Current Postings

City of West Kelowna

Facilities Operator III


West Kelowna is a thriving city that has a rural sophistication appeal and is a haven for outdoor recreation. Sun-soaked lakeshores, agricultural charm, and access to urban jobs and living have made West Kelowna the place to be. We maintain a deep connection with our agricultural roots, and we celebrate the one-of-a-kind character of our community.

What We Offer:
Improved vacation package, 3 weeks prorated in 1st year/4 weeks vacation at 2 years, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, numerous employee wellness incentives, and professional development opportunities. Build your future with a City who was proudly presented the 2023 BC Municipal Safety Association Organizational Safety Excellence Award for leadership, dedication, and diligence in creating a safer and healthier workplace.

Summarized Position Responsibilities:
This position will perform minor construction, renovation, and maintenance of City buildings and facilities as well as various routine custodial and maintenance duties to ensure a clean, safe environment for all user groups. Maintain facility records by observing and recording information on ice-plant operation, building maintenance, user statistics and any other information required. Perform preventative maintenance on the facilities HVAC systems, identify malfunctions, troubleshoot, and undertake routine repairs or provide recommendations for those tasks of greater complexity. This position will also coordinate contracts to perform more complex City facility maintenance and repairs and assist other operators with installation, maintenance, and removal of ice in City arenas. Must be able to handle, use, and store high-pressure gases, fuels, paints, and toxic chemicals under existing federal and provincial guidelines to ensure a safe facility for workers and users and operate a variety of power tools and hand tools to perform skilled tasks to perform maintenance, repairs and renovations.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Provincially certified 4th Class Power Engineer certificate of qualification or combination of a Refrigeration Operator Certificate (RO) and a recognized Facility Maintenance certification or department required trade or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Arena Ice Maker’s certificate or a recognized equivalent to the RFABC course, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Police Information Check and ability to obtain enhanced RCMP security clearance
  • Other certificates required such as: Occupational First Aid Level I, WHMIS 2015, Forklift, Scissor Lift, Fall Protection, Confined Space, Asbestos and ladder training
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience
  • Valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and DDC Building controls
  • Knowledge of HVAC systems and related controls, pumps, fire systems, refrigeration equipment and controls
  • Knowledge of facility operation and maintenance standards and procedures
  • Knowledge of fire alarms, fire extinguishers, fire fighting methods, emergency crowd control, and building evacuation, WHMIS, janitorial practices, including safe and proper handling of waxes, cleaners and other chemicals

 
Applications are accepted online at westkelownacity.ca/jobs. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

We will be contacting applicants who meet our requirements as applications are received and this posting may close ahead of the official closing date if a successful candidate is identified.

Competition No. 24-20E, Closes August 6, 2024
Full Time – Permanent | 40 hrs/wk | $37.10/hr
Benefits | Municipal Pension Plan | 4 wks vacation @ 2 yrs