Temporary Maintenance/Grounds Worker

St. Margaret's School - Victoria, BC (30+ days ago)

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St. Margaret’s School seeks a Maintenance & Grounds Worker. Under direction of the Manager, the Maintenance & Grounds Worker performs a variety of maintenance functions for the School’s buildings and grounds. The School’s buildings and grounds must always be maintained in a condition of operating excellence. This job assumes the primary responsibility for the safety and cleanliness of all School buildings and grounds. This is also a customer service position and the Maintenance & Grounds Worker must be willing to address concerns from staff, students and a variety of visitors to our campus.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include the following:

  • Maintains the School’s infrastructure by:

o Attending to day to day facility needs.

o Ensuring cleanliness and good repair of interior and exterior spaces, e.g. common areas, classrooms, playground equipment, entranceways, building roofs, etc.

o Undertaking minor project work and repairs that involve plumbing, drywalling, painting, carpentry, and minor electrical work.

o Performs preventative maintenance on building equipment and machinery including HVAC systems.

o Responding to teacher requests to fabricate structure for school projects.

o Moving, setting up, dismantling and storing equipment for school functions and events.

o Minor repairs to furniture and appliances.

o Replaces light bulbs, ballasts and cleans light fixtures.

  • Opens/closes building and checks for cleanliness, good repair and safety.
  • Performs general building and grounds maintenance and project work in other school areas as may be assigned.
  • Maintains school pathways and roads, cleaning drains and sweeping debris.
  • Snow clearing by hand, and with equipment, spreading sand and salt on pathways and roadways around the campus as required.
  • Pressure washing of buildings and pathways.
  • Maintains tools and equipment related to maintenance such as lubricating, sharpening, replacing broken handles and making simple adjustments and repairs, as needed.
  • Maintains and completes records and reports.
  • Relieves in the absence of other maintenance and grounds staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.



  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Journeyperson certification preferred such as electrician, plumber, or carpenter
  • 3-5 years building and grounds maintenance work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License with clean drivers abstract
  • Working knowledge of WHMIS and WCB regulations
  • Appreciation of and adherence to sustainable, conservation-minded building standards
  • Ability to use hand tools, power equipment and machinery
  • Understanding of BC building codes
  • Ability to service and perform small mechanical repairs
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, prioritize work, meet deadlines and school schedule needs
  • Able to communicate effectively (both orally and written), and able to develop and maintain good relationships with customers, staff, managers and other groups
  • Ability to lift and move heavy plants, materials and equipment
  • Ability to work well under adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to successfully obtain Ministry of Justice criminal record check clearance
  • Able to take direction; and work independently
  • Ability to establish good relationships with staff, faculty and students
  • Positive role model to all members of the St. Margaret’s community
  • Actively support the vision, mission and values of our school

Work Conditions

  • Handling heavy loads
  • May require work in hazardous environments requiring protective equipment
  • May be exposed to dust and high noise levels
  • May be required to work on ladders, rooftops, and in unfavorable weather conditions
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Overtime and weekend work as required
  • Interacts with residents, family members, staff, visitors and government agencies
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching and kneeling for extended periods of time

Reference ID: 1920042

Contract length: 6 months

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary


  • building and grounds maintenance: 3 years (Required)
  • journeyperson certification, which certification(s): 1 year (Preferred)


  • Secondary School (Required)


  • Victoria, BC (Required)


  • English (Required)