Maintenance Repair 1 - Aquatics Animal Facility - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Date of Posting: 
September 24, 2015
Aquatic Animal Facility - Atlantic Veterinary College
Aquatics Facility Maintenance Repair 1
Full-Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$43,641 per annum, IBEW

The University of Prince Edward Island, Facilities Management Department, is seeking applicants for the position of Aquatics Facility Systems Maintenance Repair in the Atlantic Veterinary College’s Aquatic Animal Facility. This position requires an individual with skills in systems processes, monitoring, maintenance, and equipment setup applicable to an aquatic research facility. Candidates should have knowledge of, and demonstrated experience in equipment and technologies required for the provision of water and air quality standards appropriate for life support of aquatic animals in a research environment.  An interest in and experience with aquatic animal husbandry in a research environment would be considered an asset.

• Monitoring and maintenance of aquatics control systems and equipment under prescribed housing and specified controlled environmental conditions including  disinfection;
• Administer preventive maintenance programs and standard operating procedures in support of the Aquatic Animal Facility;
• Participate in the construction and installation of custom live-holding systems for aquatic animal species;
• Assist with equipment setup and operation procedures;
• Ability to respond to after-hours equipment and systems emergencies as required;
• Other facility-related duties as assigned.

• Grade XII diploma and five years’ experience as an Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) related experience ideally in an aquatic animal containment facility are required.
• Diploma, certificate or Journeyman Certificate/License in an Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) or related trade with Red Seal endorsement from a recognized institution is required.  A combination of related education, training and experience will be considered. 
• A combination of other training, relevant aquatic systems maintenance experience, experience and working knowledge in plumbing, refrigeration, electrical, building/systems controls would be considered an asset.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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