Head Electrician

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Head Electrician

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 13, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Fernie, BC
Category Electrician
Client Interior Health Authority
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Community :FERNIE

Position Summary

We are looking for an experienced Head Electrician to join our dedicated and supportive team at Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie, BC.

About the role:

This position performs skilled electrical work at the journeyman level in installation, construction, alteration, troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and/or service of electrical and electronic systems and equipment in compliance with applicable codes and regulations; and supervises designated Electricians, Maintenance Workers and other designated staff.

This is a relief full time positon until the return of the incumbent.

Some typical duties;

• Supervises designated Electricians, Maintenance Workers and other designated staff by performing duties such as scheduling and coordinating work assignments, inspecting completed work projects to ensure conformance with applicable codes, regulations and standards, evaluating employee performance and determining related training and orientation requirements; establishes and oversees a preventative maintenance program.

• Reviews work requests and consults with user departments regarding specifications and other project requirements; interprets blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the required materials and equipment; calculates materials and labour in estimating cost of projects and makes recommendations as required.

• Prepares for work projects by performing operational and safety risk assessments, arranges work schedules with user departments and assembles supplies, tools and equipment.

• Installs, troubleshoots, alters and repairs electrical wiring, circuits, equipment and appliances; makes connections to new equipment and appliances in conformance with applicable codes and regulations; performs diagnostic correction and repair utilizing recognized methods which may include the use of computer software.

• Carries out preventative and predictive maintenance and safety checks on electrical/electronic systems, equipment, appliances, motors and controls by testing, calibrating and replacing parts as required; ensures compliance with applicable codes and regulations; writes operational instructions and preventative maintenance procedures as required.

• Maintains storage and work areas in clean, tidy and safe condition and maintains an inventory of supplies, equipment and tools; completes related reports and records including daily work summary sheets; recommends purchase of related supplies and equipment. Evaluates equipment/supplies for technical acceptance and safety prior to selection as required.

• Performs other general maintenance and repair duties related to building, grounds and equipment in a variety of areas as required/assigned.

• Performs all work in adherence to all applicable codes, regulations, and safety requirements, including regulations of the WCB.

• Holds the annual electrical permit for designated facilities and oversees the electrical work carried out under the permit.

• Operates Interior Health vehicle to pickup, deliver and/or transport supplies, building materials, and/or equipment as required.

• Maintains and updates trade knowledge by reviewing and staying current with applicable codes, regulations and standards. Advises Manager or Designated alternate of regulatory changes, code revisions and safety related matters.

• Participates in departmental meetings, training sessions and quality assurance programs as required/directed.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Community Profile:

Fernie’s spectacular mountain setting, nestled in the majestic Rocky Mountains, has found new growth and vitality through tourism and virtue. Fernie offers untouched natural beauty offering year round adventures with a legacy of heritage buildings that lend character and quaintness to the town.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!

Why Interior Health is a Top 100 BC Employer

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes. Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to [email protected] to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.


Certificate of Apprenticeship or Trades Qualification Certificate as a journeyman Electrician recognized by the Province of British Columbia. Four (4) years’ recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Must have or be able to obtain a B.C. Class B Field Safety Representative Certificate.

Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License required.

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