Electronics Technician

Requisition ID: 36156 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Main Purpose & Function 
The Electronics Technician will perform a variety of shop and field duties which includes the installation, repair and maintenance of traffic signal & radio-related equipment and other electronics equipment.


An Electronics Technician, where necessary, shall be required to be on standby and call out duty as operationally required.


Functional and/or physical assessment related to the bona fide position requirements may be required.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Installing, troubleshooting, testing and servicing traffic signal-related equipment such as traffic controllers, video cameras, pedestrian-audible equipment, power supplies, conflict monitors and other electronics equipment at various traffic intersections.
  • Installing, troubleshooting, testing & servicing radio-related and other electronics equipment.
  • Using a variety of tools and specialized electronic test equipment as required
  • Maintaining accurate paper-based and computer-based records of installation, testing, maintenance and other tasks.
  • Performs related duties as required.



Education and Experience:

  • Successful completion of a recognized Electronic Technologist/Technician program, minimum 2 years.
  • Hands-on experience in servicing and installing traffic signal equipment is an asset.
  • Considerable experience in a large, complex, managed service facility is an asset.
  • Familiarity with network topology and streaming video distribution techniques, experience with technical writing, high or low-level programming, board-level repairs of microprocessor-based systems, PLC experience, communications experience with modems, copper and fiber and UPS systems are assets.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Mechanical aptitude and familiarity with the use of computers and office software, as well as solid troubleshooting skills are required.
  • Ability to read and understand technical service manuals is mandatory.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills as well as written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to handle the physical aspects of the position and work in inclement weather when necessary.
  • Ability to understand and follow safe work guidelines and procedures and to work in a safe manner.
  • Ability to walk or stand continuously with frequent bending or twisting.
  • Ability to work on ladders, elevated areas and/or confined spaces.


Driver’s License and Record Checks:

  • A current and valid BC Driver’s License and a Satisfactory driving record
    • 5 years accumulation of no more than 9 points, not in excess of 3 points per single year
    • 3 years accumulation of no more than 1 preventable work related driving or equipment operating accident in any single year
    • Candidates who do not demonstrate a satisfactory driving record will have their application reviewed in more detail


The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  All external applicants applying to the City of Vancouver are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and subject to this policy as a condition of ongoing employment.  Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.


Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: IBEW-EOB 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: August, 2022 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-93: $43.72 per hour

Number of Positions: 2


Application Close: June 28, 2022

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion


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