Building Maintenance Worker – City of Victoria (Victoria, BC)

Competition #20/199
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: January 21, 2021

Building Maintenance Worker (2 Continuous)

Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department

Perform building maintenance and repair functions at City owned and leased buildings and grounds.

Perform routine maintenance and troubleshoot repairs during component failures for HVAC systems, including boilers, chillers, cooling towers, ventilation and air conditioning systems, by checking and adjusting pressures, replacing pumps, motors, belts, filters and gaskets, as required; check boiler temperatures; test and adjust chemical balance in heating system water. Perform minor electrical work to boilers, such as: three phase motors or controllers integral to the boiler equipment, low voltage controls or 24 volt thermostats, and branch wiring to the boiler equipment as per BC Safety Authority Regulations.

Perform minor repairs and adjustments to building fabric and related systems, such as: interior walls, ceilings, flooring, furniture, roofing, windows and overhead, interior and exterior doors.

Perform repairs and adjustments to building plumbing and electrical systems, such as: washroom fixtures, pumps, domestic water systems, fountains, lighting repairs (ballasts), replace switches and thermostats. Perform routine inspections on emergency generators; service and test life safety equipment such as emergency lighting and fire extinguishers.

Assess requirements and provide routine services to building occupants; perform routine building inspections and document repair requirements; provide technical assistance in capital project work, as required.

Purchase applicable supplies; obtain quotes and approvals for contractor services; monitor, review and report on the work of contractors and city staff providing maintenance and repair services at assigned sites.

Operate computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) by entering preventative maintenance data from facility inventories; determine work required; open, process and close work orders; review monthly maintenance work; recommend work schedule to supervisor; independently, monitor and adjust (as required) daily automated building control systems (DDC), perform routine diagnostics for DDC issues and determine and apply the best solution, non-traditional methods of analysis may be required to determine best solution (anticipate and forecast equipment failures through use of trend logs, analyse DDC programming to troubleshoot system irregularities); create and print building access activity reports; reconcile credit card statements.

Operate a vehicle to transport materials and equipment. Operate equipment such as power tools, pressure washers and man lift; maintain and operate mobile fuel tank cleaning systems; maintain tools and equipment as required.

Perform related duties where qualified.

Work is performed according to established maintenance procedures and schedules, requests for service or is assigned by supervisor.
Work is reviewed through meetings with, or reports to supervisor.
Issues such as major expenditure or deviations from established procedures practices are referred to supervisor.

Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy materials and equipment. (often) Work in awkward positions. (often)
Work in confined spaces. (often)
Mental Effort:
Short periods of intense concentration while working on complex maintenance systems. (occasional)
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Focus on a variety of source data and computer for short periods. (occasional)
Work Environment:
Work from heights. (often)
Work in an environment where protective measures must be taken to avoid exposure to equipment noise, heat, dust and fumes. (often)
Exposure to potentially harmful materials. (occasional) Exposure to raw sewage. (Premium item)
Work irregular hours. (Premium item)

Organize and prioritize work.
Understand and apply the techniques of building maintenance and repair and applicable safety standards and acts.
Basic level operation of a personal computer; working knowledge of building control systems (DDC), maintenance management systems (CMMS) and energy management systems.
Use hand tools and power equipment.
Read and understand building drawings and specifications. Maintain accurate records.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Deal effectively with the public and outside agencies. Work safely on job sites.

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

High school graduation.
Fourth Class Power Engineering Trades Certification. (2 years)
Basic Building Operator’s, or two Building System or Building Fabric courses such as Basic Refrigeration, Carpentry, Heating, or Plumbing. (60 hours)
Manlift Operator Certificate. (8 hours)
Required to obtain criminal record clearance. Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence. Experience:
2 years of related experience.
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule: Monday – Friday, (35-hour work week)
$33.79 per hour, Pay Grade 9 Job Code # 4030
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at – only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.
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