Maintenance Service Worker (Temporary 6 Months)

Government of Alberta - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Reporting to the Facilities Coordinator and working a 40 hour week, the Maintenance Service Worker is an integral position that provides support to trades people within a large in-house managed portfolio consisting of the Calgary Correctional Centre, Calgary Remand Centre and the Calgary Young Offenders Centre.

The Maintenance Service Worker is responsible for the effective and efficient operation and maintenance of these buildings. Typical duties include implementing and documenting the preventative maintenance programs, operating Building Management Control Systems, HVAC, fire alarm, mechanical, electrical and security system as well as clean-up of work areas, troubleshooting problems and completing repairs on building fixtures and equipment. This also includes coordinating and monitoring services by contracted staff and being proactive and responsive to client needs, with all necessary follow up actions.

To be successful in this role, you will be technically experienced, fully competent and demonstrate strong CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING by looking beyond the immediate to identify and address issues. Our ideal candidate will be a responsive, team player who thrives in a fast-paced working environment, working independently or as part of a team, by BUILDING COLLABORATIVE WORK ENVIRONMENTS. Your DRIVE FOR RESULTS and excellence in customer service, supervisory and organizational skills will ensure successful operations of the facilities. Working within these important facilities, you exude a high standard of interpersonal communication, collaboration and negotiating skills and AGILITY in order to effectively deal with staff, service providers, clients, and the public. This position involves SYSTEMS THINKING whereby ensuring applicable codes and guidelines are followed to ensure that buildings are maintained within established standards, in a safe and cost-effective manner, while also ensuring asset preservation and a high level of user satisfaction. Competence in operating computer technology and computer applications is necessary in this role for the purposes of daily communication and the preparation of reports and documentation

The following are examples of duties that you will perform in the role:

1. Performs routine mechanical maintenance
  • Routine and preventative maintenance of all building components interior and exterior
  • Monitoring of building mechanical/electrical systems to ensure a safe and comfortable building environment is maintained
  • Assist trades e.g. unplugging toilets
  • Make repairs to heating and cooling systems
  • Test and treat boiler water
  • Test and treat a potable water system
  • Make emergency repairs to mechanical equipment
  • Make minor plumbing repairs
  • Operate a Building Management Control System (BMCS) to ensure client comfort and satisfaction
  • Clean up of shop and work areas
2. Make general repairs and perform preventative maintenance
  • Perform minor carpentry and furniture repairs
  • Repair door locks
  • Lubricate motors, fans and other similar equipment
  • Replace filters and belts
  • Inspect the fire extinguishers, emergency lighting, and life safety components monthly
  • Order supplies
  • Respond to client requests

A high school diploma and a minimum of 2 years directly related building maintenance and property management experience is required. A 4th class Power Engineering Certification is preferred. Broad knowledge of fire sprinkler equipment is considered an asset. Formal supervisory experience or experience assigning and monitoring work of others is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office applications is also considered an asset. A valid class 5 driving license is required.


Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:


$23.77 to $29.05 per hour


This is a full-time wage position, for 40 hours per week. This is a temporary position for up to 6 months.

Candidates must be able to lift up to 50Ibs.

A valid class 5 Alberta driver's license is required.

A Criminal Records Check is required for this position. Successful candidate will be required to undergo security screening.

Candidates with educational qualifications from countries other than Canada are required to attach IQAS assessments with their application.

Please note this competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta.

How to Apply

YOUR VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS AND THE JOB ID # MUST BE INCLUDED WITH YOUR APPLICATION. Please note that interview invitations may be sent out by e-mail.

Online applications are preferred. If you apply online, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted as ONE file and that you include the Job ID #. Please ensure that this document is saved using the naming convention of your last then first name followed by the seven digit Job Opening ID number (Smith,Joe_XXXXXXX) and that the document name is no more than 60 characters in length. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition. Please DO NOT submit multiple applications.

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS). It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you have difficulty uploading your application, please call Thelma Finch at (780) 422-9452.