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Casual Labourer - Building & Yard Maintenance Operator

Openings: Up to 3

Type of Posting: External 

Location Name: City of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA 

Date Posted: August 10, 2022

Closing Date: November 10, 2022

Profession: Labourers & Equipment Operators 

Experience Level(s): Entry-Level 

Desired Employment Status: Casual

Education Level(s)

Job ID: 661 

This position performs a variety of duties pertaining to the general maintenance and operation of the City Operations Yards, Parks Yard, Transit buildings, garages and other locations.

Typical duties include:

Provide day to day operation, regular maintenance, and servicing to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. Maintain boiler systems including testing, and annual boiler layup ensuring provincial inspection guidelines and standards are met. Monitors and operates Building Management Systems.

  • Responsible for all heating, cooling and humidification systems.
  • Investigates, takes corrective action and/or resolves environmental issues by inspecting, calibrating, and troubleshooting HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) equipment and controls.
  • Performs annual cleaning and teardowns of equipment and systems, including boiler teardown in preparation of annual inspections.
  • Conducts daily/weekly preventative maintenance program including testing on boilers, furnaces, hot water heaters, HVAC systems, other mechanical equipment, and life safety equipment (alarms, fire extinguishers).
  • Communicates technical information with both City trades professionals and outside contractors.
  • Operates related equipment and performs inspections, maintenance, and minor repairs as necessary to ensure the equipment is kept in good operating condition, including changing oil, filters, belts etc.
  • Monitors, inspects, evaluates contractor performance, and provides project management support for maintenance, repair, and renovations projects.
  • Promptly responds to customer requests. Identifies and analyzes problems and takes corrective action.
  • Maintains cleanliness of yard including snow removal, ice removal, and litter pickup.
  • Initiates work orders and assists in the coordination/scheduling of internal trades and external contractors to complete capital and general maintenance projects.
  • Maintains security of facilities and equipment.
  • Conducts fire alarm inspections and testing.
  • Monitors and reports on variances of specific budget lines, purchases supplies and equipment as necessary.
  • Purchases materials and supplies within limits of established authority (p-card, blanket agreements, and Central Stores)
  • Operates various powered mobile equipment (i.e. forklifts, one-man lifts, scissor lift, etc.
  • Performs related work as required.

 Candidates will be screened on the following criteria:

*** To be considered for this position you must clearly identify your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities and where you obtained them in your application/resume. ***

Typically, the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are obtained through successful completion of the Saskatchewan Fireman’s Certificate combined with three (3) years related experience.

  • Knowledge of building codes, fire codes, regulations, procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.
  • Knowledge of approved facilities equipment maintenance practices, procedures and servicing requirements.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical, plumbing, heating and carpentry principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of safe handling procedures, characteristics and uses of various chemicals.
  • Ability to perform low-pressure boiler checks and boiler layup adhering to standards as outlined in the Saskatchewan Boiler Act and Regulations.
  • Knowledge and skills to test and balance chemical levels for chilled water air conditions, steam, and hot water boilers.
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision demonstrating sound judgement and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to physically perform the position responsibilities which may include but not limited to heavy lifting, climbing ladders, etc.
  • Ability to safely and effectively operate a variety of hand and power tools, and equipment relevant to the maintenance and operation of buildings.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form including the ability to effectively communicate through reporting, forms and formal in person meetings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, internal customers, and external contractors.
  • Skills and ability to operate a personal computer including Windows based software programs such as Microsoft Word, e-mail, and Electronic Building Management systems.
  • Ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation and policies related to the operation and maintenance of City facilities including but not limited to the Saskatchewan Boiler Act and Regulations as well as the Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

Working/Other Conditions:

  • Required to work in indoor and outdoor environments including exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  • Required to work within confined spaces, at heights, on rooftops and in awkward positions.
  • Required to work non-standard hours, shiftwork and respond to emergency call outs.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain certification to operate required equipment, First Aid Certificate, and WHIMIS Certification as required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and must have the means and ability to travel within the City of Regina (a kilometer reimbursement is provided).

✓ Note: Testing may be done to evaluate knowledge, skills and abilities.

✓ Note: As per the City of Regina's Criminal Record Check Policy, the successful candidate is required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check.

✓ Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of acquired education.

Jurisdiction: CUPE Local 21 

Division: Financial Strategy & Sustainability 

Department: Land, Real Estate & Facilities 

Hourly Salary: $16.92; with the possibility to make up to $27.91 per hour for pay for work performed


The City of Regina values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from all qualified Employment Equity candidates.

Note: The City of Regina strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact Talent at 306-777-7550 or by email at