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3rd Class Power Engineer – Maintenance and Operations

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Full Job Description

Req ID: 143176
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Cobequid Community Health Centre
Department: FMS Operations CCHC
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU Support Position
Posting Closing Date: 14-Nov-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there’s a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you’ll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Power Engineer the 3rd Class Power Engineer performs a variety of tasks that ensure the safe, efficient and continuous operation of the chiller plants, hot water boilers, pressure vessels, water treatment programs, and all related auxiliary equipment as well as building mechanical systems at their assigned site.

The 3rd Class Power Engineer completes rounds of building mechanical rooms and must have a basic understanding of other building maintenance trades as he inspects various mechanical systems, ex: medical gas/air/vacuum system, air handling units (ventilation), heating systems, fire water pumping system. The 3rd Class Power Engineer is also responsible for silent hour emergency calls.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Designation as a Standardized Nova Scotia 3rd Class Power Engineer.
  • One year experience in a high pressure plant (steam) and associated equipment required
  • Good knowledge of the operation of boilers, chillers, HVAC and other electrical machinery
  • Strong safety track record and mindset is a must.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety codes.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.


  • Long assignment, full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Approximately 12 month long assignment

Compensation and Incentives

$27.79 – $28.25 Hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Once You’ve Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program. If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000. For more details and instructions, please visit Recruitment – Incentives

This is a Support bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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