Black & McDonald’s Vancouver 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 Plumber/Skilled Tradesperson is located at the Teck Acute Care Centre site in Vancouver and reports directly to the Facility Manager.

The Plumber/Skilled Tradesperson is responsible for maintenance and operations of all plumbing systems and equipment within the TACC. Under specific direction, performs preventive and demand maintenance on plumbing and mechanical equipment to ensure continuing operation.

  • Keeps all plumbing, HVAC systems and equipment in safe and proper working condition
  • Completes plumbing work such as:
    • Perform preventative maintenance work on all plumbing and HVAC related equipment
    • Troubleshoot equipment to locate & repair problems
    • Inspect, install, repair and replace pipes, fittings and plumbing fixtures to maintain the heating, domestic water, and medical gas
    • Maintain and overhaul and repair hot and cold water lines, sanitary and storm sewers and drainage systems
    • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications
    • Maintain overhaul and repair automatic temperature controls, cross connection devices, steam lines, traps, heat exchangers, and other related equipment
    • Completes plumbing work including new installations and alterations
  • Complete maintenance records and work orders
  • Observe and implement safety regulations and practices
  • Observe and implement applicable regulations made under the Provincial and Federal statues and Municipal by-laws
  • Ensure plumbing stocks are kept in a secure location and inventory levels are maintained and recorded
  • Maintain the cleanliness of all shops and mechanical rooms
  • Update documentation (drawings, specifications, O&M manuals valve tag charts, etc.) related to plumbing, medical gas, heating/cooling and steam services
  • Participate and support other duties as assigned to assist other maintenance trades
  • Startup/shut down major building equipment
  • Perform minor repairs and installations including:
    • Installation of wall and ceiling mounted accessories
    • Lamp/bulb replacements; replacing filters & belts
  • Perform other duties as assigned; including non-plumbing related duties


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


  • Valid BC or Interprovincial Plumbing License; HVAC technician license would be an asset
  • A valid back flow preventer/cross connection certification


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in all aspects of institutional plumbing/HVAC equipment maintenance, preferably in a hospital environment
  • Working knowledge of building services including air conditioning, refrigeration and electrical and mechanical equipment controls and systems


  • Knowledge of Plumbing code, Health and Safety Act and all applicable CSA Codes
  • Must be able to speak, read & write in English
  • Must work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations including but not limited to: use or wear of equipment or protective devices or clothing for safety purposes, report any known contravention of this Act or regulations or the existence of any hazards
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills required
  • Follow instructions both written and verbal
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times with fellow employees and customer
  • Maintain clear and courteous two way radio and/or phone etiquette
  • A team player, committed to working in a quality environment
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures and adhere to company standards
  • Act in accordance with the commitment to safe and compassionate patient care and a safe and healthy work environment
  • 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 pass RCMP Criminal Record Check

We welcome and encourage applications from persons with disabilities.
Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.