Maintenance Technician

Job description

Maintenance Technician

Date Posted: 04/28/2021
Req ID: 3903
Faculty/Division: Woodsworth College
Department: Woodsworth College
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


General Description of Class

Under direction performs minor repairs and maintenance duties on a regular basis and some caretaking duties for Woodsworth College.

Typical Duties

The following illustrative tasks indicate the level of skill required and the extent of responsibility involved in this job. They in no way limit the incumbent to the tasks indicated.

Flexibility of the employee to perform a wide variety of functions is necessary in successfully fulfilling the requirements of this position. The degree to which each employee performs each of the following tasks listed below will vary according to where and when the employee is scheduled to work.

Performs maintenance duties to ensure the building, fixtures and equipment are maintained to standard and are in good working order such as repairing / replacing and adjusting equipment, fixtures, furniture and appliances, minor carpentry/woodwork, hardware replacement and repair; light replacement; switch and receptacle face plate replacement/installation; tightening screws; hanging pictures, signs and banners; key cutting; rod/ bracket installations and repair; change locks; replace screens, windows, tap washers; unplug toilets and bathroom/kitchen fixture adjustments; visually inspecting drains; following basic floor plans; vacuuming water; locating water problems: moving heavy items and completing room set ups.

General maintenance of lights, equipment, building fixtures (general building maintenance such as springs, appliances, closures, washers, seals, flooring/ceiling tile repair/ replacement, caulking, basic wall repair, minor residential painting).

Responsible for maintaining internal signage.

Inspects, maintains and repairs all Vingcard hardware; troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment as required.

Maintains all accessibility operators in good working order.

Performs visual inspection of building, equipment, fixtures and appliances performing maintenance or reporting as needed.

Clears entrance ways to buildings and residences of snow and ice, lays salt.

Performs preventative maintenance.

Checks fire and safety equipment – reporting items requiring specialized repair.

Observes, corrects and/or reports any health and safety concerns (e.g. broken, defective or missing fire/safety equipment).

Follows established protocol during fire alarms including checking alarm panel, communication with Fire Department, making announcements to building occupants and resets fire pull stations/fire panel/elevator based on established rules and/or instruction; replaces smoke detector and security alarm batteries on a regular schedule.

Reports on damaged and defective equipment; advises supervisor on repairs required and follows up to ensure repairs are completed;(e.g. building heater; pull station cover; security equipment).

Cleans and mops floors; cleans residences and related buildings, equipment and surrounding areas; removes garbage.

Liaises with the appropriate supervisors, such as Building Managers, Supervisors, Deans, Directors, Managers and Chairs as well as administrative staff and students to ensure Work Order Requests; maintenance and cleanliness are executed to local and University Building Standards and Health and Safety standards in a timely and safe fashion and to keep others informed of facility issues.

Responds to requests of building occupants and contractors; informs them of required information; provides supplies or services related to building maintenance; accompanies and directs parties as needed.

Properly stores and maintains an inventory of materials and equipment; and orders supplies as applicable.

Maintains accurate and timely records of work completed.

Completes work orders and special projects.

Other related duties as required or assigned.

Min Minimum Requirements for Selection


Education: Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent; technical training is desirable.

Experience: Three years of related work experience, technical training may be substituted for experience.

Other: Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and experience performing a variety of building maintenance tasks. Knowledge and experience of building maintenance and repair practices, demonstrated ability to become familiar with building operations, floor plan, equipment and related health, safety and cleanliness standards. Proven ability to effectively and safely use and operate small hand tools, power tools, ladders and elevated platforms. Demonstrated physical and technical ability to perform required duties. Familiar with Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations that apply to this work. Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral and written); ability to communicate effectively using tools such as cell phone, pager, radio; tact, courtesy and patience dealing with clients and staff; Computer skills required.Demonstrated ability to work independently. Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions.

Closing Date: 05/07/2021,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Hourly
Appointment Type: Ancillary Operations
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: Probationary Rate: $21.64/hr -- Job Rate: $24.07/hr
Job Category: Facilities/Ancilliary Services

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time