Maintenance Worker, Trades – Electrician

Physical and Environmental Resources
Reference number: 
Closing date: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 17:00
Employment status: 
Full or part time: 
Competition status: 
Job description: 

Under general direction, you will assist in the design and construction of new electrical installations; work with the design, operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of plant electrical systems from the primary transformers to the final devices. You will provide leadership and direction to all aspects of this trade. You will be expected to have strong input into RRU’s direction for meeting the  government guidelines for energy efficiency.  This is  a technical position that  requires computer competencies to problem solve and trouble shoot using various programs and computer based systems such as fire alarm, intrusion alarm, lighting controls and others. 


As this is a service based delivery department it will require someone with a positive solution based attitude to ensure campus support is provided to the highest standard.  At time, you will participate in project work, maintenance, and competing priorities that may require meeting tight timelines and working under pressure.  Quality and safety are paramount and in order to be sucessful the right individual would not only find these to be second nature but also of driving interest to achieve. This is a cooperative solution based team environment that may require you to work outside of normal operating hours and at times assist with other areas. 


  • Journeymen Electrician licensed with the government of BC.
  • Grade 12 plus ten (10) years recent experience performing duties related to the position, including one (1) year in a similar role utilizing shop and hand tools, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures
  • Possession of a valid Class 5 driver’s license in the province of B.C.
  • Knowledge of basic safety, equipment maintenance and presenting technical information
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and by email
  • Ability to operate equipment/tools related to duties and work performed
  • Computer based knowledge and aptitude to work with the software and programs of various systems
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ensures a professional approach to working relationships and conflict resolution
  • General knowledge of procedures involved in work performed
  • Ability to think analytically and problem solve in an efficient manner
  • Willing to participate in and create a culture of safety
  • In depth knowledge of the BC Electrical code
Application submission information: 

This position is regular full-time working 37.5 hours per week.  The successful candidate must have the ability to work a variety of shifts including weekends.  This is a CUPE Local 3886 Bargaining Unit position and the hourly rate is $27.53 (under review) and the university is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your application with a subject line of:

17-032–C0097 – Last name, First name

Or mail to:

Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570

The competition began on March 10, 2017 and will close on March 23, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found. 

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.  RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

Please note that two of our heritage buildings, including Hatley Castle, have some areas that are not easily accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.  Please call 391-2511 for information and assistance if you are dropping off your application in person.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe pdf format.