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Controls Technician

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Position Details

Posting Summary

Position Title Controls Technician
Faculty/Department Facilities Management
Unit Facilities Mgt - Maintenance Mechanical Support
Employee Group CUPE 5791
Collective Agreement Consideration Open with preference given to CUPE 5791 members(NON-RESEARCH).
CUPE 5791 Job Family Trade Services
Category Staff
Number of Vacancies 1
Position Summary
Position Summary:
The primary purpose of this position is to operate and maintain all University mechanical controls systems that serve the campus community. The Controls Technician will strive to maximize equipment lifecycle and minimize energy consumption. Work may involve the installation and commissioning of new controls systems as well as the maintenance, repair and retrofitting of existing systems.

Primary Duties:
Reporting to the Supervisor of Controls, this position is responsible for, but not limited to, the maintenance, construction, repair and installation of control systems for steam heating, hot water heating, chilled water, domestic water, fire life safety systems, refrigeration and air handling equipment. Responsible for the monitoring and programming of the building automation systems and the Energy Management Information System. This position is responsible for commissioning, balancing and inspection of new spaces and buildings, including verifying sequences of operation, testing failure modes to ensure the safety of occupants and equipment, and cataloging of new equipment.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide safe, comfortable, functional spaces of all the University programs and activities.
  • Monitor, maintain and repair the campus building controls systems.
  • Design, install, modify and/or repair all University control systems and equipment served by control systems.
  • Responsible for operating and maintaining control systems for the University’s district heating and cooling system.
  • Maintain indoor air quality and respond to customer concerns.
  • Maintain and operate the University Building Energy Management System.
  • Troubleshoot problems, make decisions and provide solutions in building systems efficiencies
  • Respond to emergency situations in order to resolve issues as quickly as possible.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the rapidly evolving building automation field.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Position Requirements
Position Requirements:

  • Successful completion of grade 12 with five years related experience.
  • Either, or combination of ;
    • Valid Saskatchewan Journeyperson certificate in instrumentation;
    • Valid Interprovincial Journeyperson certificate in Instrumentation; or a Technical Diploma in Instrumentation Technology; or,
    • A.Sc.T (with extensive building automation or controls experience).
      • All certification(s) must be combined with commercial and industrial controls experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Honeywell and/or Johnson building automation systems preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and application of layout, fabrication, installation, repair and maintenance of various types of controls systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the use of various tools, equipment and machinery associated with the controls trade.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to read and understand drawing, schematics and associated specifications.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, the general public, external consultants, contractors and vendors.
  • Knowledge of and skill in the use of computer systems.
  • Training, upgrading and continuing education related to the position.
  • Possession of a valid Saskatchewan drivers license.
  • Possession of a Fireman’s Refrigeration Engineer, General Gas, Phoenix/Celeris and Cross-connection certification would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, tools, special equipment, and procedures that apply to the mechanical trades and a general understanding of electrical/ structural maintenance and construction.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks while meeting deadlines and maintaining quality.
  • Ability to identify and analyze control problems and to formulate and implement solutions.
  • Have knowledge of, understand and comply with University health and safety requirements, Saskatchewan Occupational Health And Safety Regulations, all safe work procedures and practices applicable to the position.
  • Ability to properly use safety equipment, machine guards, and safety devices. All personal protective equipment must be used appropriate.
  • Ability to identify and report unsafe acts, workplace hazards, and incidents that result (or could result) in injury.
  • Ability to work and encourage others to work and act safely.

Physical Demands
Working Conditions and Physical Effort:
May be required to work overtime and weekends; may be required to work various shifts; required to be on the call out schedule for emergency after hour calls. Physical activity is a primary part of the job. Requires the ability to lift, push or pull objects up to 50 pounds. Work will be performed at heights, in crawl spaces, on roof tops and will include the use of ladders and powered mobile lifts. Work involves exposure to unusual elements such as high pressure steam, confined spaces, extreme temperatures, chemicals, hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and will include the use of personal protective equipment.
Pay Grade CUPE Phase 5
Salary Range $57,066.88 - $77,044.24 Annually (negotiable to top of range, plus a market adjustment of $9,880 annually)
Status Permanent
Work Hours
Typically Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30pm
Duration (if Term/Temporary)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Preference Posting
Target Posting
Additional Information

Contact Information
Job Open Date 05/19/2023
Job Close Date 06/02/2023
Open Until Filled No
Special Application Instructions
Applicants must submit a cover letter and an updated resume that clearly states how they meet the posted qualifications.
Diversity Statement
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.
Competition Number 20230499A/S

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