Black & McDonald’s Ottawa team is growing! If you are a committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you. Black & McDonald has developed a program to enable our 4th-Class Stationary Engineers to gain experience and obtain steam time by rotating through our various plants. Black & McDonald operates various facilities within the Ottawa region, including 4th, 2nd, and 1st-class plants that would participate in a rotation as follows: 4th-class Stationary Engineers would rotate to a different facility one week out of every month to gain valuable steam time towards their 3rd-class licenses, as well as experience at the other facilities. This would also provide the ability to take extra shifts to fill in for absences at the other facilities if desired, thus gaining additional steam time.

This position is for a day shift engineer who will operate and maintain a registered steam plant for one of our clients, and will report to the client’s Senior Facility Manager. Maintenance activities include both preventative, breakdown and emergency.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Efficient and economical production of Steam and chilled water to assure its availability to end users at the highest possible efficiencies;
  • Start-up, operation, and shutdown of plant equipment and systems, including the use of computerized Building Automation System;
  • Monitor the plant equipment to ensure efficient operation to optimize fuel use;
  • Maintain operating logs on all operating equipment and take readings as required;
  • Complete operational logbook entries as per Ontario Operating Engineers act;
  • Perform preventative maintenance tasks and inspections in accordance with maintenance schedules, as well as corrective maintenance as required;
  • Provide timely and complete information regarding potential areas of non-compliance with applicable codes and standards and recommend corrective measures;
  • Operate, maintain, and service water treatment equipment, and perform water treatment tests as per procedure;
  • Monitoring equipment warranties;
  • Test operations and capabilities of the central heating and cooling plant or facility;
  • Inspection of idle equipment, and cleaning, preservation, lubrication, and adjustment of plant equipment in accordance with the rating of such equipment;
  • Respond to service calls during shift which may include emergency repairs and coordination of subcontractors;
  • Undertake all the responsibilities and tasks of an Operating Engineer under Ontario Regulation 219/01;
  • There will be a requirement to be on-call as required.


  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Customer Focus
  • Problem Solving and Innovation


  • Valid 4th Class Stationary Engineering Trade Certification from TSSA


  • 5+ years’ experience working with computerized control systems, high pressure boilers, pumps, valves, chillers and cooling towers.


  • Bilingualism in English & French required;
  • Good verbal and written communication and organizational skills;
  • Able to follow instructions both written and verbal;
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times with fellow employees and customer.

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.