Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Assistant Engineer
Hay Point Range: N/A
CHARACTER OF THE JOB
The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical operation of the University including construction, renovations, provision of utility services and the care and maintenance of all properties.
Under general supervision, the Assistant Engineer will work rotating shifts or maintenance as required. The Assistant Engineer will cover other classifications as required. This includes coverage for vacation relief, sick relief, personal reasons, bereavement, injury, long term absences, etc.
The Assistant Engineer is required to carry out repairs and maintenance to all mechanical equipment within the Powerhouse and Guarded Status Plants. The Assistant Engineer may be required to perform emergency repairs. The Assistant Engineer is required to analyse equipment problems and take corrective action as required. The Assistant Engineer must be able to commission, operate and maintain any of the campus water treatment and cooling tower systems. The Assistant Engineer will undertake or assist in completing any fire extinguisher, cathodic protection, fire pump or generator tests and take utility readings. The Assistant Engineer will respond to any fire alarm or trouble calls on Campus including but not limited to building or system leaks, refrigeration malfunctions, climate control or operational deficiencies and take the appropriate action. The Assistant Engineer will maintain a direct line of communication with campus personnel, the Work Order Desk and Shift Charge Engineer. The Assistant Engineer will assist the Shift Charge Engineer as required. The Assistant Engineer will provide accurate logs for all calls received and generate work orders as required. The Assistant Engineer will be required to ensure that all mechanical equipment and services under the jurisdiction of the Physical Plant Department are operated efficiently and will perform scheduled and unscheduled inspections during each shift to the various locations.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Level of Formal Education
Skills and Abilities
This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.
"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students.
Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period. Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."