HVAC Mechanic #74929

Company: Regional Municipality Of Woodbuffalo

Job Description

Under general supervision, a HVAC mechanic performs skilled journeyman level work. Work involves preventative and corrective maintenance, inspections, modifications, installation/dismantling of systems and projects; and troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairs of municipal equipment. Incumbent will be responsible for inspecting the work of contractors and demonstrating sound judgment/working toward reducing errors to prevent unsafe and deteriorated equipment, health and safety risks to the public, and liabilities to the municipality. Position exercises considerable degree of independent judgment although the work is subject to inspection. Assignments are generally in the form of oral instructions but may be accompanied by written instructions, sketches, blueprints, etc. Journeyman may be assigned helpers or apprentices as required.


  • Monitors the environmental and systems status of the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and associated systems within the building on an ongoing basis and adjusts direct digital control systems in accordance with conditions. Prepares reports on the performance of the system.
  • Responds to equipment malfunctions by initiating the appropriate diagnostic procedures, determining remedial steps to be taken in order to resolve the problem and performing necessary repairs as required.
  • Initiates the repair of systems and components by outside contractors, manufacturer representatives, or other outside sources when necessary.
  • Establishes and maintains energy conservation and other automated procedures to optimize the comfort and economy within buildings.
  • Performs both routine and emergency boiler and associated heating system repairs and maintenance. Performs chiller and cooling tower operations and maintenance procedures.
  • Ensures the safety of all personnel and building users during maintenance and repair procedures.
  • Provides inspectional and diagnostic services on mechanical and associated building systems, compiling reports as necessary.
  • Maintains an inventory of spare parts, tools, maintenance equipment, etc. and orders additional equipment and supplies as necessary.
  • Trains other personnel on the appropriate operations, adjustments, diagnostic and other procedures related to the direct digital control operation of building systems.
  • Demonstrates the use of control systems and conducts seminars and tours on building automation systems as required.
  • Provides direct digital control automation expertise to planning of other projects.
  • Maintain all facility log books as departmental requirements.
  • May be required to attain pertinent permits prior to work.
  • Will be required to travel and stay for several days in remote locations to undertake maintenance activities as required.
  • Must be able to respond to call outs and emergencies within the 1-hour response time requirement.
  • Must be able to prioritize in case of emergencies.
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) is required.
  • Certified Alberta Journeyman in an appropriate Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning trade and Gas ticket required.
  • Three (3) years’ journeyman experience in HVAC Mechanic trade.
  • Experience in municipal operations or dual tickets are assets.
  • You will possess the following:
  • A valid Class Five (5) Alberta driver’s licence.
  • Extensive knowledge of direct digital control automation systems and how to provide optimum building environmental comfort and energy conservation through the use of control systems.
  • Ability to respond to equipment malfunctions by diagnosing the problem and initiating appropriate remedial procedures and repairs.
  • Ability to work independently and to effectively schedule work in order to meet service demands and minimize disruption to building users.
  • Knowledge of the specific heating, ventilation, refrigeration, pneumatic and electronic systems control, and associated equipment and systems that provide environmental conditions necessary for building operations.
  • Skilled in the use of repair tools and equipment for servicing and repairing a wide range of building system malfunctions.
  • Ability to learn and apply computing skills to the working environment.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing.

Additional Information:

  • $50.01 (Temporary Rate)
  • We offer an additional bi-weekly payment of $480 which represents a cost of living allowance 

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