Building Operator
Region of Waterloo
Kitchener, Ontario, CA
6d ago

Description of Duties :

Performs preventive, demand, and corrective maintenance on mechanical operating equipment, building environmental systems, building envelope, and grounds at various Regional facilities with the objective to meet the requirements of a safe and reliable workplace.

Ability to work staggered hours to suit the needs of building occupants as well as statutory holidays, weekends, and overtime as required / assigned, or when participating in regular standby rotation schedule to respond to emergencies, callouts, equipment failures, and breakdowns.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required :

  • Knowledge of building maintenance and operations, maintenance management systems and procedures, and most building trade disciplines.
  • Must have a community college certificate as a Class II Building Environmental Systems Operator or equivalent (e.g., education and / or experience in the 6 components of the certification program), plus a Gas Technician II certificate, plus a Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic 313A certificate.

    Must have 3 years of continuous experience operating and maintaining building environmental systems as a Gas Technician II.

  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with policies, procedures, and standards; industry standards; municipal by-laws; local utilities standards;
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers standards; and legislation (e.g., fire codes, building codes, health and safety, Ontario Gas Utilization Code, Boiler and Pressure Vessels Safety Devices Act).

  • Ability to keep knowledge and skills up-to-date as it relates to new buildings, materials, systems, and technologies (e.
  • g., LEED standards, automation and other control systems, code, legislation).

  • Proven skills in building maintenance including HVAC systems, direct digital and pneumatic control systems, electrical, plumbing, variable air volume controls, induction systems, building automation systems, and water treatment systems.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills to assess a wide range of problems and determine appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics, work orders, and technical submissions, including air balancing reports and wiring schematics for mechanical equipment.
  • Computer skills with ability to use email, the internet, a work order management system, document management system, and BAS systems.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to exchange information with co-workers, contractors, and clients, and participate as an effective team member.
  • Ability to log equipment readings and general building maintenance activity, manually or via computer. Ability to read, understand, and perform work according to operating manuals, work orders, and instructions.
  • Must have a valid class G driver’s license and acceptable driving record to operate Regional vehicles.
  • Must provide an acceptable police record check as a condition of statute, regulation, or funding. Must provide an acceptable Security Background Check to meet Waterloo Regional Police Service security requirements for working in police facilities.
  • Ability to support and demonstrate the Region’s values.
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