Job Details

Building Operator - Oakridge, Vancouver

Location 3803-BC FACILITIES REGIONAL , British Columbia , Canada
Category Store Planning and Operations
Job Opened February 4th, 2019
Education Associate's Degree/College Diploma
Job Number 18000DC0
Job Type Full Time

job description

Who We Are:
HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.


Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.


Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO.


We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.


A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment.


What This Position Is All About:
Building Operator for retail facilities located in Hudson’s Bay Oakridge Store and Saks Oakridge Store. An entry level role under the direction and support of the Building Manager, the Building Operator will provide technical and operational maintenance support to the retail properties. Duties will include troubleshooting, minor repairs, preventative maintenance, regular inspections and ensuring the smooth operation of the heating and cooling systems. The Building Operator shares responsibility for maintenance and service work as well as general facilities care. This role is critical to ensuring uninterrupted service of all operations and in maintaining a safe, comfortable working environment for all employees.

Who You Are:

  • Entry level knowledge of building operation, structure, engineering system, architectural features, equipment function, building codes and regulations for public buildings
  • Entry level knowledge of generally accepted facilities management principles and practice preferred
  • Ability to manage multiple activities/projects simultaneously, work independently, assess priorities to meet deadlines with attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to liaise with internal customers, team members, and external contacts 
  • Potential periodic travel as required between assigned locations for training, support, etc; must have valid Driver’s License and own vehicle 

You Also Have:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum two years of experience in general maintenance capacity. 
  • 4th class Building Operator certification.
  • Building operations and/or stationary/refrigeration engineer experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge of building automation/building management systems and HVAC systems is considered an asset.
  • PC literate, demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office.
Location - Hudson’s Bay Park Royal Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Park Royal Store

As the Building Operator, You Will:
  • Ensure proper operation and maintenance of systems, equipment and buildings; includes performing routine equipment maintenance tasks and keep maintenance records
  • Ensure the safety of the buildings, staff and public from fire, flood and other hazards by ensuring that all mandated tests and inspections are carried out while responding to emergencies; oversee third party contractor maintenance and repair work associated with service agreements and on demand. 
  • Be available for occasional on-call duty to respond to emergency situations 24 hours a day or as per Manager’s direction
  • Respond to all calls as directed by site representative via online Facility Management software. Coordinate major problems, either mechanical, technical or tenant with Management. 
  • Maintain all service tools and equipment in good working condition and arrange for repair or replacement as required 
  • Perform minor plumbing, minor electrical repairs, light bulb replacement and keep all service and utility rooms (mechanical, electrical, gas, etc.) rooms clean and free of debris.
  • Follow safe work practices and ensure work is performed in accordance with company work standards
  • Complete reports and paperwork within required timelines
  • Assist in assessing current and future needs of all buildings within the assigned areas through regular inspections of buildings within the assigned area
  • Identify, prioritize and recommend all required new projects, equipment replacement or preventative maintenance work on a proactive basis, to ensure uninterrupted service
  • Assist in defining scope of work of both major and minor facility maintenance and repair projects, in sourcing vendors, co-ordination, scheduling, monitoring and completing projects on schedule and on budget.
  • Approve purchase of materials, equipment and contracted services to complete repairs within approved budget levels
  • Regularly evaluate and recommend effective allocation of resources
  • Manage the daily functions with a strong commitment to customer service
  • Potential periodic travel as required between assigned locations for training, support, etc; must have valid Driver’s License and own vehicle 
Your Life and Career at HBC:
  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner-operator
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental)
  • An amazing employee discount

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.

HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.

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