Building Operator
ACML Western - Victoria, BC

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Reporting To: Supervisor Maintenance
Location: Royal Jubilee Hospital
Status: Full Time

Primary Duties:

Work shall include but not necessary be bound by the following:

  • Respond to tenant requests and emergencies
  • Perform daily rounds and log readings
  • Review and complete daily entries into operators log
  • Complete preventive/demand maintenance tasks; input histories if required
  • Start-up/shutdown major building equipment
  • Ensuring maximum energy efficiency, inspect/operate/maintain and repair mechanical/electrical systems and equipment (including, chillers, HVAC equipment, pumps, life safety system, etc.)
  • Complete filter changes
  • Perform minor repairs: replace washers/faucets; clear sinks, toilets and drains; clear grease traps/sumps; re-pack valves; replace pumps/motors; reset breakers, etc.
  • Complete belt inspection/replacement
  • Maintain/align fan/air handling units
  • Complete general mechanical/maintenance duties
  • Troubleshoot/repair building automation system
  • Monitor work of contractors/external service providers to ensure adherence to company/industry standards
  • Participate in review of operating policies/procedures as required
  • Complete maintenance of metal/plastic pipe systems
  • Conduct chemical treatment tests
  • Work in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable codes
  • Escalate unusual events/occurrences to supervisor
  • Air balancing

Secondary Duties:

  • Pump teardown/minor repairs/alignment
  • Perform general building maintenance/repairs (e.g., lighting, door repairs etc.)
  • Assist other classifications/trades as required
  • Maintain a clean work environment


  • Develop working relationships with tenants to clarify needs; explain standard corrective action
  • Establish working relationships with staff; provide assistance in the delivery of services
  • Develop working rapport with suppliers, contractors and external service providers to respond to information needs
  • Maintain positive relations with tenants/client through effective communications

Problem Solving/Analysis:

  • Monitor, adjust and repair infrastructure systems
  • Utilize industry best practices/procedures to perform duties
  • Identify problem areas; conduct investigation; analyze and make recommendations that may include innovative solutions

Decision Making/Autonomy:

  • Make decisions within established procedures/practices
  • Provide input to operational decisions by identifying tenant/client/facility needs

Employee Development:

  • Complete mandatory training programs (annually)
  • As directed, create/implement personal development plan (annually) to identify skills required to move to next level

Hours of Work:

  • Shift work; some overtime

Working Conditions:

  • Will be required to carry a PDA or cell phone
  • Work requires some exposure to more intense situations when responding to tenant requests
  • Work requires utilizing tools/repairing systems that could cause physical injury if not handled/ operated following safety practices/procedures
  • Physical demands:
  • Exposure to elements - majority of work indoors; some exposure to outdoor environment
  • Lifting requirements - maximum 50 lbs.
  • Repetitive physical effort - majority of work is non-repetitive
  • Elevated working conditions - use of ladder; scissor lift (training required), etc.
  • Confined space may be applicable (training required)


  • Strong electrical/plumbing knowledge
  • OSSGD or equivalent
  • BES diploma; or 4th or 3rd class Operating Engineer
  • 5 years in the operation and maintenance of facilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral and written)

Please reference Job Posting #3028 when applying. Applications must be received by August 16, 2013.