Facilities Engineering Coordinator

Website Port of Vancouver

Job Opportunity: Facilities Engineering Coordinator (1 year term)

Join an organization that plays a critical role in Canada’s economy. At the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, we focus on doing the incredible work it takes to become the world’s most sustainable port. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest and most diversified port. We are passionate about the work we do and what it contributes to our local communities, the region and our country. This is reflected in our values of collaboration, continuous improvement, accountability and customer responsiveness.

Be a part of a team that advances initiatives to promote economic prosperity through trade, a healthy environment and thriving communities for the future generations of Canadians. It’s a workplace where the intrinsic value of your contribution to help foster the continued growth of the Canadian economy becomes a tangible reality. Bring your unique strengths, perspectives and experiences to the port authority and join us in charting a course toward a sustainable future.

The Facilities Engineering Coordinator will monitor, operate, maintain and repair Canada Place building HVAC, mechanical and electrical systems and maintain and repair on-site, tenant equipment. The position will work on a flex shift rotation and will provide relief coverage for Facilities Engineering Coordinators on a 24-hour basis as required. This position will operate and maintain a 4th class heating, steam and chiller plant. This position also supports Facilities Services with expertise and assistance in maintaining the facility including HVAC maintenance, repairs and general building maintenance as required.

The Facilities Engineering Coordinator will:

  • Monitor and operate the Central Plant through interface with the computerized energy management system, to meet continually varying load requirements on a 24/7 basis.
  • Conduct routine inspection/testing work including: diesel generator tests, elevator inspections, sprinkler, mechanical, electrical systems and common utility equipment.
  • Carry out preventative and predictive maintenance tasks and update maintenance records.
  • Perform repairs to motors and pumps and replace valves, mechanical seals and bearings.
  • Coordinate and monitor contractor work in the Central Plant and the facility, ensuring standards are met.
  • Respond to emergencies, trouble calls, and work action requests on a 24-hour basis, and resolve or provide advice on resolution.
  • Collect and record plant efficiency, system trending and tenant utility utilization data.

The successful candidate must have completed a certification in B.C. as a 4th Class Power Engineer. Relevant safety, technical and operational skills training and certifications along with 2 years’ building operation experience as a 4th Class Power Engineer. Experience operating and maintaining hot water condensing boilers, electric steam boilers and chillers is considered an asset.

The work requires demonstrated maturity, thoroughness and reliability, and the ability to carry out the physical demands of the work (a requirement to lift, carry, push/pull objects weighing more than 20 lbs). Also required are: the ability to work independently in accordance with standard practices, policies and precedents, respond effectively to workplace emergency situations, establish and maintain effective work relationships and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with co-workers, contractors, tenants, and the public.

The position has continual exposure to noise and moderate exposure to odours, dust or fumes. Requirement to work at heights and in confined spaces at times. Shift work providing 24/7 coverage is required.

This position is required to access restricted areas/information. The incumbent must obtain and maintain a valid Marine Transportation Security Clearance as defined by the Marine Transportation Security Regulations.

The health and safety our of employees is a priority and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is committed to ensuring a safe workplace. Vaccinations, in combination with other preventative health and safety measures, offer the best available protection against COVID-19 and that is why port authority employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Providing proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment.

Candidates may be accommodated for this requirement if they are approved for a legal exemption; accommodation may be requested only for religious and medical reasons, or other protected grounds under the Canadian Human Rights Act. If you’re seeking accommodation to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please indicate your request during the recruitment process.

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority offers a competitive total compensation package including an earned time off program. Please note this posting will remain open until filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

At the port authority, we are dedicated to employment equity and a workplace reflective of the diversity of our port community.

Learn more about us at www.portvancouver.com

To apply for this job please visit portvancouver.startdate.ca.

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