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Building Operator
Black & McDonald Limited - Toronto, ON
Job Description

Summary of Position:

Reporting to the Senior Building Operator, the Building Operator will fulfill day to day tasks in a timely manner ensuring that the building operates safely and efficiently. The position also requires compliance with Black & McDonald codes of conduct, health, safety and environmental policies and safe work practices along with any client specific protocol.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Work shall include but not necessarily be bound by the following:

  • Ensure a safe working environment and adherence to all relevant health, safety and environmental policies and procedures by all interested parties
  • Ensure all work areas are maintained in a clean and safe working condition
  • Regularly communicate health, safety and environmental issues or concerns to the Senior Building Operator or other relevant B&M staff. Ensure "Toolbox Talks" and other related information is clearly understood and effectively communicated to the relevant parties
  • Ensure standard operating procedures, planned maintenance activities and any other relevant guidelines are maintained, stored correctly and strictly adhered to with suggestions offered to update as appropriate
  • Ensure the correct and legible completion at all times of any required documentation including timesheets or software based systems
  • Respond to demand and emergency issues promptly, utilizing the computerized building automation system or manual systems where appropriate
  • Perform shift tours, record and log  the relevant information and report any concerns to the appropriate personnel, fully investigating any issues that arise as required
  • Perform routine inspections and tests on building fire and life safety equipment such as fire protection systems, medical air - gases and emergency generators, etc. Provide the necessary support to allow scheduled maintenance and repairs to be carried out on such equipment
  • Perform routine inspection, maintenance and repairs to all assets and any other related equipment
  • Configuration of plant and systems to allow maintenance work to be completed as required
  • Complete water treatment duties on heating and cooling loops
  • Relamping of lighting fixtures and resetting breakers within the appropriate guidelines
  • Perform minor plumbing and general building maintenance and repair duties (i.e: drywall repairs, painting, replace washers, faucets, sinks, clear toilets and drains, sumps pits, and replace faulty lighting lamps and fixtures within the appropriate guidelines)
  • Start up and shut down major building equipment such as chillers, pumps, cooling towers, etc.
Desired Skills & Experience

Competency Requirements: 

  • Maintains a professional demeanor at all times with fellow employees, vendors, sub-contractors and clients
  • Ability to cope under pressure and maintain focus, dealing effectively with setbacks while remaining positive
  • Portrays a positive image and motivates colleagues at all times to ensure continued success
  • Embraces change and always willing to adopt new practices
  • Holds self and others accountable
  • Ability to approach problems logically, under pressure and seek innovative solutions
  • Communicates effectively (verbally and written) at all levels within an organization and with external parties including enforcing authorities
  • Understands the needs and perspectives of both internal and external customers
  • Promotes teamwork and collaboration
  • Values and respects others, encourages and supports diversity
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision

Education & Skill Requirements:

  • Building Environment System Certificate or a trade license 
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the maintenance and repair of complex building systems
  • ICI, laboratory and/or healthcare experience is considered an asset
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with building automation systems
  • Excellent trouble shooting and interpersonal skills, combined with the ability to read blue prints and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces
  • Bending and lifting required; lifting under 30 kgs
  • Valid driver's license is required
  • Must obtain security clearance
Company Description
In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada, US and Bermuda. ​The company has over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices.

Black & McDonald approaches accessibility from an inclusive perspective, and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Additional Information
Job Type: Full Time
Job Experience: Professional
Job ID: 2017322897