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Technician/Power Engineer

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Position Information

Position Title Technician/Power Engineer
Who We Are
At BCIT, putting people at the core of everything we do is paramount. This idea is the foundation of BCIT’s People Vision, which describes the Institute’s goals and priorities in respect to our people. In a complex and uncertain world, it’s vital our people feel valued, supported and connected. BCIT champions a culture of innovation and global progress through people’s imagination and creativity. With a competitive compensation package, great work-life balance, and career advancement opportunities, see why we’ve earned the title of one of BC’s Top Employers for over ten years running.
Position Summary
BCIT’s School of Energy is seeking a regular, full-time (1.0 FTE) Technician/Power Engineer. The Technician/Power Engineer is responsible for inventory control, maintenance of training aids, repair of specialized equipment, and the setting up and demonstration of shop equipment or instructional aids in support of instruction. Operating in a quality assurance environment, this position establishes and maintains exemplary levels of customer service to students, clients, and instructional staff and ensures an adherence to safe work practices at the campus.
Duties & Responsibilities

Workshop Supervision:
  • Conducts preventative maintenance on Power Engineering educational equipment within the learning environment. Prepares and provides maintenance schedule, inspects equipment, identifies deficiencies and takes corrective action for compliance with regulatory guidelines and Institute policies.
  • Remains current on new technology and regulatory requirements including changes to standards and codes related to the department. Liaises with external contacts including the Technical Safety BC to ensure compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Designs, develops and fabricates training modules and aids to support training requirements in consultation with the Associate Dean, Chief Instructor, and/or instructional staff; develops and/or provides operational safety manual for each instructional aid.
  • Sets up and modifies equipment and processes for the demonstration of specialized equipment and procedures used by the Power Engineering Group.
  • Provides written estimates of project planning and costs including, scheduling, parts availability and costing; subject machining, manufacturing costs and timetabling.
  • Implements recommendations to enhance operational efficiencies and improve programming and services; assists with the implementation of the department’s planned objectives, priorities and strategies.
  • Represents department on various committees including the Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

Safety Related: 
  • Promotes and ensures compliance with safe work practice standards established by regulatory bodies and provides guidance to staff and students on safe work procedures within this environment and establishes safety best practices.
  • Performs checks to ensure all equipment functions safely prior to student exposure.
  • Ensures compliance with WHMIS, including keeping MSDS sheets up-to-date; oversees hazardous materials storage, ensuring the PEG is complying with the regulatory and legislative standards and guidelines.
  • Coordinates procedures for material waste collection and disposal.
  • Ensures that all emergency spill kits, eyewash stations, and emergency response stations are maintained and accessible.

Toolroom Related Duties: 
  • In consultation with the Chief Instructor and Associate Dean, develops and implements procedures for ordering and receiving parts, supplies, equipment, inventory control and services in accordance with Institute and quality assurance guidelines.
  • Reviews work orders for accuracy; identifies and resolves deficiencies; coordinates and monitors the work of contractors to ensure adherence to established standards.
  • Maintains an inventory of relevant supplies and tools; provides analysis of inventory turnover, economics of reorder points, sourcing and other matters related to the efficient operation of the department.

Power Engineering Educational Equipment Maintenance: 
  • Starts and monitors systems on a regularly scheduled basis; maintains appropriate records, charts and manuals.
  • Participates in Records Custodian training and remains current with record keeping practices, policies, and procedures (both BCIT and FOIPOP).
  • Undertakes, or is responsible for the delegation of, the duties and responsibilities of Records Custodian in compliance with FOIPOP and Institute policies and procedures, including: maintaining index and retrieval system of office files through the Directory of Records Database (DRDB), or appropriate alternative; procuring file folder labels through the DRDB, or appropriate, indicating the classification to which files belong; filing incoming documents into the records management system to support the business process; and, as appropriate, assisting other staff with proper security levels to identify and retrieve active records.
  • Undertakes related duties, as assigned, consistent with the job grade of this position.

The qualifications section for this position was developed using the approved job evaluation plan, agreed to between the BCGEU and BCIT. The qualifications represent the minimum qualifications required in the future (i.e. to be reflected in job postings) and do not reflect the incumbent’s existing qualifications.

Education and Experience:
  • Completion of a 3rd Class Power Engineering Certificate. Two (2) years general trades experience and up to four (4) years current relevant experience in the building trades/maintenance industry.
  • Ability to assess blueprints and make recommendations for specific trade requirements is an asset.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Proven ability to trouble shoot and resolve related issues in conjunction with the assigned level of skill, ability and education.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required to maintain top quality customer service standards.
  • Willingness to maintain currency in the field and learn on the job is essential.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical tooling and equipment.

Software/Computer Application(s) and Expertise:
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Word, Excel and the Internet.

Communication/Interpersonal Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high levels of customer service.

Administrative Skills (e.g. prioritizing, minute taking, wp speed, etc.):
  • Strong operational and administrative skills, with a proven ability to develop, document, and implement policies and procedures.
  • Excellent organization, project management, documentation, and record-keeping skills.
Additional Information
Benefits – Why you’d love working with us

  • Competitive pay
  • Minimum of fifteen days of vacation
  • Competitive employer-paid extended health and dental plan – take a look at our benefit plans!
  • Defined benefit pension plan with employer contributions
  • Professional Development funds and resources
  • Access to most BCIT Flexible Learning courses free of charge
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance programs
  • Complimentary membership with free access to the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and more

BCIT values diverse experiences, ideas, cultures and perspectives and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity. If you require accessibility accommodations during any part of the application or hiring process, please contact so we can best support you. Please note that all applications must be submitted via the careers page portal, email applications will not be accepted.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
Salary Range Salary Grade 9: $64,353 - $69,868 per annum.
Additional Salary Information
External hires are initially placed at the minimum of the salary range with set progressions to the maximum as per the Collective Agreement. Salary prorated based on percentage and term of appointment.
Position Details

Posting Category Facilities / Trades
School/Service Area SOM Industrial & Mechanical Trades
Campus Location Burnaby campus
Bargaining Unit BCGEU Support Staff
Job Status Regular
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Start Date 05/27/2024
Anticipated End Date
Competition Information

Competition Number 24B412
Competition Open Date 04/24/2024
Competition Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Quicklink for Posting

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Certificate
    • Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-2
    • 3-5
    • 6-9
    • 10+
  3. New employees to BCIT are initially placed at the minimum of the salary range with set progressions to the maximum as per the Collective Agreement. The salary is prorated based on percentage and term of appointment. Please select which statement best describes your situation:
    • I am a current BCIT employee, this is not applicable to my situation.
    • I am not a current BCIT employee and would be satisfied with placing at the minimum of the indicated salary range.
    • I am not a current BCIT employee and would not be satisfied with placing at the minimum of the indicated salary range.
  4. All positions at BCIT require on campus presence at the applicable campus location(s). This means the successful candidate must be able to and willing to relocate to the Lower Mainland. Please select from the following that best describes your situation:
    • I currently reside in the Lower Mainland
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland, however I am willing and able to relocate if found to be the successful candidate
    • I do not currently reside in the Lower Mainland and I am unwilling to relocate

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents