Lead Hand Engineer

Job description

Lead Hand Engineer

Date Posted: 01/05/2021
Req ID: 2465
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Scarborough
Department: UTSC: Facilities Management - Power Plant
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)


General Description:
Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Engineering and Physical Plant, the incumbent is responsible for the operation and maintenance in the building (s) assigned where a minimum of a Third (3rd) Class Operating Engineer Certificate is required either by law or due to complexity if the operation and/or critical services provided for building environment and faculty. The Lead Hand 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. Leads and assigns work to a group of Operating Engineers, in addition of performing the Lead Hand functions as outlined below:

Typical Duties:

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

  1. leads and assigns work to a group of Operating Engineers
  2. ability to lead, train and communicate effectively to organize, distribute and process work beingcarried out by Operating Engineers
  3. assists the Assistant Director, Engineering and Physical Plant in scheduling work assignment for staff
  4. co-ordinates shutdown work with contractors and University of Toronto Scarborough Trades Services and distribution of approved shutdown notices
  5. contacts suppliers for spare parts availability
  6. liaises with faculty personnel for scheduled or emergency mechanical service interruptions
  7. assists in co-ordinating maintenance work of trades and contractors from initiating service orders through to completion of field work
  8. responsible for building coverage while Operating Engineers are on vacation or sick leave
  9. deals with off-hour emergency phone calls and takes necessary steps to correct breakdowns
  10. prepares Operating Engineers' timesheets


High School graduate or equivalent combination of education and experience plus either a Second (2nd) or Third (3rd) Class Operating Engineer Certification valid in the Province of Ontario. Building Environmental Systems Certificate an asset.

Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a Second (2nd ) or Third (3rd) Class Operating Engineer’s experience with a minimum of one (1) year of Operating Engineer’s experience at the University of Toronto. Must have thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment, including high pressure steam generating equipment, refrigeration (e.g. large chilling machines), heating (e.g. boilers, oil and gas burners) and air handling systems (e.g. complex air conditioning systems) and the ability to comprehend and apply environmental control principles. Must have: basic electrical knowledge and trouble-shooting, basic proficiency in standard office computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows OS, timesheet and procurement systems) and familiarity with computerized Building Automation Systems or other computerized control systems.

Must have: proven leadership skills, the ability to lead and train, the ability to communicate effectively (both orally and written), strong customer service skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others.

Hours of Work:
Hours of work are Monday to Friday from 7:00 am - 3:30 pm.

Closing Date: 01/14/2021, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: Hourly
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: 10U - Job Rate: $43.21/hr
Job Category: Engineering / Technical

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 1/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time