Building Operator

Plant Operations Toronto, Ontario


Requisition Id: 2022-282
Number of Positions: 1
Job Status: Regular Full-Time
Hours & Days of Work: 35 hours per week
Minimum Rate: $33.33
Maximum Rate: $41.65
Minimum Salary: $60,660.00
Maximum Salary: $75,803.00
Target Start Date: 02/07/2022


Regular Full-time (35 hours per week)

Monday through Friday.  Hours 1pm to 9pm.



Does the thought of operating and maintaining the mechanical, electrical, structural, and architectural core components of one of the largest art museums in North America excite you? Do you feel passionately about working with a world-class team on energy reduction initiatives, regulatory and safety compliance, and capital upgrade/rejuvenation projects?


Located in downtown Toronto, the Art Gallery of Ontario (“AGO”) is a 575,000 sq. ft. complex, triple A property. With more than 1 million visitors in 2017/18 and close to 95,000 works of art in its collection, the AGO continues to increase its attendance by deepening relationships with existing members and visitors, attracting new and diverse audiences, presenting a consistent brand across all elements of business, and flexibly responding to the changing environment. With an operating budget of over $60 million, over 600 employees, and 400 volunteers, the AGO continues to build a high-performance culture as an employer-of-choice, with strong staff and volunteer satisfaction and engagement aligned to the AGO’s compelling mission, vision and values.


As the AGO undertakes a bold 10-year vision, we are currently searching for a highly skilled, “hands on”, customer service-oriented Building Operator to join the Plant & Building Infrastructure team to help ensure the efficient and effective operation and maintenance of the physical building for all occupants and the collection. Under the direction of the Deputy Director, Plant & Building Infrastructure, the Building Operator performs preventative, demand, and corrective maintenance on mechanical operating equipment and building environmental systems throughout the Gallery. The role troubleshoots building related problems including, but not limited to mechanical, electrical, architectural, plumbing, life safety, elevator, steam and hot water boiler systems and their respective auxiliary equipment.


Does this sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? If you have the following qualifications, we’d love to hear from you!


  • Mandatory Ontario Building Environmental Systems Operator (BES) Class 1, OR Ontario 4rd Class Stationary Engineering License.
  • Current Ontario 3rd Class Stationary Engineering License preferred.
  • Current Ontario Refrigeration Class B License preferred.
  • Minimum of five years related work experience in a comparable position in a comparable sized facility.
  • Thorough working knowledge of building mechanical, electrical and automated building systems, related practices, procedures and activities required.
  • Thorough knowledge of appropriate computer systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS), safety regulations and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting & problem solving skills.
  • Participates and contributes in cross-functional team activities/projects and puts team goals ahead of individual goals.
  • Communicates effectively and maintains productive relationships with all levels of the organization including internal / external contacts.
  • Must be available to work days, evenings, and on-call shifts (subject to change).


What are the benefits and highlights of working at the AGO?

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Receive Discounts from the Provincial/City Reciprocal Agreements (Free admission to museums, the CN Tower & discounts off amusement parks, city attractions, hotels, wine tours, Second City, the Ontario Science Centre, and much more!)
  • Discounts to Goodlife Fitness
  • Free tickets to every major exhibit at AGO


Interested? Apply! 


Art is at the centre of everything we do.


The AGO is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act & the AGO’s Recruitment & Selection Policy for Staff, a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.


External Application Deadline: 03/31/2022