Maintenance Assistant

OCAD University - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Reporting to the Manager, Facilities Maintenance, the Maintenance Assistant assists in the preventative and corrective maintenance of building facilities, equipment and systems, as well as perform maintenance work orders.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Assist the Manager, Facilities Maintenance in the implementation of the university’s Preventative Maintenance Program for ventilation, heating, and cooling equipment and building systems
Carry out work orders, including minor repairs to facilities, and repairs relating to plumbing and electrical work, troubleshooting and problem solving as required, escalating to the Manager as needed
Liaise with the Work Request Coordinator regarding the status of work orders, prioritizing orders as required
Assist the Manager, Facilities Maintenance in the coordination of contractors involving all building systems, acting as point of contact for on-site contractors, where appropriate
In collaboration with the Manager, Facilities Maintenance and other Maintenance staff, carry out regular building inspections and related investigations
Respond to emergencies as required, including call-ins during off hours and weekends
Support the Manager, Facilities Maintenance in other related duties that contribute to the successful operation of the Facilities Maintenance work unit

Secondary school or equivalent, and a minimum of one (1) year of related work experience or equivalent
Completion of a Gas Fitter 2 license
Knowledge of elevated work platform training and ladder safety, and fall arrest training
Familiarity with HVAC, heating systems, and preventative maintenance programs an asset
Demonstrated commitment to health and safety and knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Act and other relevant legislation
Strong mechanical aptitude, familiarity with hand tools, and the ability to interpret drawings, manuals, parts catalogues and building plans
Familiarity with precision measuring instruments, and other electronic testing devices
Proficient oral and basic written communication skills; familiarity with Microsoft Office an asset
Must have demonstrated a high degree of reliability, and the ability to work independently and participate collaboratively in a team environment
Must have a valid Ontario “G” class driver’s license
Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and experience promoting a respectful work and learning environment for students, staff and faculty
Able to work on shift and/or be on call in rotation in response to needs of the workplace
Compensation: $45,874.42 to $59,516.69 per annum, plus benefits.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, for a total of 35 hours per week.

Application Deadline: Interested applicants are invited to submit an updated resume, with a cover letter by selecting "Apply Now" below, no later than Friday, August 2, 2019.

As an employer committed to employment equity, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

We encourage members of designated equity-seeking groups to self-identify within the voluntary Applicant Questionnaire.

In order to alleviate the under-representation of racialized and Indigenous administrators, priority in hiring will be given to qualified racialized and Indigenous persons who self-identify as such in the application process. This initiative is a special program under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

OCAD U is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free experience to applicants with accessibility needs. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage during the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources for more information or refer to OCAD U’s Policy of Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.

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