Building Operator

$63,881 to $71,899, plus $ 1,485.68 bilingual bonus
Employment type: 
Ottawa Headquarters
Closing Date: 
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:30 EDT
English requirements: 
French requirements: 
Search area: 
Employees of PSAC, Components, and PSAC Holdings Ltd
Members giving PSAC membership number
General public
Competition Number: 
PSAC Holdings Ltd
Band 7
Purpose of position: 


  • Under the supervision of the Facilities Manager, the Building Operator maintains, repairs, upgrades and installs equipment and structures needed in the building;
  • The position is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the building and performs maintenance related duties both indoors and outdoors;
  • The position is also responsible for the preventive, corrective and proactive maintenance of the building which includes: building systems such as life safety systems, mechanical systems, including boilers, chillers, cooling towers, air handling units, refrigeration (glycol cooling systems), pumps, fans, motors, elevators, building automation system (BAS) and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) controls.


Education and Knowledge

  • HVAC or Building System Automation (BAS) diploma or certificate, or licensing or the equivalent acquired through an extensive experience in performing building maintenance operations, BAS and HVAC maintenance in commercial setting;
  • Building systems knowledge including but not limited to mechanical equipment, boilers, chillers, cooling towers, refrigeration (glycol cooling systems), pumps, fans, motors, elevators, BAS and HVAC controls;
  • Broad understanding of facilities and maintenance requirements.


  • Ability to respond to emergency calls as per the call-in procedure outlined in the collective agreement;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in French and English, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to develop and sustain cooperative working relationships with internal staff, contractors, suppliers and the public;
  • Ability to solve problems effectively;
  • Ability to work under pressure while handling multiple demands;
  • Ability to read and understand schematic drawings;
  • Ability to adapt to new building operating and maintenance concepts and designs;
  • Ability to perform some heavy lifting and carrying of heavy objects, shovelling snow, working overhead and working from a ladder, working in confined or cramped spaces and working in either hot or cold weather inside or outside;
  • Ability to understand and work effectively within the WHMIS, Workplace Health & Safety and Fire Safety guidelines;
  • Ability to take mechanical, electrical and other building systems’ upgrade training as required;
  • Proven ability to work independently and contribute effectively in a team environment.

Personal suitability

  • Strong time management skills;
  • A valid Driver’s licence;
  • Self-motivation, professionalism and flexibility.


A detailed job description is available on our website: or on the attached document below.

The PSAC is committed to employment equity and is actively seeking to ensure a representative workforce. We encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups.