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Real Estate                     Property Management                      Construction

British Columbia

POSITION: Senior Building Operator

REPORTS TO: Chief Engineer




Operates and assists in the repair and maintenance of the equipment and building systems towards the objective of peak efficiency resulting in maximum tenant and customer comfort.

Assist in the operation and daily inspection of all HVAC, mechanical, electrical, telecommunication, life safety and lifting device equipment to ensure efficient performance. Performs minor repairs and adjustments as needed.
Assists in the daily tests and maintains records for chemical treatment of all fluid systems.
Assist in the monitoring of chilled, condenser, steam and hot water systems, checking pressure and temperature gauges.
Changing filters in the fluid and air handling systems.
Monitor the Energy Management System and make adjustments as necessary.
Assist with the maintenance and control of wet and dry sprinkler systems. Co-ordinate with the Security Department, monitoring company and contractors in draining and refilling sprinkler systems as required.
Test run emergency generator as per schedule.
Assist with the monitoring and control of all life safety equipment including the fire alarm and sprinkler systems, fire hydrants, standpipe connections, fire doors, etc.
Answer all tenant calls regarding heating, cooling problems & building emergencies (i.e. water leaks); co-ordinate same with the tenant to ensure proper repair is being completed on a timely basis.
Assist in the seasonal shutdown/startup of heating systems, chillers and cooling towers.
Assist in the winterizing of all common area air-handling units including draining and anti-freeze treatment.
Assist in the cleaning of return air grills for air-handling units.
Maintain an accurate log of daily activities while on shift.
Be available for on call and weekend duties.

Record makeup water meter readings & utility consumption for those with check meters
Changing lights and ballasts under the supervision of the Building Electrician. (110 volt only).
Performs minor building repairs incl. electrical, plumbing, door repairs, furniture, etc.
Works with contractors on scheduled diagnostic and periodic legislative tests/inspections of building systems and related equipment to ensure reliability.
Organize and maintain operations storage and workshop area.
Studies and reports on new technology, which may make his area more efficient or cost effective.
Assist in coordinating and supervising all contracts and contractors as outlined by Operations Supervisor.
Perform and supervise all minor tasks as requested by the Operations Supervisor, which directly or indirectly affects the operations of the properties.


Fourth class Operators certificate of competency (or a fifth class working on completing the fourth) and a minimum of 3-5 years of directly related hands on experience.
Mechanically inclined with the ability to operate, perform Preventative Maintenance on and trouble shoot if reactive maintenance is required including: HVAC, electrical, fire alarm panels, Sprinkler Systems, Emergency power generators, Waste Compactor equipment, etc. and read related drawings.
Familiar with automated preventative maintenance programs and has basic keyboarding skills
Familiar with Provincial Health & Safety Legislation (i.e. WHMIS, Occupational H&S Act).
Physically fit enabling reasonable lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, and walking.
Ability to work independently on certain tasks and with other team members for tasks requiring more than 1 person.
Ability to prioritize workload.
Good interpersonal and communication skills dealing with tenants, service contractors and suppliers.
Ability to work a 40 hour week;
Must be bondable and able to present a clean criminal clearance check.
On call for emergencies on a rotational basis
Preference will be given to those with experience using Siemens automation systems