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Electrician, Facilities Management

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Job ID: 15906

Updated: July 11, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Facilities Management Department is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Electrician.

This position reports to the Supervisor, Maintenance and is responsible to ensure the proper installation, maintenance, repair, and operation of all electrical power and lighting systems. This includes a continuous high volume of work with certain peak periods, imposing high physical and mental demands.  Problems encountered are from moderate to high complexity due to a vast scope of equipment and systems to be maintained, as well as a wide range of system variety from antiquated, obsolete equipment, up to the newest high tech electrical processes. The diverse workload involves operational deadlines, shifting priorities, and simultaneous organization, all of which can impact the performance of each facility or group of facilities.

This position requires work be carried out with the following conditions: within confined spaces, scaffolds, and lifts of heights up to 4 metres, heavy lifting up to and including 25 kilograms  that may require performing physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials, year round indoor and outdoor responsibilities and controlled hazardous environments. The normal shift is 7.5 hours per day, five days per week, usually Monday to Friday, however, transfer to other shifts, with notice, is a possibility. Overtime may be required and the incumbent might be expected to be on stand by. Callouts to the campus can be expected during emergencies.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Ensure the work assigned is completed as required and is in compliance with the University specifications, standards and procedures
  • Responsible to become familiar with all existing University structures and systems, as well as acquire knowledge of new trends, techniques, codes and equipment as they become relevant to the operation of the University
  • Ensure that equipment, workspaces, and tools supplied by the University are used for their intended purposes, and are maintained in a safe working order
  • Manage own time effectively and ensures immediate supervisor is kept informed of activities, and progress of work
  • Provide customer service to internal according to university and departmental standards and expectations by pleasantly and respectfully interacting with co-workers, supervisors, contractors, consultants, suppliers, students and other members of the University community as well as  evaluating customer satisfaction
  • Pleasantly and respectfully interact with co-workers, supervisors, contractors, consultants, suppliers, students and other members of the University community
  • Discretion, confidentiality, and attention to detail are required attributes
  • Is willing to learn and adapt to change and is expected to actively participate in own training and development in coordination with the department
  • Meet all ongoing OHS initiatives, follow University OHS policies, procedures and OHS Legislation as required ensuring personal, public and co-worker safety when completing tasks or engaging in potentially hazardous situations
  • Is familiar with the University of Calgary "Statement on Principles of Conduct" and conduct himself/herself according to these principles in all situations when acting on behalf of the University 
  • Ensure regular work attendance and timely reporting for start of shift
  • Ensure that personal hygiene, attire and grooming are appropriate for the work environment

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Provincial or interprovincial Electrical Trade Certification with 3-5 years of experience
  • Must be familiar with recognized practices, techniques, tools, test equipment, instrumentation, and safety procedures associated with the electrical trade
  • Must have experience in commercial, industrial and institutional electrical applications with a good understanding of the current Canadian Electrical Code
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematic diagrams, shop drawings, specifications, and maintenance manuals is required
  • Must have knowledge in the installation, maintenance, and operation of the following systems: 120/208, 277/480, 347/600 volt power distribution; incandescent, fluorescent, and high intensity discharge lighting and control; standby generators; battery banks; U.P.S. emergency power systems; motor and motor control; heating and cooling control; variable frequency drives and soft start motor starters; troubleshooting, repair, and retrofitting of electrical systems. -Experience in any of the following areas would be an asset: 2,300 volt up to 13,200 volt power distribution; electrical project coordination from inception to completion within specific time frames; design, estimating, as built and record keeping; harmonic distortion, power quality monitoring and mitigation methods; power metering
  • Must be able to work on ladders at various heights, work in confined spaces, in all weather conditions
  • Must be able and willing to work in a variety of environments, including office settings, classrooms, research laboratories including areas that support animals, mechanical rooms, service tunnels etc.
  • Must have good hearing and color vision and be able to perform physically demanding work in all types of weather conditions
    Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Must have the ability to work with others in a team environment including mentoring and sharing knowledge with apprentices and co-workers
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Must have a proven record of upgrading and updating applicable trade skills and staying current with industry trends
  • Must have proven record of providing superior customer service including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction
  • Must be able to listen to and understand information and ideas presented and have ability to communicate information and ideas so others will understand
  • Must be able to manage own time effectively.
  • Must be able to use Microsoft office suite including word, e-mail, mobile communication devices, such as iPhone, Smartphone etc.
  • Must hold a valid minimum Class 5 Alberta Drivers License with less than 7 demerit points.  Learner's, probationary, graduated license, or motorcycle/moped only license will not be acceptable. A drivers abstract will be requested

Application Deadline: July 17, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Trade Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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