Building Operator (Trades) - Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic - City of Kingston

Job Details

Building Operator (Trades) - Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic

  • City City: Kingston
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Rate of Pay Amount / Range Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $34.53 - $40.07 per hour
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 1
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Permanent
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 40 hours/week
  • Schedule Schedule: Days
  • Education Education: College

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQIA+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

*** Note: Pay Range is based on 2023 Rates of Pay***

Reporting to the Supervisor, Facilities, the Building Operator (Trades) is responsible to work under minimal supervision to maintain work orders and carryout the day-to-day repairs and on-going preventative maintenance program for all City owned facilities systems specific to their trade.

The Building Operator identifies and reports system deficiencies and unsafe working conditions and uses safe work practices at all times in accordance with City policies and procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.


  • Responsible for the completion of planned (PM) and service (SR) requested maintenance tasks pursuant to the appropriate legislated requirements related to each trade
  • Complete and maintain work orders in a computerized maintenance program
  • Under general supervision utilizing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to carry out and document activities within the City’s maintenance program for all properties
  • Demonstrate exemplary customer service skills
  • Install, repair, service and maintain mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic fixtures and HVAC systems
  • Carry out a preventive maintenance program at various city owned properties
  • Report deficiencies and unsafe working conditions
  • Utilize mobile devices to access, monitor and utilize Building Automation Systems (BAS) for buildings
  • Assist in planning alterations and installations, complete material lists, liaise with other consultants, contractors, inspectors, suppliers and departments on maintenance and project work
  • Work in a safe and efficient manner according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and City policy and procedures
  • Read and interpret policy and procedure, manufacturer owner’s manuals
  • Maintain inventory of building supplies
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Competencies

  • High School (Grade 12) graduation or equivalent
  • Qualification for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic (Red Seal)
  • Gas Technician License 1 or 2 issued under the Technical Standards and Safety Act
  • Five (5) years of commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems maintenance & trouble shooting experience
  • Experience with Building Automation Systems an asset
  • Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate an asset
  • Compliance related training such as: Aerial Lift Training, Confined Space, Fall Arrest and Designated Substance (Asbestos) Awareness, Type 1 Abatement Training an asset
  • Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

  • Proven knowledge of and experience using Computerized Maintenance Management systems, working within a preventative maintenance service environment utilizing associated software applications
  • Ability to work with limited supervision in a team environment or independently
  • Ability to use effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with proven customer service skills
  • Ability to prepare correspondence, estimates, quotes and tenders using Microsoft and other computerized applications
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings (blue prints) for existing and new construction/renovation
  • Read and interpret policy and procedure manuals and building specific operations manuals
  • Ability to problem solve and ensure timely preparations/repairs with minimal downtime
  • Ability to work with all tools and equipment as required within the respective trade
  • Respond to building emergencies during evenings and weekends and participate in the “on-call” process
  • Must be in good physical condition and able to work outside in inclement weather conditions
  • Basic computer skills/ability to work with a computer as a programming and troubleshooting tools and proven comprehension of BAS and CMMS software applications
  • Good knowledge of Fire Code, CSA Standards and Health & Safety Regulations
  • Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” driver’s licence
  • Available to respond to building emergencies during evenings and weekends on an "on-call" basis
  • Will be required to work a minimal number of evening shifts over the course of the year (Monday to Friday) on a rotational basis
  • Required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable sector


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Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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