering superior value to its customers through a wide range of differentiated IEC and ANSI products and services. This offering is designed to satisfy the continuously-evolving requirements of the global market, across all industry sectors who use Powell equipment to safely and successfully power their operations:
  • Electric Utilities
  • Food and Beverage
  • Mining and Metals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Paper and Pulp
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power Generation and Distribution
  • Traction Power
Powered by Innovation – Powell culture was built on a foundation of “can do” attitudes. We consistently transform our visions into reality. Powered by Service and Solutions – We always strive to be the company our customers can count on to provide world-class products and experience. Our custom engineered-to-order solutions are second to none in providing premium product offerings to our clients.
The electrical power industry is among the most safety-conscious groups in the world. Powell’s core philosophy, to be Powered by Safety®, ensures our products are designed to reinforce this position by supplying our customers with additional built-in safety features. Compared to our peers, we deliver the most value by developing products and systems that function at the highest degree of safety while providing the ultimate in skilled operation and design.
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