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Controls Mechanic - Full Time / À Temps Plein

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Queen's University

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Industry Sector: Social Services/Education / Services sociaux/ Éducation

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Queen’s University is the Canadian research intensive university with a transformative student learning experience.  Here the employment experience is as diverse as it is interesting.  We have opportunities in multiple areas of globally recognized research, faculty administration, engineering & construction, athletics & recreation, power generation, corporate shared services, and many more. 

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from individuals from equity seeking groups such as women, racialized/visible minorities, Indigenous/Aboriginal peoples, persons with a disability, persons who identify in the LGBTQ+ community and others who reflect the diversity of Canadian society.

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Job Listing #6214

Controls Mechanic • Full Time / À Temps Plein

Date Posted: 14 Oct 2020

Application Deadline: 28 Oct 2020

Location: Kingston and Surrounding Area

Category: General Labour/Trades / Manœuvres et gens de métiers

Hours Per Week: 35

Pay Rate: Hourly Wage / Rémunération Horaire 35.71

Language Requirements: English / Anglais

Job Description:

People from across Canada and around the world come to learn, teach and conduct research at Queen’s University. The Controls Mechanic in Physical Plant Services (PPS) support their success by ensuring that HVAC systems serving teaching and research functions are operating as required. Trades staff like our Controls Mechanic play an important role as ambassadors for the university. Their daily contact with students, faculty, staff and visitors helps the university to be a welcoming and friendly place.

PPS is now hiring one (1) Controls Mechanic for a continuing appointment, who will join the PPS Maintenance Team. In addition to competitive wages, Controls Mechanics are eligible for a wide range of other employee programs such as pension, health and dental benefits, work wear, tuition support, childcare support plan, and a variety of other work/life wellness programs. Further information can be found on the human resources website:

If you have the qualities of a successful Controls Mechanic and want to make a difference at one of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions, then take the first step and apply now.

Job Summary

Reporting to the assigned Area Manager, trades, the Controls Mechanic will trouble shoot HVAC control issues and implement building automation system (BAS) control changes to further improve the operations and efficiency of the 100+ buildings on Queen’s University’s campus. The HVAC system generally consists of air handling units, boilers, steam-water converters, chillers, valves, pumps, drives, variable air volume boxes, and instrumentation equipment.

The successful candidate must be willing to work overtime, respond to call-ins outside of normal working hours, and work afternoon/evening shifts as required.

Candidate success is based on a good work ethic, ability to learn and practice new skills, embracing Physical Plant Services’ mission and values, and respecting diversity and promoting inclusion in the workplace.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work safely in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its applicable regulations as well as adhering to Queen’s and PPS Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Install, maintain and configure control and process systems.
  • Calibrate, commission, configure, install, and troubleshoot fume Hoods, pneumatic, electrical, mechanical, and analytical instrumentation devices.
  • Utilize computers and computer-controlled systems: Siemens, Delta, Automated Logic, etc.
  • Respond to assigned service requests and perform preventative maintenance routines on building control systems.
  • Document and manage workflow through the computerized Maintenance Management System.
  • Work with Store Personnel to obtain and document required parts and supplies.
  • Be accountable for timely and effective completion of assigned tasks.
  • Be a positive team member, who recognizes the value of diversity in the workplace.

*The University has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodation that takes into account an employee’s accessibility needs due to disability.

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Required Qualifications

  • Sound knowledge of the occupational hazards of trades work and of the necessary safety precautions. Ability to follow safe working procedures in accordance with applicable safety policy, procedures and regulations.
  • Accredited Instrumentation Engineering Technology diploma from a community college, required.
  • Several years of relevant trades experience in a commercial, construction or industrial setting.
  • Must be conversant with computers and computer-controlled systems.
  • Experience and knowledge of HVAC systems.
  • Understanding of electrical theory, instrumentation theory, and process control fundamentals.
  • Possess valid Ontario Class G driver’s license, required.
  • Knowledge of applicable municipal and provincial codes and regulations.
  • Ability to work in a respectful way with others in the workplace.
  • Ability to effectively carry out tasks of the trade in an effectively and timely way.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and efficiently with other trades and university staff and students.
  • Ability to work within the operational and safety policies and procedures of PPS.
  • Skill in the safe use and maintenance of tools and equipment of the trade.
  • Ability learn and use required software systems such as the computerized maintenance management system, email and the University’s Human Resources website MyHR.
  • Ability to learn and use a two way radio system effectively.
  • Ability to perform the physical demands of the job.*
  • The successful candidates will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screen as a condition of employment.

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