Building Operator - Engineer (IUOE) (12 Month Contract)

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Date Posted: 10/21/2022

Location: CF Pacific Centre, Vancouver, BC, CAN

Reference No.: 2022-9857

Department: Property Operations

Position Type: Contract - Full Time

Job Grade: Union

Role Impact:
To maintain all building equipment at optimum performance levels and ensure the building is kept in top condition in order to meet the requirements and expectations of clients for a fully functioning facility. Please note that Cadillac Fairview has a vaccination policy that is a condition of employment. This shift is 8:00AM to 4:00PM Monday to Friday.


What you will deliver:

  • Perform tasks outlined by the work orders generated by the Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance Program or responds to tenant service requests in a professional and timely manner.
  • Monitor and control all related equipment to ensure that comfortable conditions are maintained throughout the Centre and that all equipment is operating as per design specifications.
  • Monitor the computerized building environmental control computer and respond to alarms in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the safe and efficient operation of all of the components of the Refrigeration and Heating Plant equipment.
  • Affect appropriate changes to the environmental control system as directed by the Operations Supervisor or Manager of Mechanical Systems. 
  • Report all known problems that relate to the building controls and mechanical systems, to the Operations Supervisor and other engineering staff by completing the daily log each shift worked.
  • Read and keep updated with the information listed in the Engineers Logbook at the beginning and end of each shift.
  • Collect, test and add chemicals to the chilled, secondary, heating and condenser water, to control corrosion and bacterial levels.
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance tasks in a timely manner in conjunction with work orders assigned by the Operations Supervisor, Assistant Chief Engineer and Pacific Centre Management. 
  • Report all deficiencies to equipment to the Operations Supervisor, Assistant Chief Engineer or Pacific Centre Management. In the event equipment is considered to be essential, will affect or direct immediate repairs as required.
  • Isolate and drain chilled water, condenser water, sprinkler, fire riser, steam riser, and domestic water systems for contractors, building plumbers and mechanics, to perform maintenance on systems and refills same.
  • Participate in all training activities planned by Cadillac Fairview Corporation.
  • Take appropriate upgrade courses to remain current on all new equipment and to keep abreast of changes in technology relating to Pacific Centre.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Pacific Centre Management


What your strengths are: 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong mechanical abilities;
  • Strong analytical and research skills;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Practical judgment and decisive manner;
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work overtime and respond to emergencies;
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure.


What you need to succeed: 

  • Minimum 4th Class Power Engineers Certificate;
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in physical plant operations, HVAC and other related equipment preferably in an office building or mixed use environment;
  • Thorough knowledge of general maintenance procedures, current technology, electrical/mechanical systems and blueprint reading & comprehension;
  • Must have solid understanding of the Occupational Health  and Safety Regulations;


Why you should join us:

At Cadillac Fairview we have been transforming communities for over 50 years.  We are so much more than our properties.  We are building leaders at all levels.  We offer the challenge of interesting work, a great organizational culture, the opportunity to collaborate with the best in the business, and support for your growth and development.  We reward values-based behavior and superior results with a competitive rewards package that includes best-in-class benefits and pension.  Imagine a place where you can make a difference!


At CF our everyday actions and critical business decisions are guided by our CF Values. Achieving results is naturally important for us and we achieve results through behaviours that are consistent with our CF Values.


Are you someone who believes in our values?


  • Aim Higher – we strive to exceed expectations
  • Own Your Expertise – we empower ourselves and each other
  • Collaborate Effectively – we bring the right people together to get the right results
  • Engage with Empathy – we objectively consider the needs of others
  • Embrace Change – we drive, learn from, and adapt to change


At CF you’ll join a diverse community and award-winning team where your talent and commitment to excellence are welcomed, valued and respected.  We’re ready to meet you there – are you?


CF is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.  If you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment, assessment, and/or selection process, please notify your CF contact or email


CF currently has a vaccination policy that is a condition of employment.