Black & McDonald’s Manitoba team is growing! If you are a hands-on, customer service-oriented, and technically-inclined professional searching for the opportunity to build a solid foundation for your career, this position is for you. The Building Operator (5th Class Power Engineer) position is located at St. John’s-Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg and reports directly to the FMO (Facilities Management and Operations) Facility Manager.

Under specific direction from the Facility Manager, the Building Operator will perform FMO preventive maintenance inspections on mechanical, electrical and automatic temperature control equipment, investigate and resolve problems relating to the building and systems, using results-oriented strategies to ensure continuing operation of the facility.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Perform routine inspections, maintenance and repairs to building, mechanical systems (i.e. pumps, valves etc.)
  • Perform routine inspections and tests on building Life Support System (i.e. Fire Protection System etc.)
  • Perform routine inspections, maintenance and repairs to HVAC systems and related equipment (i.e. air handling units, filters, and cooling towers)
  • Maintain comfort levels to building environment through the computerized building automation system
  • Perform shift tours, record and log equipment status, temperatures and pressures
  • Start-up/shutdown major building equipment (i.e. chillers, pumps, cooling towers)
  • Carryout water treatment duties on heating and cooling loops
  • Monitor plumbing and general building maintenance duties (i.e. replace washers, faucets, sinks, clear toilets and drains, sump pits and replace burnt fluorescent tubes and incandescent lamps
  • Perform all types of general building maintenance and repairs as required and directed by your manager


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others


  • Successful completion of the Power Engineer Certification Course (5th Class Designation)


  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of complex building systems and equipment
  • Previous experience in Plant Operation and General Maintenance
  • Previous experience with BAS (Building Automation Systems) and HVAC systems and experience performing duties consistent with those of an HVAC Technician
  • Working knowledge of building services including air conditioning, refrigeration and electrical and mechanical equipment controls and systems


  • Must be able to speak, read & write in English
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills required
  • Follow instructions both written and verbal
  • Maintains a professional demeanor at all times with fellow employees and customer
  • Maintains clear and courteous two way radio and/or phone etiquette
  • A team player, committed to working in a quality environment
  • Must comply with all company policies and procedures and adhere to company standards
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 kg (bending and lifting is required)
  • Must be able to work on ladder or scaffold at various heights
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces
  • Must be available for rotational on-call work

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.