The Maintenance Assistant

Job Order ID:6589
Employment Type:Hourly Salary
Web Publication Date:11/29/2021
Number of Positions:1
Job Location:Vaughan
Job Function:

Our Retirement home employer is looking to hire a Maintenance Assistant  who reports to the Services Manager. The Maintenance Assistant assumes all responsibilities of the Environmental Coordinator in his/her absence. The incumbent is responsible for providing basic maintenance services to Community Members and arranging for more intensive service if/when it is needed, under the direction of the Services Manager. This role ensures that all Community Member’s and Team Member’s health and safety is maintained.


Key Responsibilities



  • Plans, directs, supervises and evaluates maintenance programs ( HVAC, plumbing, water, gas, electrical, mechanical, communications, carpentry, painting, drywall, refinishing, grounds care and equipment maintenance)
  • Ensures safe operation of swimming pool. Maintains logs/records of pool chemistry and adjustments to it. Orders needed supplies for the pool in consultation with the Services Manager
  • Schedules maintenance repairs, performs preventive maintenance and coordinates all replacement and new installation activities. These activities are done in a timely manner with minimum disruption to Community Members.
  • Conducts maintenance of the exterior property of the Community including general cleaning of the area; clearing garbage; snow removal etc.
  • Effectively coordinates and completes the readiness of all vacated suites so as to provide quick availability to new prospects.
  • Assists Environmental Coordinator with an annual safety review of all suites and common areas and keeps records of the same
  • Observes notes and maintains the common areas in good repair and pleasing to the eye at all times. Any needed repair will be done in a timely manner
  • Inspects all equipment and systems on a regular basis to ensure proper functioning and safety, including security and emergency systems such as back up generator and cameras
  • Performs or arranges emergency maintenance duties as required
  • Maintains maintenance records, receipts and ledgers are kept and ensure proper follow up of all maintenance contracts as directed
  • Aids in receiving, ordering and storing supplies for Community Members
  • Participates in all Health and Safety, fire safety and quality improvements programs including conducting fire safety training for Team Members and monthly fire drill procedures
  • Programs computerized entry system, fobs for Community Member suites and other entry points as directed
  • Ensure issue resolution relating to Environmental Services are followed through with in cooperation with Community Members, families, other Team Members
  • Ensure good communication of building or Community Member issues to the Services Manager via means as necessary (email, written, verbal)
  • Conducts monthly, quarterly and annual audits as requested
  • Ensure and follows effective Infection Control protocols are in place when needed i.e. outbreak
  • Request all needed education to do with Wellness for Community Members and Team Members to maximize knowledge that will ensure safety and health living
  • Other projects and responsibilities as assignedBusiness Planning & Monitoring
  • Attends and contributes to all Services department meetings and applicable Community meetings
  • Assists the Services Manager with developing departmental goals by providing input regarding the Environmental services department, operations, talent and training plan and Health & Safety/Risk plan
  • Implements, monitors, and achieves all approved departmental goals as set out

Job Requirement:



  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in building maintenance management. Some experience in a retirement setting is desired
  • Post secondary training in key areas of building maintenance is preferred
  • Sound knowledge of plumbing, HVAC, electrical and minor painting and drywall repairs
  • Knowledgeable of the Provincial Health and Safety regulations
  • Proficient in building maintenance systems
  • Knowledge in MS office (outlook, word, excel)
  • Ability to communicate clearly with peers and subordinates. Ability to work as a Team Member, understanding the priorities of others
  • Ability to manage their time effectively with little supervision
  • Up to date police check-vulnerable sector * verified annually
  • Valid CPR/First Aid
  • Able to bend, stretch, sit and stand for long periods as well as climb ladders and work in congested space. Able to lift a maximum of 50 lbs
  •  Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work flexible hours and weekends
  • Available to be on call for emergencies