Northern Lights College
  • 13-Jun-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Fort St John, BC, CAN
  • $65,820.29 - 67,855.97
  • Salary
  • Support Staff, Full Time

Annual vacation (119 hours) is pro-rated and front loaded. We offer competitive extended health and dental benefits

Term of App't: Sunday - Wednesday, 7am - 4:45pm (8.75 hours per day)

Start date: Immediately

Reporting to: Manager of Facilities


Classification 17+, $65,820.29 - $67,855.97 per annum ($36.16 - $37.28/hr), as per BCGEU Support Collective Agreement. Annual vacation (119 hours) is pro-rated and front loaded. We provide additional time off for family illness, personal illness, and other special leaves. We offer a competitive extended health and dental benefits package after the completion of the probationary period (910 hours). Contributions/enrolment in the Municipal Pension Plan is mandatory for all regular, full time staff.


Under the limited supervision and direction of the Manager(s) of Facilities Services, the Mechanical Technician carries out the preventive maintenance and servicing program for all systems on all campuses, and diagnose and repair all heating, ventilation, plumbing, minor electrical, refrigeration and hot water systems, in order to maintain continuous function. The Mechanical Technician will also be required to perform general maintenance work on buildings, grounds, and equipment; trouble shoot and repair minor electrical and pneumatic control systems; and repair faulty systems by changing bearings, motors, couplers, pumps, valves, and controls.

Those in this position must be capable of operating mobile equipment such as tractors, loaders, and forklifts. This position is based out of Fort St. John but would be expected to travel to the surrounding NLC campuses when the need arises.

The Mechanical Technicians work independently, but are a member of a team that contributes to the overall dynamics of the Facilities Department. Utilizing excellent troubleshooting skills, along with the ability to work in confined spaces and to have height tolerance are expected in the day-to-day tasks of the work. All work completed will meet or exceed the regulatory and safety standards.


The successful candidate will have successfully completed grade 12, have a Trades certification, in Plumbing or Gasfitter, with an additional three years' experience in institutional maintenance (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered). Must have be able to demonstrate knowledge of HVAC systems, and both electrical and computer operated (reliable controls) DDC heating and cooling systems. A Fifth Class Power Engineer certificate would be an asset. Experience with biomass boiler system would be an asset. Applicants must be able to speak to previous general grounds maintenance experience. Experience operating a plow truck, skid steer or loader will be ideal in order to assist with snow removal during the winter months. A valid B.C. Class 5 driver's license is required.


Applications will continue to be reviewed as they are received until a successful candidate has been determined.

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