Maintenance Worker (Casual)

Lower Similkameen Community Services Society - Keremeos, BC (30+ days ago)

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Lower Similkameen Community Services Society (LSCSS) is a dynamic and multi-faceted agency which is committed to provide excellent programs that enhance quality of life by improving the social conditions, housing, health and education of our citizens. We are a major local employer, with over 40 employees.

Seeking a Maintenance Worker to perform basic carpentry, electrical, painting, mechanical and plumbing maintenance and to coordinate trades for specialized tasks at Kyalami Place Assisted Living, Mountain View Manor and Tumbleweed Terrace in Keremeos, with potential future growth at new properties.

Hours may vary, approximately 10 hours per week to start.

Job Title: Maintenance Worker

Immediate Supervisor: LSCSS Executive Director for Admin offices and Program Space, Housing Coordinator for Housing communities.

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Worker is a key role in LSCSS. Maintaining good Tenant relations is dependent on providing timely repairs, communicating effectively with Tenants, and maintaining Society properties to a high standard. Identifying and conducting the day-to-day maintenance and assisting in Tenant generated service requests are of prime importance.

The Maintenance Worker will have primary responsibility for a designated community, and will be expected to have a basic familiarity of systems in all Society communities for emergency purposes.

Job Duties:

1. Buildings:

a. Performs carpentry, electrical, painting, mechanical, and plumbing maintenance and repairs such as repairing furniture, installing switches, replacing plugs and other basic appliance repairs, applying paint and other finishes, repairing drywall, disassembling and reassembling equipment, replacing sinks and toilets, replaces and repairs taps, and applies finishing material such as linoleum.

b. Maintenance of building systems, including heating and cooling systems, hot water

c. Clean, maintain and repair roof drains and gutters, and exterior finishes (including graffiti removal), perform exterior window washing.

d. Transports equipment, furniture, and supplies manually and/or using aides such as dollies and carts. Arranges furniture and helps with decorations for special events.

e. Replaces electrical bulbs and ballasts; removes, cleans and replaces light covers.

f. During each shift, performs a “walk around” the facility, both interior and exterior, looking for hazards and maintenance items.

g. Supports suite turnovers by identifying and performing required repairs, and arranging for carpet cleaning and painting as required.

h. Perform pest management in all buildings and grounds.

i. Collects and removes garbage and recyclable materials, and ensures the safe disposal of hazardous waste.

j. Ensures building and equipment meet all safety, security, and fire regulations and policies. Identify and eliminate hazards both inside the building and in outbuildings and on the grounds.

k. Conducts fire drills and tests fire equipment.

l. Act as emergency backup for other Maintenance Workers during periods of vacation or illness.

2. Grounds:

a. Performs maintenance and minor upgrades to landscaping such as: fencing, tree planting and removal.

b. Repair and maintain irrigation systems, including seasonal and periodic maintenance.

c. Cleans external areas such as entranceways, sidewalks, outbuildings, garages and parking lots using manual and power brooms, rakes, shovels and other equipment to remove dirt, leaves, snow and other refuse. Performs minor gardening and lawn maintenance tasks such as mowing, weeding, pruning and watering.

3. Administration:

a. Completes and maintains related records and documentation such as maintenance logs and security incident reports

b. Establishes, monitors and carries out preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for buildings, equipment, and grounds.

c. Makes recommendations for major repairs and purchases to Supervisor.

d. Monitors works performed by contractors; prepares estimates of labour and material costs; contacts external contractors and tradespeople to obtain quotes; arranges for major repairs and maintenance work.

e. Monitors maintenance and housekeeping supplies. Places purchase orders with external suppliers, receives supplies, checks invoices against orders and goods received, stores and distributes supplies, and contacts suppliers to obtain and provide general information.

f. Is responsible for the Capital planning process for the designated buildings

4. Work Orders

a. Oversee tenant and staff maintenance requests

b. Communicate effectively with Tenants and Staff when maintenance requests are made;

c. Monitor and update the Work Order tracking system

d. Complete Work Orders

e. Issue work instructions to contractors and follow up to ensure successful completion;

f. Close Work Orders and file appropriately to track maintenance of each unit/system over time.

5. Other:

a. Provides Clients with basic information related to the building.

b. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Typical Education, Training and Experience

§ Grade 12

§ Apprentice or Journeyman in trade such as Carpenter, Plumber or Electrician

§ Or, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience determined to be reasonable and relevant to the level of work

§ Proficient Computer skills are essential

§ Previous Capital Planning experience is an asset

§ Current First Aid Certificate with CPR

§ Class 5 Driver’s licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes

§ WHMIS Training

§ Asbestos Management Training

§ BC Non-Profit Housing Authority job-specific training will be required.

Typical Skills and Abilities

§ Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

§ Ability to deal with others effectively

§ Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position

§ Ability to operate related equipment

§ Ability to plan, organize and prioritize

§ Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others

§ Ability to analyze and resolve problems

Reference ID: MAINT #20-02

Job Types: Part-time, Casual

Salary: $20.40 per hour


  • Secondary School (Preferred)


  • Trades Certificate (Preferred)