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How many thirsty elephants would it take to drain all four pools in the newest phase at the ATB Centre in Lethbridge? It would take 9,541 elephants to drink 1,806,000 L of water.

Custom Electric had the good fortune to take part in Phase 2 of the new ATB Centre in Lethbridge, a project with over $20 million in local contracts alone. Many out-of-town contractors used local labour, which was another big boost for the economy in the City of Lethbridge.

The ATB Centre will be the 3rd largest YMCA in North America, named Cor Van Raay YMCA. The complex is substantial, with an impressive amount of material used in the build; 2.8 million pounds of steel, 140,000 concrete blocks, and over 5,000 cubic meters of concrete for the floors, pools, and sidewalks. Furthermore, the facility contains 47,000 meters of data cable, 13,000 meters of coaxial cable, 7,200 meters of fibre optic strands, and 321,517 meters of electrical wiring which is enough cable to reach all the way from Calgary to Lethbridge and back!The ATB Centre has been built with energy efficiency in mind. The structure utilizes many interesting technologies, among which is the “View Dynamic” glass; Windows that dim automatically to reduce glare and improve the energy efficiency of the building by up to 20%.  Solar panels have been installed on the roof (with the capacity to add more panels in the future), the building uses all LED lighting, and the lights in the parking lot dim when the lot is not in use. In addition, the waste heat from ice plant refrigeration units in Phase 1 is being used to preheat the water for taps, showers, pools, and even the in-floor heating system.

At Custom Electric, we are proud to have been a part of the construction team for this unique and expansive project and look forward to future opportunities in the City of Lethbridge and beyond.

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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.