Job Title: HVAC Technician
Competition #: 22-179R4
Dept. / Campus: Facilities Management/Skilled Trades Campus
Salary Range: Payband J; Range $39.15 – $45.38; Starting Salary $39.15

40 hours/week

Posting Date: April 28, 2023
Closing Date: Posted until filled
Vacancy Type: Full-time Support Staff New Position – Repost

(First consideration for Support Staff and Academic positions will be given to internal applicants in accordance with the respective Collective Agreements)


Conestoga College’s Facilities Management department is looking for a qualified HVAC Technician, responsible for the daily on-going operation, control, repair, preventative and predictive maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems, refrigeration systems, gas fired appliances and all associated fittings and piping at a variety of college locations.



  • Maintain, update, and repair HVAC related building support systems, including building environmental technologies such as digital controlled interfaces, heat recovery systems, motors, humidification systems, re-heat coils, heat pumps, cooling towers, rooftop heating and cooling systems, boilers, and pneumatic and electronic controls
  • Monitor, maintain, and repair refrigeration systems
  • Perform scheduled predictive and preventative maintenance and repair on heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment
  • Ensure code compliance of systems by performing inspections and testing
  • Prepare required documentation, update manuals, and provide information regarding work conducted for input onto the computerized maintenance management system
  • Source information and parts by contacting vendors, technical libraries and the internet to estimate material quantities and costs for projects and repair activities
  • Purchase required materials via purchase order or corporate credit card
  • Provide technical information and support to skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled staff as required
  • Install and commission new heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment
  • Monitor building systems through advanced computer programs & software
  • Monitor and inspect work performed by contractors, trades workers, and mechanics and report findings and or discrepancies to Manager, Operations & Maintenance



  • Journeyperson – Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (313A Certificate of Qualification) in good standing within the Province of Ontario is required
  • Minimum of eight years of practical experience servicing, troubleshooting, and repairing old and new systems after the attainment of Certificate of Qualification is required
  • Gas Technician II certification is required; Gas Technician I certification an asset
  • Ozone Depletion Prevention Card (CFC Certificate) is required
  • Working knowledge of Energy Act, HVAC related Code, CSA standards, and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Ability to foresee and interpret problems before they become serious
  • Ability to follow wiring schematic associated with a variety of types and makes of equipment
  • Thorough knowledge of blueprint reading from architectural to mechanical drawings
  • Ability to recognize and act on safety hazards
  • Building management control systems, including Pneumatic and DDC
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be a customer, team-oriented, and self-motivated individual
  • Able to work successfully with minimal supervision
  • Basic computer skills, including Outlook email and MS Office
  • Willingness to undertake safety training once on the job which may include Confined Space Training, First Aid Training, Lockout/Tagout Training, WHMIS Training, etc.
  • Travel between campuses is necessary; a valid Class G license in good standing is required