Arrow Transportation Systems Inc.

1st and 2nd Class Power Engineer

Job Locations CA-BC-Fort St. James
Company BioNorth Energy


Located in beautiful Fort St. James, BC where outdoor recreation (such as water sports, fishing, biking, hiking, hunting, skiing and more) is in abundance and where home prices are affordable, BioNorth Energy is looking for you to join the family. 


BioNorth Energy, formerly the Veolia Fort St. James Green Energy Project, is a joint-venture partnership between the Arrow Group of Companies (Arrow), the Nak’azdli Development Corporation (NDC), the economic development arm of the Nak’azdli First Nation (Nak’azdli), and low-carbon infrastructure developer, Nexus PMG (Nexus). 


The Energy Plant is a 40-megawatt biomass power generation facility which began commercial operation in late 2017, under a 30-year electricity purchase agreement (EPA) with BC Hydro.   


Making use of forest biomass, such as biologs, wood waste and hog fuel to make electricity is a way for the Province to meet the energy objectives of its CleanBC plan and shift BC to a lower carbon economy. By combining the knowledge and complimentary skillsets of Arrow, the NDC and Nak’azdli, and Nexus PMG, we are ideally positioned to turn the plant into a successful energy producing facility.  


BioNorth is looking for 1st and 2nd Class Power Engineers to join the team.


Fort St. James Scenic - Church and Lake  BC Top Employer 2022

We Offer

  • Competitive Compensation (1st Class: $63.96/hr; 2nd Class: $61.96/hr)
  • Full extended medical benefits for you and your dependents/family
  • Pension matching program (up to 4.5%)
  • We promote from within!  A career with a growing company.
  • The ability to make your mark and affect change


Reporting to the Chief Power Engineer and working as part of our Operations Team, the Power Engineer will be responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the power plant and related auxiliary equipment.  In absence of the Chief Power Engineer, the Power Engineer will be capable of assuming responsibility for the operation. Our entire team focuses on creating a work environment where all employees work together to complete all tasks/meet challenges using a team-based approach.


Major Responsibilities

  • Maintain a safe work environment and ensure all safety requirements are met or exceeded
  • Perform related duties to ensure the cleanliness and general upkeep of the plant and outside operations
  • Closely liaise and communicate with staff and maintenance department to ensure consistent operations of the steam plant and auxiliary equipment
  • Facilitate the reliable supply of services to the plant
  • Direct shift crew
  • Operate a wide variety of equipment
  • Provide operational expertise to resolve frequently changing process conditions
  • Identify plant improvements
  • Ensure good communication and cooperation with corporate teams.
  • Ensure good communication with stakeholder representatives
  • Follow all workplace safety policies and compliance regulations
  • Provide internal and external Customer Service excellence
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager

You Possess

  • BC or interprovincial 1st or 2nd Class Power Engineering certificate
  • Minimum five years of experience as a power engineer in a biomass plant
  • Experience with power plant operations and working with boilers, pulp mills, or biomass
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Must be familiar with PLC and control systems
  • Ability to read or interpret diagrams, schematic drawings and manuals to determine work procedures
  • Confined space experience and lock out training
  • Strong safety mindset
  • Excellent work ethic and positive team attitude
  • Internal and external customer service skills
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills both verbally and written
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency using Microsoft Office programs
  • Strong leadership and training abilities
  • Ability to trouble-shoot and problem solve
  • Organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire new skills and utilize technology to streamline processes
  • Proven Initiative and quality oriented
  • Responsible, accountable and dependable
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment
  • Possess ethics and integrity with a high degree of professionalism
  • Ability to work 12-hour rotating shifts (day and night shifts)



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