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Power Engineer - Class 4 (Building Systems Technician)


Vancouver, BC, CA, V6H 2N9

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Power Engineer - Class 4 (Building Systems Technician) to join our dynamic Facilities Operations & Programs team in Vancouver.



Job category: Facilities and equipment services
Job posting ID: 4043


​Employment status: Regular full-time
Possible schedule/FTE: 1.0 


Classification: HEU 180
Salary/Rate of pay: Grid MA 21 - $32.34


Application deadline: Will remain open until filled 
This position is open to: Internal and External applicants


Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save.   


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.  


Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.


About the role


In this role, you will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the facilities and grounds in accordance with internal policies and procedures and external regulatory requirements. 


Key responsibilities include:


  • Operates heating boilers and air conditioning systems including the starting up and shutting down of boilers and related pumps, fans, air compressors, pneumatic systems.
  • Monitors and adjusts physical plant and HVAC systems
  • Chemical analysis/water treatment on heating and cooling plants and related equipment
  • Performs preventative and demand maintenance on hot water boilers and HVAC systems.
  • Tests, maintains and repairs auxiliary power generator as required
  • Answers service/emergency call for fire protection and gas systems, security and other monitoring systems, assess and performs required repairs or resets systems.
  • Operates and monitors the computerized fire alarm system
  • Performs carpentry and maintenance such as replacing glides on furniture, removing and replacing door handles and minor repairs.


Education, Training and Experience:


  • Graduation from a recognized program in power engineering plus two years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Power Engineering Class 4 Certification.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to deal with others effectively
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Ability to organize work
  • Ability to operated related equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprint drawings




  • Extended Health and Dental
  • DB Pension Plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness programs, and much more


Additional Information:


Works: 08:00 to 16:00. Rest days: Saturday and Sunday.

Note: To attend to emergencies after hours you will be required to be on-call (rotation).

This position must meet the Trustworthiness and Reliability Verification requirements of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and is subject to criminal records and employment verification checks. 


Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.


To protect the health and safety of its employees, all Canadian Blood Services’ employees are required to be fully vaccinated (COVID-19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights grounds. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment (such as testing) will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.