The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Skilled Trades and Labour
$30.25 / hour
Competition Number: #052-24.25

Closing Date: July 15 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 or Four 10 hour shifts| 40 hours per week

Additional Working Conditions:

  • Must have the physical capacity to carry out the functions of the trade, including the ability, on occasion, to lift heavy objects, work from ladders or in cramped quarters.
  • The nature of the work will vary depending on the task. May be in or out of doors under varying conditions, at heights or in confined spaces.

Salary Range: $30.25 per hour


Reporting to the Capital Heating Plant Superintendent, the Steamfitter/Pipefitter installs and maintains the steam heating systems and equipment in UNB Fredericton and St. Thomas University buildings and tunnels.

  • Work alone, or as a member of a crew, employed on maintenance and construction.
  • Install, repair, and maintain steam heating systems and equipment.
  • Carry out daily preventative and corrective maintenance duties.
  • Assist with maintenance of equipment located throughout the campus steam distribution system, such as testing and servicing steam traps and heat exchangers.
  • Prepare job estimates as to the labour and materials required to complete the job.
  • Allocate and supervise the work of Trades Helpers and/or Labourers.
  • Perform elementary duties of another trade to expedite the completion of the assigned task.
  • Responsible for the application of safety precautions as may be required to ensure minimum hazard to self and others.
  • Responsible for the care and preservation of assigned tools and equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Formal basic education as required by the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour to meet the Journeyperson standard for the Steamfitting/Pipefitting Trade.
  • Must possess a current, valid license to practice the Steamfitting/Pipefitting trade registered with the Province of New Brunswick.
  • 2 years or more diversified experience at the Journeyperson level in the Steamfitting/Pipefitting Trade with a concentration on maintenance.

Additional Strengths

  • Must be thoroughly familiar with the applicable codes and regulations as they apply to the Steamfitting/Pipefitting trade and the NB Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications and to be able to work from sketches and diagrams.
  • Proven ability to work with other tradespeople and versatility in handling and using the tools of the trade.
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision and direction.

A little bit about us

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), and dental, life, and health insurance.


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.