Taipower Expects Many Applicants for Open Positions 台電將招募857人 估吸引2-3萬人報名

Taipower is seeking to fill 857 positions this year, and it expects to receive 20,000 to 30,000 applications.


Competitors are competing in groups of two. One person stands on a transmission tower and aims to complete repairs as quickly as possible, while the other stands on the ground and provides any necessary equipment. Taipower held its annual skills competition on Jan. 19. This year, 1,150 employees participated, the highest number in the past decade. Taipower has seen a wave of retirements in recent years, and there were teams of 19-year-olds competing against teams of 65-year-olds.

Mr. Lin, Taipower Employee: “Outside, you have to go up the mountain and climb up really high on the transmission tower. The atmosphere here is more relaxed and it's not as stressful or tiring.”

Mr. Chou, Taipower Employee: “All my classmates appear to be earning more than me. That's because I just joined, not too long ago.”

Mr. Chou is 21. He passed Taipower's entrance exam after graduating from high school at the age of 19. He said he's earning less than his classmates, but he has job stability and the opportunity for salary growth. This is why he decided to work for a few years and then attend an evening university. Taipower says many of its employees retired over the past several years, and it needs to mass hire. Last year, 20,000 to 30,000 people vied for 766 positions. It expects the same number to apply for the 857 positions open this year. Meanwhile, Taipower has spent three years developing remote-operated robots capable of real time image transmission and temperature sensing to reduce risks related to maintenance.

Jao Yu-chen, Dep. Director, Distribution & Service Div., Taipower: “Strong winds and heavy rain may cause dangerous situations at our substations, so they will allow us to conduct passive inspections.”

Taipower says that once the robots are in mass production, they can be programmed and then deployed at substations for regular patrols and inspections. This way, workers won't have to go out during dangerous times such as typhoons or torrential rain.

 

 


 

兩人一組競賽,一人得站上高塔搶時間維修,另一人則要視情況從地面補給裝備,台電年度技能競賽19日舉辦,這次參賽的台電人有1150位,創下10年來新高,但台電這幾年面臨退休潮,新舊人力替補,也出現19歲與65歲同場競賽的場面。

台電員工林先生表示:「外面的就是在山上,然後爬鐵塔都很高,這邊環境反而比較輕鬆,比賽反而比較輕鬆、不會累。」

另位台電員工周先生則說:「其他同學好像都比現在的自己,薪資還要高一些,因為自己才剛進來不久。」

像是這位今年21歲的周先生,19歲高中畢業後就考上台電直接就業,對他來說,現階段收入跟其他同儕比較低,但看準工作的穩定與薪水調幅,決定先就業再讀假日班大學。台電表示,這兩三年都因應退休潮,需要大量人力,去年招募766人來了兩、三萬人,今年度報名到24日為止,預計招募857人,預估也能吸引數萬人報名。

而為了降低維修風險,台電耗費3年時間研發遠端操作機器人,透過即時影像傳送及溫度感控。

台電配電處副處長饒祐禎指出:「強風、豪雨侵襲可能造成現場變電所的設備,會有一些立即性的危險時,就會有一個被動式的巡檢。」

台電預期未來大量產出後,可設定後放置在各地變電所定期巡檢,取代人力也能避免颱風豪雨期間,人員外出的危險。

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