The Electrician is assigned to the maintenance, installation and operation of low and high voltage equipment up to 14 KV and electrical distribution systems on campus and to providing trade/job instruction and work direction to lower classifications and others as required.
Responsibilities will align with the Plant Operations goal of contributing towards providing a safe and accessible, invitingly clean and comfortable, functionally-enriched and well-maintained campus environment through service excellence.
Maintenance & Repairs
Installs, maintains and repairs electrical distribution systems and associated electrical equipment including but not limited to, cables, motors, starters, fuses, relays, transformers, lighting systems, communication systems, distribution and control circuits, equipment and appliances, balancing rotating equipment, replacing motor bearings
Through a preventive maintenance program ensure the safety of the distribution system from 14KV to low voltage systems
Develops and maintains compliancy programs
Troubleshooting electrical issues using appropriate testing devices
Working individually and/or in coordination with others
Coordinating work assignments when required
Requisitioning of materials and elements of design for special projects
Reading, interpreting, and updating electrical diagrams and blueprints
Health & Safety
In consideration of the University’s commitment to the safety and well-being of all faculty, support staff, students, and visitors, responsible for ensuring University facilities and departmental activities are compliant with all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and standards related to facilities operations as well as occupational health and environmental safety
Coordinates the work of employees assigned to assist with tasks
Performs work of other trades as required to the limit of their skill, training and code requirements
Works cooperatively with other trades, service providers and contractors
Must have a minimum of a grade 12 diploma or equivalent and electrical apprenticeship
Must have a current and valid provincial trade certification in Electrical Maintenance and Construction (309A)
Five (5) years recent experience as a certified Electrician
Work experience within a major institutional sector(s) such as education, post-secondary education, or health care sector is an asset
Sound working knowledge of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code
Knowledge of motor controls, electrical installations and electrical preventative maintenance is required
Ability to install, operate, troubleshoot and perform maintenance on electrical equipment, controls and distribution systems is essential
Capable of reading and interpreting electrical diagrams and blueprints
Must be customer and team oriented, as well as self-motivated and able to work successfully with minimal supervision
Basic computer skills, ability to use email and MS Office
Vaccination Requirement Statement:
Effective May 1, 2022, the University suspended its Vaccination Requirement. Prior to May 1, pursuant to this Requirement, all University employees were required to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (subject to the University’s obligations under the Human Rights Code to accommodate employees who were unable to receive a vaccination). The University’s Vaccination Requirement website can be found here: https://uwaterloo.ca/coronavirus/return/vaccination-requirement.
The pandemic is ongoing and public health advice continues to evolve. Accordingly, the University reserves the absolute right to reinstate the Vaccination Requirement on short notice, and upon such reinstatement you will be required to comply. You shall also be required to comply with any new health and safety policies/requirements implemented by the University from time to time, including new policies/requirements related to mandatory employee vaccination. As the University may need to reinstate the Requirement on short notice, it will continue to collect and maintain up-to-date information on employee vaccination status. Please submit your Covid-19 vaccine status (QR code) to: https://checkin.uwaterloo.ca/
Failure to comply with the Vaccination Requirement if it is reinstated, including failure to comply with any future amendments to the Vaccination Requirement, or failure to comply with new health and safety policies/requirements implemented by the University, including those related to new mandatory employee vaccination, shall result in discipline up to and including termination of employment.
The requirement to be vaccinated, if reinstated, will be subject to the duty to accommodate pursuant to the Human Rights Code. If you are unable to be vaccinated for reasons related to a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written request for accommodation with an explanation of the reasons and/or any supporting documentation. If you request accommodation, the University may follow up with you for further information if necessary.
The University of Waterloo is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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