3rd Class Power Engineer – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

3rd Class Power Engineer

Department/Unit – Facilities Management
Location – Truro
Posting Number – FM57-22
Employee Group – NSGEU Local 99
Position Type – Regular, Ongoing
Employment Type – Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) – 1.0
Rate – 26.11
Classification – ADM-06

About Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our almost 21,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Central Plant Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists Shift Operator in efficient operation of boilers and chillers for maximum performance
  • Assists Shift Operator in providing ongoing monitoring of Thermal Plant systems and equipment to ensure safety and efficiency (ie. boilers, chillers, diesel generator, electrical transformer, controls, etc.)
  • Assists Shift Operator in performing maintenance on Thermal Plant systems and equipment to ensure continuous operation
  • Assists Shift Operator in cleaning up assigned areas of the Thermal Plant
  • Assists Shift Operator in performing maintenance tasks as required
  • Performs all duties in accordance with the current Nova Scotia Occupational Health & Safety Act, as well as University and Government rules and regulations
  • Performs water treatment control duties, as required
  • Completes log sheets on regular scheduled intervals, as directed
  • Completes daily log book entries on each shift as required
  • Completes daily, weekly and monthly inspection sheets, as directed
  • Energy management through Metasys, as required and directed
  • Maintains a clean work environment
  • Act as Acting Shift Operator when required
  • Act as Acting Rink Operator as Arena when required
  • Performs other duties as required


Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus. Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.


  • Valid 3rd Class Power Engineer’s certificate (standardized) recognised by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour or equivalent
  • Minimum of three years recent and related experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of computer control systems including Johnson Controls Metasys and the Digital Control System (DCS) (burner management system and boiler modulating system) of boiler controls
  • Knowledge and understanding of computer use and various programs
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings/blueprints
  • Familiar with the current Nova Scotia Occupational Health & Safety Act, as well as University and Government rules and regulations
  • Ability to take direction and be flexible in working hours
  • Must be willing and able to work shifts, rotating shifts and overtime, as required
  • General safety and WHMIS training an asset
  • Must be capable of working alone

Diversity Statement

Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.