This competition is open to all applicants however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.
Please note that if you have already applied to competition# S103947686, you don't need to re-apply.
This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).
This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page.
The work takes place on the University’s North Campus as well as Off-Campus sites including the University’s South Campus, UA Botanic Garden, Augustana Campus, Campus St. Jean and other smaller research sites.
Working for the University of Alberta
The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.
The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.
Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people—from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.
The Utilities Department of University of Alberta owns and operates one of the largest campus district energy systems in North America. This energy system supplies services to the University, as well as the University of Alberta Hospital, the Stollery Children's Hospital, the Cross Cancer Institute, the Jubilee Auditorium, Canadian Blood Services, and other smaller entities.
The Mechanical Utilities Maintenance Worker is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Utility Services Corridor as well as the maintenance of the campus water distribution system, storm and sanitary collection system and off campus utility systems. The Maintenance Worker participates in a rotating emergency standby schedule.
- Maintains the support systems necessary for the operation of the campus services corridor (ie. lighting, air conditioning, fire extinguishers, cleaning, washing and painting of the corridor, etc.)
- Operates and maintains the campus domestic water distribution system as well as the campus storm and sanitary collection system
- Performs and assists tradespeople in various tasks such as plumbing, steam fitting, and gas fitting in the maintenance and repair of pipes, sewer lines, fire hydrants, valves, filters, meters, sump pumps, and low and high voltage cables
- Provides guidance to external contractors which includes excavators, sewer flusher and vacuum truck operators
- Inspects and repairs manholes and sanitary sewer systems including septic tanks, holding tanks, cisterns and water well treatment systems
- Accurately reads domestic water, natural gas, chilled water and demineralized water meters on a monthly basis for billing and building efficiency purposes
- Maintains contact with University staff such as building tenants, tradespeople, supervisors, the Health and Safety Officer, students and the general public, during emergency and planned service/construction activities
- Minimum High School Diploma, preferably supplemented by one year of post-secondary education in a trade; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
- Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver's License (non-GDL) is required
- Must have working knowledge of fundamental trade practices of sewer and waterworks systems, pipe fitting and welding
- Previous knowledge or utilities safety, WHIMIS training, First Aid, and Fork Lift training
- Ability to work in a number of different environments that are comparable to industrial process plants and municipal operations
- Previous experience with heavy equipment operation
- Must have good communication and decision making skills