by Western University

Reference #: 33171
Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2024
Experience: 5 Years
Education: College Diploma (2 years)
Western University

Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 40

Hourly Rate: $36.37, increasing to $37.87 upon completion of IMT Certification provided by Western.

About Western

Considered Canada's most beautiful University, Western's main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern LEED-certified capital structures providing an idyllic environment for our community of scholars. The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.

About Us

Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, development, construction, operation, maintenance and stewardship of all the buildings, infrastructure, sites and services within Western's campus community.


The Steamfitter will perform skilled steamfitter work associated with steam/condensate distribution systems, hydronic heating/cooling systems, gas distribution systems and other related systems.



-   Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
-   Completion of Ontario College of Trades Steamfitter Program (or Provincial/Territorial equivalent with Red Seal Endorsement (RSE))
-   Certified and Registered Steamfitter as recognized by the Ontario College of Trades (or Provincial/Territorial equivalent with Red Seal Endorsement (RSE))
-   Complete and maintain the Industrial Maintenance Technician (IMT) Gas Certificate as recognized by the Technical Standards and Safety Act (TSSA) as developed for Western University
-   Maintain a valid Ontario Drivers Licence
-   Maintain a current First Aid Certification including CPR


-   At least 5 years of construction and/or maintenance experience working as a Steamfitter in a large commercial, industrial or institutional setting

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

-   Comprehensive knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the steamfitting trade
-   In-depth understanding of tools, equipment, principles, materials, and terminology associated with the steamfitting trade
-   Basic understanding of other positions within Facilities Management with which you interact
-   Comprehensive knowledge in the current versions of all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and standards
-   Ability to investigate, identify, analyze and document information in written or electronic form and resolve problems
-   Ability to meet physical demands of the role including to lift and transport materials, bend, excavate, climb and reach repetitively
-   Solid interpersonal skills to work well in a team environment as well as autonomously with minimal supervision
-   Ability to work in confined spaces or in areas containing designated substances found within OH&S Act as required, with ability to perform tasks effectively in emergency situations
-   Ability to interpret and work from electronic/written operation instruction sheets as well as mechanical electrical and geographical drawings/maps and produce quick-sketch working diagrams
-   Comprehensive electronic, oral and written communication skills including ability to listen fully and respond courteously to instructions, questions and comments
-   Dependable and co-operative disposition, with ability to establish a rapport with customer, leaders and peers
-   Ability to interact with others in positive ways which develop mutual understanding, respect and productive relationships
-   Organizational skills to order work materials, tools, and support staff in the shop and on the job site

Union Statement

Western welcomes applications from all qualified individuals; however, it is the university's policy to give first consideration to qualified CUPE 2361 applicants.

Background Checks

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce a current police information record check(s) from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Interested applicants are asked to visit for further information and to apply online referencing job #33171 by midnight on March 7th, 2024. 
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.