Wireman – Facilities – City of Victoria (Victoria, BC)

Competition #20/169
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: November 12, 2020

Wireman – Facilities

Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department

The City is seeking a qualified Wireman to provide safe, efficient and expeditious execution of work within the City’s Facilities section. In addition to being a proven leader, the ideal candidate is forward thinking and able to work proactively. If you are passionate about what you do, believe ‘better is possible’, and are committed to providing excellence in customer service, we would like to hear from you.

1. Descriptive work title: Wireman (Facilities)
2. Classification:  Wireman (Electrician)
3. Position No.: 707
4. Work Group:  Facilities
5. Descriptive work title of immediate Supervisor: Supervisor – Building Maintenance Facilities
6. Classification of immediate Supervisor: Union – CUPE 50
7. Position Function: Perform building electrical maintenance and repair functions at City owned and leased buildings and grounds.
8. Duties:
Principal Duties Involve:

  • Performs regular facility electrical equipment system monitoring and audits, preventative and corrective maintenance, and small electrical construction, to ensure facility operation objectives are met.
  • Responds to routine and on-demand service requests on facility electrical equipment and systems.
  • Pull all applicable electrical permits and coordinate inspections when required.

Other Duties Include:

  • Maintain and service electrical components of the following systems: lighting, heating, boilers, chillers, cooling towers, ventilating and air conditioning systems and fixtures.
  • Perform routine building inspections and document repair requirements; provide technical assistance in capital project work, as required.
  • Maintain and repair controls systems including DDC (direct digital control), overhead doors, gates and door access control.
  • Perform new electrical installations including receptacles, lighting, motor feeds, branch circuitry.
  • Purchase applicable supplies; obtain quotes and approvals for contractor services; monitor, review and report on the work of contractors and city staff providing electrical maintenance and repair services at assigned sites.
  • Operate computerized maintenance management system; recommend work schedule to supervisor; monitor and adjust automated building control systems; reconcile credit card statements.
  • Operate vehicles. Transport materials and equipment. Operate equipment such as power tools, and elevated work platforms; maintain tools and equipment as required.
  • Perform other duties where required.

9. What manuals, legislation, documented procedures, and policies control the performance of the above duties:

  • Canadian Electrical Code, current edition and updates.
  • BC amendments, Canadian Electrical Code
  • MMCD – Master Municipal Construction Documents
  • BC Hydro Applications and Data
  • Industrial Health and Safety Regulations, WSBC
  • Tech BC policies
  • City of Victoria Policies
  • City of Victoria Standard Job Procedures
  • I.B.E.W. Local 230 collective agreement

10. Use of personal vehicle not required.

11. Normal hours of work: Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week

12. Detail any adverse conditions which the position may involve:

  • Subject to callout at any hour or day to assess/dispatch emergency response/repairs due to building system failures. Able to work in confined spaces.

13. Qualifications Required for this Position – Basic Qualifications:


  • High school graduation.
  • Interprovincial Red Seal Trades Qualification as an Electrician. Current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.
  • Current and valid Field Safety Representative B Ticket.


  • A working knowledge of electrical infrastructure.
  • Organize and prioritize work. Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Understand and apply the techniques of electrical infrastructure repair and service. Use hand, power, measuring tools and diagnostic instruments of the trade.
  • Read and interpret technical drawings, manuals and related codes. Maintain accurate records.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Represent the City to the public and outside agencies. Exercise excellent communication skills.
  • Work safely on job sites.
  • Working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.


  • 5 years of Journeyman experience


  • Work is generated by a maintenance schedule, requests from other sections or from Supervisor.
  • Work is reviewed through reports to Supervisor.

14. Preferred Qualifications:

15. Working Conditions:

  • Lift and move heavy material and equipment
  • Periods of intense concentration while diagnosing problems Required to look at computer screen
  • Exposure to gases and fumes (vehicle exhaust), raw sewage and other toxins. Work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work from heights. Ability to work in confined spaces.

Work schedule: Monday – Friday,
40 hours per week
$39.60 per hour
This is an IBEW Local 230 Position

All applications must be submitted to City of Victoria, Human Resources Department by 4:30 pm, on the closing date noted above.

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