Electrician / Fire Alarm Technician (Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 11:30pm AND Friday 1pm to 9:30pm)

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 Electrician / Fire Alarm Technician (Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 11:30pm AND Friday 1pm to 9:30pm)

Job Opportunity by Ryerson University

Job type: Full Time


About Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

About Facilities Management and Development

Ryerson’s Facilities Management and Development (FMD) department involves the care of the physical environment of the campus and strategic planning for existing and future spaces, including the impacts of those spaces.The Maintenance and Operations division within FMD supports the heating, plumbing, electrical and carpentry needs of Ryerson University across over four million square feet of campus. Maintenance and Operations staff provide a mix of on-demand work requests and planned service, including managing service contracts for major equipment and oversight of ongoing infrastructure improvements.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Electrician / Fire Alarm Technician to join our team! This is a full-time permanent position. As a Electrician / Fire Alarm Technician you will maintain the fire alarm and electrical systems of the University in a safe, efficient, organized and
serviceable operating condition on a continuing basis. You will be committed to providing excellent client service to staff, faculty, students and the Ryerson University community.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Performs preventative, demand and corrective maintenance of fire alarm and electrical
Systems. Inspecting, troubleshooting, repair, logs data and service fire-alarm and electrical systems complying with/meet all applicable standards, codes and regulations of the NFPA, Ontario Fire Code, CSA/ Ontario Hydro Electrical Systems.
Read and interpret specifications and drawings for building electrical services and fire
alarm systems and electrical/fire alarm code specifications to determine wiring layout for
new and/or existing installations.
Undertakes a comprehensive preventative maintenance program and ensures that proper
maintenance cycles are maintained and reported to the supervisor.
Keeps up-to-date with changing technology and techniques that are pursuant to the trade.
Please refer to the job description for all responsibilities (Available upon request).

Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a capable Fire Alarm Technician and licensed Journeyman Electrician (construction and maintenance), performing fire alarm system maintenance, preferably with extensive experience in Edwards and Simplex fire alarm panels and related equipment.
Successful completion of a current Ontario Fire Alarm Technicians Certificate and a current Journeyman Electrician license, both in construction and maintenance.
Strong written and verbal English communication skills and ability to use handheld communication devices are required.
Electrical maintenance and repair experience in a complex industrial, commercial or
institutional facility with low voltage and 13.8 kV substations. Switchgear,
transformers, circuit breakers, panels, buss and wire distribution systems extending from
24V to 600V AC single and three-phase services for a wide range of equipment including
fan motors, variable frequency drives, furnaces, electronic equipment, synchronized
clock systems, fire alarm and enunciator systems, security surveillance systems and a
variety of electronic/electric or electro-pneumatic control systems of the heating and
ventilation systems.
Experience reading and interpreting blueprints, diagrams, submittals, specification,
software/systems, schematics and operational /product manuals.
Working knowledge of the National and Ontario Fire Codes, and the NFPA, CSA and
Ontario Hydro Electrical Systems recommended practices.
Working knowledge of all computerized HVAC panels, computerized lighting systems, WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Basic computer skills and ability to prioritize the order in which work orders are completed is required.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Additional Requirements:

Ability to work in undesirable and disagreeable conditions such as dust, dirt, fumes, extreme temperatures (excessive cold or heat) and potential hazards, etc.
Must be capable of heavy lifting and other strenuous physical activity such as: continuous walking; standing; kneeling; climbing ladders; working on the back, sides and above shoulder for extended periods of time; working in confined spaces; working on scaffolds, air lifts or elevated equipment.
Must be willing and able to wear and use personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing.
Must demonstrate a record of attendance, reliability and dependability.
What Ryerson University has to offer employees:

There is something for everyone! Employees are eligible for many benefits, services and discounts including:

Convenient location downtown at Yonge and Dundas, accessible by transit and car.
Consistent and guaranteed shifts (40 hours per week).
Competitive Benefits Package: Group benefits including comprehensive health and dental, emergency travel care, employee and family assistance program (EFAP), life and business travel accident insurance.
Ryerson Retirement Pension Plan (RRPP): Participation in a defined benefit pension plan.
Tuition Waiver/Rebate: Eligible employees and their spouses and dependents have access to various programs and courses offered by Ryerson University.
Discounted TTC Metro pass: Available for purchase at the Ryerson Students' Union (RSU).
Health & Fitness: Reduced membership rate to two (2) Athletic Centres which includes group fitness classes, massage therapy, personal training and aquatics.
Medical Centre: Access to the Ryerson medical centre which provides a range of medical services on campus.
Onsite Daycare: Full-time and part-time daycare, and before and after school program.
Important Notice Re: Job Postings during COVID-19
While we are committed to ensuring the best possible experience for all applicants, due to the situation regarding COVID-19, please be advised that Ryerson University ("Ryerson") reserves the right to pause a job competition at any stage in the process. Applicants will be notified in the event that the job competition process in which they are participating is suspended or paused. We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your interest in Ryerson University.

Additional Information

Vacancy Type







Facilities Management and Development

Position #


Hourly Rate

Entry rate $34.80 / Job rate $37.24 - Shift premium may apply

Hours of Work

40 hours per week


Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 11:30pm

AND Friday 1pm to 9:30pm

Reports to

Supervisor, Maintenance & Operations

On Call Pay



Must be flexible to work shifts, overtime and/or report on call as needed.
Candidates may be asked to demonstrate qualifications through occupational testing and an interview conducted by a panel of at least three (3) management representatives.
Candidates must have a demonstrated record of dependability/reliability & a commitment to maintain confidentiality.
A review of the employee's official personnel file, job performance and reference checks may be conducted.
Applications are accepted online
We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead for support during the selection process.

Please watch a message from Ryerson's Vice President, Equity and Community Inclusion for more information on our commitment to equity.