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Building Operator

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology - Newnham, TAS

Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Posting Date (E):
April 12, 2021

Closing Date (E):
April 26, 2021

Pay Range:
Payband G -$29.58 - $34.29 (start rate:$29.58)

40 Hours per week


Tuesday to Friday 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Saturday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM (overtime as required).

Contract Start Date (if applicable):Contract End Date:
Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Facilities Manager/Supervisor, the incumbent provides operations and maintenance of various building equipment including fire alarm systems, building automation systems, and life safety systems. The building operator will monitor and make sure all equipment are operating in most efficient manner.

Inspection and Maintenance
Performs daily logs and record and updates log sheets of all pertinent mechanical/electrical systems. Performs preventative and corrective maintenance according to PM CMMS.
Analyses and attends to break down maintenance and enter in CMMS. Determines extent of adjustments and fine tuning of equipment required, including recommending changes to procedures and schedules.
Works with Building Automation System as required and makes adjustments to set points and schedules.
Utilizes BAS for trouble shooting and problem-solving equipment troubles.
Attends to small repairs and maintenance.
Aligns various drive and driven components. Changes filters on all equipment.
Determines the extent of adjustments and lubrication required, including recommending changes to procedures and schedules. Maintains force flow heaters, fans, RTUs, pumps, and other equipment. Winterizes chilled water coils.
Replaces worn or broken fan or motor belts, sheaves, couplers, keyways and shafts as necessary.
Ensures building environmental systems operate at maximum efficiency, and building is maintained at an acceptable comfort level for all users. Troubleshoots and corrects problems with air distribution and hydronic systems.
Performs periodic chemical testing of various hydronic systems. By monitoring and testing water systems including open and closed loops, water softeners, hot water heating, chilled water system, cooling towers, steam and glycol loops. Conducts daily and weekly tests of fluids, and makes adjustments as necessary.
Monitors and adjusts chemical feed and boiler and condenser blow down.
Tracks and keeps inventory of all chemicals and their associated MSDS,
Orders and receives testing and feed chemicals, and softener salt in a timely manner.
Performs periodic fire pump tests, ATS/generator tests, and fire panel tests UPS systems as per applicable codes.
Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains equipment by inspecting and testing. Uses vibration, infrared and other measurement tools as required
Ensures mechanical installations are performed in such a way that all building codes are met or exceeded.
Monitors and checks repairs performed by contractors and report problems/ deficiencies. Keeps necessary records and logs for various inspections. Ensures that all maintained all documentation.
Maintains spare parts and ensures that inventor logs are up to date.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Orders/purchases parts and materials and makes recommendations for the purchase of replacement parts or new equipment.
Performs other related duties, including minor duties of other trades where certification is not required and work does not exceed the incumbent’s own limitations.
Diagnoses problems generated as demand work orders.
Completes assigned work orders and preventative maintenance and records results in work order system.

A completed certification in BES I and II or Stationary Class 4 is required.
Stationary Class 4 and or HVAC tech certification would be an asset.
Minimum three (3) years’ experience working as a building operator or a similar position in commercial or institutional buildings with electronic building controls. If in a similar position, please state how it is similar.
Ability to read blue prints.
Basic computer literacy is required.
Must be knowledgeable of heating and cooling principles as applied to a typical building environment.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) are required to interact effectively with the College’s staff, students and the public.

Note: A skills assessment test may be administered during the recruitment process. This position requires light to medium physical effort (Lifting up to 20 kg or 44 lbs).

Seneca is committed to diversity and encourages applications from qualified candidates, especially Indigenous persons, members of sexual minority groups, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. View Seneca's Diversity Policy.
Note: Seneca requires copies of educational credentials at the time of an interview. Confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency will be required upon hire.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Category Facilities Management
Location Newnham Campus
ID 1603