Chief Operating Engineer

 Posted: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Administrative and Staff Positions

Tyndale University College & Seminary is a multi-denominational, evangelical university college and seminary that prepares leaders for the ministry, marketplace and global mission of the church. Tyndale invites fully qualified candidates to apply for the following position; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The successful candidates will subscribe to and sign Tyndale's Statement of Faith and Community Standards Statement.

Position Description

As the sole full-time engineer position at Tyndale, the Chief Engineer is responsible for the safe and efficient operations of the heating and cooling systems at Tyndale. This includes hands-on work, supervision of the part-time engineer, responding to emergencies and working with external service providers. As a part of the greater Campus Operations team, this position will ensure smoother operations by working closely with both the Campus Facilities department and the Campus Services department.

Primary Responsibilities

Management & Operations

  •  Primary engineer to operate low-pressure boiler & chiller plant
  •  Supervision of weekend engineer
  •  Manage the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning of the entire campus
  •  Programming and operation of the Building Automation Software (BAS) for safe operation of the automated systems and comfort of the facility
  •  Document daily routines and safety checks in the log book
  •  Test and maintain the log book of boiler safety devices, including but not limited to: low water (weekly), high water, high steam pressure, flame scanner cut out (monthly), and correct operation of the manual boiler reset and audio & visual alarm
  •  Perform scheduled equipment inspections (daily rounds), filter and belt changes, pump/motor oiling
  •  Ensure compliance with policies/procedures and related laws & legislations
  •  Respond to service calls and emergencies during weekends
  •  Be on-call after-hours & on weekends; must be equipped with emergency paging device to respond to emergency alarm
  •  Liaising with external contractors regarding HVAC service and equipment 

Administration & Finance

  •  Assist with budget planning related to utilities, heating and cooling
  •  Track, analyze & report on all projects, costs & services related to HVAC (including the boiler/ chiller plant and utilities)
  •  Ensure staff performance evaluations are completed & performance goals are set
  • In consultation with the Manager of Campus Operations, review and make recommendations to policy & procedure manuals for engineering and boiler room
  •  Research, analyze, monitor and negotiate equipment & service for all HVAC contracts, in consultation with the Manager of Campus Operations.

Maintenance and Facilities Support

  • Provide support to Campus Facilities’ help desk requests (duties includes but not limited to repairs of lighting, furniture, walls, plumbing work, basic electrical etc.)
  •  Assist Campus Facilities in emergency response situations
  •  Assist with setups, teardowns and office moves

Other Duties

  • Other duties as assigned in compliance with the Campus Operation and Health & Safety policies and procedures



  •  Requires fourth class stationary engineer’s certificate.
  •  Undergraduate degree or diploma; or equivalent experience.
  •  Minimum of 2 years experience with steam heating boilers and associated water treatment systems.
  •  Ability to take initiative and troubleshoot.
  •  Detail oriented with the ability to follow routines.
  •  Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, internet and e-mail.
  •  Ability to work independently and as a team.
  •  Knowledge of Health & Safety practices.
  •  Supervisory experience.
  •  Exposure to operations, maintenance, HVAC, mechanical, plumbing and electrical equipment and systems.
  •  Work as emergency contact during weeknights and weekends. 


  •  Completed training in WHIMIS, Health and Safety and lockout tagout an asset.
  • First Aid and CPR training.
  •  Experience in an Institutional environment an asset.
  •  Experience in Building Automatic Software

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For general employment information send your resumé to:

Tyndale University College & Seminary, Human Resources
3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. M2M 3S4
1-416-226-6620 ext 2103 fax: 1-416-226-6746
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