HVAC Mechanic

British Columbia Institute of Technology

HVAC Mechanic


BCIT Facilities And Campus Development is seeking a regular, full-time HVAC Mechanic. This position carries out planned and emergency maintenance; repair and installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; building automation systems and refrigeration, and compressed air systems.

  • Responding to trouble calls and taking corrective action; this includes troubleshooting problems on a wide variety of systems. The problems are sometimes difficult to identify, solutions are not standard, and many are emergency calls. Priorities are established by assessing the impact on property and public safety.
  • Preparing drawing, sketches, layout diagrams, and estimates for internal projects and work required.
  • Adhering to and promoting safety standards required by regulatory bodies consistent with the assigned work.
  • Preparing and completing work orders including; operating, inspecting and repairing heating, ventilating, and air conditions systems and gas fired equipment to ensure satisfactory running conditions; lubricating compressors, motors and other moving parts; repairing and maintaining mechanical systems, Building Automation System (BAS) controls, electrical and electronic instruments and motors, testing equipment, refrigerant, condensate, humidity and de-humidity pumps, and evaporative equipment.
  • Undertakes related duties as assigned, consistent with the job grade of this position.

  • Being a part of BC's Top 100 Employers, and a member of the CCDI.
  • A generous Total Compensation package which includes extended health and dental benefits and a pension plan.
  • Access to Professional Development Funds and opportunities for career development. 
  • Increase your knowledge with Tuition waivers for BCIT courses.
  • Enjoy subsidized parking and discounted access to our fitness facilities (including classes like Yoga and Zumba).
  • Additional Wellness and Employee Assistance programs.

  • A valid Trades Qualification or an Interprovincial Trades Ticket (Journey person status) plus technical education and/or certifications in the relevant building trades industry.
  • Two years general trades experience plus up to four years current relevant experience in the building trades industry.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Ability to assess blueprints and make recommendations for specific trade requirements is an asset. 
  • Must be able to work independently, and have the proven ability to troubleshoot and resolve related issues in conjunction with the assigned level of skill, ability and education.
  • Understanding of Mechanical Control Systems and demonstrated ability to troubleshoot DDC systems.
  • Building Automation experience with a minimum of four years experience in a commercial/industrial setting. 
  • Programming experience with DDC controls. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required to maintain top quality customer service standards. 
  • Willingness to maintain currency in the field and learn on the job is essential.
  • Basic computer training and experience is required. 
  • This position is required to work shifts.

Candidates with the following credentials may also be considered:
  • Trade credentials and experience in air conditioning and refrigeration
  • Trade credentials and experience in gas, plumbing and hydronic
  • Trade credentials and experience in electrical, controls and DDC building automation

*Please note: These are the minimum required qualifications. This position is a dayshift position as defined in Article 14.1 of the Collective Agreement.

January 14, 2019

Pay Grade 09; $53,656 with yearly increments to $58,291 per annum. Prorated based on percentage of appointment.


Opened until filled

BCIT offers a competitive salary, generous benefits package and promotes an inclusive workplace. BCIT is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only successful candidates will be required to have transcripts submitted directly to BCIT’s Human Resources Department directly from granting institution at the time of reference checks. If applicable, successful candidates will be responsible for the completion of international credential evaluations. All appointments will be conditional until receipt of verified credentials.

To apply, visit us at careers.bcit.ca

We are only able to accept applications that are submitted on the BCIT Careers website.

Organization: British Columbia Institute of Technology
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
Posted: February 14, 2019, 10:00 am
Expires: April 15, 2019, 4:30 pm

Want new jobs like this sent to you?

Advanced Search

Show Advanced Search

Useful Links

Back to Top

About Us

We work tirelessly to promote local government career opportunities.

Tools & Resources

Canada's #1 Local Government job posting website.

Postings by Email

Receive email alerts, or sign up for our weekly e-bulletin.