Sep 22, 2022

Emergency Generator Systems Mechanic

  • Western University
  • London, ON, Canada
Vaccination Required Facilities Skilled Labor

Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 40

Hourly Rate: $33.59

About Western

Considered Canada's most beautiful University, Western's main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern LEED-certified capital structures providing an idyllic environment for our community of scholars. The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.

About Us

Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, development, construction, operation, maintenance and stewardship of all the buildings, infrastructure, sites and services within Western's campus community.

Responsibilities

The Emergency Generator Systems Mechanic will perform skilled work associated with the installation, maintenance, diagnostics, testing and repair of internal combustion engines, alternators, generators, automatic transfer switches, and other mechanical/electrical systems associated with emergency power and standby generating systems.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Completion of one of the following Ontario College programs (or equivalent) as recognized by Skilled Trades Ontario:
    • Electrician Construction and Maintenance (309A) or Provincial/Territorial equivalent
    • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (421A) or Provincial/Territorial equivalent
    • Industrial Electrician Program (442A) or Provincial/Territorial equivalent
    • Truck and Coach (310T)/(310S) Automotive Service Technician or Provincial/Territorial equivalent
  • Certification and Registration in one of the following trades:
    • Electrician Construction and Maintenance (309A) as recognized by Skilled Trades Ontario (or Provincial/Territorial equivalent with Red Seal Endorsement (RSE))
    • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (421A) as recognized by Skilled Trades Ontario (or Provincial/Territorial equivalent with Red Seal Endorsement (RSE))
    • Industrial Electrician (442A) as recognized by Skilled Trades Ontario (or Provincial/Territorial equivalent with Red Seal Endorsement (RSE))
    • Truck and Coach / Automotive Service Technician (310T)/(310S) as recognized by Skilled Trades Ontario (or Provincial/Territorial equivalent with Red Seal Endorsement (RSE))
  • Complete and maintain the Industrial Maintenance Technician (IMT) Oil Certificate as recognized by the Technical Standards and Safety Act (TSSA) as developed for Western University
  • Maintain a valid Ontario Driver's License
  • Maintain a current First Aid Certificate including CPR where required

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years' recent experience working in the mechanical/electrical maintenance field with a focus on industrial equipment and motors in a large commercial, industrial or institutional setting
  • Minimum 5 years' recent experience as a generator service technician
  • Experience focused on the maintenance and repair of standby/emergency generators and equipment is preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience maintaining a weekly, monthly, and yearly maintenance schedule and prescribed safety testing would be an asset

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the electrical trade
  • In-depth understanding of tools, equipment, principles, materials, and terminology associated with the electrical trade
  • Basic understanding of other positions within Facilities Management with which you interact
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the current versions of all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and standards
  • Comprehensive knowledge of alternators, generators, internal combustion engines, transfer panels and related standby generator distribution systems
  • Basic understanding of PLC controls, CSA Z462 Workplace electrical safety, and TSSA Fuel safety legislation and regulations
  • Good knowledge with single and three phase motors, connections, controls and lubricants
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the CSA-B139 installation/maintenance code and the Ontario Electrical Safety Code
  • Basic understanding of other positions within Facilities Management with which you interact
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the current versions of all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and standards
  • Ability to investigate, identify, analyze and document information in written or electronic form and resolve problems
  • Ability to meet physical demands of the role including to lift and transport materials, bend, excavate, climb and reach repetitively
  • Solid interpersonal skills to work well in a team environment as well as autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in confined spaces or in areas containing designated substances found within OH&S Act as required, with ability to perform tasks effectively in emergency situations
  • Ability to interpret and work from electronic/written operation instruction sheets as well as mechanical electrical and geographical drawings/maps and produce quick-sketch working diagrams
  • Comprehensive electronic, oral and written communication skills including ability to listen fully and respond courteously to instructions, questions and comments
  • Dependable and co-operative disposition, with ability to establish a rapport with customer, leaders and peers
  • Ability to interact with others in positive ways which develop mutual understanding, respect and productive relationships
  • Organizational skills to order work materials, tools, and support staff in the shop and on the job site

Union Statement

Western welcomes applications from all qualified individuals; however, it is the university's policy to give first consideration to qualified CUPE 2361 applicants.

Background Checks

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce a current police information record check(s) from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Apply online referencing job #28223 by 11:59PM on September 30, 2022.

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


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