City of Toronto - Plumbing & Mechanical Plan Examiner

  • 17 Jun 2019 6:58 AM
    Message # 7583488


    Requisition # 2327231 X

    Division Toronto Building

    Section Scarborough District, & Etobicoke District


    Job Location Canada-Ontario-Toronto

    Job Stream Buildings/Facility Operations

    Job Type Permanent, Full-Time

    Salary/Rate $40.65 - $44.54 / Hour

    Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00

    Shift Information Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week

    Affiliation L79 Full-time

    Number of Positions Open 4

    Posting Date 17-Jun-2019

    Expiry date 03-Jul-2019

    Job Description

    Job Summary:

    Reporting to the Manager Plan Review, the Plumbing and Mechanical Plan Examiner will examine plans submitted for approval for compliance with building codes pertaining to plumbing, HVAC systems, and other regulations and related By-Laws. 

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Examines, corrects, signs and approves plans dealing with plumbing and HVAC systems, and reviews associated calculations and specifications for compliance with the Ontario Building Code and related regulations, within the timeframes specified in the legislation. Ensures materials and methods of construction meet approval standards of accepted construction practices
    • Prepares examiners' notices and documents examination details
    • Inputs and updates divisional data-base
    • Responds verbally and in writing to enquiries from the general public, contractors, architects and engineers regarding interpretations of By-Laws, regulations and City/Divisional procedures
    • Liaises with applicants, owners, other divisions, agencies and levels of government
    • Calculates permit fees and applicable charges
    • Approves applications for permit issuance
    • Maintains records and answers queries respecting plumbing and HVAC systems
    • Advises inspection staff on related permit applications
    • Performs site inspections on construction problems and provides technical advice
    • Appears and gives evidence in Court and before the Ontario Building Code Commission on Building Code and other regulations and on plumbing and HVAC matters
    • Represents the Division at various committees and meetings Trains and mentors staff

    Key Qualifications:

    Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

    1. Post-secondary diploma/certificate in a discipline pertinent to the job function such as Mechanical Technology/Technician, with electives taken related to HVAC and plumbing systems operations and installations
    2. Extensive experience in the following regulations: Ontario Building Code, ASHRAE standards, HRAI Design Manuals, NFPA Standards, the Ontario Water Resources Act and Regulations, the Health Protection and Promotion Act and its Regulations.
    3. Experience reading and interpreting plans, specifications and data sheets pertaining to both HVAC and Plumbing systems.

    You must also have:

    • Must possess or be able to pass the tests for the following Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing BCIN qualification requirements for building officials: General Legal, Building Services, and Plumbing – All Buildings
    • Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License and access to a properly insured vehicle.
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Knowledge in the design, operation and installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, site services and plumbing systems.
    • Knowledge of on-site sewage systems.
    • Good oral communication skills with the ability to submit oral evidence in court.
    • Good written communication skills with the ability to prepare accurate written reports.
    • Knowledge of and ability to apply the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations relevant to plumbing installations and building construction. 
    • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

    Possession of a Provincial Plumbing Certificate with extensive experience in the trade would be an asset.

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

    The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.


    If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please email us at, quoting job ID # and the job title. The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

    How to Apply for this Opportunity:

    Interested candidates must apply online, go to, click on "Current Opportunities" and follow the instructions to view, register and apply online. You will only receive confirmation of your application if you apply online.

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