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Plant Electrician – WPCP – Full-Time

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • CAD $37.38 per hour CAD / Year
  • July 31, 2024
  • Salary/Pay: CAD $37.38 per hour

City of Thunder Bay

PLEASE NOTE: Application reviews begin immediately, continuing until the position is filled and may close at any time.


                                  The Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay
                has a rewarding opportunity for a Plant Electrician – WPCP!


Work Location: Thunder Bay

As a four-season outdoor paradise, life in the North is home to extraordinary wilderness, including lakes, rivers, green spaces, wildlife and more.

As a Northerner, an exceptional superior lifestyle awaits you for work and play. Shorter commutes provide work-life balance and the opportunity for the outdoor enthusiast to discover a richness of wilderness only moments away. We are the gateway to some of the most breathtaking experiences on earth, with the warmer months providing an abundance of fishing, boating, canoeing, ATVing, hiking, mountain biking, and camping opportunities, and the cooler months offering snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing, snowshoeing and more.

Once you join us, you won’t want to leave! If you already live here, we can’t wait for you to join our team!

The Opportunity
As a Plant Electrician with the Corporation, you will work at our Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP), where we have made significant strides towards reducing the City’s carbon footprint, air emissions and overall operating costs. More recently, this facility was equipped with a new Building Automation System (BAS) that controls building heating and ventilation, as well as new higher efficiency turbo blowers. We are proud of our achievements at the WPCP, as our facilities provide the ideal environment for sustainability and a great place to work!

Our Plant Electricians maintain and install electrical fixtures, apparatus, and control equipment used in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities and wastewater lift stations.

The role reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and has the following accountabilities:

  • Plans, installs, repairs, maintains, connects, tests electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment and wiring for systems of alarm, communication, light, heat, and power in buildings or other structures.
  • Purchases equipment, material and parts required and recommends spare parts for inventory.
  • Obtains proper electrical permits for any retrofits, repairs or new construction.
  • Maintains and upgrades plant schematics, manuals, operating procedures and narratives.
  • Installs, programs, and maintains Programmable Logic Controllers and Graphics Packages.
  • Participates in the Plant’s facility maintenance system and recommends changes or modifications to such systems.

Ideal Candidate

  • Journeyman Electrician together with an Electronics Endorsement
  • Fire Alarm Endorsement would be desirable
  • Must have proven experience with Programmable Logic Controllers, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems and be knowledgeable in the use of computer drafting software

Why Work for the City of Thunder Bay (CTB)?
When you work for the City of Thunder Bay, you are part of our team, and here you can:

  • Experience your importance,
  • Unleash your potential,
  • Know your work matters,
  • Embrace diversity,
  • Make a difference,
  • Join a dedicated team, and
  • Build community.

Learn more about the top reasons to work at the CTB:

Great Benefits
As an employee with the Corporation you will be in receipt of the following benefits:

  • Healthy hours of work – Monday to Friday Days (work-life balance)
  • Amazing team environment, built on respect & inclusivity
  • A clean, environmentally friendly work environment
  • Great competitive salary and fantastic matching pension plan
  • Great paid vacation and holidays
  • Strong health benefits coverage – 100% employer paid health, vision, & dental benefits
  • Strong life insurance & accidental death & dismemberment insurance (1.5 times your annual salary)
  • Supportive employee family assistance program (EFAP)
  • Excellent future career progression opportunities
  • Fantastic corporate training & leadership development programs
  • Great tuition reimbursement program (continuous learning)

Beautiful Thunder Bay
Learn why Thunder Bay is such great place to live and work:

General Information:
As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups, women and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE: It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression. Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics. Do not include:

  • Photos
  • Any certificates that have photo identification
  • Driver’s licences
  • Police records checks

Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant. If a Criminal Record Check is required, it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant. Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.

ACCOMMODATION: Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.

PRIVACY: Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 302, as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources & Corporate Safety Division, 125 Syndicate Ave Suite 42, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 6H8, Telephone: 625-3866

The City of Thunder Bay is a place where art, culture and nature come together!

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