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Other Opportunities: Fourth Class Operating Engineer

Reference #00505
PostedMonday, September 12th, 2022 at 12:00am
ScopePublic Applications Accepted
PositionFourth Class Operating Engineer
DepartmentPlant Operations & Maintenance
TermPermanent, Full-Time
Payas per the CUPE Collective Agreement
Application DeadlineSaturday, October 1st, 2022 at 12:00am



Fourth Class Operating Engineer


Plant Operations & Maintenance


Permanent, Full-Time

Reports to

Director, Plant Operations & Maintenance

Direct reports


Work Pattern

Monday – Friday (8am – 4pm) + on call and weekend rotation

Posted Date

Monday 15 August 2022

Closing Date

Sunday 28 August 2022



At Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH), our core values of Integrity, Quality, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork are at the centre of who we are and what we do. We remain committed to sustaining an experienced workforce that reflects Northumberland Hills Hospital’s dedication to recognising everyone’s contributions and respecting everyone’s dignity, unique experience, and potential.


Northumberland Hills Hospital remains respectful of all protected rights, in line with the grounds laid out by the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and interests from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous People of North America, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

We strive to make our entire hiring process as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants if needed. For any hiring related accommodation needs and/or requests please email us via


Located approximately 100 kilometres east of Toronto, NHH is a vibrant community hospital delivering a broad range of acute, post-acute, outpatient and diagnostic services. Directly serving a growing population of more than 60,000 residents spread across a mix of urban and rural settings, NHH directly employs approximately 750 people and relies on the additional support provided by a highly engaged and supportive network of physicians, midwives and volunteers.


Reporting to the Director of Plant Operations & Maintenance, the 4th Class Operating Engineer operates and maintains boilers and related mechanical equipment.  As a fourth-class engineer, you will be responsible for most repairs to boilers and physical plant equipment, as well as preventative maintenance on facility equipment. 


  • Must be licensed and hold a 4th Class Operating Engineer designation in the Province of Ontario.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to maintain all building systems including mechanical, electrical and building automation (BAS).
  • Must have a thorough understanding of all HVAC services and all facets of the hospital maintenance program.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated excellent mechanical aptitude and have the ability to troubleshoot and prioritize steps to resolve and repair issues.
  • Must have working knowledge of WHMIS legislation and Ontario Fire, Building and Electrical codes.
  • Time management and organizational skills are required.


  • 3-5 years experience working in a hospital environment is preferred.


  • May involve two to five hours of heavy exertion (constant standing and/or walking) per shift.
  • Must have physical ability to lift, pull, push, and carry; weight range up to 60 lbs.
  • Visual and listening concentration required. 
  • Exposure to noise, dirt, oil, chemical odours, heat, cold, and electrical dangers.
  • May be required to drive a vehicle during work hours.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and work independently and show self-initiative
  • Ability to work required weekends and to work on call is required
  • Applicants must have proven good attendance record with capabilities of maintaining this same standard.
  • Follows safe and healthy work practices and maintains a safe and healthy work environment through attendance at educational programs, use of established reporting mechanisms for injuries, illness and hazards and adherence to health and safety related policies and procedures.


Successful applicants are required provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector criminal reference check, that was complete less than one year from the date of hire. This requirement must be met within the first sixty (60) days of employment.

Additionally, to the above, successful applicants are also required to complete the Health Care Worker Health review process which includes providing an up-to-date immunization record to ensure compliance with the Ontario Hospital Association Communicable Diseases Surveillance Protocols within the first thirty (30) days of employment. Northumberland Hills Hospital operates a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all staff.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Northumberland Hills Hospital may choose to conduct parts/all the hiring process virtually. The successful incumbent should expect the role to be in person however a hybrid working arrangement may also be considered subject to operational needs. Furthermore, we are a scent-free environment.  When attending the hospital kindly refrain from wearing strongly scented fragrances.

While we thank all those that express interest in this exciting position; kindly note that due to high volumes of interests, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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