Are you a skilled plumber looking to make a meaningful impact in your community? Toronto Community Housing is searching for dedicated plumbers to join our team and help us maintain safe and comfortable homes for thousands of residents across Toronto. By joining our team, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on families and individuals who rely on us for safe, affordable housing.
- In the role of a Plumber and Gasfitter 1, you will perform both skilled and semi-skilled tasks related to the installation, operation, and repair of mechanical equipment. This includes general building and maintenance work in residential areas.
- Installing, inspecting, maintaining, and repairing heating, cooling, fresh air, sprinkler, fire protection, pumps, and plumbing systems, as well as water services and auxiliary equipment on city properties. You will use sketches and blueprints for guidance.
- Managing material and equipment requisitions for completing repairs and maintenance on these systems, utilizing computer-based systems.
- Repairing boiler fittings and related equipment, as well as replacing or repairing boiler tubes, plates, and high-pressure piping. You’ll use tools like pipe threaders, pipe wrenches, pipe cutters, and welding equipment.
- Assembling, installing, and repairing various piping systems through threading, soldering, brazing, welding, and other methods.
- Replacing or repairing equipment for units like air conditioners, refrigerators, sinks, showers, or water closets.
- Removing, installing, and aligning equipment.
- Replacing and maintaining electrical equipment.
- Coordinating inspections for new water and drain services, and obtaining stakeouts from public utility companies before excavation.
- Installing, maintaining, and repairing water services.
- Activating and winterizing water services as needed.
- Using a variety of tools and equipment, and taking care of general maintenance tasks.
- Performing various skilled tasks that do not require the services of other licensed trades.
Providing guidance and training to staff, and supervising contractors to ensure they meet standards and specifications.
- Transporting materials and equipment to different job sites and operating various equipment as required.
This role involves a wide range of tasks related to maintaining and repairing mechanical systems in residential buildings.
Qualifications We’re Looking For
- A current Certificate of Qualification as a Plumber and Gas Fitter 1, in line with the regulations established in the Province of Ontario.
- In some cases, a Gas Fitter 2 certificate may be acceptable if you can demonstrate proven experience in boiler installation.
- Prior experience as a Plumber and Gas Fitter 1 as necessary for the role.
- Proficiency in reading and understanding drawings and specifications, along with the ability to supervise work conducted by contractors.
- The capability to provide direction and training to fellow workers.
- Competence in laying out, installing, maintaining, and repairing pipes, fixtures, and related components at various city structures, buildings, or sites.
- A valid Class “G” Driver’s License issued by the Province of Ontario, and you must meet the City’s equipment operating permit and requirements.
- Be well-acquainted with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its relevant regulations.
- Be physically capable of performing the necessary job duties, including working in various weather conditions.
- Demonstrate awareness of appropriate safety measures, and be comfortable with tasks involving dust, noise, heights, and odorous conditions.
- Have flexibility in your schedule, including the ability to work shifts, weekends, overtime, and participate in on-call duties.
What We Offer You
- Three weeks of paid annual vacation days, with the opportunity for more as you accumulate years of service.
- Four paid personal days.
- $38.07 an hour
- A defined benefit pension plan in partnership with OMERS, featuring 100-percent employer matching.
- Comprehensive health and dental benefits.
- Access to an employee and family assistance program.
- Maternity and parental leave top-up, covering 93 percent of your base salary.
- Opportunities for personal and professional development through training programs, including tuition reimbursement of up to $1,500 per calendar year.
- Discounts on fitness memberships.
These benefits are designed to enhance your well-being and support your growth both personally and professionally.