Current Postings

Trades 2 - Electrician


Competition No: 2023-323

Duration: Regular Full Time

Salary: $45.29/hour

Schedule: 80 hours bi-weekly; Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Special Notes: Normal for CUPE 23 Outside Division Collective Agreement

Last Updated: 1/29/24

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

This is skilled technical work performing a variety of electrical maintenance, repair, and installation tasks for the City. A Trades 2 – Electrician installs, repairs, and programs traffic signal equipment such as controllers, vehicle detection and assessable pedestrian signals; and performs annual maintenance on traffic signal systems by testing the Malfunction Management Unit and updating software. Installs, inspects, tests and maintains electrical controls, alarms and motors for sewage and water pumps and related equipment; and maintains Variable Frequent Drive (VFD) and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) applications to ensure system alerts are functioning. Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains lighting circuits for street lighting and facility lighting; performs a variety of construction wiring and related maintenance tasks at City facilities; liaises with City staff regarding methods and requirements for electrical installations. Installs fiber optical cables into aboveground and underground ducts for existing networks. May supervise technical staff engaged in less skilled tasks and performs related work as required.

Qualifications include Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by the completion of a recognized Trade Certificate of Qualification – Electrician plus considerable experience at the journeyman level; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Thorough knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment; statutes, bylaws, rules, regulations and policies applicable to traffic operations and the Canadian Electrical Code. Considerable knowledge of hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Ability to install, operate, monitor, repair and maintain computerized traffic signal systems and other electrical equipment used by the City; ability to operate a truck, aerial bucket truck, a variety of small hand tools and electrical testing equipment. The ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with City staff and the general public; to assign and supervise the work of staff; to work in inclement weather. Skill in the use and care of all tools, materials, and equipment essential to the work. A Certificate of Qualification-Electrician and a Class 5 Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia are required.

The successful candidate will be required to accept standby and call-out work assignments as required by the department.

The closing date for this competition has been extended until it is filled. New applications are welcome! 

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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