Stationary Engineer
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Temps plein - permanent
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Reporting to the Assistant Chief Engineer, the Shift Engineer is accountable for the operation and maintenance of mechanical systems used to provide Heat, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) in the Halifax Convention Centre (HCC) and Scotiabank Centre (SBC).

Key Responsibilities

  • Building Control Systems - Programming Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and lighting control computer to satisfy the day-to-day event and operational needs, through the Honeywell EBI computerized system.
  • Respond promptly to all service requests.
  • Direct outside contractors as required.
  • Operate and maintain the ammonia ice plant.
  • Operating and maintaining boilers and cooling towers.
  • Complete preventive maintenance work orders as required to include, but not be limited to filtration system changes, greasing and oiling of motors, gears, etc., inspection and adjustment of belts and pulleys, replacement of motor bearings, alignment of shafts, boiler tube cleaning, and related building fixtures and equipment repairs.
  • Shift Operations - Checking all mechanical equipment i.e. controls, gauges, valves, and other components to assure continuous heat, hot water, air conditioning and ice temperatures; ensure the plant is operating safely and efficiently.
  • Daily inspection of mechanical and electrical rooms and general housekeeping of same.
  • First call to repair kitchen equipment.
  • Maintenance on plumbing components.
  • Maintenance of motor driven entrance systems such as roll up doors and sliding door.
  • Performing the physical duties required to correct emergency conditions such as sewer back-ups, water flooding into building office space, and related incidents.
  • Weekly measuring and recording of water treatment chemical levels; add chemicals as required.
  • To be fully conversant with building emergency operations procedures.
  • Weekly test & inspection of fire pump.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated experience in successfully dealing with stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated ability as a member of high performing units and teams.
  • Ability to work flexible hours supporting events including evenings, weekends and holidays as required.
  • Exceptional customer service skills and a collaborative mindset.
  • Proven ability to listen effectively and to follow instructions.
  • Proven ability to speak effectively and to provide clear feedback.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Training/experience in planning work activities an asset.
  • Emergency or Standard First Aid training an asset.

Education & Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in physical plant operations.
  • 1st or 2nd class Refrigeration Plant Operator - Stationary Engineer.

Events East is committed to a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons from the LGBTQ+ community. We encourage applicants to self-identify.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation. Any applicant invited to participate in testing or an interview and who requires an accommodation should discuss their needs, in confidence, with the Recruiter when selected.

TO APPLY: Online or via Career Beacon.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

For further information, please visit our website at

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About Events East

We manage and operate the Halifax Convention Centre, Scotiabank Centre and Ticket Atlantic. Created as part of a government partnership between the Province of Nova Scotia and Halifax Regional Municipality, we work in collaboration with them to manage our business in a responsible and transparent manner.

We were established in 2014 through legislation to operate, maintain and manage the activities of the Halifax Convention Centre in a manner that will promote and develop economic development, tourism and industry in the Province generally, and the Municipality.

Effective April 1, 2017, our mandate expanded to include the continued management and operations of Scotiabank Centre and Ticket Atlantic, formerly under Trade Centre Limited (TCL).

Our facilities and the events we attract are platforms for prosperity. Whether we’re attracting large delegations or hosting an elite group of athletes for an international competition, we are a catalyst for new opportunities and connections between Nova Scotia and the world.