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Building Operator II

Building Operator II

Requisition ID 
Job Category  
Trades (CUPE)
5506 - Plant Operations-Mechanical
Job Status 
Regular Full-Time
Hiring Range 
$27.37 per hour

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Reporting to a Section Supervisor, the Building Operator II is assigned to the preventative, demand and corrective maintenance of mechanical operating equipment, all building systems, building envelope and grounds of the University buildings.


Also reporting to the Supervisors are: Servicepersons I and II in all building and mechanical related trades.


General operation and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), associated water treatment systems, air handling and exhaust systems, hot water boilers and related equipment, chillers and cooling towers, emergency generator units, sump and sewage systems, building security, fire and life and safety systems. Performs demand, corrective, emergency and preventative maintenance on all building mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems within the limits of applicable regulations. Logs equipment operating parameters and reports deficiencies to the supervisor.  Performs routine repairs on building finishes and furnishings and provides custodial and grounds keeping support when required.


The Building Operator may make decisions concerning the preventive maintenance required and the replacement of parts or materials as necessary to maintain buildings, equipment and furnishing in a good state of repair. The Building Operator communicates, reports, advises and receives instruction from supervisory staff concerning costs, manpower requirements and priority of work and breakdown maintenance. Coordinates the work of contractors and service personnel as well as employees assigned to assist in tasks.


  • The Building Operator II must have a Community College Certificate as a Class II Building Environmental Systems Operator or equivalent, plus three (3) years continuous experience in the operation and maintenance of building systems
  • Must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings, perform facility condition assessments, and the ability to write summary reports when necessary
  • Performs the work of other trades as required to the limit of their skill, training and code requirements