Vancouver Coastal Health

Shift Engineer/Maintenance Worker 5

Job Description

Job Title: Shift Engineer/Maintenance Worker 5
Work Site: Power Plant, Vancouver General Hospital
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $32.34 per hour


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 166191-lba


Come work as a Shift Engineer/Maintenance Worker at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

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


As a Shift Engineer/Maintenance Worker you will:

  • Perform trades duties approaching the journeyman level in a variety of areas such as electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, painting, and welding.
  • Perform maintenance and repair duties related to buildings and equipment and perform mechanical and electrical repairs to plant systems such as heating, air handling and pneumatic tube systems.
  • Operate, repair and carry out preventative maintenance on the boilers, air conditioning units, emergency power and other related equipment of the facility in compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
  • Process individual departmental purchase requests.
  • Act in various capacities regarding supporting maintenance in general terms.

This position may require inter-site work assignments, and working in a support role to trades personnel.



Education & Experience

  • Certificate of competency as a 4th Class Power Engineer recognized by the Province of BC.
  • Two (2) years recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

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

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.

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.


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.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

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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