CAW - Senior Electrician

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Senior Electrician
Unit: C.A.W.
Hay Point Range: N/A


The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical plant of the University including construction, renovations, provision of utility services, and the care and maintenance of all properties.

Under general supervision, the Senior Electrician assists in the allocation of work and material and supervision and direction of staff, and also performs Electrician work as required.


  • Provides assistance with the allocation of work and material.
  • Provides assistance with the supervision and direction of Electrical Shop staff.
  • Estimates time and material requirements for new work, repairs and renovations.
  • Lays out work on new projects.
  • Directs Electrical Shop staff in the proper electrical installations as required.
  • Assists Electrical Shop staff with any problems which may arise.
  • Assists project coordinators with estimating and electrical design problems.
  • Performs all work expected of a fully qualified Electrician - as required.
  • During the absence of the Assistant Manager and Manager, the Senior fills in and performs the required duties for the efficient operation of the Electrical Shop. Duties such as:
    • Assigns daily work orders.
    • Checks daily work time sheets.
    • Checks on all staff as required.
    • Deals with emergency items which may arise.
    • Purchases material as required to keep all jobs and maintenance work on schedule.
    • Assists draftsmen and design staff as required.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Education to an acceptable level.
  • Must possess a valid Certificate of Qualification as a Journeyman (M/F) Electrician or other appropriate certification issued by the Manitoba Department of Labour.
  • Possession of Electrical Contractor's license is preferred.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License.


Extensive knowledge of electrical profession, must have ten years of working experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to supervise and relate well with other staff members.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to estimate time and material requirements.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."

Questions or Comments? Contact Jindra Vancura at (204) 474-8288