The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Skilled Trades and Labour
$30.25 / hour
Competition Number: #289-23.24

Closing Date: April 8, 2024 , 2024 at 4:00 PM

Capital Planning & Operations

Capital Planning & Operations is a team of approximately 130 employees that take tremendous pride in the campus and deliver exceptional service that supports the University of New Brunswick's mission, vision and values. You will be a part of a motivated team of professionals who are always striving to make our campus a safe, sustainable, accessible and welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff and community.


Full-Time| Continuing | Fredericton | On Campus

Standard Work Hours: Mon - Fri | 7:30 am - 4:00 pm | 40 hours per week

Additional Working Conditions:

May be in or outdoors under varying conditions, at heights or in confined spaces.

Salary Range: $30.25 per hour


Reporting to the Supervisor of the HVAC, Mechanical and Refrigeration shop. This is skilled maintenance and construction work in the Refrigeration and Air conditioning trade at the Journeyperson level.

  • Works as a refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic alone or as a member of a crew employed on maintenance and constriction.
  • Prepare job estimates as to the labour and materials required to complete the job.
  • Allocate and supervise the work of the Trades Helpers and/or Labourers.
  • Perform elementary duties of another trade in order to expedite completion of the assigned task.
  • Responsible for the application of safety precautions as may be required to ensure minimum hazard to self and others. Must be thoroughly familiar with the National Building Code, Refrigeration Codes, Environmental Regulations as they affect the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning trade, and the NB Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Responsible for the care and preservation of assigned tools and equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Formal education as required by the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour to meet Journey Person standard for the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Trade.
  • Must possess a current, valid license to practice the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Trade.
  • Minimum 3 years' experience at the Journeyperson level in the Refrigeration and Air Condition trade with concentration on maintenance.
  • A combination of the above education and experience may be considered.

Additional Strengths:

  • The ability to read and interpret drawings and to work from sketches and diagrams.
  • Proven ability to work with other tradespeople, and versatility in handling and use of tools of the trade.
  • Ability to on occasion lift heavy objects, work from ladders or in cramped quarters.

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University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2024 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.

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UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), dental, life, and health insurance.

General Labour and Trades and Allied Services and Audio-Visual Group (GLTA)

This position is part of the UNIFOR, Local 4504 employee group and falls under the GLTA Collective Agreement.


The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.