Building Technician

Building Technician

Nature of the work*

The principal and customary work of an employee in this class of employment consists in providing technical assistance to the various departments of the school board by conducting research, preparing drawings and specifications and collecting and supplying basic data to professionals and to those responsible for the various departments or in being responsible for the functioning of equipment associated with building systems.

Characteristic functions

In the area of civil engineering, the employee in this class of employment analyzes the needs as regards the construction and layout of premises as well as the construction of furniture and equipment, taking into account the constraints posed by its eventual use and the established standards. He or she carries out any necessary visits, research and consultations and prepares working drawings and specifications which will be used by professionals, such as architects and engineers. He or she verifies whether the work complies with the project specifications and the regulations and standards in force including those established by municipalities. He or she may also express an opinion on whether or not projects submitted to him or her should be carried out or suggest changes of a technical nature and, consequently, may be asked to explain his or her point of view to the administration.

Within the limits of his or her competence, the employee prepares architectural plans and drawings for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, electricity and others as well as the appropriate specifications for tenders and construction. He or she prepares standard plans for premises, such as laboratories and cafeterias; carries out various jobs, such as measuring surfaces, volumes and quantities of materials particularly for cost estimates and verification.

The employee may also monitor the work and prepare progress reports in order to determine the payments to be made and to ensure that deadlines are met.

In the area of building systems, the employee is responsible for the functioning, maintenance, verification and installation of heating, air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration and control systems; he or she calibrates, adjusts, modifies and programs electronic and pneumatic controls. He or she coordinates the technical work of the preventive maintenance of mechanical systems, conducts regular inspections and required operational tests; ensures that repairs are carried out or carries out repairs, as required; makes the necessary recommendations for major repairs or improvements required; participates in preparing and keeping an up-to-date physical inventory of mechanical services and of the replacement parts required for a safe operation of the systems; studies and suggests energy conservation programs and applies them or sees to their application once they are approved.

He or she may be required to train less experienced technicians as well as coordinate the work of support staff in performing duties related to the implementation of programs involving technical operations for which he or she is responsible.

If need be, he or she performs any other related duty.

Required qualifications


Hold a Diploma of College Studies in Building Systems Technology or a diploma or an attestation of studies recognized as equivalent by the competent authority.

*The nature of the work, the characteristic duties and the qualifications required are taken from the Classification Plan
Rates and steps (dollars)

Échelon Jusqu’au
2016-04-01 au
2017-04-01 au
2018-04-01 au
à compter du
1 19,39 19,68 20,02 20,42 22,74
2 19,98 20,28 20,63 21,04 23,51
3 20,60 20,91 21,28 21,71 24,31
4 21,25 21,57 21,95 22,39 25,12
5 21,94 22,27 22,66 23,11 25,98
6 22,58 22,92 23,32 23,79 26,84
7 23,29 23,64 24,05 24,53 27,77
8 24,02 24,38 24,81 25,31 28,70
9 24,75 25,12 25,56 26,07 29,49
10 25,53 25,91 26,36 26,89 30,30
11 26,31 26,70 27,17 27,71 31,14
12 27,13 27,54 28,02 28,58 31,99

#In 2019, the new salary structure will apply.  This is why salary increases are above average and there is no longer a salary step 6.  More details on the new salary structure.