At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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About Facilities Management and Development
Ryerson’s Facilities Management and Development (FMD) department involves the care of the physical environment of the campus and strategic planning for existing and future spaces, including the impacts of those spaces.The Maintenance and Operations division within FMD supports the heating, plumbing, electrical and carpentry needs of Ryerson University across over four million square feet of campus. Maintenance and Operations staff provide a mix of on-demand work requests and planned service, including managing service contracts for major equipment and oversight of ongoing infrastructure improvements
We are looking for an experienced HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) Systems/Control Mechanic to join our team! This is a full-time permanent position. As an HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) Systems/Control Mechanic you will be responsible for maintaining the: heating, ventilating, air conditioning systems; swimming pool; and emergency diesel/natural gas generators of the University in an efficient, safe and serviceable operating condition on a continuing basis by coordinating preventive and corrective maintenance, inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing and modifying building mechanical systems, control systems and a wide variety of machines and equipment.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
Operates, troubleshoots and routinely maintains heating systems, boilers, cooling plant equipment, HVAC systems, swimming pool and emergency diesel/natural gas generators.
Checks and maintains water treatment of all open and closed loop systems.
Operates and maintains all pumps, couplings, seals, packings, etc. and related equipment.
Maintains all heat exchanges, tanks, control valves, strainers and traps.
Maintains cooling towers and related equipment.
Responsible for undertaking comprehensive preventative maintenance program and ensures that proper maintenance cycles are maintained and reported to the supervisor.
Takes daily readings of data and maintains comprehensive logs.
Responsible for maintaining/adjusting controls to maintain acceptable building environment.
Assists supervisor in the resolution of problems related to building systems.
Ensures good client relationships and handles complaints with prompt responses and/or resolutions.
Please refer to the job description for all responsibilities (Available upon request).
Successful completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, preferably in a technical program.
Successful completion of a current Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Journeyman’s license or Class II Stationary Engineer certification.
Certification as an electronic/pneumatic technician and/or Instrumentation technician.
Minimum of 3 years of related and recent work experience as an HVAC technician/ specialist in an industrial, commercial or large institutional facility, with a minimum of 2 years experience in systems and/or service on computer-based Direct Digital Controls HVAC and energy management systems.
Knowledge of A/C principles and refrigeration a definite asset.
Ability to read and interpret drawings for building mechanical systems to enable him/her to participate in job site final walk-throughs and to perform the essential requirements of the job.
Good analytical skills are required to troubleshoot and problem solve.
Working knowledge of WHMIS and OH&S Act.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Ability to follows detailed established procedures and methods to perform job duties.
Ability to prioritizes the order in which work orders are completed.
Capable of continuous walking and or standing to perform duties.
Ability to work in undesirable and disagreeable conditions such as dust, dirt, fumes, extreme temperatures (excessive cold or heat) and potential hazards, etc.
Must be capable of heavy lifting and other strenuous physical activity such as: continuous walking; standing; kneeling; climbing ladders; working on the back, sides and above shoulder for extended periods of time; working in confined spaces; working on scaffolds, air lifts or elevated equipment.
Must be willing and able to wear and use personal protective equipment (PPE) and clothing.
Must demonstrate a record of attendance, reliability and dependability.
What Ryerson University has to offer employees:
There is something for everyone! Employees are eligible for many benefits, services and discounts including:
Convenient location downtown at Yonge and Dundas, accessible by transit and car.
Consistent and guaranteed shifts (40 hours per week).
Competitive Benefits Package: Group benefits including comprehensive health and dental, emergency travel care, employee and family assistance program (EFAP), life and business travel accident insurance.
Ryerson Retirement Pension Plan (RRPP): Participation in a defined benefit pension plan.
Tuition Waiver/Rebate: Eligible employees and their spouses and dependents have access to various programs and courses offered by Ryerson University.
Discounted TTC Metro pass: Available for purchase at the Ryerson Students' Union (RSU).
Health & Fitness: Reduced membership rate to two (2) Athletic Centres which includes group fitness classes, massage therapy, personal training and aquatics.
Medical Centre: Access to the Ryerson medical centre which provides a range of medical services on campus.
Onsite Daycare: Full-time and part-time daycare, and before and after school program.
Facilities Management and Development
Entry rate $35.66 / Job rate $36.51
Hours of Work
40 hours per week
Supervisor, Maintenance & Operations
On Call Pay
Guarantee to Return to Home
Qualified CUPE 233 employees will be considered before members of other employee groups.
Must be flexible to work shifts, overtime and/or report on call as needed.
Candidates may be asked to demonstrate qualifications through occupational testing and an interview conducted by a panel of at least three (3) management representatives.
Candidates must have a demonstrated record of dependability/reliability & a commitment to maintain confidentiality.
A review of the employee's official personnel file, job performance and reference checks may be conducted.
Applications are accepted online, by email, or in-person at the HR Department.
We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Aboriginal HR Consultant for support during the selection process.