Building Operator

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Job Number:
Job Title:
Building Operator
Job Category:
Maintenance & Asset Management
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Date Posted:
November 22, 2022
Closing Date:
December 12, 2022
Work Location:
Parkland Ajax
Number of Positions:

If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™.


We are searching for a Building Operator to join our Parkland Ajax team based in Ajax, Ontario.

Meaningful Benefits

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who make our communities great places to live, work and visit. As an established and respected organization in the healthcare sector, Shannex offers opportunities for growth, development and advancement. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of our residents. Additional benefits include:

  • Approximate hourly wage: $26.25
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits plan (eligible immediately upon hire for part-time & full-time staff) including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • RRSP program (5% employer matching)
  • Vacation accrual (begins immediately) and travel insurance
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee discounts on select apparel, fitness, and retail partners through our Perks Program
  • Access to continuing education and training through Shannex’s Centre of Excellence
  • Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Recognition and Rewards for service excellence and safety

About the Opportunity

  • Schedules maintenance of the building systems to maintain the integrity of the facility, not limited to boiler systems, pumps, ventilation systems, plumbing, water and sewage systems, the Energy Management System (EMS) and other building components
  • Facilitates the use of appropriate service manuals, technical manuals and blueprints during preventive maintenance, repair or replacement of systems or components
  • Manages and maintains Building Management Systems
  • Adheres to acoustical engineering practices, building codes national, provincial, and local, and follow safety precautions
  • Visually inspect tools, equipment, or machines
  • Performs preventative maintenance on tools and equipment, including cleaning and lubrication
  • Completes daily rounds
  • Maintains daily logs of operation, maintenance, and safety activities
  • Follows all company and safety and security policies and procedures
  • Report maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries; and complete safety training and certifications
  • Alleviates unnecessary and unscheduled breakdowns and maintain resident comfort

About You

In addition to placing high value on continuous improvement, collaboration and accountability, you bring:

  • Licensed skilled trade (Plumbing / Electrical / Millwright).
  • Building Environmental Systems I or II
  • 3-5 years of Building Operator Experience
  • Must have a solid understanding of the maintenance and operational routines of large mechanical equipment.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of complex mechanical and electrical systems, including pumps, motors, boilers, chillers, fire systems, cooling towers and all air handling equipment.
  • Building Automation Experience
  • Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • First-hand knowledge of mechanical, plumbing and electrical installations and repair is required

About Us

It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For more than three decades, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by residents and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Faubourg du Mascaret, Milestone Communities, and Care at Home team members who create an exceptional resident experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.   

If you’re ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!

Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization.  Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.

All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Our company policy requires all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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