Apprentice Electrician

Subsidiary: Terus Construction Ltd.

Terus Construction Ltd. is an integrated road construction and materials manufacturing company, which has been building roads in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory for over 30 years through decentralized business centers.

Road construction, asphalt paving, aggregate production, hot mix asphalt and ready-mix concrete supply are the core activities. In addition, the Company acts as general contractor on civil construction projects, including excavation, utilities, concrete placement, sidewalks, and curbs, and in all kind of road construction related activities.

Over 800 jobs every year are performed through more than 20 decentralized business centers, such as highway rehabilitation, airport construction, industrial, municipal and commercial work, subdivisions. More than 550 employees are locally employed.

Terus Construction provides challenging and rewarding opportunities in an entrepreneurial, diverse, inclusive and respectful work environment. As our growth creates new career opportunities, likely there is the right one for you!

Job Summary

Terus Construction Ltd. is looking for an Apprentice Electrician to join our team, providing professional and technical support to the company’s asphalt and crushing equipment. In addition to maintaining and upgrading electrical and electrical components, this position is responsible for reducing or eliminating equipment downtime.  This position will be based in the West Kootenays (Nelson/Castlegar area).

Job Responsibilities

  • Navigate and troubleshoot electrical breakdowns on asphalt plants, crushers, and equipment.
  • Install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain electrical control circuits for motors and control devices for various electrical devices while ensuring compliance with code.
  • Diagnose, locate the cause of, and repair malfunctioning systems and components using test equipment.
  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, electrical code specifications and schematics in order to effectively troubleshoot, maintain, repair and upgrade equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance through inspection of electrical systems, equipment, components, shops and facilities.
  • When necessary, remotely assess electrical breakdowns with the plant foreman or plant operator.
  • Travel to remote sites to perform necessary electrical maintenance and/or troubleshoot breakdowns.
  • Assess the functionality of electrical components and make necessary changes and upgrades to prevent obsolescence and equipment downtime.
  • Order and pick up electrical parts from suppliers, while ensuring the parts are of the right quality and price.
  • Assist staff with mechanical repairs when required.
  • Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics.
  • Other duties as required.
     

Qualifications/Experience

  • Registered Electrical Apprenticeship certificate or equivalent experience
  • Solid understanding in electronics, computers, electrical codes and equipment manuals
  • Mechanical ability is an asset. 
  • Experience with repair and maintenance of asphalt and crushing equipment an asset.
     

Working Conditions

  • Frequent travel required throughout southern BC and potentially the whole province.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Use of personal protection equipment is required.
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol policy, including testing requirements.
  • Must comply with all company policies.
  • Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis.
  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.

 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. In addition, the company offers many development opportunities through tailored training programs.

To submit your cover letter and resume, please visit our website www.terusconstruction.ca.  

Terus Construction would like to thank all applicants for submitting their resume. However, only applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.
 

Terus Construction Ltd. offers opportunities for qualified people who want to grow in our high-performance organization including competitive salary and benefits package, along with in-house training, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.

Must be able to meet all safety requirements including pre-employment drug/alcohol testing.

We would like to thank all applicants for submitting their resume.  However only applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.