Reporting to the Manager of Inspection, the incumbent in this position conducts inspections of industrial, commercial, institutional and residential buildings/sites to ensure compliance with the approved plans, the Ontario Building Code, referenced standards and related legislation with respect to plumbing and sewage systems. Specifically, the Plumbing Specialist:
- Inspects plumbing system installations in all types of buildings to ensure compliance with the approved plans, the Ontario Building Code, referenced standards, City Sewer Use and Waterworks By-Laws within the timeframes specified in the legislation
- Prepares and submits written reports for each inspection made. Monitors progress of work
- Organizes workload, schedules inspections and documents inspection results, including the collection and attachment of photographs, documents and reports in the Division’s computerized records management and tracking system
- Provides instruction to contractors, architects, engineers and the public on the regulations and required construction practices and investigates complaints
- Reviews plans and specifications from other disciplines, as required, to ensure overall compliance with the Ontario Building Code as it relates to plumbing and sewage systems
- Investigates complaints regarding contraventions of statutes, regulations and by-laws
- Advises Ministry of Labour of unsafe working conditions or sites
- Inspects fire damaged or unsafe buildings to determine extent of damage and required repairs/replacement with respect to plumbing and sewage systems
- Issues Orders and Notices of Violation (Ticket Offence Notices) in response to deficiencies
- Inspects for LLBO clearances
- Appears and gives evidence in court on the Ontario Building Code Act, the Ontario Building Code and other applicable laws and appears at the Ontario Building Code Commission
- Inspects and prepares evidence for presentation before the courts. Gives evidence on behalf of the City in civil litigation
- Liaises with City Councillors, other divisions, community groups, agencies, other levels of government and other bodies regarding plumbing issues
- Approves alternative design and equipment substitutions that vary from approved plans
- Makes recommendations to improve Divisional policies, procedures and practices
- Represents the Division at various committees and meetings
- Conducts Part 9 plumbing inspections when required
- Inspects for partial occupancy clearances
- Responds to enquiries from the public concerning requirements of the Ontario Building Code related to plumbing
- Attends to complaints (e.g. noise, road, civil disputes)
- Trains and mentors staff
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- Possession of a Provincial Plumbing Certificate.
- Extensive experience in the plumbing trade.
- Post secondary diploma/certificate related to the plumbing trade or have an equivalent combination of education and experience in the plumbing trade.
- Experience with plumbing installations in all types of buildings.
- Holds or in the process of obtaining all courses necessary in the following categories per the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs: Building Services, Plumbing- All Buildings & General Legal/Process or Powers and Duties of a Chief Building Official.
- Experience reading and interpret plans, specifications and data sheets pertaining to plumbing system installations.
- Possession of a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and access to a properly insured vehicle.
You must also have:
- Knowledge of on-site sewage systems.
- Knowledge of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems operations and installations as they relate to plumbing.
- Knowledge of the Ontario Building Code requirements related to plumbing system installations.
- Ability to communicate effectively with City Councillors, other divisions, community groups, agencies, other levels of government and other bodies.
- Ability to effectively resolve complex issues regarding plumbing matters.
- Good oral communication skills with the ability to submit oral evidence in court.
- Good written communication skills with the ability to prepare accurate written reports.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations relevant to building construction.
- Basic computer skills, such as basic word processing and e-mail software programs, and the ability to learn the Division’s computerized system (i.e. IBMS).
- Physically capable of performing required duties and able to work in all weather conditions.
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