Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Shift Engineer - Second Class

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Shift Engineer - Second Class
    Work Site: Power Plant, Vancouver General Hospital
    Status: Casual
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $37.86 per hour
    Hours: 0630-1830/1830-0630, with rotating days off
    Reference#: 121817-esa


    Under the direction of the Manager, Plant Operations, operates, repairs and maintains a high pressure (600psig+), high temperature (750 F Superheat), primary combined cycle, parallel co-generation thermal Power Plant with currently installed capacity of 2890 boiler horsepower, as required by the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act and Regulations to produce steam and primary power; including the operations of boilers, feed water pumps, turbines, power distribution centres and related auxiliary equipment which changes as Plant operating and site strategies evolve, and currently includes:

    • 600 psig Boilers
    • 150 psig Boilers
    • 1MW 4160 volt turbo-generators
    • 1000 psig feed water pumps
    • (225 KW and 500 KW) diesel generators
    • 440V, 4160V and 12800V transformers and switchgear
    • 1600KW stand-by generators

    Provides work direction to Assistant Shift Engineers by coordinating work activities, providing guidance/technical advice, training and orientation.


    Education & Experience

    • Grade 12 plus five years' recent related experience in a first class industrial plant.
    • Second (2nd) Class Power Engineer's Certificate of Competency.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Ability to lead and supervise.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
    • Ability to deal with others effectively.
    • Ability to read and interpret single line diagrams.
    • Ability to organize work.
    • Ability to operate related equipment.
    • Ability to instruct other in technical areas effectively.

    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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