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Amended - Plumber

Ministry of the Solicitor General
Ontario Correctional Institute
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
C93060 - Mtce Plumber (COR)
$27.73 - $30.12 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Amended: Closing date extended to August 30, 2023

Are you an experienced licensed plumber? If so, consider this opportunity to provide plumbing services at the Ontario Correctional Institute where you will maintain and repair the plumbing, sanitation, and heating systems at a medium security correctional facility and assist other maintenance personnel, as assigned.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is one of the largest employers in the province, with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We are committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment. We invite you to join our team!

We offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health Plan
• Life and Disability insurance
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:
• Canada's Top 100 Employers
• Canada's Best Diversity Employers
• Greater Toronto's Top Employers
• Canada's Greenest Employers
• Canada's Top Employers for Young People

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Perform plumbing maintenance, repairs, installations and other related support services
• Install, service, replace, and monitor plumbing equipment in high pressure water systems such as drainage and sewage lines, toilets, sinks, other fixtures, water controls, hot water heating equipment, plate heat exchangers, and humidifiers
• Determine work methods in accordance with government codes and by-laws, institutional safety and security requirements, plumbing trade standards, and manufacturer's warranty instructions
• Estimate material and labor requirements, requisition supplies, and keep records of supplies used
• Inspect and repair plumbing and heating fixtures (such as maintaining and servicing a large network of motorized and pneumatic valves, maintaining and servicing radiant panels, reheat coils, and other related plumbing and heating equipment)
• Perform preventative maintenance (such as cleaning floor drains, servicing sewer traps, cleaning and maintaining heat exchangers, changing pump seals and motors, etc.) and maintain service records
• Monitor various computerized electronic systems
• Maintain necessary tools and ensuring safety and security
• Supervise and instruct resident inmate helpers
• Perform other maintenance duties, as assigned

How do I qualify?


• You currently hold a valid licence as a Plumber, as recognized in Ontario
• You are currently certified in First Aid and Heartsaver OR able/willing to obtain certification upon hire

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have extensive knowledge of the techniques, equipment, and tools used in the plumbing practice to determine the proper methods for installing fixtures (such as bathtubs, toilets, water controls, radiators, and for maintaining and repairing plumbing installations)
• You have knowledge of relevant legislation, municipal by-laws and codes, provincial building codes
• You have knowledge of and experience in using blueprints, plans, and drawings
• You have experience estimating labour and material requirements to install, service and replace plumbing equipment (such as drainage and sewer lines, toilets, pneumatic and motorized valves, pumps and tanks)
• You have knowledge of health and safety (WHMIS, Occupational Health and Safety Act, etc.) and can recognize workplace hazards and security breaches so that corrective action can be prompt
• You have demonstrated ability to understand and comply with organizational policies and protocols in order to acquire knowledge of and work within institutional security practices and procedures

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You are able to discuss requests for new installations or extensive repairs as well as effectively interact with correctional staff, other tradespersons, management, and inmates
• You can prepare reports, maintain logs, prepare sketches and plans
• You are able to instruct and supervise resident inmate helpers
• You are able to explain technical matters in easily understood terms
• You have demonstrated tact and diplomacy

Problem-Solving, Analytical, and Reasoning Skills

• You are able to assess causes of plumbing defects, blockages or leaks, and recommend best method of repair
• You can review computer output on automated systems and determine location of problem, materials and equipment needed to fix

Computer Skills

• You are proficient with computer systems to perform quality assurance checks and locate/isolate problems raised by monitoring systems

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent - Full Time, 109 Mclaughlin Rd S, Brampton, Central Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • Employees working in congregate living settings may be required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Furthermore, employees working in congregate living settings may be required to undergo regular rapid antigen testing, regardless of vaccination status, as determined by the Employer.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 30, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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