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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 as locations in Kitchener and Toronto. The university is committed to providing an inclusive workplace 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 plumbing systems and fixtures including gas fired equipment.  Also performs installation, maintenance and repair of University buildings, equipment and systems.

Hours of Work:  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.


Respects and responds to direction given by leadhand(s);
Contributes and participates in the effective use of the Quality Control System;
Performs daily 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 a Plumbing Journey Person, including new installations and renovations;
Repairs, installs and maintains gas fired equipment and hot water heating systems to the limitation of the incumbent’s certification;
Assists in establishing preventative maintenance schedules;
Performs pipefitting;
Accesses, monitors and controls Building Automation System when required;
Installs, repairs and maintains plumbing systems and fixtures, i.e. urinals, washbasins, grease traps, water softeners, deionizers, pumps, etc;
Tests and controls water systems and related equipment and maintains records, i.e. water softeners, boilers, cross connection devices, etc;
Prepares estimates for work orders;
Requests, orders or picks up required material from suppliers in order to complete the job;
Performs soldering and welding (arc or oxy-acetylene) as required;
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;
Understands and complies with all Departmental Policies and Procedures;
Prepares any reports 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 valid Certificate of Apprenticeship, Plumber;
Must possess a valid Department of Labour Certificate of Qualification – Plumber;
Must possess a Gas Technician II Certificate;
Must be trained and certified in Cross Connection Control;
Currently working in the trade;
Demonstrated experience as a plumber/gas technician;
Experience in building maintenance related to the trade;
Computer literacy, e.g. use of control systems, University computer system, e:mail etc;
Ability to read and work from blueprints and sketches;
Ability to work with a minimum of supervision;
Must possess a valid Class – G Ontario Driver’s license;
Teamwork – 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 of others.   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;
Ability to communicate effectively with leadhand, co-workers and customers.


Rate of Pay:  $35.55 per hour

Hours of Work: This is a full-time, continuing position.

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