Continuing, full-time, Instrument Controls Technician

University of Victoria

Organizational Unit
University of Victoria -> VP Finance and Operations -> Facilities Management
Posting Close Date
Ongoing until filled
Please note that positions will close at 4 p.m. on the closing date.
Salary Grade
$5,369.00 – $5,438.00
Additional Posting Information:
Salary posted will be pro-rated based on FTE
Hours of Work
Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Employee Group:
CUPE 917 – Regular
# of Hires Needed
Position Number
Building and Grounds Maintenance, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Other
About this Opportunity

UVic contributes to you and your family’s health and wellness through comprehensive medical, dental and pension benefits.  We also offer:

  • generous vacation time;
  • generous leave compensation including maternity, parental, adoption, sick, and personal;
  • equity and diversity support and initiatives including religious observances
  • on-site childcare: infant – 5 years
  • discounted athletic facility memberships
  • sustainability initiatives, including discounted transit passes
  • support through our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • funding for career development and a diverse range of learning and development opportunities
  • tools and resources to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance

Job Summary

As stewards of the campus, Facilities Management fosters and enriches an inviting and functional environment that welcomes and supports all who come here. Facilities Management clients include faculty, staff and students. As part of Facilities Management the Instrument & Controls Shop reflects high service delivery standards and requirements. The team works together to ensure effective, efficient and safe performance for the operation, maintenance and repair of building systems on campus.  

Under general supervision, the Instrumentation & Controls Technician (I&CT)  will provide journeyperson or technician level skills in the trade as defined by the Industrial Training Authority of BC (ITA), BC Safety Authority and/or recognized licensing or training institutions.). Technician will install, repair, maintain, replace, calibrate, program, and service all process monitoring and/or control instruments including indicators, recorders, control loops and computers. Control mediums such as pneumatics, hydraulic, electronic, electrical or maniacal shall be included in the scope of work.

Regulated work shall be performed only by incumbents holding required qualifications. Incumbent will perform related duties of similar scope and complexity in collaboration or independently within a multidisciplinary shop and full service facilities department which provides such services as plant and facilities engineering maintenance services. The incumbent will also assist in emergent situations, as reasonably declared by the employer, within the physical and skill capacity of the individual.

Shall conform to all best practices in relation to UVic, regulated and industry standards of work and behaviors, including compliance to Worksafe BC regulations.

Job Requirements


  • Ability to use initiative and varied skills in diagnosing and effecting repairs.
  • Ability to carry out an effective work schedule, under general supervision and utilize materials and equipment for maximum benefit.
  • Ability to plan and organize work efficiently.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff and students.
  • Ability to operate and maintain control systems.
  • Literate in the use of personal computers and the MS office suite.
  • Ability to use resources and supplies in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools effectively (both fixed and portable) i.e. tools associated with mechanical trades including multi meters and other typical diagnostic equipment.
  • Competency in soldering, brazing, tack and cutting (with torch or electric).

As a staff member, this role should demonstrate UVic’s Core Competencies which include Personal Effectiveness, Commitment to Quality, Navigating Change, Communication, Building Equitable Relationships, Teamwork, Service Focus, and University Community. These competencies represent the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to advance the initiatives of the unit/department and the university.

Specialized Knowledge/Education:

  • Completion of an approved apprenticeship or formal training program acceptable to employer.
  • Instrumentation & Controls Technician (Mechanic) TQ.
  • Limited Electrical Work TQ. (i.e. Heating, Low Energy or class C Endorsement)
  • Extensive Direct Digital Controls (DDC) experience.
  • Extensive pneumatic control experience.
  • Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) experience.
  • Extensive institutional HVAC experience or equivalent.

For All Crafts:

  • BC or IP Trade or Certificate of Qualification.
  • Valid British Columbia driver’s license.
  • Good physical health, sufficient strength, stamina and coordination to perform a variety of routine heavy manual and machine operation tasks continuously.


  • 5 years at the journey person/technician level in applicable trade preferably in an institutional environment.

Additional Requirements:

  • Willingness and ability to work any recognized shift including weekends.
  • May be required to assist with departmental response to emergent and safety related concerns.   

Territory acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Equity and Diversity Statement

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

Read our full equity statement here:

Accessibility Statement

If you anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process contact: [email protected] Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.


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