Biography

Jim Roberts brings over 41 years of experience in the electrical field. A graduate from the Georgian College Electrical Engineering program, he started his career at Toronto Hydro Electrical Systems as a High Voltage Underground Cable Fault Technician then proceeded to Toronto Transit Commission where he obtained his red seal 309A electrical license and became a Maintenance/Construction Electrician responsible for over 67km of subway system and all facilities on a 24/7 electrical emergency response team.

Since 2000, he supervised over 95 maintenance electricians, coordinated major shutdowns to facilities for bi-annual electrical maintenance, assisted electricians on major faults in high and low voltage equipment.

Outside of work, he volunteered as a fire fighter with a local fire department. When he left the department after 20 years, he held the role of Senior Captain and was in charge of day to day operations including organizing firefighter certification training. He spent the past 9 years teaching an in-house 4 year maintenance and construction training program for over 55 electrical apprentices, at the same time responsible for keeping 140 electrical employees updated in new technology, high voltage switching, safety requirements and maintenance procedures.

Jim as expertise in electrical troubleshooting techniques, print reading, lockout tag out, work protection code, HV Switching and the Canadian Electrical Code.

Jim is well versed in low voltage troubleshooting, AD/DC systems, electrical schematic reading, High Voltage Work Protection Code, Canadian Electrical Safety Code, Certified Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Member, Ontario Fire Marshall certified facilitator and a Master electrician.

Testimonials

  • Conrad Castillo, Littelfuse Startco
    The instructor; Jim Roberts did very well. He was very thorough and entertaining in the course. Jim was also able to keep my attention and kept me engaged in this course. Thanks Jim!”
  • Salman Afzal, Syncrude Canada
    “Jim Roberts is a really good instructor; he explained everything in detail and explained the hazards of switching electrical equipment. He has shown us the safest way of switching and what to look for when switching. I would recommend Jim because he is experienced and very safe and he knows the stuff...
  • Brian Fluter, Pinnacle Renewable Energy
    Jim presented the course in a very professional manner. His field knowledge was very beneficial in the presentation.
  • Andy Scheibli, Lambton Kent DSB
    Informative, knowledgeable, entertaining.
  • Kaila Stepanic, Pembina Pipelines
    “I found the instructor, Jim Roberts to be very knowledgeable and professional in his delivery of the course. The course was well organized and very informative.”
  • Richards Rogers, Daam Galvanizing
    "Jim was a very good teacher, super knowledgeable and patient. He did not cut corners and took the time to make sure everyone was 100% on topic."
  • Minyu Cai, Cummins
    Jim is experienced and explained the content well. He is also patient in answering questions.
  • Paul Steinkey, Daam Galvanizing Ltd.
    “Jim was very knowledgeable with course material. He would also answer questions that were outside of the course and pertained to our own jobs. He engaged all of us at the beginning and said, "No question was a stupid question." Thanks Jim.”
  • Steve Fritterer, GCT Deltaport
    Jim Roberts kept the course humorous and interesting. He kept us all under his supervision and helped when needed.
  • Greg Lyon, Newalta
    “Jim was extremely knowledgeable and kept the material interesting. He was extremely in depth and very helpful.”
  • Denise Athaide, Cummins Inc.
    Jim did a good job of focusing on important material, keeping everyone's attention, and explaining important concepts.
  • Mike Tomassetti, Toronto Transit Commission
    “Jim is great at his job and has taught me a lot of information on high voltage safety.”
  • Andreas Frangias, Toronto Transit Commission
    “Jim was excellent and provided clear and concise information. He also used multiple ways to convey all the training in a way that kept it interesting.”
  • Colin Aucoin, Blu Earth Renewables
    Jim is a fantastic instructor. He is very knowledgeable and provides practical examples that make the material easier to understand
  • Travis Lewis, Pinnacle Renewable Energy
    Jim was very thorough with his training. I have been to many training courses throughout the years, and Jim engaged with the whole class better than I have ever previously seen.

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