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Full-time Plumbing and HVAC Inspector

at City of Toronto in Toronto

Plumbing and HVAC Inspector

Requisition # 2287943 X
Division Toronto Building
Section Etobicoke York District
Job Location Canada-Ontario-Toronto
Job Stream Buildings/Facility Operations
Job Type Permanent, Full-Time
Salary/Rate $42.04 - $46.08 / Hour
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information N/A
Affiliation L79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open 1
Posting Date 25-Oct-2017
Expiry date 08-Nov-2017

Job Description

Major Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager, Inspections, the Plumbing & HVAC Inspector conducts inspections of industrial, commercial, institutional and multi-unit residential buildings/sites to ensure compliance with the approved plans, the Ontario Building Code and referenced standards and related legislation with respect to heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and sewage systems.

• Inspects heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing and sewage system installations in all types of buildings to ensure compliance with the approved plans, the Ontario Building Code, referenced standards, City Sewer Use and Waterworks By-Laws within the timeframes specified in the legislation
• Prepares and inputs electronically reports for each inspection made; monitors progress of work
• Organizes workload, schedules inspections and documents inspection results, including the collection and attachment of photographs, documents and reports in the Division's computerized records management and tracking system
• Provides instruction to contractors, architects, engineers and the public on the regulations and required construction practices and investigates complaints
• Reviews plans and specifications from other disciplines, as required, to ensure overall compliance with the Ontario Building Code as it relates to HVAC, plumbing and sewage systems
• Investigates complaints regarding contraventions of statutes, regulations and by-laws
• Advises Ministry of Labour of unsafe working conditions or sites
• Inspects fire damaged or unsafe buildings to determine extent of damage and required repairs/replacement with respect to HVAC, plumbing and sewage systems
• Issues Orders and Notices of Violation (Ticket Offence Notices) in response to deficiencies
• Inspects for LLBO clearances
• Appears and gives evidence in court on the Ontario Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws and appears at the Ontario Building Code Commission
• Inspects and prepares evidence for presentation before the courts; represents the City in civil litigation
• Inspects and verifies the installation and testing of fire suppression systems and the HVAC portion of life safety systems
• Liaises with City Councillors, other divisions, community groups, agencies, other levels of government and other bodies regarding HVAC, plumbing and sewage issues
• Approves alternative design and equipment substitutions that vary from approved plans
• Makes recommendations to improve Divisional policies, procedures and practices
• Represents the Division at various committees and meetings
• Conducts Part 9 plumbing inspections when required; conducts Part 9 HVAC inspections when requested; verifies testing of equipment related to HVAC systems
• Inspects for partial occupancy clearances
• Responds to enquiries from the public concerning requirements of the Ontario Building Code related to HVAC and plumbing
• Trains and mentors staff


Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

• Post-secondary diploma/certificate in a discipline pertinent to the job function such as mechanical technology, with electives taken related to HVAC and plumbing systems operations and installations, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Considerable experience as a tradesperson in the construction industry with HVAC systems and designs and/or completion of all requirements for the Province of Ontario Certification as a journeyman/woman in HVAC systems.
• Considerable experience reading and interpreting plans, specifications and data sheets pertaining to plumbing system installations for compliance with the Ontario Building Code, the Ontario Water Resources Act and Regulations, the Public Health Act and Regulations and the Environmental Protection Act and Regulations.
• Considerable experience reading and interpreting plans, specifications and data sheets pertaining to HVAC systems installations for compliance with the Ontario Building Code, ASHRAE standards, HRAI Design Manuals and any NFPA standards that relate to the HVAC system and the Environmental Protection Act and Regulations.

You must also have:

• Ability to obtain the following Ministry of Municipal Affairs BCIN qualification requirements for building officials: General Legal, Building Services, and Plumbing – All Buildings.
• Knowledge in the design, operations and installations of heating, ventilation and air conditioning and plumbing systems.
• Knowledge of the Ontario Building Code requirement related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing systems.
• Knowledge of on-site sewage systems.
• Knowledge of building construction practices and materials technology.
• Good oral communication skills with the ability to submit oral evidence in court.
• Good written communication skills with the ability to prepare accurate written reports, using an electronic device.
• Knowledge of and ability to apply the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations relevant to building construction.
• Physical capability of performing required duties and ability to work in all weather conditions.
• Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's Licence and have access to a properly insured vehicle.
• Ability to deal effectively and courteously with customers, the general public and all levels of staff by telephone, in person and in writing.
• Ability to plan, organize and manage work with minimal supervision and complete assigned duties accurately and within timelines.
• Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.
• Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

Possession of a Provincial Plumbing Certificate, with extensive experience in the trade, would be an asset.

Work for the City you love

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Plumbing and HVAC Inspector within our Toronto Building Division.

How to Apply:

For more information on this and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at www.toronto.ca/jobs. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2287943 X, by November 8, 2017.

Communication: Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

Accommodation: The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement.

If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

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