Maintenance Worker, Trades – Plumber

Physical and Environmental Resources
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Closing date: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 17:00
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Full or part time: 
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Job description: 

You will perform a wide variety of plumbing duties as part of a team as they relate to the operations in the Physical and Environmental Service Department.  These duties include: inspecting plumbing, steam fitting, gas fitting, welding, soldering, sprinkler systems, fire equipment, pumps and valves, repairs to hot and cold water lines, sanitary storm sewers and drainage problems, maintains overhauls and repairs steam lines, traps, heat exchangers, sterilizers and other related equipment, updates documentation for plumbing and steam services, including charts and valve tags as well as performing duties involved in preventative maintenance and troubleshooting.

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. As well, you may be required to meet the operational needs of the P&ER department including working in extreme weather conditions or assisting with other teams.


  • Journeyman Plumber with BC Certification or Inter-Provincial.
  • Possess a “B” gas fitter’s ticket.
  • Grade 12 plus ten (10) years of practical experience, preferably in an institutional setting or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) and Health and Safety Policy and procedures.
  • Possession of a valid Class 5 driver’s license in the province of BC.
  • Knowledge of basic safety, equipment maintenance and presenting technical information.
  • 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.
  • Ability to read and update blue prints.
  • Familiar with required tools for trade
Application submission information: 

This is a temporary full-time position working 37.5 hours per week for approximately three (3) months, or until the incumbent returns. The successful candidate 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 $27.53 and the university is pleased to offer a percentage of salary in lieu of benefits.

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


With a subject line of 17-001a–C0025 – LastName, FirstName


Human Resources - Career Opportunities
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC   V9B 5Y2
Fax:  (250) 391-2570 Tel:  (250) 391-2600


The competition will begin on March 3, 2017 and will close on March 17, 2017; however, the competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found. 

While Royal Roads University values all applications we receive, only those candidates short-listed for further consideration will be contacted. 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.