Electrician, PNE Facilities & Building Maintenance

  • Pacific National Exhibition
  • Professional
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 2901 East Hastings Street, Hastings Park Vancouver, Vancouver
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on June 18, 2024

Job Description

Full-Time; Permanent
Wage & Paygrade: $48.20 plus Benefit Allotment per IBEW Local 213
Date Posted: April 25, 2024

Who we are…
The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 114-year-old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of over $70 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams: the 15-day annual summer Fair and winter Fair which average more than 700,000 people annually, Playland amusement park which welcomes 400,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, and a busy year-round portfolio of events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events. In total we bring over 2 million people through the site each year. The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance. The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and delivering memorable experiences.

At the PNE, we strive to create an environment that reflects our organization’s core values: Enthusiasm, Excellence and Evolution. With a focus on these core values, we are committed to achieving our mission which is to “Deliver Memorable Experiences” for all who interact with the PNE whether it is our guests, our employees, or the community.

We are seeking an experienced Certified Red Seal Service Electrician with a minimum of 10+ years of experience with electrical power & control systems and a sound understanding of the Canadian Electrical Code and regulations. The Service Electrician will report to the Maintenance Manager and will work through the direction of the Chief Engineer, providing trade qualified Electrician support with specific Building & Grounds Maintenance tasks, PMs Event setup support and project-based work as assigned where applicable on and throughout all the PNE Facilities on the PNE grounds.

Why join our Team?
-Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
-Flexible work environment
-Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
-Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
-Competitive compensation package
-Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships!

Responsibilities & Qualifications

What will you do this year?

In your role as an Electrician, your primary accountabilities will be to:
-Responsible for electrical maintenance of Facilities & Grounds utility infrastructure, adhering to the Canadian Electrical Code, CSA, ASTM, and all regulatory standards.
-Perform installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems, ensuring compliance with relevant codes and safety standards.
-Read and interpret drawings, shop orders, schematics, and electrical system specifications to determine the layout and proper installation of electrical equipment.
-Install electrical wiring, boxes, panels, devices, feeders, cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components including bonding and earthing installation.
-Terminate and test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance.
-Maintain, repair, test and install electrical motors, generators, industrial storage batteries and hydraulic and pneumatic electrical controls.
-Ability to detect, diagnose, maintain, and repair electrical systems
-Responsible for performing all aspects of electrical inspection activities with minimum supervision.
-Perform equipment inspections to ensure compliance with regulatory, manufacturer, and engineering specifications.
-Prepare and maintain quality records pertaining to assigned work and produce professional-level technical reports.
-Utilize CMMS program ((Limble) to record work, in alignment with regulatory standards
-May be responsible for maintenance of facilities and associated outside services.
-Plan and organize the Electrical workload in alignment with operational objectives.
-Write technically and effectively to produce professional level reports.
-Participate and lead safety related discussion in Toolbox Talks meetings.
-Maintain a safe and clean working environment.
-Safely operate mobile equipment (forklifts, scissor lifts, zoom booms).
-Perform other related duties as assigned.

What else?
-Must be a certified Red Seal Journey Electrician or Certified Industrial Electrician
-Must have a sound understanding of the Canadian Electrical Code and regulations.
-Must have at least 8-10 years of experience with electrical power & control systems.
-Previous experience in commercial and/or industrial field including troubleshooting, quality control, and/or pre-commissioning activities.
-Ability to read, interpret, and apply information depicted in electrical schematics.
-Proficient use of all required electrical test equipment and CMMS program.
-Must have knowledge and experience with safe work practices involving use of electrical and/or instrumentation testing equipment, such as, meggers and multi-meters.
-Capable of troubleshooting PLC’s, motor control and control wiring, valves, transmitters, and work with Panel Operator to execute loop checks.
-Knowledge of low voltage data systems and high voltage systems is an asset.
-Must be capable of working at heights (up to 70 metres)
-Ability to operate aerial lift equipment such as scissor lifts and zoom booms.
-Ability to recognize and anticipate potential hazards, take precautions, and follow all safety protocols & procedures.
-Ability to work in a team environment or individually with a positive attitude.
-Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility to work effectively with management, staff, contractors and guests.
-Ownership of tools, and safety boots a must.
-Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
-Required to meet the physical demands of the job including weights of up to 23kg, heights of 70m, frequent standing, walking, twisting, reaching, bending, crawling and ability to work with ladders.
-Valid BC Class 5 driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract.
-Ability to work flexible shifts including evenings and weekends as required.
-This position requires Union membership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) – Local 213 upon employment.
-Successful candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

Who are you?
-Skillful communicator
-Critical thinker
-Committed to striving for excellence


$48.20 plus benefit Allotment per IBEW Local 213

Job Application Process

Where and when to APPLY? Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at www.pne.ca/jobs and will be accepted until the role is filled. We look forward to hearing from you! The PNE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the diverse community we proudly serve. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or age. If you require any support or accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the People & Culture Department at hr@pne.ca.

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