The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is a dynamic board committed to the delivery of quality educational programs and services.  The Board is comprised of over 81,000 students enrolled in 151 facilities (125 elementary and 26 secondary schools) throughout the municipalities of Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville.  We have approximately 11,000 employees in an increasingly diverse community.  Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is one of Ontario’s largest school boards, encompassing both urban and rural areas.  We are currently accepting applications for the following:

Environmental Controls Technician

Position Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Salary: $74,640

Interested applicants can submit an up to date resume, proof of education and via email to:


All new employees will be required to submit a current original criminal background check (CBC) including a “Vulnerable Sector Screening” (VSS) issued within 6 months prior to commencing employment with the Board.

Visit www.dpcdsb.org for more details.

We thank all applicants, but advise that only those under consideration will be contacted.

If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at (905) 890-0708, extension 24272 to provide your contact information. Support Services staff will contact you within 2 business days. The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is an equal opportunity employer. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Full Job Description Below:

Environmental Controls Technician – Job Description

Position Summary

The Environmental Controls Technician is responsible for monitoring, installing, repairing, and operational and preventive maintenance of electronic building system controls, electro/pneumatic interfaces and associated equipment of the Board, including lighting systems and networked synchronized clocks.

Major Functions and Responsibilities
Monitors building control systems, installs electronic Direct Digital Controls (DDC) making necessary field modifications and service configuration to accommodate equipment including, but not limited to:

  • Daily monitoring of DDC systems.
  • Programming modifications as applicable, including data input and operation of PC based Building Automation System control software and associated equipment, along with data management of BAS Virtual Servers.
  • Operational schedule changes, implementing and maintaining Energy Management strategies.
  • Installing and upgrading motors, actuators, thermostats and all associated components to modify and/or expand building service control systems.
  • Calibrating existing, new and retrofit controls to integrate into existing and revised design parameters.
  • Recording all work performed on as-built drawings and as detailed on work orders.
  • Troubleshooting, repairing and/or replacing actuators, motors, relays, sensor controllers, thermostats, defective or faulty wiring and all other mechanisms when required, to limit downtime in the schools, maximize economy of operations and ensure the comfort of staff and students.
  • Performing all necessary repairs in response to emergency calls so as to make systems safe and minimize disruption to the Board facilities.
  • Completing necessary forms for the updating of preventative maintenance records.
  • Checking the control operation against system design function and correcting as necessary.
  • Recording all preventative maintenance performed, making recommendations for future replacement.
  • Providing instructions and training to school custodial staff regarding the proper operation of environmental control equipment.
  • Providing input to the Plant Department for the development and continued updating of the preventive maintenance programs for all Board facilities.
  • Advising the Supervisor, Maintenance Services of the need for changes to operational procedures and policies to make the system run more smoothly.
  • Responsible for the daily maintenance and upkeep of the assigned Board vehicle and ensuring the vehicle is kept clean, as well as advising the Supervisor of any mechanical deficiencies.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the Supervisor, Maintenance Services.

Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Knowledge

  • Valid certificate in Environmental Control Technology from an accredited College or the Ontario Ministry of Education & Training.
  • Recognized in-house training with a major controls company is an asset.
  • Minimum grade 12 secondary school education or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in troubleshooting, maintenance, installation, programming and commissioning of DDC systems for HVAC equipment and systems.
  • Good working knowledge of building service systems and plant including gas boilers, equipment, and all associated equipment, to include the Cooling Plant equipment, such as Chillers, Heat Pumps, Rooftops, DX cooling and all associated equipment.
  • Ability to analyze and correct DDC system sequence of operations to ensure maximum economy and comfort levels of operation.
  • Extensive knowledge of electric and electronic control interfaces, and the ability to troubleshoot, repair or replace.
  • Ability to read mechanical and electrical (control) construction, schematic and circuit drawings.
  • Good oral and written communication in English.
  • Knowledge of the “Occupational Health and Safety Act”.

Impact of Errors

  • Installations or repairs of the building service controls will impact on the comfort level of the building and in extreme cases close a building if equipment cannot be repaired.
  • Incorrect actions could result in significant loss of time and resources and could impact on the health and safety of others.
  • Incorrect use of tools and equipment could impact on the health and safety of others


  • Directs the activities of any assigned maintenance personnel.

Working Conditions

  • Required to work at heights.
  • Required to work alone in a self-managing role or in a team environment.
  • Working indoors and outdoors in an environment that may be characterized by excessive exposure to a wide range of environmental conditions such as heat, dust, noise, fumes and changes in temperature and weather.