Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Assistant Shift Engineer - Third Class

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Assistant Shift Engineer - Third Class
    Work Site: Power Plant, Vancouver General Hospital
    Status: Casual
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $35.31 per hour
    Hours: 0630-1830/1830-0630, with rotating days off
    Reference#: 121819-esa


    Under the direction of the Shift Engineer - Second Class, 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


    Education & Experience

    • Grade 12 plus three years' recent related experience in a second class industrial plant.
    • Third (3rd) Class Power Engineer's Certificate of Competency.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
    • Ability to deal with effectively with others.
    • Ability to read and interpret single line drawings.
    • Ability to organize work.
    • Ability to operate related equipment.

    This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals.


    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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