Facilities Systems Technician

FacilitiesSystems Technician Apprenticeship and Certification Act
Unrestricted TradeTrade Code 255B
NOC 6663


  • Perform preventative maintenance
  • Operate and maintain air conditioning and ventilation systems
  • Operate, troubleshoot and maintain air compressors, chillers and refrigeration machines, pumps and pumping stations
  • Operate, monitor and maintain water treatment systems
  • Inspect and verify fire suppression and sprinkler systems
  • Inspect, test and verify emergency power and lighting systems
  • Operate, monitor and maintain heating systems and low pressure boilers
  • Operate electrical systems
  • Maintain fume hoods
  • Operate and maintain control system instrumentation
  • Inspect and monitor plumbing
  • Monitor and analyze utility consumption

Personal Qualities

  • You may be required to work in cramped areas or on ladders
  • You are willing to work outside part of the time
  • You have the stamina to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • You like doing maintenance duties
  • You are extremely safety conscious
  • Review the Essential Skills profile for additional qualities required srv108.services.gc.ca/english/profiles/79.shtml

Career Opportunities

  • Journeypersons work for small, medium and large companies in the industrial, commercial, institutional or residential sectors or indirectly for those companies through contractors

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 7,280 hourapprenticeship program is required
  • If you have completed8,000 hours of on the job experience but have not completed the Apprenticeship Program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification

Training Availability

Trade Related Programs Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Techniques – HVAC
Durham College – Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby ON L1N 6A7
905-721-3300 www.durhamcollege.ca Apprenticeship Training
Durham College – Whitby Campus
1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby ON L1N 6A7