Job Posting 62243

Building and Ground Maintenance Worker
Canadian Mental Health Association - York Region
York / Durham area, Newmarket
closes in 18 days (Mon, 22 Jun)
full time - term / contract


POSTING DATE: April 23, 2020

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


Message about our hiring and operating practices during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Canadian Mental Health York Region and South Simcoe branch (CMHA-YRSS) is continuing to provide much-needed mental health services. As an organization, we are protecting our staff through supporting either working from home, or physical distancing, and other public health directives for essential services staff working on-site. Rest assured that your well-being is our top priority and we have appropriate health and safety measures in place at each stage of the recruiting process and throughout our operations.


Competition #: 2020-013
We are hiring a Building and Ground Maintenance Worker in our Facilities Department!
CMHA York Region South Simcoe is growing, and with that comes the need for a brand new addition to the facilities department. We are proud to introduce the Building and Ground Maintenance Worker! This individual will be dedicated, capable, and diligent in keeping inside and around our building clean and healthy for all who visit or work here.
Are you an individual who has a basic understanding of and/or experience with the following: carpentry, electrical, painting, mechanical, plumbing, maintenance and repairs? Do you have experience working in a non-construction setting where you have managed and looked after the smooth-functioning of a building? If yes, then we want to hear from you! Come join this amazing, diverse, and inclusive team today!

One year, contract, Full-time, 35 hours per week, evenings and weekends may be required

Comprehensive Health Benefits: Extended health and dental coverage provided after waiting period.

Location: In accordance with current public health directives, training will be available both remotely (i.e., via teleconference and videoconferencing technologies) as well as onsite while respecting physical distancing. During the current COVID-19 outbreak, work can be completed from home with equipment provided by CMHA and occasionally at our other offices in York and South Simcoe. Once public health directives are lifted, the Building and Ground Maintenance Worker home office will be our Newmarket Office (1101 Nicholson Road, Newmarket, ON L3Y 9C3) however will be required to travel within York Region & South Simcoe to our other program offices, including Markham, Vaughan, Aurora and Alliston.

Job Profile:
The incumbent will report to the Facilities and Administration Manager and s/he will perform maintenance and repairs related to buildings, grounds, and equipment, in one or more areas such as electrical, plumbing, painting, and grounds keeping to ensure full and productive use of CMHA facilities. The successful incumbent also performs routine maintenance on mechanical equipment outside of maintenance contracts, and co-ordinates and monitors the work of maintenance contractors, as appropriate.
In addition to compliance with all organizational policies and procedures, the incumbent is also expected to behave ethically, demonstrate competence in effective communication and team building, demonstrate effectiveness in working in a collaborative environment, and demonstrate confidence in decision-making and in building relationships.


• Establishes, monitors, and carries out preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for buildings, equipment, and grounds. Ensures building and equipment meet all safety, security, and fire regulations and policies. Makes recommendations for major repairs and purchases to Supervisor
• Is able to perform the following at a general level: carpentry demolition, constructing and finishing, electrical, painting, mechanical, and plumbing maintenance and repairs such as repairing furniture, constructing shelves, installing switches, replacing plugs and other basic appliance repairs, applying paint and other finishes, repairing drywall, disassembling and reassembling equipment, replacing sinks and toilets, and applying finishing material such as linoleum
• Monitors work performed by contractors, prepares estimates of labour and material costs, contacts external contractors and tradespeople to obtain quotes, and arranges for major repairs and maintenance work
• Monitors temperatures of the building and office spaces, and makes any necessary arrangements to correct any problems with temperature
• Transports equipment, furniture, and supplies manually and/or using aides such as dollies and carts. Arranges furniture for special events
• 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
• Removes snow and ice from walkways as necessary during winter months. Ensures equipment is in proper working order
• Responds to security intrusions and fire alarms, as required
• Maintains CMHA parking lot and grounds to ensure they are free of debris
• Mops entranceways, and floors as necessary, and vacuums floor mats. During winter months, these activities may be performed more frequently and depending on need
• Monitors security sensors to ensure they are free of obstacles, e.g., dust, cracks in the glass, cobwebs, etc. and takes necessary maintenance action
• Assembles and maintains, on site in a designated area, an inventory of work tools necessary for the performance of the job
• Performs all general cleaning and maintenance tasks, as necessary
• Communicate with CHUBB security and issue building access code to staff
• Issue Key fob to staff to access building
• Deactivate key fob and building access code for terminated staff
• Identifies organizational needs and works with management and co-workers for continuous quality improvement
• Demonstrates leadership abilities in appropriate situations
• Attends in-service and educational programs to assist in maintaining competency; and an understanding of the direction of Mental Health, generally
• Demonstrates a positive attitude towards position, clients, service providers and personnel of CMHA
• Follows program guidelines and the Client Safety Framework to promote the safety of clients


• Required minimum education level is completion of secondary school (grade 12) or equivalent plus specific vocational or technical courses of up to one year in duration (i.e. Graduates from the Building Environmental Systems Operator Class II program) or other related programs
• Minimum of at least 12 months and up to and including two year of related practical experience
• Experience in maintaining mechanical, heating and cooling equipment including regular maintenance of ancillary equipment with a working knowledge of computerized heating and cooling monitoring system (preferred)
• Experience in carpentry demolition, constructing and finishing is preferred
• Has a basic understanding of and/or experience with the following: carpentry, electrical, painting, mechanical, and plumbing maintenance and repairs
• Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act
• Ontario Human Rights Code
• Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act
• Ability to read material safety data sheets (MSDS)
• Excellent computer skills required, including Microsoft Office, and excellent Microsoft Excel skills
• Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality
• Superior organization, time management, diplomacy, and planning skills
• Strong process, detail, communication and customer service skills
• A second language reflecting the local community is preferred
• Ability to communicate effectively
• Ability to recognize and solve mechanical breakdowns and problems
• Self-starter demonstrating initiative and ability to work independently and take appropriate action
• A valid Canadian driver’s license, a minimum $1,000,000 third party liability insurance

Working Conditions: Requires prolonged sitting or standing. Working in a standard office setting as well as working outside where there is frequent exposure to minor or occasional exposure to disagreeable conditions/hazards. Occasional short periods of concentration which result in normal sensory fatigue. Requires stooping, kneeling, crawling, bending, turning, reaching, climbing and balancing. Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials.

Disclaimer: In keeping with Mental Health reform, best practices, funding and direction, this position may later require knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions not noted here.


Why work for CMHA-York Region and South Simcoe?

We are a team committed to our vision of mental health support for all. That means we respect that our clients are the experts in their recovery journey and that our role is to provide support, resources and opportunities based on their hopes and dreams. It means that we foster and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit to create, implement, and sustain innovative, evidence based and transformational impact. We seek out and build partnerships, collaborate and share knowledge to be the most culturally competent team and fully integrated service delivery partner.

Our team cares for each other. We have our own team values of trust, respect, teamwork and communication. We have been a National Nonprofit Employer of Choice for four consecutive years as well as a recipient of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.
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CMHA-YRSS supports the recovery of people with mental illness and promotes diversity in the workplace. We welcome all applicants including persons with lived experience, women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and members of the 2SLGBTTQ+, visible minority and immigrant communities to apply.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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