Engineer B - Central Steam Plant (Plant Shift Operations)

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Engineer B - Central Steam Plant (Plant Shift Operations)

Date Posted: 10/27/2020
Req ID: 1675
Faculty/Division: Facilities & Services
Department: F.&S. Utilities -06
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


General Description of Class:

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Engineer and/or the Assistant Chief Engineer, the incumbent is responsible for assisting the Engineer A (2nd Class Operating Engineer) in the shift operation of the Central Steam Plant, district heating system, co-generation, heat recovery installation and other campus equipment governed by TSSA regulations. The shift engineer is responsible for the safe and economical operation and maintenance of all mechanical and associated equipment and services in his/her area of responsibility, including visiting campus buildings during emergency calls.

Typical Duties:

The following illustrative tasks indicate the level of skill required and the extent of responsibility involved in this job; they in no way limit the incumbent to the tasks indicated:

regular rounds to check mechanical equipment and perform needed mechanical service;ensures continuous efficiency of all mechanical equipment services;provides running maintenance by checking lube levels of compressors and adjustments to all equipment and controls;answers and reacts promptly to all trouble calls or alarms from buildings, as well as from adjacent nearby buildings during off hour and weekend shifts;reviews computer printouts and alarms and takes appropriate action;co-ordinates and/or assists outside contractors and University of Toronto Trades Services when work is performed during shift;housekeeping: painting, sweeping floors, cleaning piping, boilers and equipment;responds to off duty calls to correct emergency situations and problems; andmaintains daily log sheets on operating equipment and records all important events that occur during shift and communicates with relief shift engineer on event issues.

Minimum Requirements: Education:

High School graduate or equivalent combination of education and experience, and a Third (3rd) Class Operating Engineer Certification valid in the Province of Ontario. Building Environmental Systems Certificate an asset.


Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as an operating engineer. Must have a good working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment, including refrigeration, heating (e.g. boilers) and air handling systems, and ability to comprehend and apply environmental control principles. Must have basic electrical knowledge and trouble-shooting skills, basic proficiency in standard office computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel) and familiarity with computerized Building Automation Systems or other computerized control systems.


Must have good diagnostic and record keeping skills, the ability to communicate effectively (both orally and written), strong customer service skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.

Work Schedule:

Rotating 8-hour shifts, 40hrs/week

Must be available for day, afternoon and night shifts (including weekends and statutory holidays)

Closing Date: 11/05/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: Hourly
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: 04U - Job Rate: $36.93/hr
Job Category: Engineering / Technical

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Posted: 10/28/2020
Application Due: 11/6/2020
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