Please note the Salary/Rate (Hourly) reflects the 2017 rates.
Reporting to the Manager, Inspections, the Specialist HVAC conducts site inspections of industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-residential buildings to ensure compliance with the approved plans, the Ontario Building Code and referenced standards and related legislation with respect to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
- Inspects Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems installation in all types of buildings to ensure compliance with the reviewed plans, the Ontario Building Code and referenced standards
- Analyzes data and prepares reports and documents inspections within the Division’s computerized records management and tracking system
- Organizes workload, schedules inspections and documents inspection results, including the collection and attachment of photographs, documents and reports in the Divisions computerized records management tracking system
- Provides instruction to contractors, architects, engineers and the public on the regulations and required construction practices and investigates complaint
- Reviews plans and specifications, to ensure overall compliance with the Ontario Building Code as it relates to HVAC systems
- Advises Ministry of Labour of unsafe working conditions or sites and participates in investigations
- Inspects fire damaged or unsafe buildings to determine extent of damage and required repairs/replacement with respect to HVAC systems
- Issues orders in response to deficiencies when infractions of regulations are found
- Appears and gives evidence in court on the Ontario Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws and appears at the Ontario Building Code Commission
- Inspects and prepares evidence for presentation before the courts. Represents the City in civil litigation
- Conducts Part 9 HVAC inspections when requested. Verifies testing of equipment related to HVAC systems
- Inspects and verifies the installation and testing of the fire suppression systems and the HVAC portion of life safety systems
- Liaises with City Councillors, other divisions, community groups, agencies, other levels of government and other bodies regarding HVAC issues
- Approves alternate design and equipment substitutions that vary from approved plans
- Makes recommendations to improve Divisional policies, procedures and practices
- Represents the Division at various committees and meetings
- Attends to complaints (e.g. noise, odours, civil disputes)
- Assists in training and mentoring of staff
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- Considerable experience in the construction industry.
- Post secondary degree or diploma in a discipline pertinent to the job function such as Mechanical or Civil Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience inspecting installation of HVAC systems for all types of buildings and ensuring compliance with the Ontario Building Code, Municipal regulations and applicable standards.
- Possession of a current valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence and access to a properly insured vehicle.
- Demonstrated accomplishments toward achieving qualification as administered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, in accordance with O. Reg 305/03.
You must also have:
- Extensive knowledge of HVAC systems and designs
- Knowledge of and the ability to apply the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations relevant to building construction.
- Well developed knowledge of building construction practices and materials technology.
- Ability to review construction plans and HVAC specifications to establish compliance with the Ontario Building Code and Municipal regulations.
- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to coordinate and prioritize inspection functions.
- Good written communication skills with the ability to prepare concise, detailed and accurate reports, correspondence and operate a computer.
- Good verbal communication, interpersonal and conflict-resolution skills with a proven ability to deal professionally with a diverse public, City staff, members of Council, and the ability to give evidence in Court./03.
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The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City’s hiring process.
If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.