University of Waterloo

Stationary Engineer 2nd Class

Requisition ID 2024-11979
Plant Operations
Employment Type
Time Type
Hiring Range
Job Category
Trades (CUPE)
Job Location : Location


The 2nd Class Stationary Engineer is assigned to the safe, efficient operation and maintenance of Central Plant and satellite equipment used for heating and cooling, contributing towards providing a safe and accessible, invitingly clean and comfortable, functionally enriched and well-maintained campus environment through service excellence.



Strategic Planning

  • Supports strategic planning efforts addressing stewardship responsibilities and long-term sustainability of the University’s campus, facilities and infrastructure and maximizing opportunities for efficient delivery of campus services and optimal investments in University-wide infrastructure.


  • Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Operation and monitoring the utility plants, building automation and fire systems
  • Performs maintenance as required to keep equipment such as boilers, pumps, air compressors, water softeners, chillers and deionizers operating in a safe and efficient manner
  • Inspection and maintenance of building HVAC, mechanical and plumbing system components
  • Responds to emergency calls of various types such as fire alarms
  • Determines appropriate course of action in maintenance and emergency situations
  • Maintenance of satellite equipment and ammonia-based refrigeration units
  • Creates reports of equipment conditions
  • Requisitioning of materials

Health & Safety

  • In consideration of the University’s commitment to the safety and well-being of all faculty, support staff, students, and visitors, responsible for ensuring University facilities and departmental activities are compliant with all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and standards related to facilities operations as well as occupational health and environmental safety.


  • Provides training, instruction and work direction to others as required
  • Coordinates the work of employees assigned to assist with tasks
  • Performs the work of other trades as required to the limit of their skill and code requirements


  • Must have a minimum of a grade 12 education and a Second Class Provincial Certificate
  • Five (5) years recent experience as an Operating Engineer
  • Experience is required in the operation and maintenance of oil and gas fired boilers, chillers, water softeners, air compressors and ammonia based refrigeration units and related auxiliary equipment
  • Must be familiar with the operation of boiler control and building automation systems
  • Must maintain a valid 'G' class driver's license
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Equity Statement

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within the

Office of Indigenous Relations.


The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuk (Inuit), Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.


Positions are open to qualified candidates who are legally entitled to work in Canada. 


The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at  or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.


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