Winnipeg, Portage La Prairie, Brandon, Russell, MB

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We are seeking candidates interested in training for a career as a Service Person.


This 4-year apprenticeship program includes on-the-job training and 12 weeks of competency-based classroom training that prepares you for a career as a service person. Service Persons monitor and maintain Natural Gas distribution systems, respond to Natural Gas related emergencies and service and inspect Natural Gas appliances.

As a Service Person trainee you will:

  • conduct odorant tests, cathodic reads and regulator station inspections;
  • repair and make alterations to the Natural Gas distribution system including above and below grade piping and equipment;
  • replace Natural Gas meters and regulators and repair or install service lines.
  • locate company underground Natural Gas and electrical lines;
  • respond to Natural Gas related emergencies such as damaged gas lines, gas odor calls, fire calls and Carbon Monoxide calls;
  • inspect all new and replacement gas appliances;
  • repair and adjust furnaces, boilers, water heaters and residential cooking appliances.

As part of your training, you will be required to obtain a Utility Gas Fitter Licence by completing the Manitoba Department of Labour Utility Gas Fitter Licence exam. Service Persons need to continuously upgrade their skills and knowledge to keep pace with the ongoing development of new technology in the Natural Gas industry.

Safety is our top priority and we will follow Manitoba Health’s pandemic-related safety and health protocols throughout the recruitment process for this program. This will result in a longer than normal recruitment process. At this time, we expect successful candidates will start in mid or late summer. Anticipated start dates, and timelines for recruitment activities, may be adjusted as required given pandemic-related restrictions.


  • High school graduate with a minimum of the following subjects: Mathematics 40S (Applied or Pre-Calculus); Physics 40S; and English 40.
  • possess a valid Province of Manitoba Class 5 Driver’s Licence; (intermediate or full)Meet the challenges of physically demanding work in all types of weather.
  • Capable of working at heights on ladders, scaffolding, catwalks, roof tops and mechanical lifts.
  • Be prepared to work with higher pressure natural gas and mechanical and electrical systems while adhering to established safety procedures.
  • Be prepared to work in confined spaces with hazardous products while conforming to established safety procedures.
  • Be prepared to work various shifts which may include days, evenings, weekends, nights and/or statutory holidays.
  • Be prepared to interact with customers as required.
  • A certificate in a registered trade (e.g. plumber) would be an asset.

All applications must include the following information, attached to your online profile:

  • A personal resume and cover letter;
  • High school and any post-secondary school transcripts or training certificates.


The email address you submit in your application profile will be used as the main form of correspondence throughout the recruitment process. Please monitor your email inbox on a regular basis.

The selection process includes aptitude testing and a one-day Manitoba Hydro sponsored Skills Assessment and Trades Orientation session which includes a panel interview and provides candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate job-related physical assessment will also be conducted. To help you prepare see the Skills Assessment and Trades Orientation Physical Training Guide program.

Selected candidates must provide a current driver’s abstract at that time.

Great Benefits

  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Defined-benefit pension plan
  • Nine-day work cycle which normally results in every other Monday off, providing for a balanced approach to work, family life and community

Apply Now!

Note: You must create an online profile before you can apply for any job postings.

You can follow the instructions in the guide below to create your online profile.

Visit to learn more about this position and to apply online. The deadline for applications is March 9, 2021.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Manitoba Hydro is committed to increasing the representation of women in the skilled trades. Women are encouraged to apply.

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

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