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Since 2013, Custom Electric has partnered with CAREERS The Next Generation by mentoring and training high school students who want to enter the electrical trade. CAREERS partners with government, educators, communities, industry, parents and students to introduce youth to rewarding careers, while also offering employers in the trades, industrial technologies or health services access to local youth interested in their industry.

Win-win opportunity

Custom Electric employed six students in 2018 from the CAREERS program. It’s a great opportunity for our company to support our industry and to help develop skilled workers for the future. And the students we hire get the chance to be mentored by experienced tradespeople and learn more about the industry.

High praise for Custom Electric

It’s also an opportunity for Custom Electric and its employees to give back to our community. This year, a Calgary Board of Education Off Campus Teacher contacted CAREERS to mention how two of Custom’s Site Supervisors were amazing mentors, not just in teaching the electrical discipline, but in also talking to these high school students about career choices and professional choices.

Custom Electric Ltd. encourages and supports our own employees in their continuing education endeavours, providing ongoing on the job and off-site training. Apprentices with our company receive a comprehensive and thorough education, with exposure to a wide range of projects and products, where possible.

Custom Electric is proud to support organizations like CAREERS The Next Generation and to support our industry and our community. Our goal is to inspire future electricians!


Full Time - Jr. Purchaser

Custom Electric is a full service electrical contracting company, with over 250 employees; we’re looking for a full time Jr. Purchaser.  This position will work directly under, including reporting to the Purchasing Manager. The role will focus on fulfilling orders, maintenance of excel cost sheets and processing supplier invoices. This is a full time position with our company offering a complete health and benefits package.

Key Responsibilities; assisting Purchase Manager in the following,

  • Material acquisition, procurement and tracking of documentation for receiving material
  • Knowledge of required quantity, budgetary constraints and cost codes
  • Maintaining database of vendor and supplier contacts, preferred/competitive pricing options including any contract changes
    • Create and maintain relationships with clients, vendors and suppliers
    • To maintain an up-to-date database of materials and accurate pricing

Skills and/or qualifications we are looking for;

  •         Excellent verbal and written skills, strong attention to detail and organizational abilities
  •         Being able to work quickly whereas maintaining a high level of productivity throughout the day
  •         Analytical expertise including the ability to set priorities while meet tight deadlines
  •         Understanding of the construction/trades industry is required
  •         Well defined conflict resolution and people management skills would be an essential
  •         Represent the company in a professional and ethical manner in addition to maintain relationships with teammates
  •         Knowledge of software programs used for purchasing and experience in Sage would be an asset
  •         Strong computer skills in MS Office applications including excellent proficiency level in excel
  •         Completion of post-secondary program would be considered an asset

Salary range; $50,000 - $55,000

To be considered for this opportunity, we invite you to replying to this ad. Please include a cover letter and your resume in your application. Thank you to all interested applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Use the Submit Resume form on the main Careers Page to apply.