The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Skilled Trades and Labour
Competition Number: 2425-063

Operational Support

Lead Facilities Technician


IT Campus

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Department of Facilities and Engineering
Continuing Full-Time Position
: Commencing approximately June 3, 2024.

Application deadline is 11:59pm, May 16, 2024

Competition No. 2425-063

Salary range: $53,404.53 to $57,038.10 annually

What you'll do


What you'll be doing

Perform scheduled, preventive maintenance on any equipment/system not under contract agreement, by inspecting, adjusting, cleaning, and calibrating systems and ensuring equipment is in satisfactory working order.

Respond to emergency service calls as directed to keep system downtime to a minimum. Analyzes, trouble-shoots, repairs, and restores equipment/systems to full operation and recommends revisions when necessary for improved system efficiency. Adjusts, calibrates and replaces components as necessary including CO2 sensors, temperature sensors and supplied controllers.

Perform detailed operational and safety tests with standard, predictive, and high technology test equipment.

Perform and/or direct the start-up and check-out of new remotes, I/O equipment, CPU's, and software installation

Conduct effective energy audits and equipment/; system surveys as assigned.

Instruct and/or train staff on systems maintenance and operating procedures for Building Automation Systems.

Able to work on systems remotely.

Assign Work Orders when required, supervisory duties, fill in for Facilities Manager on occasion.

Provide safety related electrical training for facilities staff (i.e. Lock-Out, Tag-Out) as required.

Operate building systems including energy management.

Uses/reports current material/inventory in a responsible manner and recommends inventory requirements.

Assist and direct contractors and other trades as required.

Requires periodic substitution for the Facilities Manager.

Operate snow removal and grounds keeping tools as required

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum educational qualification for this position is a Inter Provincial Journeyperson HVAC, Electrical Instrumentation Mechanics, Plumbing or recognized equivalency such as BES Level 2 or Power Engineering.
  • BOMA Energy Training for Building Operations Certification would be considered an asset.
  • You have a minimum of 4 years (full-time equivalent) of recent and related occupational experience in HVAC control, life safety, or related computer, security, mechanical, or electrical systems.
  • Lift Operator Certification would be considered an asset.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, E-mail, Megamation, and BAS.
  • You have demonstrated experience providing maintenance duties.
  • Certification in specific building control systems (i.e. Energy Building Integration (EBI) would be considered an asset.

  • Warehousing fundamentals would be considered an asset.

  • You have demonstrated experience in computerized energy management systems and the ability to use test instruments.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Demonstrate leadership through effective interpersonal and communication skills along with the ability to take immediate action through mentoring and coaching.
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction.
  • You are a self-starter with a strong team-oriented work ethic.
  • You have specific technical occupational knowledge and skill in building and equipment maintenance and operation (e.g. operating boilers, HVAC equipment, inventory control, performing audits, etc.)
  • You are familiar working within and committed to complying with OHS policies and procedures
  • You have a proven ability to follow instructions.
  • You possess a trade or you possess experience providing assistance to a trade such as HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing & Heating.
  • You are able to perform all physical duties of the job as required for the operation and maintenance of the facilities and operation of small hand tools and shop equipment
  • You possess a valid NS Driver's License.

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Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing the online questionnaire within the application.

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Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Sarah Curwin, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.

Unfortunately, we can not accept late or paper applications.