The Opportunity

Dartmouth, NS
Skilled Trades and Labour
Competition Number: 2425-124

Operational Support

Lead Facilities Technician (FS17)


Akerley Campus

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Facilities and Enginnering

Continuing Full Time Position: Commencing approximately June 24, 2024

Application deadline is 11:59pm, June 13, 2024

Competition No. 2425-116

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.
  • Performing and/or directing 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.
  • Instructs and/or trains 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.
  • You are familiar with and comfortable using computer applications such as Microsoft Office Suite, Megamation, email, 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.
  • You are comfortable working in a digital environment; you take responsibility for acquiring knowledge about advancing technology; and you are committed to using technology to create an exceptional student experience.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism.
  • You possess excellent interpersonal skills that enable you to interact at all levels of an organization
  • You are known for your superior customer service skills and are able to create a relationship of trust beyond the immediate interaction
  • Your superb team working skills enable you to contribute positively to a team environment
  • 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 known for your problem solving and critical thinking skill
  • 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.

A little bit about us

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 Nikki Berrigan, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.