Millwright Machinist

Dalhousie University

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Position Information

Position Title Millwright Machinist
Department/Unit Facilities Management
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number FM10-24
Employee Group NSGEU Local 99
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Rate 31.20
Classification Millwright Machinist
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,800 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary Reporting to the Utilities Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the installation, removal, repair and preventive maintenance of rotating equipment on the University campus.
Key Responsibilities
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, replaces and installs motors, pumps, fans, compressors, shafts, pulleys, hoists, conveyors and other related rotating equipment on campus
  • Performs preventive maintenance on above referenced equipment
  • Utilizes lathe, milling machine and related equipment to repair existing machinery components and fabricate replacement components
  • Installs power drives in correct position, and aligns power shafts and pulleys
  • Assists in the organization and scheduling of preventive maintenance routines
  • Utilizes hoists, rollers, or trolleys to position machinery.
  • Recommends equipment upgrades based on best economical/professional judgement
  • Notifies Working Foreperson/General Foreperson/Supervisor of potential hazards and corrective action taken or required
  • Utilizes drawings, blueprints, schematics and equipment specifications to assist with duties
  • Works with and assists other tradespersons as required
  • Performs all duties in accordance with the current Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act as well as University and Government rules and regulations
  • Maintains a clean work environment
  • Performs other related duties as required
Note Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus. Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • Valid Millwright/Machinist certificate of qualification recognised by the Nova Scotia Department of Education
  • Completion of certified trades school program preferred
  • Five years recent and related journeyperson experience in a corrective and preventive maintenance environment. Apprentices will also be considered. 
  • Experience with predictive maintenance would be an asset
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and equipment specifications
  • Proficiency in the use of the tools of the trade
  • Must be willing and able to work overtime and performs standby duties when required
  • Familiar with the current Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act as well as University and Government rules and regulations
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Computer literacy would be an asset
  • Ability to take direction
  • Ability to direct others in foreperson capacity would be an asset
  • General safety, Confined Space, Fall Protection and WHMIS training would be an asset
Additional Information
Application Consideration
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/14/2024
Close Date 03/28/2024
Open Until Filled No
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