Building and Property Maintenance Worker

POSITION:                                 Building and Property Maintenance Worker

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:       Permanent Full-time, unionized

POSTING NUMBER:                   2022 – 08

START DATE:                             To be determined

LOCATION:                                Townsend – will require occasional travel to Brantford locations


Completion of Secondary School plus vocational courses in HVAC systems, electrical, carpentry, and plumbing or an equivalent combination of education and experience of at least two years’ building/property maintenance.

RESPONSIBLE TO:          Facilities and Procurement Manager

Under the Supervision of the Facilities and Procurement Manager

The Building and Property Maintenance Worker is responsible for all the maintenance and upkeep at the Townsend location, with occasional travel and coverage required at the Brantford buildings.


Performs routine general building and equipment repairs and maintenance including but not limited to:
– Service and repairs to washrooms, facilities, and furniture

– Clean up and spill containment

– Paint and repair buildings as required

– Replaces light fixtures and bulbs as required

– Replacement of ceiling tiles as required

– Other property/building related needs as required or assigned

-Conducts regular site visits to each property, as per maintenance program, ensuring deficiencies are identified, recorded, and dealt with or escalated in a timely manner
-Systematic collection of all recyclable materials throughout the buildings
-Periodic cleaning and spot checking when cleaners are not present
-Maintain indoor/outdoor lighting as required
-Conducts routine maintenance of emergency building systems as per set schedule
-Performs routine maintenance on HVAC systems
-Ensures set up/tear down of equipment and furniture for meetings and programs, and training events
-Perform office moves/renovations and assisting with office set up when necessary
-Participates in the planned long term and routine daily maintenance as well as emergency repairs
-Assist in developing work plans for contracted work, tracking projects and providing status reports
-The Building and Property Maintenance Worker collaborates with the supervisor to assist in securing contract bids
-Maintains building grounds performing appropriate seasonal duties including planting, flower bed maintenance, lawn cutting, watering, shrub pruning, leaf removal, during the winter months monitor and clear snow, salt agency walks, ground debris removal, extra sidewalk cleaning when necessary and garbage cleaning.
-Participate in annual evaluation of his/her performance in accordance with Agency policy
-Other duties as assigned

·       Maintains required documentation of building operations, including checking fire extinguishers, testing panic buttons and security systems, sprinkler system, HVAC including boiler systems

·       Conducts monthly Health & Safety worksite inspections

·       Ensures compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHMIS, Agency’s health and safety

·       Maintains knowledge of all agency policies and procedures; as well as all other health and safety legislative requirements

Must be a certified JHSC member and have extensive working knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act


·       Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

Skills in carpentry, drywall, and painting
Effective time management skills and the ability to prioritize work to meet various deadlines
·       Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills, initiative, and responsibility

·       Ability to work independently and within a team

·       Good understanding of applicable legislation and regulation, including Occupational Health and Safety Act, Electrical and Building Codes, and WHMIS.

·       Knowledge of heating/cooling systems, HVAC systems, heat pumps, boiler systems fire and security alarm systems, and appliance repair would be an asset.

·       Knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems.

·       Ability to maintain high level of confidentially and exercise sound judgement

·       Committed to anti-oppression values of justice, equity, respect of the beliefs and traditions of others

·       Knowledge of anti-black racism

·       Knowledge of the impact of residential school and colonization

·       Ability to respond to building emergency and security concerns outside of regular business hours


In accordance with the Collective Agreement – $52,161 – $57,021

As a condition of hire, selected candidates will be required to provide:

·       Proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 (subject to duty to accommodate under applicable human rights legislation)

·       Consent for Police- Vulnerable Records Check- Results must be satisfactory to the employer

·       Consent for Child Welfare check- Results must be satisfactory to the employer

Must have a valid Ontario “G” class driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
We are committed to staffing a workforce representative of the diverse population we serve. We encourage applicants from African Canadian, Indigenous, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ communities to apply and to please self-identify in their cover letter.

We are committed to creating an accessible environment for all. Please let us know if you have any accommodation needs. We thank all applicants; however only those considered for interviews will be contacted.

APPLICATION:                           Applications in writing, with resume will be accepted electronically at:


CLOSING DATE:                        May 9, 2022 @ 4:30 pm