MECHANIC TRADES 3, Physical Plant, Competition #IUOE-23-01, Thunder Bay, ON

Administrative/Staff Positions
Thunder Bay
Physical Plant
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 4:30pm


Physical Plant

Thunder Bay Campus


Full Time, Contract (12 months)


Competition #IUOE-23-01


40 hours/5 days per week, day shift

When required, hours and/or days of work may be modified to address the needs of the University



  • Performs mechanical maintenance work through the University’s computerized work order system.
  • Inspects, investigates and solves problems related to the operation of both the mechanical systems and equipment, providing technical advice as necessary.
  • Performs skilled mechanical work on HVAC, refrigeration, heating systems or plumbing at the journeyman level.
  • Provides estimates of work for repairs to mechanical systems on campus.
  • Makes necessary reports and keeps records and files as required or work orders, requisitions, upgrades and changes to systems etc.
  • Takes every precaution reasonable in the circumstance for the protection of the workers in his charge.
  • Works in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, with other health and safety related legislation and standards, and with such workplace practices as outlined by his immediate supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned from time to time.



  • Knowledge of recognized practices and techniques and the use of tools, equipment and instruments common to the Mechanical Trades.
  • Ability to install, overhaul and adjust systems from sketches, blueprints or specifications.
  • Should have a thorough knowledge of the theory and operation of pneumatic and electrical controls as well as a working knowledge of the theory, principles and operation of HVAC, heating or plumbing systems.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to do heavy physical labour on occasion and to work on ladders, scaffolds, lift devices and in crawl spaces, etc.
  • Must be familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, its regulations and other health and safety related legislation and standards.



  • Minimum Grade 12 education.
  • Minimum of five years of directly related journeyman experience in a Maintenance position.
  • Must possess a valid journeyman licence, certificate of qualification in Plumbing, Refrigeration or Air-Conditioning Mechanic.
  • Must possess a valid gasfitter 2 certificate or greater.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s licence.


Interested applicants may apply by clicking on this link to a Google Form and attaching your cover

letter and resume in word or PDF format by February 10, 2023.


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