University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK (30+ days ago)

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Millwright (req5794)

Department: Operations and Maintenance
Location: Saskatoon
Status: Term, up to 12 months, with the possibility of extension or becoming permanent
Employment Group: CUPE 1975
Shift: Monday- Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, however a shift change to evenings or weekends may occur once normal operations resume.
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $27.35 - 36.86 per hour. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Salary Family (if applicable): Trade Services
Salary Phase: Phase 5
Posted Date: 7/8/2020
Closing Date: Until Filled
Number of Openings: 2

Primary Purpose: To service and maintain a variety of mechanical components and systems, fan systems, and fluid power systems used in buildings on campus with a strong emphasis on applying sound preventive and predictive maintenance practices.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Facilities, this position works in a multi-trade environment under variable conditions, indoors as well as outdoors in all types of weather, and requires moderate to heavy physical labour. Working alone and in a team environment, the work is of high volume, variety, and complexity, often working with other trades, clients, and contractors under high-stress situations, and changing divisional needs. Physical challenges may include lifting heavy objects, working from ladders, or elevated platforms, in crawlspaces, confined spaces, and construction zones in hot, humid, noisy, and light and movement restricted is required. The incumbent will be provided with and required to wear personal protective equipment, including respiratory protection which requires the worker to be clean shaven at all times. Shift may change to evenings or weekends once normal operations resume or to accommodate work needs. Must be able to be on-call on a rotational basis for emergencies as required.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities: Providing services including, but not limited to, the inspections, testing, repairs, adjustments, alignments, alterations and conveyance for repair of mechanical components and systems, fan systems and fluid power systems used in institutional type buildings, and other related duties as assigned. The list of equipment serviced includes but is not limited to: pumps, motors, fans, chain, belt and gear drives, shafts, bearings, seals, couplings, clutches, brakes, hydraulic, pneumatic, and vacuum systems, water booster systems, air compressors, sewage lift stations, reverse osmosis systems, dust collectors, evaporative coolers, swimming pool equipment, rink brine pumps and condenser fans and motorized basketball operators. Accurate and up to date record keeping is also a responsibility. The incumbent advises on and performs predictive maintenance on above equipment. The incumbent will be required to contribute to the long term goal of reliability centered maintenance. The incumbent works in conjunction with other personnel to carry out preventative and predictive maintenance schedules and advises and instructs on the proper operation and care of equipment to other maintenance staff members.


Education: Current valid Red Seal Journeyperson Certificate in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) trade recognized by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission. Applicants having completed the four year Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) trade Apprenticeship program are preferred. The successful applicant for this position will be subject to a satisfactory criminal record check.

Licenses: Must hold and maintain a valid Province of Saskatchewan driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record.

Experience: Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience as a Journeyperson Industrial Mechanic (Millwright).

Skills: Mechanical inclination; good problem-solving and diagnostic skills, and good communication skills are required. Other required skills include the ability to perform fairly heavy physical labour, ability to repair, fabricate and install mechanical machines, and translate information from blueprints, and the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Must be able to demonstrate familiarity with the application of preventive and predictive maintenance and its importance in achieving equipment reliability and must be able to work to exacting standards. Intermediate computer skills would be an asset. Familiarity with the use of work management systems will be considered an asset. Familiarity with the use of Laser Alignment, Vibration Analysis, and Thermal Imaging equipment and their application would be considered an asset.

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.
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