Junior Maintenance

  • Initiative: Investing in Neighbourhoods 
  • Requisition ID: 882 
  • Job Location: Canada (CA) 
  • Additional Location Details: Pape & O'Connor 
  • Job Stream: Cleaning/Maintenance/Housekeeping  
  • Job Type: Temporary, Part-Time 
  • Temporary Duration: Up to 12 Months 
  • Wage:  $16.00 per hour  
  • Number of Positions Open:
  • Posting End Date: 04/30/2021 
  • Travel Required: None 
  • Educational Requirements:High School or GED 


Investing In Neighbourhoods - Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for job opportunities through the Investing in Neighbourhoods Program, interested candidates must be OW participants living in Toronto. Investing in Neighbourhoods job opportunities are in not for profit community organizations and enable OW participants to: increase their skill level, develop contacts with employers, and obtain references with the goal of securing permanent employment.


At the time of this posting, the position is on-site.  The employer may change this arrangement in order to comply with Public Health Guidelines.


Job Description:

  • Check all rooms in the main shelter and garage daily; grounds including perimeter fencing daily; and roof top monthly
  • Snow clearing and salting of all building exits and walkways, roads and paved areas
  • Removal of waste and recyclables from all areas of the facility
  • Sort and transport recyclables, hazardous wastes (paint, oil) to transfer station
  • Perform cleanup of facility: sweep, mop, polish, refinish resilient floors, vacuum and shampoo carpeted areas, dust, wash walls, wipe surfaces; wash windows, interior and exterior
  • Clean all hallways, washrooms, kitchenettes, and other general rooms
  • Heavy cleaning duties in dorms and other areas used by clients
  • Clean light fixtures and change bulbs and tubes;
  • Cleaning of facility vehicles: vacuum, wash and perform fluid level checks
  • Complete inventories of tools, equipment, supplies and materials
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools including power lawn equipment and snow plows; perform repairs as required
  • Complete all necessary reports and checklists related to the department
  • Respond to any emergency situations regarding the physical plant, assess the situation and assist in problem resolution
  • Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, follow the law and workplace specific health and safety policies and procedures; work and act in a safe and healthy manner to avoid injury to other staff or residents; report any hazardous area or material to the supervisor
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Shelter Manager or designate


Skills Requirement:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Some experience in facility maintenance or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Building trades' certificate, or equivalent, considered an asset; Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act or WHMIS an asset
  • Ability to multi-task, plan and prioritize duties based on needs
  • Broad awareness of other cultures, values, identities and perspectives with a demonstrated ability and interest in working with and for diverse populations
  • Ability to adhere to the principal and obligation of client confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with staff, suppliers, inspectors and other persons involved with the facility; interact with management, client and public and various departments
  • High level of sound and independent judgement and reasoning; able to create alternative solutions to problems
  • Possess a strong attention to details; ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent organization, written and oral communication skills
  • Various indoor and outdoor weather conditions; repetitive and strenuous work; able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals, tools and maintenance-related equipment
  • Medical certificate to be completed upon hire; mandatory immunizations maintained throughout employment including influenza vaccine
  • Valid Class G Driver's License and Driver's Abstract
  • Police Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search must be presented at hire and any future changes (pending or accused) must be disclosed immediately to the Human Resources Manager, or designate


How to Apply:

If you meet the qualifications above and are interested in applying to this position, please click "Apply now" to upload your resume and cover letter. We thank you for your interest; however only those Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  For further assistance, please contact:  wfdteam@toronto.ca.


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