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: $39.39 per hour


Days off: Various

Reference#: 152529-ndh


Come work as an Engineer - Second Class with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Shift Engineer to join the Power Plant team at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!


As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order) as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


As an Shift Engineer - Second Class you will:

  • Work under the direction of the Plant Operations Manager to operate, repair and maintain 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.
  • Maintain 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
  • Provide 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.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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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