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Employment Opportunity

Building Maintenance Worker

Facilities Services/Campus Development
Competition Number: 18-3045
Appointment Type: Temporary Full-time
Start/End: March 26, 2018 or as soon as possible up to July 12, 2018
  Leave Replacement: Appointment may be extended or end early, dependent on return of incumbent.
Employment Group: Cupe 8
Position: 00010
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: The successful applicant will work as part of the Facilities Services and Campus Development Department in operations and maintenance of University buildings, equipment, and grounds at Nanaimo and Cowichan Campuses.

Duties may include, but are not limited to: replace light fixtures, exit and emergency lamps; inspect, repair and/or replace circulation pumps, hot water tanks and other related equipment; inspect and maintain air compressors; install, assemble, move and/or repair office and classroom equipment; inspect, test and coordinate refills of fire extinguishers; inspect and maintain emergency eye wash and shower stations; repair leaks and clear plugged sewers / drains; inspect exterior building envelopes and roofs for possible signs of failure and rectify as possible or make recommendations for repairs; repair, inspect, adjust door locks, panic hardware, and equipment associated with doors; maintain access system hardware; assist in coordinating the work of service providers; install and evaluate seismic restraint devises; safe use and operation of manual and power hand tools; paint and repair drywall; install and remove whiteboard, bulletin board, tack board; install shelving; repair / replace toilets, sinks, faucets, flush valves, washroom dispensers and other equipment associated with plumbing systems.

Position may include frequent exposure to undesirable environmental conditions such as confined spaces, attic spaces and outdoor work in inclement weather. The position also requires the use of safety equipment when appropriate.

This position is included in the 'operational needs' group (Article 28.10).
Required Qualifications: Building Environmental Systems Certificate, or equivalent, from an appropriately accredited institution. Minimum five years recent directly related experience in the buildings trades and maintenance of electrical, plumbing, mechanical and HVAC systems / equipment in an institutional setting. Knowledge on the safe use of scaffolding and ladders. A combination of education and experience may be considered. Must be physically fit, as work requires the performance of duties resulting in physical fatigue caused by frequent moderate physical activity and intermittent periods of heavy physical activity. Demonstrated ability in using computer systems, including email and word processing software. Excellent interpersonal relations required in dealing with a diverse client base (employees and students). Ability to read and interpret building plans and specifications.
Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with locks maintenance, proven skills with Everest key-ways, familiarity with Campus pinning and related key cutting. Diploma in a building related field and additional building related trade skills (carpentry, painting, drywall, electrical, plumbing, and heating). Certification or confirmed safe handling and operation of a skid steer loader, forklift and bucket truck with fall restraint training would be an asset.
Please Submit: CV/Resume

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: March 08, 2018 - March 14, 2018
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.