Get to Know: Ray Bursey, Technical Maintenance Supervisor of Controls

Since 2015 Ray has been coming to work every day to ensure safe and reliable power flows to our communities.

Tell us about yourself.

I’m originally from Labrador City and moved to St. John’s in 2002 to pursue my education. Since then I’ve obtained my Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technology (Power and Controls) from the College of the North Atlantic as well as a Bachelor of Technology Degree, Post Grad Certificate in Quality Management and a Master’s in Technology Management, all from Memorial University/Marine Institute.

I currently call Conception Bay South home along with a handful of children and golden retriever puppy. I spend most evenings attending my kids’ activities and squeezing in some time to work on my resin/live edge hobbies.

What does an average day look like for you?

I come to work every day to ensure the equipment that protects our transmission system operates safely, effectively, and efficiently. My team is based at Soldiers Pond, and we’re responsible for the equipment at our facility that helps keep our electricity system operating as it should, 24/7.

Tell us something about your job that people might find surprising.

My team and I work around extremely dangerous equipment and in all kinds of weather to ensure all our equipment is working properly as part of the larger electricity system. It takes a lot of education, training and experience to safely take on these roles.

What motivates you to do your best every day?

Safety is always top of mind. My role impacts the safety of those who work alongside me, as well as the safe and reliable flow of power to our communities. Knowing people rely on me is the reason I give my all every day.