CAW - Senior Industrial Mechanic

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Senior Industrial Mechanic
Unit: C.A.W.
Hay Point Range: N/A


The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical plant of the University including constructing, renovations, provision of utility services and the care and maintenance of all properties.

Under the general supervision of the Powerhouse Manager, the Senior Industrial Mechanic assists with the general duties and supervision of staff. The Senior Industrial Mechanic is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of motors, fans and related systems and equipment, estimating costs of new installation and maintaining related records.


  • Assists Manager in the supervision and training of Industrial Mechanics and Lubrication staff.
  • Directs Industrial Mechanics in proper methods for repairs and installations.
  • Assists Industrial Mechanics in any problems which may arise.
  • Submits to the Manager daily work order records, complete work orders, daily absenteeism and records of his/her work force.
  • Estimates costs of time and material requirements for new work, repairs and renovations.
  • Responsible to Manager for submitting orders and maintaining stock of parts for repair, maintenance and servicing equipment.
  • Commissions new equipment.
  • Investigates and diagnoses complaints re: malfunctioning of mechanical equipment such as vacuums, pumps, motors, fans, specialized equipment, etc.
  • Maintains records of equipment type, model, parts number, etc.
  • Performs all work expected of a fully qualified Industrial Mechanic Class A as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Must possess either a valid Certificate of Qualification as an Industrial Mechanic plus a valid Certificate of Qualification as a Machinist; or, other appropriate certification issued by the Manitoba Department of Labour plus one year of directly related experience at the University of
  • Manitoba (a new employee who is hired and who has Class A certification qualifications will be classified as a Senior/Class B until he/she completes one year of experience at the University).
  • Must have a Class 5 Driver's Licence valid in Manitoba.


  • At least ten years of related experience including supervisory experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of all systems presently maintained by the Physical Plant Department.

Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to direct and assist with the work of subordinates.
  • Must demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently.
  • Must be able to estimate costs of time and materials required for new installations or repairs to existing systems or equipment.
  • Must be able to read blue prints, understand technical language and manuals.
  • Must have the knowledge and ability to repair various types of equipment safely and properly.Must have good communication skills.
  • Must be alert and thorough.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."