University of Waterloo

  • Building Operator II

    Requisition ID
    Job Category
    Maintenance (CUPE)
    5507 - Plant Operations-Electrical
    Job Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Hiring Range
  • Overview

    Reporting to the Control’s 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.


    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



    • 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
       Coordinates the work of contractors and service personnel as well as employees assigned to
      assist in tasks
       Performs facility condition assessments and writes summary reports when necessary
       Performs routine repairs on building finishes and furnishings and provides custodial and grounds
      keeping support when required


    Health And 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. Active in health, safety, and incident prevention by adhering to departmental policy, procedures and safe work practices required by the University health, safety and environment management system (HSEMS), and in accordance with relevant health and safety legislation, developing and enhancing a safety culture among support staff




    Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned and supports departmental activities, including performing work of other classifications within scope of trade practice, level of incumbent’s capability/ competency/ skills, and/ or regulatory requirements. May perform work of a lower classification/pay band


    • Must have a Community College Certificate as a Class II Building Environmental Systems Operator or equivalent
    • Three (3) years continuous experience in the operation and maintenance of building systems
    • Sound knowledge and understanding of HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical systems and BAS
    • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
    • Must have the ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings
    • Good written and verbal communication skills are required
    • Must be customer and team oriented, able to work independently as well as in a group /team environment
    • Must possess and maintain a valid Ontario class ‘G’ driver’s license
    • Routine physical activities include standing, walking, bending, crouching, stooping, reaching, lifting and carrying light (up to 5kg or 11lb), medium (5 to 20kg or 11 to 44lb), and/ or heavy (over 20kg or 44lb) objects, pushing, pulling, working in an awkward position and/ or maintaining one position for a long period. Possesses ability to reduce any strain by changing positions and/ or alternating performing other activities
    • Frequent exposure to hazardous or unpleasant environmental conditions such as accessing and working in confined spaces and/ or in awkward positions, accessing and working at heights, exposure to noise, chemicals and other hazardous material, odours, extreme temperatures and adverse weather conditions


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