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HVAC- Building Management System Technician


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


The HVAC – Building Management System Technician (BMS Technician) maintains and monitors the Building Automation System (BAS). This includes maintaining, existing computer control systems such as enteliWEB (ESC Automation) and MetaSys (Johnson Controls) computer systems by inputting system operating parameters using general control language, transcribing building/system plans using systems graphics software and testing the system. Duties also include installing, troubleshooting, testing, calibrating, repairing and maintaining pneumatic and electronic instrumentation and control devices associate with HVAC systems. Investigates trouble calls/alarms through the BAS and makes adjustments/repairs as required.

What you'll do

  •  Investigates HVAC trouble calls/alarms using methods such as accessing the building automation system using a computer terminal and software to look at system functioning, consulting with users to determine nature of problem, interpreting drawings, blueprints and specifications to determine appropriate sequence of operations, visually inspecting and/or testing instrumentation controls to determine if functioning properly, making recommendations for repair by appropriate trade and/or completing repairs as they relate to instrumentation devices and controls
  • Makes recommendations on HVAC system design by reviewing blueprints/specifications to determine the specified sequence of events, inputting system operating parameters into the BAS according to design specifications, and testing the system to identify design flaws and/or design changes that will make the system more effective/efficient. Communicates recommendations to Engineers, consultants and/or contractors.
  • Modifies existing HVAC control programs by reviewing blueprints, drawings and specification to determine the established sequence of operations, inputting/changing system operating parameters and testing the system as required.
  • Repairs and installs pneumatic and electronic instrumentation and control devices, for valves, actuators, thermostats, electronic-pneumatic transducers, air compressors, gauges, sensors, regulators, low voltage electric motors, boiler controls (as appropriate) and mixing boxes, using methods such as disassembling, replacing parts, diaphragms and actuators, reassembling, mounting equipment using hangars, brackets or shelves, bench or field testing, and calibrating using associated hand and power tools.
  • Tests and repairs fume hoods by measuring airflow using a velocity probe and/or flow hood and repairing and/or replacing components such as the motor, blower, belts and flow sensors.
  • Conducts air quality studies and performs air balancing using methods such as measuring air flow using an electronic flow hood, comparing actual air flow measurements to specified standards, adjusting balancing valves in ducts, repairing and/or making recommendations for modifications.
  • Writes building automation system operating codes, schedules and alarm messages by inputting information as required and directed.
  • Commissions modified installations by testing the system to verify that devices respond appropriately to the specified parameters/instructions, commanding the BAS to assume automatic control and monitoring the system by reviewing computer logs and historical records looking for abnormal or inefficient fluctuations in equipment and system operation.
  • Transcribes/updates building and system graphical plans and drawings into the BAS database by inputting to scale using system computer graphic software.
  •  Investigates trouble calls/alarms by accessing BAS via computer terminal to determine the systems which control the area, the set points that have been established for the area and the actual readings. Starts/stops equipment and/or makes adjustment/overrides pre-set conditions via the BAS. Takes measurements such as temperature to determine if sensors are functioning.
  • Tests, maintains and upgrades the Building Automation System control panels by inputting commands, visually checking to ensure that devices respond appropriately, replacing/repairing components, backing up and uploading software.
  • Maintains computer hardware and software associated with the BAS by troubleshooting computer problems, installing new devices and referring software problems and change recommendations to Control System companies. Performs backups to the BAS database.
  • Use the computerize preventative maintenance system to access maintenance records, and input, using standard formats, the maintenance tasks completed, the length of time to complete the tasks, and any other relevant data. Provides input into the establishment of preventative maintenance schedules based on data gathered through the Building Automation System.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on all HVAC related equipment, systems and controls by cleaning, testing, calibrating and replacing parts as required. Maintains appropriate documentation.
  • Liaises with outside contractors to ensure adherence to contract specifications and facility requirements.

What you bring

  • Certificate of Apprenticeship or Trades Qualification Certificate as a Journeyman Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic or HVAC Mechanic. Two (2) years’ recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.

What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’Yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (12) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Regular Full Time 
Wage: $35.11/ per hour + benefits  ( health and dental, pension and vacation)
Location: 600 W 10th Ave Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6
Hours/ Days of Work: 0900-1700, Monday through Friday
Requisition 112675E


What we do

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

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PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.