CBRE Electrician (Building Operator) in North York, Ontario


The Electrician (Critical Environment) conducts extensive hand-on operations and maintenance work in a data centre and/or critical environment facility. Work includes installation, repair, operation and maintenance of critical and non-critical electrical, machinery and controls located in the interior and exterior of building. Monitors operations and conducts routine and on-going assessment of the building systems operations and performance. Performs tests, rounds and analyzes data to ensure the proper functioning of departmental equipment. Work requires strong formal conduct of operations skills, technical expertise, personal accountability, and flawless execution of work activities commensurate with a high risk critical environment and associated expectations for exceptional customer satisfaction and confidence.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

At the direction of supervisor, maintains, monitors, and performs preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance on critical equipment, which may include the following: electrical systems including Uninterruptable Power Systems (UPS), Direct Current battery systems, Power Distribution Units (PDU), generators, transfer switches, and switchgear, fire detection and suppression, life safety, lighting, temperature control systems, building management systems, digital systems, HVAC systems, computer room air conditioners and centralized chillers. Monitors operation of electrical equipment, records readings and makes adjustments where necessary to ensure proper operation of equipment.

Routinely performs all work in strict accordance with governing Critical Work Packages (CWPs), standard operating procedures (SOP), and maintenance work instructions.

Operates and monitors critical and non-critical system equipment and components. Oversees CWP work efforts (including 3rd party contractors) for the safe and compliant operation, maintenance (corrective and preventive), and modification of critical equipment. Disables and enables fire alarm control panels and systems.

Receive and execute work orders for preventive and corrective maintenance on critical systems and building physical structure. Finalize work orders by completing necessary documentation in the computerized maintenance management system.

Respond immediately to emergency situations (fire, evacuation, equipment failure, etc.) and customer concerns.

Comply with departmental policy for the safe storage, usage, and disposal of hazardous materials. Maintain a clean and safe workplace.

Performs additional job duties as requested.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High School diploma or GED equivalent

2+ years experience in critical environment operations, maintenance, and/or Operations Engineering supporting critical facilities operations

Working knowledge of critical data centre systems, including switchgear, power distribution, standby emergency power, uninterruptible power supplies, and associated infrastructure.


Journeyman Electrician (mandatory)

Valid driver’s license (mandatory)

One or more of the following additional certificates is preferred but not mandatory:

Operating Engineer Class 3 or 4

Refrigeration Operator Class A

Building Environmental Systems and Design


Ability to read, comprehend, and execute administrative procedures, equipment manuals, drawings, complex work scripts, procedures, and maintenance work instructions




Requires the ability to analyze the operation of various systems, determine the cause of any problems / malfunctions and initiate corrective action as required


Basic skills in computer applications and software such as MS Office


Decisions made with understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve results. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers, supervisor, department, critical line of business, and/or facility uptime.


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans