Certified Electrician

Competition Number: 22322

Category: Engineering and Public Works

Job Title: Certified Electrician

Department: Waterworks - Public Works - Engineering

Position Type: Permanent Full Time Position (CUPE Local 2011)

Salary: $38.09/hr and an excellent benefits package

Posted Date: October 11, 2022

Last Modified: January 16, 2023, 3:59 pm

Status: Open Until Filled


The District of Saanich is seeking an experienced journeyman electrician for trades work in the Waterworks Section of Public Works. The successful candidate will be responsible for electrical installation, maintenance and repair of traffic signals, streetlights, phone and data lines, sewer pump and water distribution stations, electrical components of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions) systems, and municipal buildings and capital work.  This successful candidate with direct the work of apprentices and others within the trade.

Requirements include: minimum grade 12 or equivalent; Certificate of Electrical Apprenticeship and Electrical Trades Qualification Certificate; four years of experience which includes; Certificate of Electrical Apprenticeship and Electrical Trades Qualification Certificate and Electrical Field Safety Representative; Electrical Field Safety Representative designation (FSR-B); Arc Flash Awareness training; valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence with air endorsement and must be fit to perform work in all weather conditions. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

The successful candidate will work Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (40 hours per week).

*As a component of the selection process, testing will be conducted.*

Important Information:

The District of Saanich has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to help keep our employees and community safe. The requirement remains in effect until April 8, 2022 after which, the policy will be suspended. It is important to know that the requirement may be reinstated and unvaccinated employees may not be able to work. In order for the District to respond to any changing vaccination requirements for staff, we request that you verify your COVID-19 vaccination status with us during your first week of employment.