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4th Class Maintenance Engineer

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
19 days ago
4th Class Maintenance Engineer

Building Service Equipment Maintenance

Vancouver, BC

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. The 4th Class Maintenance Engineer maintains, repairs and modifies the steam distribution system, steam condensate system, medical air/vacuum systems, mechanical building systems and sterilizers at a 4th Class Power Engineer's level in conformance with accepted regulatory codes, WorkSafeBC regulations and established Hospital policies and procedures.

What you'll do
  • Liaises with Steam and Mechanical Systems Supervisor as required and receives direction concerning maintenance and building systems operational strategies associated with steam distribution system, steam condensate system, medical air/vacuum systems, mechanical building systems and sterilizers as dictated by the daily needs of the Hospital user groups in the provision of patient care.
  • Reviews assigned work request and schedules daily tasks by consulting with end users for access to work area in allotted time. Determines necessary materials, tools and equipment required to perform such tasks. Refers to blueprints and shop drawings to minimize operating impact on the end users prior to any work start. Ensures all work assignments are executed in conformance with current regulatory codes, WorkSafeBC regulations and established Hospital standards while maintaining a clean work space.
  • Performs service, installation/alterations and repair work on steam production/distribution systems relating to process piping, isolating valves, pressure reducing valves, safety valves, pneumatic and electric motorized control valves, boilers and auxiliary equipment, chemical feed piping and pumps, radiators, coils, tube bundles and heat exchangers, sterilizers, steam traps and flow meters.
  • Performs service, installation/alterations and repair work on condensate return piping systems including piping installation and modification, repair and replacement of condensate isolating valves, check valves, strainers, receivers and associated condensate pumping units, and flow meters.
  • Performs service, installation/alterations and repair work on HVAC equipment relating to installation or repair of air handling unit heating and cooling coils, control valves, chilled water and hot water circulating pumps, cooling towers and associated chemical feed equipment and heat exchangers.
  • Performs service, installation/alterations and repair work on various closed and open water loop systems such as hot water heating, chilled and condenser water systems. This includes distribution piping, motorized and pneumatic control valves, chemical injection and circulating pumps plus heat exchangers.
  • Performs inspections and maintenance on the Hospital's medical air compressors/driers, medical vacuum pumps as well as their associated pipe distribution system.
  • Performs regular maintenance and inspections on all of the auxiliary power diesel generator engine sets and associated fuel oil storage and delivery equipment.
  • Performs regular maintenance and inspections on instrument air compressors, air receivers, associated piping and their filtration systems.
  • Investigate trouble calls received by the Department associated with areas of responsibilities and provide resolution to such calls in a timely manner.
  • Performs maintenance, repairs and inspections on steam appliances such as but not limited to sterilizers, glass washers, cage washers, stills, cart washers, pasteurizers and bed pan washers.
  • Performs preventive maintenance tasks as generated by the computerized maintenance management system and assigned by the Steam and Mechanical Supervisor in all areas of responsibilities plus completes historical information associated with these tasks prior to submission to the maintenance data entry clerk.
  • Must be able to read and interpret mechanical engineering drawings and specifications as they relate to the steam/mechanical trade disciplines with the view to provide feedback and recommendations to the Steam and Mechanical Supervisor on any system modifications or enhancements.
  • Maintains an inventory of supplies, equipment, and tools; evaluates/recommends purchase of related equipment and supplies to Steam and Mechanical Supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What you bring

  • Graduation from a recognized program in power engineering plus two (2) years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Certificate of competency as a 4th Class Power Engineer.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: (e.g., full-time, part-time, regular, casual)
$34.52 / Hour

Salary Range: $(insert minimum)-$(insert maximum) /year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.
4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1
Closing date:
Applications accepted until position is filled
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As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

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PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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