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Senior Building Operator
Black & McDonald Limited - Toronto, Ontario
Job Description

We are growing!

The Facilities Management group at Black and McDonald Limited is growing. We are currently recruiting for the role of Senior Building Operator located in Toronto, Ontario.

Position Summary

Black & McDonald Limited is actively seeking a Senior Building Operator- Lead Hand located in the downtown Toronto area.  Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, the Senior Building Operator – Lead Hand will be responsible for overseeing and delivering full facility management solutions including oversight  of building activities staff, vendors and sub-contractors,  safety compliance, project work, client relationships and various building activities as required.  In addition you will ensure effective planning, management, and development of effective controls and procedures.  The position also requires compliance with Black and McDonald codes of conduct, health and safety policies and safe work practices.


Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Supervision and coordination of on-site maintenance team
  • Schedule, supervise, and monitor subcontracted personnel as needed to accomplish tasks
  • Perform routine inspection, maintenance and repairs to HVAC systems and related equipment. i.e. air handling units, filters, cooling towers, exhaust etc.
  • Perform routine inspection and tests on building life support systems. i.e. Fire protection system, medical air/ gas and emergency generators etc.
  • Configuration of systems to allow maintenance work to be completed as required.
  • Perform minor repairs
  • Relamping and resetting breakers
  • Carryout water treatment duties on heating and cooling loops
  • Minor plumbing and general building maintenance duties i.e. replace washers, faucets, sinks, clear toilets and drains, sumps pits, and replace burnt fluorescent tubes and incandescent lamps
  • Startup/shut down major building equipment. i.e. chillers, pumps, cooling towers
  • Ensure SOPs, PMs of existing and new building equipment are accurate and updated as required
  • Respond to environment/comfort complaints through the computerized building automation system or manual systems
  • Perform shift tours, record and log equipment status, temperatures and pressures, utilities
  • Ensure all work areas are maintained in a clean and safe working condition.
  • Ensure regular inspections are completed in a timely manner and necessary corrective actions are implemented.
  • Regularly communicate health, safety and environmental issues or concerns with B&M staff, sub-contractors and client
  • Respond to demand/emergency calls 
  • Perform light duties such as cleaning drywall repairs, painting, etc.

Desired Skills & Experience


Competency Requirements 

  • Experience leading and coordinating a team
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times with fellow employees and customer
  • Open to change orientation
  • Communicates effectively (verbally and in writing)
  • Understand the needs and perspectives of both internal and external customers
  • Holds self and others accountable
  • Ability to approach problems and logically and see innovative solutions
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Values and respects others as well as encourages and supports diversity


Education & Skill Requirements

  • Building Environment System Certificate or a trade license 
  • 10 years of extensive Building Operator or Building Maintenance experience
  • 3 years in a leadership role
  • Experience operating in a commercial/ research facility greater than 350K sq feet
  • 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
  • Bending and lifting required; lifting under 30 kgs
  • Basic computer skills required
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces
  • Valid driver's license is required
  • Laboratory experience is an asset
  • Must obtain security clearance β€‹
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: 2017526912