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Vancouver Airport Authority

Electrician

Location Vancouver, Canada Job Code 23-227

YVR is a place of connection, bringing together people, places and cargo while ensuring a safe and efficient experience for everyone. Facilities Maintenance plays an integral part in the continued success and future vision of the Vancouver Airport Authority.

Position overview

We have two opportunities for a permanent, full-time Electrician in the Facilities Maintenance Department. This role works as a member of a cross functional team, and the successful candidate will perform all aspects of preventative and corrective maintenance on various systems within the Airport Authority buildings and assets.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Repairing and maintaining electrical and mechanical equipment including:
    o    Generator sets
    o    Lighting systems
    o    Passenger loading bridges
    o    Switchgear and transformers
    o    UPSs
    o    Automatic Microcomputer and PLC control systems
    o    Airfield lighting
    o    Multiple HMI Systems including Fire Alarm, General Alarm, etc
    o    Frequency Drives, Soft Starts
    o    Electrical infrastructure from 69kv to 120V
    o    HVAC controls
    o    Ground Fault protection system

Key qualifications include:

  • Three years of recent, related experience, supplemented by a BC Trade Qualification as an Electrician; preference will be given to persons with multiple trades tickets
  • Demonstrated ability to make safety a top priority
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as independently, with little supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Proactive and customer focused 
  • Valid BC driver’s license (class 5 or better)

Shift work is required as the Maintenance Department operates on a 24-hour basis.

This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external candidates. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

Salary Range : $76,809 to $100,387 per annum, based on 40 hours per week. This is individually tailored to reflect your unique experience, qualifications and internal equity.

At YVR, your work experience goes beyond the paycheck. We support your personal and professional development, well-being, and a thriving work culture with generous vacation days, extensive health benefits, retirement savings matching, wellness programs, community engagement, commuting support, and continuous learning opportunities. Learn more at https://careers.yvr.ca/benefits.

Please note that availability may vary based on employment type and is subject to certain eligibility requirements and potential changes by YVR.

Who We Are

YVR is more than just an airport. We connect our beautiful province and all it has to offer to the world. We are all leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, so no matter the department or team you’re a part of, the work you do matters.

At YVR, we are flexible in everything we do. We will work together to find ways to deliver customer excellence that helps us all thrive.

Whatever your background and wherever you’re from, you belong at YVR. If you have any questions about accessibility or require any assistance applying, please reach out at careers@yvr.ca.

Meet Some Team Members

Headshot of Jocelyn D.

I love working at YVR primarily because of the people. YVR is constantly changing and striving for excellence. Everyone matters and it is so cool to work with this diverse group who really want to make a difference in how we support our customers and our community.

Jocelyn D.Member since 2022
Headshot of Tina T.

I love my job because my colleagues care about me as a person and appreciate the value I provide to my teams and the workplace. It’s also exciting for me because YVR is always changing and evolving, so I get front row seats in watching how we are constantly navigating and innovating. Every day is different at YVR and it is a constant adventure.

Jenny R.Member since 2015
Headshot of Dalbir

I’m proud that the work I do contributes to a better experience for travellers at YVR. I maintain and repair YVR’s state-of-the-art baggage systems at Canada’s second busiest airport – it’s a fast-paced environment with the latest technology and equipment. Baggage Maintenance Operations is a team sport and I’m honoured to say that I’m part of this team.

Dalbir T.Member since 2007
Vancouver Airport Authority

Purpose

YVR is more than just an airport. We are leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, at the forefront doing the right thing and doing it well. We have been voted the Best Airport in North America for 12 consecutive years – an honour that’s attributed to the ongoing contributions from the best teams and partners. Join us at YVR to see what this means for you.

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Benefits

YVR continually invests in our people to offer what you and your loved ones need so you can just thrive at work and in your community.

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Learning

We are committed to maintaining a learning culture – one that empowers and helps you grow your career within YVR. Along the way, we’ll celebrate both the small and big wins and work through every new opportunity together to help you get to where you want to be.

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