3rd Class Operating Engineer II

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Author pmnationtalk
Date March 11, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Education / Teaching - K-12 and other training
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 8794
Apply By : 3/13/2018
Position Title : 3rd Class Operating Engineer II
Department : Facilities and Asset Management
Job Type : Full-time, Continuing
Campus : Waterloo
Reports To : Manager Facilities Operations
Position Summary : At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.

As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.

We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as an 3rd Class Operating Engineer II.

Reporting to the Manager, Facilities Operations, Chief Engineer, under the direction of the leadhand, the incumbent will be knowledgeable in building operations and responsible for ensuring the safe operation and maintenance of facility equipment in accordance with all legislative codes and standards.

Accountabilities :

  • respects and responds to direction given by leadhand(s)
  • contributes and participates in the effective use of the Quality Control System
  • knowledge and understanding of the sequence of operation of all equipment and systems within the plant
  • services, operates and maintains all steam and hot water generating equipment per code, and to the limitation and certification of the incumbent.
  • services, operates and maintains heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and ancillaries as per schedule, and to the limitation and certification of the incumbent.
  • installs, services, maintains and repairs mechanical pumps as required
  • maintains, operates and checks chillers and related equipment to the specific schedules
  • repairs and maintains humidifiers, water softeners and de-ionizers
  • operates and performs preventative maintenance on all plant and life safety equipment as per schedule and in a safe and efficient manner
  • tests, controls and maintains water systems and related equipment
  • performs pipe fitting
  • performs some soldering and welding (arc or oxyacetylene)
  • services and maintains compressors and pneumatic controls
  • prepares estimates for work orders
  • requests, orders or picks up required material from suppliers in order to complete the job
  • controls water treatment, services and maintains pool and ancillary equipment including vacuuming
  • accesses, monitors and controls Building Automation System
  • performs other related duties
  • first point of contact for responding to and resolving all emergency off hours trades related calls and issues
  • collaborates, interacts with trades/contractors/customers in order to coordinate completion of work
  • in emergencies, performs minor duties of other trades where certification is not required and the work does not exceed own limitations.
  • maintains adequate records to comply with internal and external requirements
  • understands and complies with all Departmental Policies and Procedures
  • prepares any reports required for control, audit or reporting purposes
  • may be required to be on call as necessary

Qualifications :

  • must possess a current 3rd Class Operating Engineer certificate, along with related building maintenance experience; or current Refrigeration B certificate plus 4th Class Operating Engineer certificate, along with related building maintenance experience.
  • must possess a current Gas Tech II certificate, or have the ability to obtain one within a set period of time.
  • Certification as a HVACR Technician or Millwright would be an asset.
  • ability to read and work from blueprints and schematics
  • extensive experience with building maintenance, various types of heating and cooling systems, life safety systems, boilers, chillers, air compressors, pumps valves, etc.
  • knowledge of fire and safety codes and sprinkler systems.
  • ability to make technical decisions in emergency situations
  • complies with OHSA, Technical Standards & Safety Authority and other Regulatory bodies.
  • computer literacy, e.g. use of control systems, University computer system, e:mail etc.
  • must possess a valid Class – G Ontario Driver’s license
  • ability to work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision. Shares information with team members.  Is collaborative in dealing with customers and fellow employees.
  • customer focused – responds promptly to customer needs. Uses customer information to improve service.  Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers.
  • receptive to change – can adapt to changing circumstances. Makes suggestions for improvement.  Is proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current.
  • respects diversity – treats others with respect. Is understanding.   Avoids unnecessary conflict.
  • managing self – exhibits a strong sense of own capabilities. Demonstrates honesty, integrity and ethical conduct.  Accepts ownership and accountability for own actions.  Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning.

Working Conditions :


  • Physical effort: Heavy lifting, bending pipes. Reaching, bending, stretching, climbing
  • Physical environment: Varying temperatures including excessive heat, noise, exposure to fumes, chemicals and solvents, dirty water including sewage waste products and possibly infectious or toxic environment. Working in cramped quarters.
  • Sensory attention: Following required codes. Reading blueprints. Attention to detail when working with power-house equipment.  Operating specialized equipment.  Operating computer
  • Mental stress: Moderate. 24hr/7day Shift Work Required

Salary : $34.25 per hour
Salary Notes : The normal hours of work consist of a five week, 200 hour rotational shift schedule, consisting of rotating 12 hour and 8 hour shifts.
Please Note : Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at jbecker@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at diversity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or hr@wlu.ca.



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