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Maintenance Worker, Trades (Building Operator)

12-107 - C0026
Closing Date: 
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 5pm
Full Time
Posting status: 

This is a replacement position

Under general direction you will perform a wide variety of maintenance duties such as daily operation and repairs, maintenance and preventative maintenance of all building equipment and systems including but not restricted to steam boilers, hot water boilers, a/c units, potable water systems, compressed air and air handling systems.

You will be responsible for quality work in a timely manner and ensuring that all duties are carried out in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with all statutory codes and regulations and any operational systems established by the department from time to time.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs routine activities in the daily operation and maintenance of building systems utilizing safe operating methods and in compliance with building codes, departmental guidelines and legislated standards.
  • Repairs, maintains and carries out preventative maintenance on all the physical plants systems and components ensuring the efficient and safe operation of the buildings.
  • Operates the computerized control systems for fire alarm, environmental, mechanical and electrical operational systems.
  • Responds to both Preventative Maintenance and Unscheduled Work Orders in the time frame scheduled and is responsible to fill them out and hand them in
  • Completes associated water testing and test procedures and completes all required logs and other documentation accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Performs all tasks related to Building Operator such as work generated from Preventative Maintenance system, Tenant Service system, and Unscheduled Maintenance system.
  • Ensures the University is in compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety legislation, guidelines, standards, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Checks all phases of the operation for difficulties or irregularities. Troubleshoots mechanical and operations problems and perform mechanical maintenance repairs where required.
  • Carry out day to day maintenance and repairs to the facilities, fixtures and furnishings, building systems, equipment and responds to work orders and work requests on the campus on a daily basis
  • Regularly cleans, and paints the mechanical rooms as required.
  • Responds to and complete all learners, staff and faculty’s maintenance requests and work orders in a timely fashion.
  • Responds to emergency calls in accordance with University policies to provide operational repair services as assigned.
  • Monitors the environmental and protection systems for buildings.
  • Assists other members of the department on a daily basis to carry out duties required within the P&ER Department.
  • Participates in democratic decision making; exhibiting appropriate ‘office/workplace’ behavior that is sensitive to the effect on others of personal actions, language and habits; and takes personal responsibility for maintaining a professional approach to working relationships and conflict resolution.
  • Functions as an integral part of the University team and performs special projects and other duties of a similar scope and complexity related to facilities maintenance services or otherwise as assigned, and to assist with the achievement of the University’s initiatives.


Education, Training and Experience

  • Minimal 4th Class Power Engineer Certificate
  • Grade 12 plus ten (10) years recent experience performing duties related to the position, including one (1) year in a similar role utilizing shop and hand tools, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS and H&S Policy and procedures
  • Possession of a valid Class 5 driver’s license in the province of BC.
  • Basic Safety, Equipment Maintenance, Presenting Technical Information,

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and by email
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Ability to operate equipment related to duties and work performed
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • General knowledge of procedures involved in work performed

Position is regular full-time working 37.5 hours per week. The successful candidates must have the ability to work a variety of shifts including weekends. This is a CUPE Local 3886 Bargaining Unit position and the hourly rate is $26.47 and the university is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package.

Please forward your cover letter and curriculum vitae (preferably in electronic format) to:

Competition # 12-107-C0026
Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2
Fax: (250) 391-2570 Tel: (250) 391-2511

The competition will begin on December 21, 2012 and will close on January 11, 2013; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.

RRU is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principle of equity in employment. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply however; Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority consideration.

Please note that two of our heritage buildings, including Hatley Castle, have some areas that are not easily accessible to persons who use wheelchairs. Please call 391-2511 for information and assistance if you are dropping off your application in person.

If you are sending your application via e-mail, please ensure that your electronic file is saved in MS Word or Adobe pdf format.

Note: While RRU values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted.

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