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The Stationary Engineer 3rd Class is responsible for the safe and efficient operation, preventive and breakdown maintenance of the heating, cooling and related plant equipment operated at all campus locations, as well as other duties as assigned.


Strategic PlanningSupports strategic planning efforts addressing stewardship responsibilities and long-term sustainability of the University’s campus, facilities and infrastructure and maximizing opportunities for efficient delivery of campus services and optimal investments in University-wide infrastructure.


Duties or ResponsibilitiesOperations: Duties include, but are not limited to:

Maintenance and repair of oil and gas fired boilers, chillers, water softeners and high purity water treatment systems, air compressors, ammonia based refrigeration units and related auxiliary equipment

Operating and monitoring the utility plants, building automation, fire systems and elevator services

Performing maintenance and repairs as required to keep equipment such as pumps, air compressors, water softeners and deionizers, ammonia-based refrigeration units, chillers and cooling tower systems operating in a safe and efficient manner

Inspection and maintenance of building HVAC, mechanical and plumbing system components

Responding to emergency calls of various types such as fire alarms

Creating reports of equipment conditions and requisitioning materials

Reports to the Shift Engineer in the absence of the Chief Stationary Engineer

In the absence of a Stationary Engineer 2nd Class, may be temporarily assigned as Shift Engineer and performs duties and responsibilities applicable to such assignment


Health & SafetyIn consideration of the University’s commitment to the safety and well-being of all faculty, support staff, students, and visitors, responsible for ensuring University facilities and departmental activities are compliant with all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and standards related to facilities operations as well as occupational health and environmental safety. Active in health and safety and incident prevention by adhering to departmental policy, procedures and safe work practices required by the University health, safety and environment management system (HSEMS), and in accordance with relevant health and safety legislation, developing and enhancing a safety culture among support staff.


OtherPerforms the work of other trades as required to the limit of their skill and code requirements, including work of a trade of a lower pay band.


Must have a minimum of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent and a minimum of an Ontario 3rd Class Operating Engineer Certificate

Minimum of two years recent experience as an Ontario-certified 3rd Class Operating Engineer

Experience in the operation and maintenance of oil and gas fired boilers, chillers, water softeners, air compressors and ammonia based refrigeration units and related auxiliary equipment

Must be familiar with the operation of boiler control and building automation systems

Must maintain a valid Ontario class 'G' driver's license or equivalent

Provides shift relief coverage, which includes nights and weekend work. Must be able to work 12 hr. relief rotation

Occasional exposure to dangerous or unpleasant environmental conditions such as accessing and working in confined spaces, accessing and working at heights, exposure to noise, chemicals, odours, extreme temperatures and adverse weather conditions

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