Maintenance Electrician

External Job Description
Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for the permanent, full-time position of Maintenance Electrician within the Municipal Facilities Maintenance & Operations Division. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons. HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.
Reporting to the Supervisor, Building Operations, the Maintenance Electrician will be responsible for: work in the general upkeep of daily electrical maintenance, troubleshooting motor controls, telecommunications, assembly of new motor control circuitry, and the planning and layout of work to be carried to completion according to the latest edition of the Canadian Electrical Code.
  • Repairs, replaces or rebuilds various components of motor controls. Install and troubleshoot variable speed drive, soft start/stop controllers, various instrumentation, involved with the programming of programmable logic controllers.
  • Builds electrical control panels.
  • Aids and instructs various contractors with regard to repairing and upgrading of telecommunication, motor controls and panel upgrades
  • Consults with supervisor and contractors in the design of enclosures and reviews drawings for new installations to ensure it is in compliance with Canadian Electrical code and H.R.M. Municipal Standards.
  • Wires to code, projects of various sizes within HRM facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Overtime may be required.

Education and Experience:
  • Must have Grade 12 or equivalent education and experience.
  • Must have a Red Seal Journeyperson Electrical Certificate in the Electrical Construction trade issued under the authority of the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Act of Nova Scotia.
  • Must have five years journeyman experience.
  • Industrial Electrical license considered an asset.

Job Specific Knowledge:
  • Demonstrated ability to read and follow electrical drawings and schematics.
  • Willing to upgrade and successfully complete training in electrical techniques and practices and related computer applications.
  • Must have a valid N.S. Driver's License with good driving record. Drivers abstract required prior to appointment.
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Good attendance and work record.
  • Must be able to climb and work at high heights, including bucket truck experience.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Fire alarm panel experience an asset.

Technical Skills:
  • Good working knowledge of Building Automation Systems.
  • Good working knowledge of electronics.
  • Excellent knowledge of motor control center.
  • Knowledge of all applicable codes and demonstrated ability to apply the codes.

Security Clearance Requirements: Applicants may be required to complete an employment security screening check.
Please note - Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer's discretion.
COMPETENCIES: Communication, Teamwork & Cooperation, Initiative, Customer Service Orientation, Valuing Diversity
WORK STATUS: Permanent, Full-time
HOURS OF WORK: 8:30 - 4:30, 35 hours a week
SALARY: NSUPE Level 7, $31,79 per hour
WORK LOCATION: 375 Cowie Hill, Halifax, Nova Scotia
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be received up to midnight on January 22, 2019
This is a bargaining unit position. External applicants will only be considered if there are no qualified bargaining unit candidates.
Please note - We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for interview/testing will be contacted
During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process
Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment
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