Technologist, Electrical

Job Code: 3302418

Job Description

Technologist – Electrical

Full-time CUPE position

The Surrey School District respectfully acknowledges that our schools reside on the traditional, unceded, and shared territories of Coast Salish peoples: The q̓ ícə̓ y̓ - Katzie, the qʼwa:n̓ƛʼən̓ - Kwantlen and the SEMYOME - Semiahmoo First Nations, who have been stewards of this land since time immemorial.

Spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the city's biggest employer. Located on Canada's spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver. Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 328km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. Surrey Schools team of approximately 13,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.

Surrey Schools is seeking to fill a position in our Technologist team! Reporting to the Manager of Electrical, this position is responsible for providing exceptional technical and electrical information support to ensure maintenance programs and projects adhere to applicable codes, by-laws & regulations. This position develops, plan, organize and schedule maintenance and other electrical projects. The position communicates between internal and external consultants/contractors/suppliers to ensure the successful completion of assigned projects and as such the ideal candidates must have exceptional communication skills both written and verbal. Success in this position requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet multiple deadlines as well as respond to time-oriented emergencies. The Technologist role requires thorough knowledge of computer applications and software applications related to the role.

Surrey Schools prides itself on providing our facilities staff with excellent work-life balance. Typical hours offer a shift of 7am-3pm, Monday to Friday. The successful applicants will be based out of the beautiful District Facilities Centre located in the heart of Surrey.

Applicants must have:

  • Completion of a 2-year diploma in Technology in a related discipline from a technical college recognized by the School District;
  • Minimum three years related work experience in construction, maintenance field including supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience;
  • Registered or eligibility to register as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T) or Architectural Technologist (AT-BC) with the Association of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC;
  • Knowledge of relevant codes;
  • A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license.

    Preference given to those with:

  • Understanding of Electrical Distribution, Lighting, Lighting Controls, Fire Alarm and Security wiring
  • Knowledge of the permitting and inspection process
  • Experience with project management/coordination
  • Selecting and sourcing electrical components

This is a unionized position that offers a 37.5 hour work week with an hourly wage rate of $36.18 plus a liberal benefit package including Municipal Pension, health, vacation and sick benefits.

Qualified applicants can apply by clicking "apply online" below.

Note: Faxed resumes will not be accepted. Successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Records Search prior to employment. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. To all others, thank you for your interest.

Posted On
May 14, 2023
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
District Facilities Centre
$36.18/hr. plus benefits package: Municipal Pension, health, vacation & sick benefits. Effective date per collective agreement.
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter