Operating Engineer B (3rd Class)

Date Posted: 04/23/2024
Req ID: 37073
Faculty/Division: Asst VP – Operations & Services
Department: F.&S. Utilities -06
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)




Under the direction of the Manager, Mechanical Operations and Maintenance and/or leadership of the Lead Hand Engineer, the incumbent is responsible for the operation and maintenance in the building(s) assigned where a Third (3rd) Class Operating Engineer Certificate is required either by law or due to the complexity of the operation and/or critical services provided for building environment and Faculty. The engineer is responsible for the safe and economical operation and maintenance of all mechanical and associated equipment and services in their area of responsibility.


Typical Duties:


The following illustrative tasks indicate the level of skill required and the extent of responsibility involved in this job; they in no way limit the incumbent to the tasks indicated:



  • regular rounds to check mechanical equipment and perform needed mechanical service;
  • ensures continuous efficiency of all mechanical equipment services and faculty equipment;
  • provides running maintenance by checking lube levels of compressors and adjustments to all equipment and controls serving areas such as computer rooms, laboratories, classrooms, offices, special faculty cold rooms/ warm rooms, etc.;
  • answers and reacts promptly to all trouble calls or alarms from buildings, as well as from adjacent nearby buildings;
  • reviews computer printouts and alarms and takes appropriate action;
  • co-ordinates and/or assists outside contractors and University of Toronto Trades Services when work is performed during shift;
  • recommends major repairs;
  • housekeeping: painting, sweeping floors, cleaning piping, boilers and equipment;
  • responds to off duty calls to correct emergency situations and problems; and
  • maintains daily log sheets on operating equipment and records all important events that occur during shift and communicates with relief shift engineer on event issues.


Minimum Requirements:


 High School graduate or equivalent combination of education and experience plus a Third (3rd) Class Operating Engineer Certification valid in the Province of Ontario.


 Minimum of one (1) year of experience as an operating engineer. Must have a good working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment, including refrigeration, heating (e.g. boilers) and air handling systems, and ability to comprehend and apply environmental control principles. Must have: basic electrical knowledge and trouble-shooting skills, basic proficiency in standard office computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Windows OS) and familiarity with computerized Building Automation Systems or other computerized control systems.


 Must have: good diagnostic and record keeping skills, the ability to communicate effectively (both orally and written), strong customer service skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others. Building Environmental Systems Certificate an asset.


Shift Details:
 Regular 8 hour shifts, 40 hours per week. Must be available day, afternoon and night shifts, including weekends and holidays


*** NOTE: We are currently hiring for 2 vacancies.


Closing Date: 
05/08/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Hourly
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: $39.30/hr
Job Category: Engineering / Technical

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