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Job ID372497-1-7547
CompanyToronto Metropolitan University
Date Posted2023-03-15
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryEducation

About Toronto Metropolitan

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.

The team 
Toronto Metropolitan University’s Facilities Management and Development (FMD) department involves care of the physical environment of the campus and strategic planning for existing and future spaces, including the impacts of those spaces. FMD is responsible for functions including Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Services, Maintenance and Operations, Planning and Development, Project Management Office, Real Estate, and Sustainability.

The Opportunity

Are you a Steamfitter looking to build a rewarding and stable career with a reputable educational institution as TMU? Are you #MadeOfGrit?

The Steamfitter undertakes regular inspections, preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance, modifications, repairs and adjustments to piping and components of water, gas, air and vacuum services including laboratories and mechanical plan rooms. They complete implementation of steam service requests from campus clients.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintains and repairs all steam lines, compressed air piping, pressure reducing and regulating valves and all associated fittings.
  • Lays out, assembles, installs and repairs pipes, fixtures and fittings used for steam distribution, waste disposal and gas distribution according to steam and gas codes.
  • Installs and repairs steam valves and fittings made of metals such as iron, steel, lead or copper.
  • Measures, cuts and threads pipe, using pipe cutters, hack saw, flaring tools and pipe threading tools or machines.
  • Joins pipe sections using fittings, couplings, elbows, solder, lead, screws, bolts and clamps; secures pipes in position using brackets and hangers.
  • Connects components together such as steam supply piping and control valves.
  • Maintains and repairs installed steam systems by tracing and rectifying defects, replacing broken pipes and fixtures.
  • Locates, lays out and marks position for connections, passage holes and fixtures in walls and floors to accommodate pipes and fixtures.
  • Undertakes a comprehensive preventative maintenance program and ensures proper maintenance cycles and schedules are maintained and data given to the supervisor.
  • Under the direction of the Supervisor, undertakes preventative maintenance and replacement of components such as valves, strainers and traps of installed piping systems involving hot water heating, steam (to 200 psi), chilled water etc., forming part of the physical resources distribution system.
  • Undertakes modification, replacement and major repair of piping and components such as valves, traps, strainers, etc., in the boiler plant, chiller plant, fan rooms, mechanical rooms etc. under the direction of the Supervisor
  • Completes bills of material, estimates, sketches and other documentation as required.
  • Modifies, replaces and repairs pneumatic piping and calibrating control valves for HVAC systems. 
  • Please refer to the job description for all responsibilities (Available upon request).

To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications:

  • Successful completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, preferably in a technical program.
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience as a licensed Journeyman Steamfitter in the maintenance of building steam and heating systems, preferably in an industrial, commercial or institutional facility.
  • Experience reading and interpreting specifications, drawings, blueprints, and diagrams, for building plumbing services.
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Gas and Plumbing Codes.
  • Working knowledge of WHMIS and OH&S Act.  

Additional Information

Position Number(s) 20001954
Reports To Supervisor, Maintenance and Operations
Vacancy Type FTCE
Employee Group CUPE 233
Work Location 285 Victoria Street (onsite)
Start Date  ASAP
End Date Not Applicable
Hours of Work 40 hours, M-F, 7am to 330pm
Grade and Step CUPE 233 Steamfitter
Salary Scale Entry rate: $37.84 Job rate: $40.75
HR Advisor Claudiu 
Application Close Date  Ongoing


  • Candidates may be asked to demonstrate qualifications through occupational testing and an interview conducted by a panel of at least three (3) management representatives.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated record of dependability/reliability & a commitment to maintain confidentiality.
  • A review of the employee's official personnel file, job performance and reference checks may be conducted. 
  • Qualified CUPE 233 employees will be considered before members of other employee groups
  • Must be flexible to work shifts, overtime as needed
  • We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications.
  • As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.  
  • Applications will only be accepted online through Toronto Metropolitan University's career site.
  • Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.
  •  We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the Toronto Metropolitan University community.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the recruitment process.   If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please reach out to:  All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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