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Title Building Operator
Job ID 12S-1102
Division/Department Facilities Management
Campus/Site Newnham
Job Classification Support
Job Type Full Time
Position Overview Under the direction of the Facility Manager, the incumbent provides customer service by performing a wide variety of tasks related to the operation, maintenance and installation of the College’s mechanical systems, controls, fire alarm systems, building automation systems, and life safety systems.
Responsibilities • Performs preventative and corrective maintenance according to PM and CMMS. Determines the extent of adjustments and lubrication required, including recommending changes to procedures and schedules. Maintains force flow heaters, fans, RTUs, pumps and other equipment. Winterizes chilled water coils.
• Replaces worn or broken fan or motor belts, sheaves, couplers, keyways and shafts as necessary. Aligns various drive and driven components and changes filters on all equipment.
• Works with the Building Automation System as required and makes adjustments to set points and schedules. Ensures building environmental systems operate at maximum efficiency, and building is maintained at an acceptable comfort level for all users. Troubleshoots and corrects problems with air distribution and hydronic systems.
• Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains equipment by inspecting and testing. Uses vibration, infrared and other measurement tools as required.
• Performs water treatment by monitoring and testing water systems including open and closed loops, water softeners, hot water heating, chilled water system, cooling towers, steam and glycol loops. Conducts daily and weekly tests of fluids, and makes adjustments as necessary.
• Maintains and tests fire alarm panels and components, back-up generator systems, and UPS systems.
• Ensures mechanical installations are performed in such a way that all building codes are met or exceeded. Monitors and checks new installations performed by contractors and reports problems/deficiencies. Keeps records and logs for various inspections.
• Orders/purchases parts and materials and makes recommendations for the purchase of replacement parts or new equipment.
• Performs other related duties, including minor duties of other trades where certification is not required and work does not exceed the incumbent’s own limitations.
• Diagnoses problems generated as demand work orders.
• Completes assigned work orders and preventative maintenance and records results in work order system.

Qualifications • Secondary School completion is required (or equivalent combination of education and experience.)
• Successful completion of a BES Operator Class II course is required.
• The successful applicant will have 3 years of related work experience during or following certification, and experience in Commercial or Industrial buildings with electronic building controls.
• Must be knowledgeable of heating and cooling principles as applied to a typical building environment.
• Basic computer literacy is required.
• Must have the ability to work in a team environment and independently with little or no supervision.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) are required to interact effectively with the College’s multi-cultural/racial/able staff, students and the public.
• General knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS and policies and procedures is required.
PLEASE NOTE: This position requires light to medium physical effort (lifting up to 20 kg or 44 lbs)
Hourly Wage Rate Payband G: Start rate $26.92 , Maximum rate $31.21
Weekly Hours of Work 40 hours (overtime as required). Tuesday to Saturday: 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Required Date As Soon as Possible
Posting Date December 7, 2012 External
Closing Date December 13, 2012
To Apply Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format. 
Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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