Building Systems Technician (HVAC)

utilities & trades building & property
Posted On: Oct 9, 2019
Closing Date: Oct 25, 2019
Building Systems Technician (HVAC)
Under the general supervision of the Coordinator, Maintenance & Projects and within established policies, procedures and guidelines, provides preventative and corrective maintenance and repair to buildings and facilities owned or operated under the jurisdiction of Niagara Parks. Performing routine, on-demand and preventative maintenance of building systems; troubleshooting and repairing various building systems and components with an emphasis on heating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems maintenance such as (but not limited to) heating/cooling systems, refrigeration systems/equipment, compressed air systems, water treatment systems, pumping systems, low pressure boilers, and pneumatic and hydraulic systems.
Niagara Parks offers a pay rate of $29.01 to $32.63 per hour as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension plan.
Applications for this position will be accepted until October 25, 2019.


Niagara Parks is one of the largest employers in the Niagara Region, with over 1,700 full time and seasonal employees. Our team is comprised of energetic and friendly staff who provide guests from around the world with exceptional quality service. Niagara Parks is committed to attracting and retaining a highly professional, motivated, engaged and inclusive workforce within a culture of teamwork, mutual respect and trust. This is achieved by aligning the right people with the right skills in the right places to promote continuous improvement and excellence. Our corporate vision is to be an innovative example of sustainability as the environmental and cultural stewards of the Niagara River Corridor; a welcoming, accessible and inspiring place offering world class natural, historical and authentic experiences; a source of national pride and identity; and one of the most spectacular parks in the world.
  • Must have one or more Ministry of Colleges and Universities Certificate of Qualification(s) from the Constructor Sector of Trades (one of which must be Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic – Trade Code 313A).
  • A valid Gas Fitters 2 License (G2)
  • A valid Ozone Depletion Regulation (ODP)
  • A valid Class "G" Drivers Licence.
  • At least two (2) years of on the job HVAC experience, with additional trade experience in plumbing, electrical and/or millwrighting considered an asset.
  • Must have experience and be familiar with building, plumbing, electrical and gas codes and have detailed knowledge of electrical, heating, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, welding, millwrighting and fabrication trades with respect to operational, maintenance and construction practices and procedures.
  • Must have working knowledge of TSSA regulations.
  • Working knowledge of any applicable legislation/regulations including the Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • Possession of a Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT) Designation or Building Operator Certificate (BOC) considered an asset
  • A valid Gas Fitters 1 License (G1) considered an asset.
  • At least three (3) years of experience with facility operations and building maintenance.
  • Possess organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strong problem-solving skills.
  • Experience and ability to use computerized work order systems to receive, track and enter/report job progress and completion details.
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime on short notice and to perform shift work and standby as required and scheduled to fulfill the requirements of a seven-day operation.
  • Performs and assists in building maintenance tasks including but not limited to, heating and refrigeration, plumbing, electrical, welding, millwrighting and fabrication trades.
  • Monitors and inspects facilities and buildings for routine maintenance and provide suggestions for enhancement and repair.
  • Responds to routine and on-demand service requests and performs preventative and corrective maintenance on building and facility equipment and systems.
  • Troubleshoots various building and maintenance issues to repair, maintain, calibrate, alter/modify and make installations to building systems and facilities to eliminate/reduce venue downtime while maintaining a safe environment for staff and visitors.
  • Troubleshoots various kitchen/restaurant equipment to repair, maintain or calibrate and to complete/assist in installations of new equipment.
  • Working with, assisting, and/or training other Facilities Maintenance staff or contracted vendor of record (VOR) staff on mechanical related items.
  • Ensures that all work is performed in compliance with all applicable legislation, regulations, standards, policies and procedures (e.g. TSSA, ESA, and OHSA).
  • Safely operates a variety of hand, power and shop tools used in the course of building construction and maintenance.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, drawings, specifications and manuals; estimates materials and lays out work.
  • Compile and maintain all information and documentation relevant to all assigned and completed work (e.g. daily work records, work orders, time sheets, and purchase orders).
  • Able to remotely access and be assigned to and report on the progress of work orders and purchase orders through a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
  • Recommends and maintains inventories of spare parts to anticipate and minimize building and facility downtime.
  • Ability to estimate equipment and component requirements for renovations, installations, and repairs.
  • Determines impacts of required work and communicates and coordinates repairs and repair schedules with building and facility staff and visitors.
  • Assists in the coordination of prompt and complete inspections and service to life safety systems by outside contractors (elevators, escalators, firm alarms, sprinkler systems, standby power generators etc.).
  • Responds to facility maintenance issues after hours and on weekends providing on-site assessment to prioritize work identifying the appropriate maintenance activity or trade related repair in accordance with policies, procedures and the necessity of service to minimize staff, visitor and/or financial impact to the NPC and its operations.
  • Willing to provide building and facility maintenance vacation and relief support to other NPC facilities (e.g. Table Rock Complex etc.)


We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), Niagara Parks will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff.All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To request an alternate format, please contact Niagara Parks at 905.295.4377 x3601 or by email to