Maintenance Electrician


Sarnia, ON, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

As a site Maintenance Electrician in Sarnia, you will maintain, install, troubleshoot and repair all types of electrical, electronic, control and power systems with due personal regard for safety, following verbal and/or written orders from support site operations.


Job responsibilities

  • Typical electrical tasks include some or all of the following:
  • Lockout of all low, medium and high voltage equipment, as required
  • Critical electrical switching required to provide an electrically safe work condition
  • Switchgear maintenance, single phase or three phase, up to 230kV
  • Substation preventative maintenance
  • PLC maintenance and programming
  • VFD – installation, programming and troubleshooting
  • UPS – general maintenance PM’s and troubleshooting
  • Electric heat tracing installation and maintenance
  • Installation of electrical cabling/wiring, as required
  • Commissioning and calibration of electrical protection systems
  • Start up and commissioning of electrical capital projects




  • Electrical Engineering Technologist / Technician diploma considered an asset but an equivalent combination of training and experience is also acceptable
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.



  • 5 years or greater related industry experience in a similar position is required
  • Certified 309A Construction & Maintenance Electrician or 442A Industrial Electrician will be an asset
  • Must maintain a valid Class 'G' driver's license
  • Willingness to work overtime as required
  • Able to work individually as well as in a team situation with minimal supervision
  • Able to read and interpret electrical single line drawings, protection & control schematics, wiring diagrams, relay logic
  • Able to estimate, plan and execute work
  • Capable of providing supervision of other employees and contractors
  • Able to perform troubleshooting and solve problems in the field
  • Ability to consistently follow safe work practices, basic maintenance procedures and enthusiastically contribute to a safe work culture
  • Knowledgeable on relevant safety procedures, practices, codes and legislation and is conversant with rights and obligations under the OHSA regulations
  • Good working knowledge of Windows based programs (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Experience using electrical test equipment such as the Baker AWA, Doble or equivalent relay test equipment, Vanguard breaker timing tester, Megger insulation resistance testing, DLRO (Ductor) contact resistance test equipment, multimeter, potential indicator, Transformer & Breaker testing  etc.


Start date: September, 2022


Location:  Sarnia, ON

Your benefits

 A  company committed to career growth - we recruit those who are interested in a career with Imperial and prefer to develop and promote people from within. Our career management process means that you will likely perform a number of unique, challenging roles during your career.

  •  Successful networking and mentoring programs - enables you to spend time with senior managers from across the organization to learn about other departments and opportunities.  Also allows you to connect with peers at a similar experience level.
  •  Commitment to safety, ethics & continuous improvement - these standards are the reason Imperial is an industry leader. You will work for a company that upholds safety and ethics ideals and continues to seek out ways to improve.  
  •  Exceptional benefits program - includes competitive savings, retirement, and healthcare plans that you can customize to meet your individual needs. A comprehensive relocation package is provided, if required. Educational and physical fitness financial assistance programs round out our benefits package.
  • Continuous learning environment - encourages you to augment your skills and capabilities. 
  •  Competitive vacation and earned days off (EDO) package - provides you with three weeks of vacation as applicable (the first year is pro-rated based on your hiring date). In addition, under our EDO program, employees take off one scheduled Friday per month and up to two floating EDO days (depending on work location and start date during the year) annually for use at your discretion with approval.
  •  If you are talented, driven, experienced, and want to make meaningful contributions that truly impact consumer experience and bottom line objectives, then you owe it to yourself to apply with Imperial.

Who we are

A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbors to meet rising energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner.


Imperial is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with qualified applicants to provide reasonable accommodation upon request at Imperial.recruiting@esso.ca


Other considerations

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on a regular full-time basis without restrictions on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit. Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


Application deadline: May 30, 2022

Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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