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Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date December 25, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $34.68 - Per Hour
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Engineer
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
Contact Information
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Posting ID : 10022
Apply By : 1/8/2019
Position Title : 3rd Class Operating Engineer
Department : Facilities & Asset Management
Job Type : Full-time, Continuing
Reports To : Manager, Facilities Operations
Position Summary :

Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus, university known for academic excellence and a culture that inspires lives of leadership and purpose. Laurier has a distinct commitment to teaching, research, experiential learning, sustainability and scholarship, which combine to address critical challenges in society, business, the economy and the environment – globally and in the communities we serve. At Laurier’s heart is its strong student focus, which results in exceptional levels of student satisfaction and a deep sense of community that lives on through the university’s highly engaged alumni.

Laurier takes pride in building meaningful relationships with colleagues and students. The Laurier community supports one another, encourages collaboration and teamwork and respects work/life balance, all while recognizing the importance of a challenging, rewarding and inspiring career. Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well as locations in Kitchener and Toronto.

Diversity is one of Laurier’s core values. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.

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

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.
Salary : $34.68/hour
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 Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Employment Equity & Accessibility at 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

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