Licensed Electrician – Sign and Signal(Temporary – up to 2 months)

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hour’s driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the position of Temporary Licensed Electrician – Sign and Signal within the Operations Department. The successful candidate will perform labour duties in the development, manufacture, construction, placement and maintenance of traffic control signal systems with a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.

Hours of work

Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Standby is a requirement of this position.


  • Perform labour duties in the development, manufacture, construction, placement and maintenance of all components of traffic control signal systems, traffic and parking control devices.
  • Repair and maintain equipment using aerial bucket trucks at heights up to 40’, including during inclement weather.
  • Conduct inspections on traffic control signal systems.
  • When required, conduct locates on traffic control signal system underground services.
  • Comply with all applicable Federal, Provincial and Municipal regulations, policies and procedures, including the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • Remove obstacles hazardous to employees or the public that interfere with the safe operations of vehicles or equipment.
  • Immediately report vandalism, mechanical, electrical, and telecommunication difficulties and damage.
  • Complete daily activity time sheets.
  • Report on variances in daily work plans.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Grade 12 diploma and must be a licensed electrician TQA (Trades and Qualifications Act) specializing in construction and maintenance (309A).
  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through 4 -5 years’ experience working as a licensed electrician in a similar environment. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A valid ‘DZ’ drivers licence or a valid ‘G’ licence with the ability to obtain DZ within 3 months of hire. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Must achieve IMSA Traffic Signals Level One certification within two years of hire.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Traffic Manuals would be an asset.
  • Must be able to physically perform strenuous and repetitive work in a safe manner including but not limited to working at heights, climbing, lifting, bending, pushing, pulling and moving heavy items in all types of weather conditions and in live traffic.
  • Training and experience working at heights, including aerial trucks, would be an asset. Successful completion of the Ministry of Labour approved course within two months is required.
  • Strong trouble shooting and problems solving skills.
  • Possess basic computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and other relevant software.
  • Knowledge of computerized traffic signal system components an asset.
  • Must be a reliable self-starter, able to perform a variety of tasks and work with or without supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and team skills.
  • Must be able to communicate with customers in a cordial manner.
  • Must be willing and able to participate in an on-call rotation.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7 – Temporary Conditions.


$35.11 per hour

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Sunday, February 28, 2021. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.