The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.



FTE: 1.0

Status:  Term, up to 6 months, with the possibility of extension 

Competition No.:  17141-T

Salary Information: $4,327.44 to $5,834.14 per month (Trade Services, Phase 5). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

Primary Purpose: To support the operations and maintenance of the electrical systems at the University of Saskatchewan.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Electrical Supervisor, this position will support the Electrical Department in the continued provision of quality electrical services for the University buildings and grounds.  The successful candidate will work under variable conditions inside buildings and outside in all types of weather. The incumbent performs moderate to heavy physical labour and works at heights and in confined spaces. The incumbent will be provided with and required to wear personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection which requires the worker to be clean shaven at all times. Shifts may change periodically to accommodate work needs. The incumbent works independently and within a team environment, respectfully offering recommendations that could improve existing or assigned tasks.

Typical Duties: Installing, maintaining, altering, repairing and troubleshooting campus electrical systems and devices such as; lighting, heating, controls, fire alarm devices & panels, emergency power systems, high voltage distribution systems, generators, switch gear, automation systems, motors and motor control centers, outside / exterior lighting, street lights, lighting retrofits, electrified parking, security systems and card access systems in compliance with the Electrical Code of Canada and University standards.  The successful candidate is also required to provide assessments of failed electrical systems and recommend appropriate repair solutions.  The incumbent is required to understand and comply with relevant safety acts and regulations.

Education: Current valid Red-Seal Journeyperson’s certificate in the electrical trade as recognized by the Saskatchewan Department of Labour.   

Licenses: Must hold and maintain a valid Province of Saskatchewan driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record.  

Experience: Minimum of four years of experience as a Journeyperson Electrician working in the industrial, commercial and/or institutional construction in all facets of electrical installation specifically as it would apply to new construction and to existing building renovations. Previous maintenance experience is considered an asset. A demonstrated working knowledge of computers and typical applications including Microsoft Office is also required.       


  • Physical ability to perform moderate and heavy manual labour
  • proven ability to assess and determine the appropriate material requirements to successfully complete maintenance repairs and assigned construction tasks
  • accurately read and interpret blueprints, drawings, wiring diagrams and schematics
  • recognize and mitigate hazards/risks and apply safe working solutions that meet applicable safety requirements
  • troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment, successfully diagnose the problem and apply the appropriate repairs
  • use power tools and industry specific tools safely and efficiently
  • complete multiple tasks and meet deadlines; maintain excellent interpersonal & communication skills   

This position is in scope of CUPE 1975.

Please apply no later than March 28, 2017 at 4:30pm.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Robert Chabot at 306-966-6537.  

Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.