Regional Municipality of Peel Building Operations Technician in Brampton, Ontario

The Region of Peel serves a vibrant and culturally diverse community of more than 1.4 million residents and 88,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. Committed to service excellence, transparency in decision-making and responsible tax management, the Region delivers a wide range of municipal services that are customer-focused and cost-effective.

The Region of Peel has recently completed a Strategic Planning process that engaged our residents and stakeholders to answer one question: “What can you imagine for the future of Peel?” All the feedback received formed the path forward and the strategic direction for the Region over the next 20 years.

To learn more about the Region of Peel please visit our website or watch the Faces of Peel video to see how our employees impact the residents of Peel.

Building Operations Technician

Up to Four (4) Regular Full Time Positions

Real Property and Asset Management-Corporate Services

The Role:

You will be responsible for operating technical building systems and coordinating the maintenance and repair of at least one Regional facility. You will be accountable for coordinating all service contract requirements while closely collaborating with department staff and building occupants to maintain a safe, reliable and functional facility.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, operate, diagnose, adjust and maintain the facilities system settings to meet Program and energy efficiency needs while maximizing asset lifespan in a safe, reliable and functional facility

  • Responsible for implementing preventative maintenance plans by performing regular comprehensive inspections of all mechanical, electrical, controls and architectural systems for entire facility

  • Support implementation of capital project work

  • Timely follow up with the Property Manager, Program staff and others regarding facility operational issues that have been identified in the inspections

  • Full HVAC review to ensure systems are operating effectively and efficiently within design tolerances to meet occupant needs in collaboration with Building Automation and Systems specialists

  • Gathering and analyzing system information from advanced equipment controls including VFDs, automated control panels, building automation systems, chemical systems and various gauges and monitoring equipment in collaboration with Building Automation and Fire and Life Safety Specialists’

  • Develop strong relationships with Program occupants and will be required to routinely work as an independent member of the facility team

  • Collaborate with Fire & Life Safety and Building Automation and System Specialists on repetitive issues or technical issues that may involve networked systems or highly specialized support

  • Provide orientation to facility contractors working at the site to expedite preventative maintenance and the diagnosis and repair of equipment failures.

  • Complete hands on maintenance of various systems where outsourcing models are less effective.

  • Maintain and correct any immediate facility or grounds issue that may result from unique environmental or other conditions.

  • Document work orders and reports and identifies any trends that may significantly impact the asset lifespan or program occupants.

  • Assist/support the Property Manager with the following: planning of preventative maintenance, contract scope of work development and general vendor management, policy and process development and analysis of operational impacts of capital projects

  • Facilitate any regulatory compliance inspections that may arise from TSSA, Ministry of Health, Electrical Safety Authority, Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee or others

  • Assist in acquiring quotes/pricing for small Operational projects

  • Coordinate site access and monitor contract work being conducted by vendors

  • Cross-reference contract scopes of work with actual site work, and follow up with any omissions and/or deficiencies to ensure compliance

  • Support special event site functions

  • Purchase supplies for completion of outstanding work orders

  • Provides input into annual operations budget


  • College diploma or trade school certificate specializing in Building Automation, HVAC and Electrical Systems with at least three years of related work experience (e.g. building automation systems)

  • Ability to operate, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair various Building Automation Control, HVAC, Mechanical and Electrical systems

  • Working knowledge of service contracts and preventative maintenance programs

  • Ability to read and interpret facility drawings

  • Ability to provide a high level of organizational skills for managing multiple sites and tasks with conflicting demands and shifting priorities

  • Proficiency in all MS Office applications (Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Ability to monitor the operational budget for a facility

  • Knowledge of Ontario Building Code, Ontario Fire Code, Ontario Electrical Code, Occupational Health & Safety Act and other relevant facility legistation/regulations/codes/standards

  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions and lift heavy objects up to 80lbs and work at heights

  • Ability for occasional after-hour or weekend work and work scheduled as "stand-by" being within range and available for site response as required and being able to work on a 24 hour basis. Ability to participate in a rotational on-call schedule.

  • Excellent problem-solving, analysis and research skills; Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong customer service skills and a high level of acumen and diplomacy with internal and external customers; Ability to work effectively as member of the team

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with a high degree of discretion, tact and professionalism

  • Property / Project Management experience skills an asset

  • Working knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) is an asset

  • Class G driver’s license in good standing free of serious offenses with daily access to a car

  • Access to personal vehicle for transportation is required

Compensation: Band 5 as per Non Union Salary Structure + Comprehensive benefits

Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:30am-4:30pm 35 hours/week + potential evening and weekends

If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online and complete the attached questionnaire.

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants who provide an email address for this posted position will receive all written correspondence with respect to this job posting directly to the email address they have provided on their application. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly to receive this correspondence..

System ID: 2016-6538

Position Type and Status: Regular Full-time

Job Industry (Choose up to 3 industries) (EN): Government and Public Sector

Career Level (EN): Experienced

Post End Date: 12/7/2016