Black & McDonald’s Facilities Management & Operations team in BC 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/Plumber is located at Kelowna General Hospital in Kelowna, BC and reports directly to the Facility Manager.

Under specific direction, the FMO Building Operator/Plumber responds to tenant requests, performs preventive maintenance inspections, and minor repairs, to ensure continuing operation. This position involves a varying work schedule you may be asked to work a rotating 12 hour shift schedule on occasion (two days on, two nights on, four days off) as well as M-F with on call duties. This position will fulfill day to day tasks in a timely manner ensuring that the building operates safely and efficiently. The position also requires compliance with Black & McDonald codes of conduct, health, safety and environmental policies and safe work practices along with any client specific protocol.

  • Respond to tenant requests.
  • Perform shift tours and log readings
  • Perform preventative maintenance, cleaning, painting
  • Perform minor repairs including: faucets, sinks, clear toilets and drains, cleaning grease traps and sumps, replace lamps, reset breakers
  • 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
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others


  • Valid BC or Interprovincial Plumbing ticket
  • Valid back flow preventer/cross connection certification
  • 3rd class power engineering certificate would be an asset


  • Building operations experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge and/or experience in building automated systems and HVAC, plumbing systems


  • Must be able to speak, read & write in English
  • 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
  • Accomplish all duties and tasks as assigned
  • 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
  • Bending and Lifting Required; Lifting under 30 kgs
  • Must be able to work on ladder or scaffold at various heights
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces
  • Must be able to work a rotating 12 hour shift in a union environment
  • 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.