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Mechanical Trades Coordinator

Mechanical Trades Coordinator

Job ID 
Job Location 
Job Classification 
General Trades Foreman
Job Type 
Full-time Permanent
Employee Group 
Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
# Positions 
Facilities Management
Closing Date 

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Job Description

Mechanical Trades Coordinator

General Trades Foreman

Facilities Management


At the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), we are the shapers. The makers. The originals, driven by a passion for excellence and impact. We offer action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with partners from around the world. We are a global leader in applied education, an Alberta Top Employer and a destination workplace for people empowered to make a difference in the lives of students. Now is an exciting time to join this one-of-a-kind place…SAIT.


SAIT Facilities Management (FM) serves as the keeper of the physical space of our organization. Our department supports SAIT’s core academic business by maintaining safe, up-to-date campus environments and inviting public spaces.   Our facilities include 23 buildings, residences, satellite campuses and leased spaces, totaling over 4,000,000 square feet. We can see up to 50,000 visitors in a day! Managing facilities with high-traffic areas, competing demands for attention and varied expectations can prove challenging. Working with the various stakeholders to understand their needs, while also outlining and communicating service levels, necessitates a partnership in managing our SAIT facilities. FM ensures the functionality and environmental comfort of the SAIT community by integrating people, place, process and technology. This department provides specialization in seven areas: maintenance, operations, renovations, planning/design, security and health, safety & wellness.  


We are currently recruiting for an experienced Mechanical Trades Coordinator to ensure legislative compliance of all interior and exterior mechanical systems by effective maintenance and inspections supervision by a certified individual. You would be required to do occasional lifting and above average walking for inspections and quality control initiatives. Additionally, you must be able to work independently and with a team.



  • Coordinate mechanical maintenance work order activities with mechanical service providers
  • Quality control and timeline inspections of work requests
  • Scheduling of preventative mechanical maintenance initiatives
  • Assist in coordination of mechanical maintenance upgrade projects
  • Ensure legislative compliance and adherence to local codes and bylaws
  • Participate in department and section budgeting submissions
  • Mechanical code interpretations
  • Actively participate in yearly development of infrastructure deferred maintenance plan submissions
  • Monitor monthly and yearly mechanical section budget expenditures
  • Investigate processes and products to enhance sustainable initiatives to ensure proper stewardship of our natural resources
  • Support academic initiatives by conducting student tours and acting as a resource for Capstone projects
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Journeyman Ticket (Master Ticket desirable)
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience
  • Previous post-secondary experience an asset
  • Working knowledge of the aspects contained in the National Plumbing Code of Canada
  • Working knowledge of Natural Gas/Propane CAN/CSA-B149.1-00
  • Working knowledge of Steam Fitting layout, assembly, fabrication, and piping system maintenance and repair
  • Compliance with the Alberta OHS Act and related regulations Knowledge of Alberta Fire and Building Code
  • Class 5 Drivers License (must be able to produce a positive driver’s abstract)
  • Trained in First Aid, CPR and WHMIS
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills
  • Strong client/customer service relations
  • Good technical skills with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite products including: Word, Outlook, Excel and a mobile phone


Why Work at SAIT:

Enjoy a stimulating work environment, a beautiful campus overlooking downtown Calgary and a great benefits package including: comprehensive health and dental coverage, a defined benefit pension plan, professional development programs, generous paid time off, free access to our Wellness Centre, transit subsidies and more.


To Apply:

Please continue with the online application process through the SAIT careers website or Online applications are strongly preferred.


Closing Date & Time: October 20th, 2017 at 11:59 PM MT


If you have any questions about the role please contact Please do not apply to this email address; all applications should be made through our online system.



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