Controls Technician

University of Guelph

Building Controls Shop, Physical Resources

Two (2) positions

Hiring #: 2022-0812

Please read the Application Instructionsbefore applying

The Controls Technician is responsible for maintaining comfort levels in all campus buildings by servicing and controlling various heating, cooling, humidifying and dehumidifying systems, and is also responsible for other associated duties as assigned. Specific responsibilities include: installing, modifying, maintaining, repairing and overhauling all environmental control systems (pneumatic and Direct Digital Control) at the University of Guelph main campus, including: steam heating and conversion systems; hydronic heating systems; chilled water and direct expansion cooling systems; pneumatic, electrical, and electronic controllers, sensors and associated components; and alarm systems, including temperature, humidity, mixed air, pressure, air quality, and carbon dioxide; and other associated duties as assigned. The incumbent may also be required to operate the campus Building Automation System (BAS). The incumbent will be required to participate in the Shop’s call-in list, as well as take training provided or arranged by the employer.

Requirements of the position include: Grade 12 diploma; an Ontario Electrician’s, Plumber/ Steamfitter license including required apprenticeship hours and course material and courses in pneumatic and electronic controls, combined with a minimum of five years’ experience working on related equipment. Additional requirements include: basic computer skills (email, Excel, Word, and proprietary BAS control software); proven ability to read and interpret BAS controls schematics; excellent client service skills; and the ability to work independently and effectively with other trades. Knowledge of and practical experience in the areas of energy management and indoor air quality and familiarity with the various types of control systems used at the University of Guelph (KMC, Siemens, Delta) would be considered an asset. Because the hardware, software and communication systems in this field are constantly changing, it is key that the incumbent, while having extensive knowledge and experience in HVAC controls, must also be willing to regularly update their knowledge and skills through regular training.

This position requires working in a variety of strenuous environments (e.g. heights; restricted spaces; outdoors; teaching and research laboratories; building mechanical rooms). The successful candidate will be required to provide an acceptable criminal reference check and vulnerable sector screening and their own expense.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $32.44-$34.15 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Work Location: One location

Expected start date: 2023-01-09

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