HVACR Technician II

Date: Jan 15, 2023

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Department: Facilities and Asset Management 

Job Type: Continuing

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time (>=1249 hrs/year) 

Campus: Waterloo 

Reports to: Manager, Facilities Operations

Employee Group: CUPE 

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023

Requisition ID: 4455 


Wilfrid Laurier University is a leading multi-campus university that excels at educating with purpose. Through its exceptional employees, students, researchers, leaders, and educators, Laurier has built a reputation as a world-class institution known for its rich student experience, academic excellence, and global impact. With a commitment to Indigenization and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, Laurier’s thriving community has a place for everyone.

Laurier has more than 19,000 students and 2,100 faculty and staff across campuses in Waterloo and Brantford, as well locations in Kitchener and Milton. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace, a flexible work policy and employing a workforce that is reflective of local and national demographics. Our locations are situated on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishnawbe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We recognize the unique heritages of Indigenous peoples and support their intentions to preserve and express their distinctive Indigenous cultures, histories, and knowledge through academic programming and co-curricular activities. Laurier’s Centre for Indigegogy is one example of how Laurier honours Indigenous knowledge.


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Manager, Facilities Operations, under the direction of the leadhand, the incumbent performs a wide variety of tasks related to the installation, repair and maintenance of all University heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.  Also performs installation, maintenance and repair of University buildings, other types of equipment and systems. 





  • Respects and responds to direction given by leadhand(s);
  • Contributes and participates in the effective use of the Quality Control System;
  • Performs regular maintenance checks on operational equipment/mechanical rooms;
  • Performs installation, maintenance and repairs on University buildings, equipment and systems where certification is not required and it is within the training and limitations of the incumbent;
  • Initiates, coordinates and collaborates with outside service providers and other bodies/agencies with which the University deals;
  • Performs life safety regulatory inspections and repairs, i.e. emergency eyewash and showers; fire extinguishers;
  • Performs all duties related to HVACR, including new installations and renovations;
  • Installs, services and maintains heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment including ancillaries as per schedule, to the limitation and certification of the incumbent;
  • Installs, services, and maintains gas fired equipment including ancillaries as per schedules and to the limitation and certification of the incumbent;
  • Installs, services , and maintains refrigeration equipment including ancillaries as per schedules, to the limitation and certification of the incumbent;
  • Services, maintains, and operates chillers, cooling towers, and related equipment to the specified schedule
  • Solders, welds (arc or oxyacetylene)
  • Assists in establishing preventative maintenance schedules;
  • Accesses, monitors and controls Building Automation System;
  • Prepares estimates for work orders;
  • Requests, orders or picks up required material from suppliers in order to complete the job;
  • Works with sketches and blueprints;
  • Performs other related duties;
  • Performs minor duties of other trades where certification is not required and the work does not exceed own limitations;
  • Ensures adequate supplies are in stock for emergency repairs and preventative maintenance;
  • Understands and complies with all Departmental Policies and Procedures;
  • Prepares any reports and maintains records required for control, audit or reporting purposes;
  • Flexibility in hours of work will be required to work evenings and/or weekends to accommodate work volume.  Adequate notice will be provided;
  • Required to be part of an on call rotation.





  • Must possess a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Certificate
  • Must possess a Certificate of Apprenticeship, HVACR
  • Must possess Gas II Technician Certificate
  • Must possess a current Ozone Depletion Program Certificate
  • Extensive experience with heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, and gas fired equipment  
  • Currently working in the trade or enrolled in a recognized apprenticeship program
  • Must possess a valid Class - G Ontario Driver’s license
  • Ability to read and work from blueprints and schematic
  • Computer literacy, e.g. use of control systems, University computer system, e:mail etc.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision.  Shares information with team members.  Is collaborative in dealing with customers and fellow employees.
  • Customer focused - responds promptly to customer needs.  Uses customer information to improve service.  Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers.
  • Receptive to change - can adapt to changing circumstances.  Makes suggestions for improvement.  Is proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current.
  • Respects diversity - treats others with respect.  Is understanding   Avoids unnecessary conflict.
  • Managing self - exhibits a strong sense of own capabilities.  Demonstrates honesty, integrity and ethical conduct.  Accepts ownership and accountability for own actions.  Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning. 
  • Communicates effectively with leadhands, co-workers and customers.




Rate of Pay:  $36.26  per hour

Hours of Work: This is a full-time, continuing position. The normal hours of work are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (including 1/2 hour unpaid lunch break), Monday to Friday.  Flexibility in hours will be required, including evening and/or weekend work due to work volume.  When possible, the manager will adjust the work schedule so that no more than 40 hours are worked in a week.

What is unique about HVAC at Laurier?

  • Predictable hours (8 am – 4:30pm shift Monday to Friday)
  • Work life balance (generous paid vacation – including December Holiday Shutdown – and 11 statutory holidays)
  • Tuition reimbursement for dependents and spouse
  • Work environment (work in a team-based environment, in climate controlled buildings with washroom and lunchroom amenities)


We also offer exceptional benefits with eligibility beginning on the first day of employment.

Including, but not limited to:

  • Extended health, dental and vision care
  • Life insurance and disability insurance benefits
  • Maternity, parental and adoption leave supplementary benefits
  • Sick leave
  • Pension
  • Employee and family assistance program
  • Personal days, which can be used for childcare or religious accommodations
  • On-campus prayer space
  • Access to smudging and other Indigenous ceremonies
  • Priority placements at childcare centers 
  • Proactive wellness resources and accommodations available.

Want to learn more, check out our Facilities and Operations Group Employee Handbook.



All Laurier employees and students are required to comply with the University's Covid-19 mandatory vaccination policyEffective May 1st, Wilfrid Laurier University will pause its proof of vaccination requirements. Should these recommendations change, vaccination requirements can be reinstated on short notice. Community members should remain up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Equity, diversity and creating a culture of inclusion are part of Laurier’s core values and central to the Laurier Strategy. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any minority sexual and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives. Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity & Accessibility. We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources. Contact information can be found at careers.wlu.ca/content/How-to-apply/

Should you be interested in learning more about this opportunity, please visit www.wlu.ca/careers for additional information and the online application system. All applications must be submitted online. Please note, a resume and cover letter will be required in electronic form.

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