The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is a dynamic board committed to the delivery of quality educational programs and services.  The Board is comprised of over 81,000 students enrolled in 151 facilities (125 elementary and 26 secondary schools) throughout the municipalities of Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville.  We have approximately 11,000 employees in an increasingly diverse community.  Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of Ontario’s largest school boards, encompassing both urban and rural areas.  We are currently accepting applications for the following:


Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Salary: $80,469

Interested applicants can submit an up to date resume, proof of education and trade certification via email to:


All new employees will be required to submit a current original criminal background check (CBC) including a “Vulnerable Sector Screening” (VSS) issued within 6 months prior to commencing employment with the Board.

Visit www.dpcdsb.org for more details.

We thank all applicants, but advise that only those under consideration will be contacted.

If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at (905) 890-0708, extension 24272 to provide your contact information. Support Services staff will contact you within 2 business days. The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is an equal opportunity employer. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Full Job Description Below:

Electrician – Job Description

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Maintenance Services and upon receipt of a work order, the Electrician is responsible for installation, operational and preventive maintenance work of electrical and electronic systems and associated equipment up to 600 volts.

Major Functions and Responsibilities

  • Installs and upgrades electrical mechanisms, fixtures and devices making necessary circuit selections and implementation decisions.
  • Installs, repairs and upgrades wiring, receptacles, disconnects, distribution panels and all associated components to modify and/or expand the electrical network for new equipment installation, building renovations, and technological change.
  • Installs new and repairs existing internal and external lighting for purposes of energy conservation, security and safety.
  • Records all work performed in site log book and on as-built drawings.
  • Performs the daily electrical maintenance and repair of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), power, lighting, security, fire alarms, water services and all associated building services.
  • Maintains, repairs, and replaces electrical motors, motor starters, panels, switchgears, circuit breakers, faulty or defective wiring and other electrical mechanisms when required so as to limit downtime in the Board’s facilities, maximize economy of operations and ensure the safety and comfort of staff and students.
  • Replaces ballasts, fuses and other similar electrical disposable elements as required. Performs all necessary repairs in response to routing and/or to emergency calls so as to make the system safe and minimize disruption of all facilities.
  • Troubleshoots all electrical difficulties when specific problems cannot be identified and undertakes the necessary repairs.
  • Conducts electrical preventive maintenance so as to ensure maximum economy of operations, prevent unnecessary breakdown of equipment and isolate potential electrical problems.
  • Cleans, tightens, and checks all wiring, motor control relays, conductors and other electrical mechanisms associated with HVAC, power and lighting and other similar electrical building services.
  • Provides input to the Plant Department for the development and continued updating of the preventive maintenance programs for all Board facilities.
  • Advises the Supervisor, Maintenance Services of the need for changes to operational procedures and policies to make the system run more smoothly.
  • Responsible for the daily maintenance and upkeep of the assigned Board vehicle and ensures the vehicle is kept clean, and advises the Supervisor of any mechanical deficiencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Maintenance Services.

Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Knowledge

  • Valid Inter Provincial Certificate of Qualification 309A Construction and Maintenance Electrical License issued by the Ontario College of Trades.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License.
  • Minimum grade 12 secondary school education, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Good oral and written communication in English.
  • Good working knowledge of the latest edition of the Electrical Safety Code.
  • Minimum (3) three years’ experience in the installation and/or maintenance of all types of electrical equipment and systems.
  • Ability to read electrical construction, schematic and circuit drawings.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair electronic equipment is preferred with particular reference to fire alarms.
  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical construction, schematic and control drawings.
  • Knowledge of the “Occupational Health and Safety Act”.

Impact of Errors

  • Incorrect actions could result in significant loss of time and resources and could impact on the health and safety of others.
  • Incorrect use of tools and equipment could impact on the health and safety of others.
  • Lack of routine safety checks and periodic maintenance could lead to unsafe conditions resulting in injury to students, staff or could result in the shutdown of the Board’s facilities


  • Directs the activities of any assigned maintenance personnel.