HVAC Technician Grade 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 wildlife conservation and protecting
our planet.
Our Toronto Zoo is a mission-based, not-for-profit organization whose mission is connecting people, animals and conservation science to fight extinction.
Our Toronto Zoo serves more than 1.2 million guests each year on over 500 acres and the foundation of all of our work is based on four cares:

We care about our animals
We care about our team
We care about our guests
We care about our community
We strive to have this caring culture grounded in the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion. We commit to collaborating with our teams, guests and community to reflect and celebrate the rich diversity of Toronto and Canada. As a world class accredited zoo and part of the global conservation community we work with the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and collaborate with governmental agencies, conservation and science non-governmental organizations and corporate and academic partners to share our knowledge and learn from each other to enhance our collective impact.

We are currently embarking on our new master plan and creation of a Community Conservation Campus. As one of the GTA’s Top Employers for 2022, we are seeking an experienced HVAC & Refrigeration Technician
to join our Utilities team.

Salary: Start Rate: $30.82/hr 3 month: $32.87/hr 6 month: $34.24/hr

Basic Function: Reporting to the Facilities Maintenance Manager, 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 and 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). * 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. *

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.

The successful candidate will be required to provide an abstract of their driver’s license as a condition of employment at their own expense. If a Gas 2 Technician is the successful candidate, a Gas 1 License must be obtained on their own time and at their own expense.

The Toronto Zoo provides accommodation for employees with disabilities, as defined under the Ontario Human Rights Code. If contacted for an interview, and you require specific accommodation for the interview process because of a disability or a medical need, then please advise the person contacting you of your requirements, so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate 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. The Toronto Zoo supports equity in employment and encourage applications from those who belong to the Government of Canada’s employment equity designated groups: women, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis), persons with disabilities and members of racialized groups/members of racialized communities. Applicants from other traditionally marginalized communities (i.e. 2SLGBTQ+) are also encouraged to apply. We are committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities to fully participate in the recruitment process.

Please be advised the Toronto Zoo requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for employees.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $30.82 per hour


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

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