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AVRCE - Tradesperson,Electrician Vacant

Date: Sep 4, 2019


Tradesperson Electrician

Vacant Position/8 hours per day

Effective date: September 30, 2019

Rate of Pay: As per the CUPE Collective Agreement ($26.01)

Closing date for applications: September 18, 2019


RESPONSIBLE TO: Electrical Supervisor

ROLE: Performs work up to and including journey level trades work in constructing, maintaining and repairing building electrical systems and components and acts in a leadership role in installation, maintenance, repair and construction projects. Experience in Building Automation System, including installing, programming, trouble shooting and repairing would be considered an asset. 



  • Builds, repairs, maintains, and installs electrical systems including but not limited to switchboards, transformers, panels, meters, cables, conduits, switches, PA systems, alarm systems in accordance with established practises and standards;
  • Assists in the planning and coordination of building or capital improvement projects. Determines material quantities and potential work time for proposed upgrades, installations, repairs and projects to ensure accurate estimating of costs and schedules;
  • Performs semi-skilled work and labour associated with other trades as required;
  • Ensures all work is done according to standard practices, design specifications, national, provincial and local electrical codes, other applicable standards and good practice of the trade;
  • Provides emergency response and corrective action for urgent building problems;
  • Maintains appropriate records including recording equipment repair history, work orders, daily job card, vehicle records, test reports, and other related data;
  • Ensures sufficient material, correct replacement parts and suppliers. Initiates ordering of supplies and replacement parts, including properly stocking vehicle and regularly recording of vehicle inventory;
  • Liaises with consultants, contractors, inspectors, suppliers, and other departments on maintenance and project work;
  • Completes and documents work orders including time and materials and submit to operations department;
  • Provides written reports on any inspections and/or tests and makes recommendations to improve performance;
  • Ensures duties are performed in a fiscally responsible manner;
  • Evaluates status of buildings and facilities as assigned and provides written reports;
  • Trains, and evaluates apprentices and other assigned staff; reviews progress and makes changes as needed;
  • Performs duties in compliance with school, Operations Department, and procedures including occupational health, safety, attendance, work routines, WHMIS, the collective agreement and evacuation plans and the laws of the Province of Nova Scotia;
  • Other related duties as assigned.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check and a completed Child Abuse Registry Form.

Qualified applicants from within the CUPE Bargaining Unit Local 3876 will be considered first.  Should there be no qualified candidate from within the Bargaining Unit, new applicants will be considered.                            

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted.