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Building Operator
Black & McDonald Limited - Toronto, ON
Job Description
People:  Our Strength, Our Future

A career at Black & McDonald will grant you the opportunity to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement, help reinforce our values and shape our contribution to community, and drive our continued success. Our vision is to be the best company to work for; the best company for safety, quality and value; the best company for customer service; and the best company for technical expertise.

Position Summary

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: 2017728198