BC Local Government Job Posting Service


Trades - Electrician

Requisition ID: 13232

The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose & Function
The Trades – Electrician will perform a variety of skilled shop and field duties at the journeyperson level entailing the installation, repair and maintenance of facilities, street lighting and traffic signal systems.

The successful candidate will perform skilled electrician and related tasks in accordance with established trade practices and may supervise the work of subordinates performing less complex related tasks. Some phases of the duties may be more complex and difficult entailing the use of independent judgement in determining methods and procedures in solving unusual and complex problems related to re-lamping of street lighting fixtures; replacing street lighting poles and fixtures; installing, maintaining or upgrading traffic control signals; responding to traffic control signal malfunctions; responding to Motor Vehicle Accidents involving the City's electrical plant.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Performs electrical maintenance, installation and construction of a wide variety of equipment including industrial control systems, power distribution equipment, high voltage equipment and generators.
  • Performs general commercial level electrical maintenance and installation in City buildings which may include telephone and data cabling, battery chargers, UPS's, small equipment repairs, lighting and sound systems.
  • Ensures a high degree of accuracy in performing tasks according to instructions, and receive written and verbal assignments; which may be accompanied by sketches or blueprints. Maintains accurate records of maintenance and ongoing tasks. Performs related duties as required.

Education and Experience:
  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by the successful completion of a recognized apprenticeship in the Electrical Trades.
  • An Electrician's Certificate of Qualification is required for this position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, materials and equipment used supplemented by considerable experience in the electrical trade.
  • Experience with traffic signal, street lighting, installation and maintenance, including experience in an industrial electrical or commercial work environment is an asset.
  • Experience in working with sewer and water pump stations is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the hazards and proper safety aspects of the trade, and the ability to work on aerial lift trucks is required.
  • Ability to handle the physical aspects of the position and work in inclement weather when necessary is of operational importance. Ability to operate hand tools, vehicles and heavy equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work alone with minimal supervision and in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex wiring diagrams, and familiarity and knowledge of SCADA systems is considered an asset.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks as required.

Driver License and Record Checks
  • A current and valid BC Driver’s License and a Satisfactory driving record
    • 5 years accumulatin of no more than 9 points, not in excess of 3 points per single year
    • 3 years accumulatin of no more than 1 preventable work related driving or equipment operating accident in any single year
    • Emplyees who do not demonstrate a satisfactory driving record will have their application reviewed in more detail

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300)
Affiliation: IBEW-EOB
Employment Type: Temporary Full Tim
Position Start Date: June, 2019
Position End Date: June, 2020
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-093: $43.72 to per hour
Number of Positions: 6

Application Close: June 2, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Electrical/Electronic Services
Posted: May 17, 2019, 2:25 pm
Expires: June 2, 2019, 11:59 pm