The HVAC&R Mechanic is assigned to the operation and maintenance of industrial, commercial and / or residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning units, specialized refrigeration systems and other related equipment on campus.
Contributes towards providing a safe, accessible, invitingly clean and comfortable, functionally enriched and well-maintained campus environment.
Assists with addressing stewardship responsibilities and promoting long-term sustainability of facilities and infrastructure, maximizing opportunities for efficient delivery of services.
Maintenance and Repair
Perform inspection, maintenance, including routine, preventive and emergency maintenance, repair and replacement of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems (HVACR equipment), including building automation systems (BAS) and devices, in an organized manner to maintain HVACR equipment in a good state of repair for maximum equipment life and efficiency with minimal downtime :
Inspecting, servicing, cleaning and maintaining HVACR equipment, including refrigeration, humidification, dehumidification, air make-
up, air handling, air-conditioning and heating systems, air makeup units, hydronic systems and boilers (up to and including 10 MBTUH), rooftop HVAC units, heat pumps, split direct expansion systems, cooling towers, heat exchangers, etc
Performing regular and preventative maintenance, as well as emergency repairs and / or replacement to HVACR equipment as required, in an organized manner to minimize downtime
Performing appropriate diagnostics and analysis to investigate and determine problems and best course of service, reparation, replacement
Maintaining and servicing food service equipment, including refrigerators and freezers, as well as laboratory equipment, including ultra-
low temperature freezers and environmental chambers
Inspecting, servicing, repairing and calibrating thermostats, humidistats, pressure switches and safety controls.
Emptying, purging, leak testing and charging of refrigeration equipment
Adjusting burners and controls on packaged rooftop HVAC units
Documenting all maintenance and inspection activities as directed by the Supervisor
Monitoring of equipment for proper operation, making adjustments as required to maintain equipment in a good state of repair for maximum equipment life and efficiency with minimal downtime
Providing feedback on equipment condition and potential replacement timelines and options
Performs facility condition inspections and writes summary reports. Provides assistance to other trades, including internal and external contractor resources.
Inspects new installations to ensure compliance with codes and standards. Provides trade / job instruction as well as work direction to other trades / classifications as required.
May coordinate work among other trades / classifications
Prepares layout of equipment and services from general information provided on work orders or drawings and produces detailed estimates and schedules necessary to complete project
Assisting with design aspects of jobs assigned if or when required to assure safety, functionality, cost, and timeline targets will be met
Assists with and coordinates the work of external service contractors / suppliers as requested
In conjunction with the Supervisor, coordinates preventive and demand maintenance and discretionary work assignments with clients when requested
Assists with the sourcing and requisitioning of materials, supplies and tools and support equipment / services
Health, Safety and the Environment
Performs work compliant with and otherwise follows applicable technical, health, safety and environmental legislation, regulations, codes and standards as well as University and departmental policy, procedures and safe work practices, including supervisory instructions
Maintains current trade, environmental and health and safety certifications in the areas required to perform the functions of the position
May perform work of a lower classification / pay band
Minimum of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent.
Certified HVACR mechanic possessing a valid, current Provincial Certificates of Qualification (Ontario 313A and Ontario TSSA G1) and current Ozone Depletion Prevention certification (ODP)
Brazing certificate is an asset
Requires a minimum of five (5) years recent experience as a heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration mechanic.
Work experience within major institutional sector(s), such as education, post-secondary education, medical / hospital, may be preferred
Must possess a Provincial Certificate of Apprenticeship (Ontario or approved equivalent). Boiler, hydronic system and air make-
up unit experience required. Variable refrigerant volume (VRV) / variable refrigerant flow (VRF) experience would be an asset
In-depth working knowledge of :
Able to install, test, troubleshoot and service refrigeration equipment as well as gas-fired equipment installed as part of integrated HVAC systems
Able to prepare reports, maintain accurate service records, read and interpret blueprints, control diagrams and drawings and do material take-offs is required
Strong communication, oral and written, organizational and interpersonal skills
Safety conscious and service-oriented worker with a positive work attitude and ability to work independently and interdependently within a team
Good problem solving skills
Computer literate and comfortable with the use of Microsoft Office applications
20kg or 11-44lb), and / or heavy (over 20kg or 44lb) objects, pushing, pulling, working in an awkward position and / or maintaining one position for long periods of time, exposure to machine noise, and potential for injury
Exposure to hazards managed through administrative controls, including PPE and appropriate safe work procedures