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Building Operator - Vancouver

My client, a large Commercial Property Management firm is currently seeking a Building Operator for a building in their Vancouver portfolio. Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, the Building Operator will be primarily responsible for ensuring that the building is being managed and maintained in a safe and environmentally responsible manner to the highest level of operational efficiency.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review, monitor and inspect all building functions including mechanical and electrical areas; provide direction in maintaining exceptional standards and services; including decisions for various operational modes, equipment logs, inspections, chemical tests, filter changes and temperature concerns
  • Provide quotations, recommendations, regular visits and prompt service to building tenants to ensure satisfactory and problem resolution. Order supplies and services based on pre-authorized levels of approval  
  • Be responsible for the efficient, effective and successful control of all equipment, maintenance and repair building structures and property in accordance with approved practices, procedures and financial limitations
  • Implement WHMIS, Health & Safety programs, and departmental directives
  • Provide standby support to on-call maintenance staff as required and attend after hour building emergencies
  • Direct and supervise repairs to the building and its equipment
  • Be involved in energy management practices for lighting and HVAC and seek to identify areas for improvement
  • Perform chemical tests on building water systems; including chilled water back up and base building heating systems.
  • Conduct final inspections on all construction to ensure deficiencies are corrected, space conforms to codes, ensure that the space has been built as per the drawings and provide a completed and detailed report
  • Prepare and submit reports based on operations.




  • Must have a 5th Class Building Operator Certificate or Building Operator “A” Certificate or higher (4th Class etc,,,) 
  • Minimum of two years experience in a similar role
  • Are knowledgeable about Building HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, BAS Systems and Life Safety Systems


For immediate consideration, please call Abby Rubin (604) 836 - 2672 and email Resume as an attachment in Word to This position pays $55,000 - $60,000 + excellent benefits + room for advancement.