Employment - Journeyperson - Electrical

Journeyperson - Electrical

Cape Breton Regional Municipality


Position Title: Journeyperson - Electrical

Classification: Trades

Department: Parks, Recreation, Buildings & Facilities

Location: Various Locations

Salary: $31.71 hour

Reporting to: Supervisor of Operations

Bargaining Unit: CUPE 759

JOB SCOPE: Reporting to the Supervisor of Operations or designate performs a variety of skilled or semiskilled electrical tasks associated with the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of municipal equipment and infrastructure.


  • Performs the required labour, and may direct others, in the electrical installation, operation, repair and maintenance of municipal infrastructure, related electrical, computer network and telecommunications wiring to Structural Cabling Standards.
  • Provides direction, advice, and training to assigned employees.
  • Operates a variety of tools and equipment necessary for the completion of assigned electrical tasks, including computer network wiring and phone wiring.
  • Drives trucks of various sizes in the travel to various work sites and in the delivery of a variety of tools, equipment, and materials to work sites.
  • Performs routine inspections and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and provides both verbal and written reports of equipment conditions, including HVAC systems, computer network and telecommunications wiring.
  • Assesses assigned tasks for labor, material and equipment needs. Takes necessary action to acquire the labour, material, and equipment. Maintains records and prepares reports regarding assigned tasks.
  • Ensures assigned work is completed in compliance with appropriate regulations, standards, and within accepted industry practice.
  • Troubleshoots assigned equipment or systems to determine appropriate courses of action to remedy problems.
  • Advises supervision regarding issues within area of expertise.
  • Performs housekeeping chores to keep work area in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Performs all duties, wears proper safety equipment and clothing to ensure the safety of self, fellow employees, and the public in accordance with applicable Nova Scotia Occupational Health & Safety Regulations, Canadian Electrical Code and CBRM safety practices & policies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.



  • Grade 12 or GED equivalent.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Nova Scotia Class V Drivers License.
  • Journeyperson Construction Electrician with Interprovincial Red Seal.
  • 5 years’ demonstrated experience as a Journeyperson Electrician, preferably in a commercial work environment.
  • Computer knowledge and proficiency.
  • A medical assessment including physical, vision, and hearing tests. Medical assessment must show the capacity of performing tasks of the classification.


  • Emergency First Aid (Current)
  • Ability to apply for Electrical Permits
  • Nova Scotia Fall Protection Training
  • Confined Space Entry Training
  • ARC Flash Awareness
  • Power Operated Elevated Work Platform


  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for an extended period.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work safely.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces, at heights and in accordance with established provincial codes.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Skill in operation of small tools.
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical trade and the equipment, materials, methods, and procedures used in the practice of the trade.
  • Some knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods, and procedures used in the construction, maintenance, operation and repair of municipal equipment and infrastructure.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with other employees.
How To Apply

Cape Breton Regional Municipality will be accepting applications for this position via email. Please follow the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  This posting shall remain open until all vacancies are filled.

Applications quoting Reference #24.20-E should be directed to:

Human Resources Department, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, 320 Esplanade, Suite 303, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 7B9

Fax: 902-563-5582     E-mail: jobapplications@cbrm.ns.ca

Applications/Resumes may also be submitted in the drop-off box:  Main Floor, City Hall during regular working hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Although we thank all applicants for their submissions, we will respond only to those we wish to interview.

CBRM is committed to the principles of Employment Equity and Inclusivity. We encourage applications from designated groups, including but not limited to women, visible minorities, indigenous peoples, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, and persons with disabilities.  CBRM encourages the need for respect, integrity, diversity, accountability, and the public good.

Email Address: jobapplications@cbrm.ns.ca Apply here

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (study permit, open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
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Cape Breton Regional Municipality
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Electricians (except industrial and power system) (72200)
Experience Required
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Posted on
June 27th 2024
July 27th 2024