Electrician/Assistant Manager

Regular, full-time position

The Buildings and Grounds department has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, self-motivated electrician to join their team.

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Buildings and Grounds Manager, the Electrician/Assistant Manager performs work to ensure facilities are maintained to meet established expectations in electrical, mechanical, fire and safety systems. The Electrician/Assistant Manager also provides work guidance and direction to Buildings and Grounds staff, reporting all issues to the Manager and/or Director of Finance and Operations. Depending on the needs of the school, the successful candidate will also ensure event set-ups are completed in a timely manner.

Job Duties and Accountabilities

  • Provides ongoing work guidance, direction as well as assistance to Buildings and Grounds staff, security and facility maintenance workers.
  • Facilitates a team approach in the delivery of maintenance functions and services.
  • Performs building and equipment maintenance and repairs related to mechanical, electrical equipment, plumbing and heating systems.
  • Develops and schedules preventative maintenance and repair programs.
  • Assists with training employees in basic electrical and mechanical maintenance, security and safety.
  • Ensures and maintains standard levels of building cleanliness.
  • Practices and maintains safe working conditions, as well as to assist in ensuring work procedures are safe and in accordance with WCB and fire regulations.
  • Sets up tables, chairs and other items as required by the school.
  • Completes records and reports, as well as updates maintenance logbook.
  • Other duties as required.


  • High school and B class electrical trade certificate with minimum 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of materials, tools and equipment in the electrical trade.
  • Knowledge of building maintenance, heating systems, motors and motor controls and general building trades.
  • Ability to provide work guidance and direction to staff.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and responsibility while working with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in communicating effectively with staff and the general public.
  • Ability to work in and promote a team approach and environment.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet established timelines.
  • Sufficient physical strength and stamina to perform the required duties.
  • Valid B.C. Drivers Licence (Class 5).
  • Experience working in a school environment and a first-aid/CPR certificate would be assets.

Criminal Record Check

Must pass and maintain a clear criminal record check for the purposes of working with children.

Application Details

Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and résumé by email on or prior to 4:00 pm, Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Debbie Hansen
Human Resources Department
St. Michaels University School
3400 Richmond Road
Victoria, BC V8P 4P5
[email protected]

For further information please call Debbie Hansen at 250-370-6122. We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Once a successful candidate is hired, the posting will be removed from our Current Opportunities page. Thank you for your interest in our school.

St. Michaels University School is one of Canada’s leading co-educational, independent day and boarding schools. It was recently recognized by the College Board as the top school in Canada for Advanced Placement Equity and Excellence as well as placing among the top 60 schools worldwide.

Our boarding population is recruited nationally and internationally to form a rich and diverse community. Our students come from over 20 different countries and our school community represents over 40 different ethnic backgrounds. Our graduates attend the top universities in the world, many of them on scholarships. The faculty culture of excellence is supported by healthy professional development resources and a dynamic program of professional growth, which has earned them national and international recognition, including several Prime Minister’s Teaching Awards.

The school pursues academic success in an environment where the character and the self also grow.

For more information about St. Michaels University School, please refer to the rest of our website.