Building Systems Technician (HVAC/Refrigeration)
in Antigonish, NS

Antigonish, NS
Full-time - Permanent
$29.27 / hour
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Competition Number: BST-1811CB
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Posted: November 18, 2022
Application Deadline: January 3, 2023

Building Systems Technician (HVAC/Refrigeration)
Facilities Management

Regular Full-Time

Classification: Institutional Attendant IV
Hourly Rate: $29.27(40 hours per week)


Reporting to the Supervisor Energy & Utilities, the Facilities Management Department requires a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Building Systems Technician (HVAC/R) with experience in maintenance and skilled tradesman work.


  • Applicants will have High School Graduation or equivalent, a Journeyman HVAC/R Red Seal Certification and reside within 25km radius of the University
  • Knowledge and experience of installation, repair and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems is required.
  • Knowledge and experience in building automation systems including Siemens Apogee (Insight) and/or Desigo CC software would be considered a valuable asset.
  • Must have the ability to perform semi-skilled work in areas other than those covered under his/her own certificate of qualification.
  • Must be skilled in the use and maintenance of hand, power tools, equipment and in the reading of technical drawings and instructions.
  • Must be able to apply formulas and conversion tables to job requirements and be computer literate.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will commence January 3, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.. To apply please submit a letter of application and a resume in confidence to Human Resources, StFX University at [email protected]. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

St. Francis Xavier University is located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People.

Our institution is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including Indigenous persons (especially Mi'kmaq), racialized persons (especially African Nova Scotians), persons with disabilities, those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQIA+ and any others who would contribute to the diversity of our community. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

We are also committed to the elimination of barriers to participation for persons with disabilities. Should you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or 902-867-5038.

About the Facilities Management

Facilities Management is a service oriented department that provides a wide range of services for the campus community, including housekeeping, grounds, carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, snow removal, grounds care, and utility generation and distribution. The Department also provides a number of support services, such as moving, project planning and estimating

About St. Francis Xavier University

Established in 1853, St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) is consistently recognized as one of the best universities in Canada. StFX exceeds the needs of today's undergraduates through providing the very best academic experience -- outstanding teaching, exceptional hands-on research opportunities, and global exchanges -- all within Canada's most vibrant and inspiring residential campus. Here, the focus is on the academic and the personal development of every student, making community and social engagement a large part of the learning experience. Our students are academically strong and highly engaged in every aspect of life, determined to make a positive impact on the world.

In 2022, Maclean's annual university rankings put StFX #1 in student satisfaction and #2 in reputation across Canada in the primarily undergraduate category. For more, visit

About Antigonish, Nova Scotia

The beautiful and historic town of Antigonish is located within the northeastern corner of Nova Scotia. Only a 15-minute drive from the ocean and a two-hour drive to major urban centres, Antigonish is a family-friendly community with a diverse and growing population and provides access to excellent education at all levels. The town is surrounded by rolling countryside and beautiful beaches and is a hotspot for outdoor recreation, sports and other active lifestyle activities. Antigonish supports a vibrant culture in the arts with music, performing arts, visual arts and crafts, and fabulous festivals happening throughout the year.

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