BCGEU Okanagan Support Staff
BCGEU OK Salaried – Charge Engineer / Charge Electrician
Charge Engnr / Charge Electrcn
UBCO | Operations and Utilities | Facilities Management
$4,774.00 – $5,475.00 CAD Monthly
Posting End Date
May 22, 2021
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.
Job End Date
May 31, 2022
Job Description Summary
Performs first line supervisory duties, responsible in the planning and organizing of operational and maintenance services, electrical installations, maintenance and repairs on related buildings systems, and equipment in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, BC Fire Code and BC Building Code. Maintains electrical inventory, recommends system and equipment upgrades and replacements, and performs other related duties as required to ensure the campus remains operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The position is under the direction of the Manager, Engineering and Utility Services and will have a lead role in supervising other electricians. Prioritizes work for other electricians. Maintains effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external groups including: UBC faculties, staff and administrative departments, other institutions, external agencies, advisory committees, professional associations and community organizations.
1. Provides first line supervisory duties and provides input to the planning and organizing of operational and maintenance services by:
- Prioritizing and directing other electricians work flow and keeping required records.
- Ensuring that the BC fire maintenance schedule is adhered to and observing that fellow electricians follow safety policies.
- Responsible for ensuring all Electrical team tasks are being completed on time and within budget.
- Assisting in maintaining an adequate inventory of operating and maintenance supplies and tools.
- Administering and maintaining a computerized work order system and preventative maintenance program.
- Keeping other necessary administrative and systems records, such as log books, fire system verification records, generator test records, etc.
- Planning/reviewing complex and large scale projects and preparing material lists.
- Recommending equipment and systems upgrading.
- Arranges and communicates with external contractors regarding complex projects on a regular basis.
2. Provides complex electrical support services, essential to UBC operations, by:
- Resolving instrument, VFD, control circuit and electrical discipline technical issues.
- Interpreting blueprints, schematics and specifications.
- Installing, repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining specialized and highly technical electrical distribution systems, motor control centres, switch gear, fire systems, lighting systems, appliances, electric motors and related control systems requiring significant periods of concentration throughout a typical workday.
- Performing and implementing scheduled preventative maintenance programs.
- Maintaining fire protection systems and conducting annual inspection and testing.
3. Responsible for administrative functions such as:
- Responsible for holding a P-card and monthly reconciliations.
- Tracking of work orders to completion and associated paperwork.
- Daily supervision and monitoring of Electricians.
- Holds the campus electrical permit.
- Tracking lighting projects and energy savings.
4. Performs other related duties as required.
Consequence of Error/Judgement
Failure to recognize and report hazards and apply safe work methods, such as lock-out procedures, could result in significant safety hazards to the campus community and co-workers. Campus community safety would be compromised. There could be a backlog in the work load and delays in critical and essential business functions. This position is given a high level of autonomy and authority and poor judgement could result in injury to staff, students and faculty, reduced service to the University and its staff as well as significant financial repercussions.
The position is under the direction of the Manager, Engineering and Utility Services
This position supervises other electricians. Provides input into establishing work standards, and input into appraising the work of others and input into hiring decisions. Provides daily supervision to 4 regular staff.
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent plus completion of trades training to journeyman status.Over eight years progressive related experience, including 2 years of supervisory experience. Electrical Contractors License or Field Safety Representative Class B. Knowledge of electrical lockout-tag out procedures per OSHA guidelines. Knowledge of electrical safety practices and procedures. Knowledge of practices and procedures of electrical trade. Knowledge of computerized maintenance programs. Basic computer skills in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook are required. Strong knowledge of the National Electrical code.Proven ability to operate hand and power tools and equipment, work in confined areas, withstand heights and/or long periods of bending, and working in extreme climate conditions on a continuous basis. Valid Class 5 Driver s License required. Ability to perform strenuous physical work. Assume uncomfortable awkward positions. Required to lift up to 50 lbs on a frequent basis. Ability to work in confined areas and sustain long periods of bending.Able to work flexible hours and or shifts.
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