Jim Roberts

instructor years of experience

44

Years of
Experience

Biography

Jim Roberts brings over 43 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.

Expertise

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!”
  • 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.”
  • Bernice O'Neil, Lambton Kent DSB
    Excellent course, full of need to know current info.
  • 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.
  • Jordan Winters, Littelfuse
    Jim has a lot of experience and thus a great insight on how to do work safely in a lot of situations and can convey this to people with very different jobs in a way that is easy to understand.
  • Kevin Archambault, Canadian Coast Guard
    “Jim was very informative. He also brought a lot of experience to the course. He was able to relate with what we do on a regular basis.”
  • 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.”
  • Jason Manning, Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
    Jim was knowledgeable and delivered the content in an easy to follow format.
  • 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...
  • Shoaib Patel, Toronto Transit Commission
    “Jim Roberts was a good instructor. He was very clear in helping us understand how to safely deal with high voltage. He also made us aware of all the dangers that we could come across.”
  • Shaun Filson, SaskPower
    “Jim presented the material in an easy-to-follow manner. Course content was informative and will be very useful in the place where I work. Overall, definitely worth taking.”
  • Kevin Aikenhead, Pattern Energy
    Jim did a great job with the material. He was very knowledgeable and used real-life examples that are always helpful!
  • Denise Athaide, Cummins Inc.
    Jim did a good job of focusing on important material, keeping everyone's attention, and explaining important concepts.

Upcoming Courses

Sep 09 - Sep 09, 2024 In Person
Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety
Barrie, ON OR24693 Register
Sep 09 - Sep 10, 2024 In Person
Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification
Barrie, ON OR24694 Register
Sep 30 - Sep 30, 2024 In Person
Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety
Mississauga, ON OR24639 Register
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Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification
Mississauga, ON OR24640 Register
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Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety
Training 8am-4pm Toronto time, ON OR24726 Register
Oct 09 - Oct 10, 2024 LIVE 2-Way Online
Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification
Training 8am-4pm Toronto time, ON OR24727 Register
Oct 21 - Oct 25, 2024 In Person
Electro-Mechanical Deductive Reasoning for Heavy Equipment Technicians
Cobourg, ON OR24646 Register
Nov 04 - Nov 04, 2024 In Person
Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety
Barrie, ON OR24762 Register
Nov 04 - Nov 05, 2024 In Person
Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification
Barrie, ON OR24763 Register
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2024 In Person
How To Analytically Troubleshoot Complex Electrical Systems with Deductive Reasoning
Mississauga, ON OR24626 Register

All Courses Taught

VFD Essentials: Programming, Maintenance and Motor Control Troubleshooting

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How To Analytically Troubleshoot Complex Electrical Systems with Deductive Reasoning

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Arc Flash & High Voltage Safety - Qualified Electrical Worker Certification

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Arc Flash & Low Voltage Safety

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Understanding Low Voltage Electrical Systems For Non-Electrical Industrial Professionals

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Arc Flash High Voltage Safety Refresher Certification

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Electro-Mechanical Deductive Reasoning for Heavy Equipment Technicians

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Fundamentals of Industrial and Substation Battery Testing & Maintenance

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Safe Electrical Switching and Arc Flash Awareness for Operators

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