Building Operator - Maintenance

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Department: Wittington Properties Limited

Job Description/Responsibilities

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of HVAC systems and BAS.
  • Ensure effective and efficient performance of building’s mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Conduct routine property and site inspections and perform maintenance as required or as instructed.
  • Sound knowledge of all building operations, including but not limited to, fire and life safety systems, environmental regulations, Occupational Health & Safety Act.
  • Perform minor plumbing and miscellaneous building repairs, such as painting.
  • Perform spot checks and monitor general upkeep of all properties to ensure proper cleaning and maintenance is being completed or issues being reported to supervisor.
  • Responsible to ensure timely and responsive attendance of tenant service requests.
  • After hours on-call rotation, however, at times 24/7 hour availability require during vacation/shift coverage.
  • Start-up/shutdown major building equipment.
  • Ensuring maximum energy efficiency, inspect/operate/maintain and repair mechanical/electrical systems and equipment (including boilers, chillers, HVAC equipment, pumps, generators, life safety system, etc.).
  • Complete filter changes, belt inspections/replacements/lights/ballasts, chemical treatment tests.
  • Perform minor repairs: replace washers/faucets; clear sinks toilets and drains; replace pumps/motors; reset breakers, etc.
  • Troubleshoot/repair building automation system.
  • Troubleshoot electrical problems.
  • Monitor work of contractors/external service providers.
  • Ensure all life safety systems are maintained and tested, including emergency generators, fire pumps, Fire system etc.
  • Ensure mechanical rooms are kept clean at all times.
  • Perform Fire System bypasses for scheduled contractor activities.
  • Conduct site visits at various properties.


Physical demands

  • Exposure to elements - majority of work is indoors; some exposure to outdoor environment during all seasons.
  • Some lifting or physical labour is required.
  • Repetitive physical effort - majority of work is non-repetitive.
  • Elevated working conditions - use of ladder; scissor lift (training required), etc.
  • Confined space may be applicable (training required).


Skills Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years Building Operator experience with commercial and mixed used properties.
  • Completed BES (building environmental systems) Certificate I and II
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be flexible, organized and able to coordinate multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to lead tasks when necessary.
  • Ability to think creatively, proactively rather than reactively is a must.
  • Valid G Driver’s Licence and access to a vehicle.Hours of Work
  • Regular hours of work are considered to be 8 hour shifts and rotate on a weekly basis.
  • Shifts rotate on a weekly basis and on call shifts are routinely scheduled typically once ever few weeks.