HVAC Technician Grade 1

Branch: Facilities Maintenance (Utilities)

Rate of Pay: Start: $31.13 3-month: $33.20 6-month: $34.58

Duration: Full Time Permanent

Number of Positions Open: 1

Looking for a career with a dynamic organization that is committed to protecting wildlife? We are interested in dedicated individuals who are positive, enthusiastic and passionate about connecting people, animals, and conservation science to fight extinction. Your Toronto Zoo makes animal well-being a priority in all operations and shows respect for all wildlife.

Basic Function: Reporting to the Utilities Supervisor, this rotating shift position is responsible for the daily inspection, maintenance, repair and installation of HVACR equipment, pumps & motors, site and exhibit lighting, emergency lighting, pneumatic/hydraulic doors, and generators. This position will assist and provide support in implementing the approved Strategic Plan.


Duties include, but not restricted to the inspection, operation, preventive maintenance, service, installation & repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration equipment, hydraulic/pneumatic systems, backup generators, pumps, motors, fans, misc equipment and all associated components, accessories, controls and operating systems.

Maintain lighting requirements including emergency lights, exhibit, greenhouse, and tank lighting.

Calibrating of electrical and pneumatic controls, troubleshooting HVACR systems and associated components.

Installation of new equipment as required.

Other duties as allocated by supervisor or their designate.


Must have a valid Gas Technician-1 certification valid in the Province of Ontario. Consideration will be given to applicants with a Gas Technician 2 license and documented hours accumulated towards the Gas Technician 1 requirement. Proof of applicable work experience will be requested.

Preference will be given to those who also possess a valid Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Mechanics certification, and/or Electrician certification, and/or Millwright certification, and/or Class IV Stationary Engineer’s certification. (All certifications must be current and valid in the Province of Ontario).

Good knowledge of burners, air handling & boiler systems, electronics and electricity is required.

Knowledge and previous experience in BMS controls and commercial equipment is required.

Must be able to read schematic and electrical plans.

Must be able to read and utilize technical manuals.

Must be knowledgeable in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS legislation.

Must have a working knowledge of codes and regulations affecting their work.

Must be able to withstand varying climatic conditions both indoors and outdoors.

Must possess a valid G Class Ontario Driver’s license in good standing.

Must be capable of meeting the physical demands of the job including heights.

Must be able and willing to work rotating shifts, weekends and Holidays.

Must be able to work in a team environment and also with minimum supervision

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.The successful candidate may be required to provide a police reference check and/or driver’s abstract, at their own expense as a condition of employment.Candidates may be required to take a written and/or practical examination relevant to the position.

The Toronto Zoo values the importance of inclusive recruitment practices and strives to create a workplace that reflects and celebrates the rich diversity of our city. Please let us know if you require specific accommodations to be in place before you begin the interview process.

The Toronto Zoo respects the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and seeks to model these principles in all that we do. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workforce where all employees feel respected, supported and valued. We strive to create an environment that represents the rich diversity of our guests and our community and encourage applications from all qualified individuals who can contribute to enhancing our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.  Applications are especially encouraged from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and women.

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Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $31.13 per hour


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: In person

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