Swing Shift Engineer

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Swing Shift Engineer
Unit: C.A.W.
Hay Point Range: N/A


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

Under general supervision the Swing Shift Engineer provides coverage for a variety of shifts for the Shift Charge and Assistant Engineers. This includes coverage for vacation relief, sick relief, personal reasons, bereavement, injury, long term absences, etc. The Swing Shift Engineer, when not covering shifts, will perform maintenance duties or coverage in other classifications as required.


  • Assumes all characteristic duties and responsibilities of the classification he/she is covering.
  • Performs maintenance duties as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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

Level of Formal Education

  • Valid Manitoba 2nd Class Power Engineer's Certificate.
  • Must hold (at least) a Class 5 Driver's Licence valid in Manitoba.


  • Significant related experience in plant of comparable capacity.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to direct personnel.
  • Alertness and ability to react quickly in emergencies.

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."