Controls Technician

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Trades and Maintenance
Position covered by the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 1334

Controls Technician

Building Controls Shop, Physical Resources

Day shift:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hiring #: 2020-0172

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

The Controls Technician is responsible for maintaining comfort levels in all campus buildings by servicing and controlling various heating, cooling, humidifying and dehumidifying systems, and is also responsible for other associated duties as assigned.  Specific responsibilities include:  installing, modifying, maintaining, repairing and overhauling all environmental control systems (pneumatic and Direct Digital Control) at the University of Guelph main campus, including:  steam heating and conversion systems; hydronic heating systems; chilled water and direct expansion cooling systems; pneumatic, electrical, and electronic controllers, sensors and associated components; and alarm systems, including temperature, humidity, mixed air, pressure, air quality, and carbon dioxide; and other associated duties as assigned.  The incumbent may also be required to operate the campus Building Automation System (BAS). The incumbent will be required to participate in the Shop’s call-in list, as well as take training provided or arranged by the employer.

Requirements of the position include:  Grade 12 diploma; an Ontario Electrician’s, Plumber/ Steamfitter license including required apprenticeship hours and course material and courses in pneumatic and electronic controls, combined with a minimum of five years’ experience working on related equipment.  Additional requirements include: basic computer skills (email, Excel, Word, and proprietary BAS control software); proven ability to read and interpret BAS controls schematics;  excellent client service skills; and the ability to work independently and effectively with other trades.  Knowledge of and practical experience in the areas of energy management and indoor air quality and familiarity with the various types of control systems used at the University of Guelph (KMC, Siemens, Delta) would be considered an asset.  Because the hardware, software and communication systems in this field are constantly changing, it is key that the incumbent, while having extensive knowledge and experience in HVAC controls, must also be willing to regularly update their knowledge and skills through regular training.

This position requires working in a variety of strenuous environments (e.g. heights; restricted spaces; outdoors; teaching and research laboratories; building mechanical rooms).  The successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal reference check and vulnerable sector screening and their own expense.

Position Number         817-002
Classification               CUPE Band 7
0-3 month rate            $31.81 per hour
Job Rate                     $33.48 per hour
Vacancy                      Original
Work Location             Based in the Building Controls Shop and working at any location on the University’s Guelph main campus

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2020 07 13  
Closing Date: 2020 08 10