Job Posting 76562

Maintenance Worker
BC Housing
Calgary area
Prince George, BC
closes in 37 days (Tue, 30 Nov)
full time  •  TBD

Located on the traditional Dakelh territory, home of the Lheidli T'enneh Nation, the Maintenance team at BC Housing in the Northern Region supports the maintenance requirements of buildings across the region. This team plays an integral role in ensuring buildings owned and operated directly through BC Housing, including those operated by non-profit providers, meet the codes and standards set by the Province.

Reporting to the Manager, Maintenance, the Maintenance Worker performs general and emergency maintenance and repair duties for Commission-owned properties, including those operated by non-profit housing providers.  This work includes performing electrical maintenance and repairs, the repair and replacement of plumbing fixtures and hardware, general carpentry work and exterior repairs, in addition to HVAC, equipment and appliance repairs.

As the position is focused on providing maintenance support to Prince George, BC, once training in all aspects of the job is completed, the Maintenance Worker will be Mobile, conducting the necessary maintenance and repairs across the region.

CANDIDATE PROFILE:  The successful candidate will have the following:

  • High school diploma/GED.
  • Experience in the operation and maintenance of buildings is perferred.
  • Experience working with First Nations & Indigenous communities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A valid Class 5 BC driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience acceptable to the employer.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Performs Maintenance and Repair duties:

  • Troubleshoots and performs electrical repairs and maintenance such as repairing/replacing damaged wires, receptacles, ballasts, switches, fans, electrical fixtures, baseboard heaters, thermostats, change breakers, smoke alarms and thermocouples, as qualified.
  • Repairing/replacing plumbing fixtures and hardware including toilets, sinks and basins, water lines (under two inches in diameter), caulking and sanitary and storm piping.
  • Performs general carpentry repairs and maintenance such as replacing counter tops, cupboards, wall tiles, replace sheet vinyl, and installing doors, replacing locks on doors and windows, repairing railings, gyproc, painting (except on move out), rollers on sliding doors and windows, weather stripping, trim, repair and adjust door closers and repair hand and balcony rails.
  • Performs exterior repairs and maintenance such as cleaning gutters and debris from roofs, minor roof repairs, replacing shingles, flashing repairs and emergency patching and caulking, snaking drains with power augers and repairing and constructing fences, gates and concrete sidewalks, patios and ramps.

  • Performs routine repairs and maintenance to appliances and equipment.

  • Performs routine repairs and maintenance to HVAC equipment.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Maintains own inventory of tools and assists to maintain inventory of equipment and materials.
  • Operates Employer's vehicle including trailers to load, unload and deliver materials, tools and equipment and/or Employer's assets.
  • Redirects contractors where minor deficiencies in the performance of work specifications are noted and reports on major deviations in contract performance on existing contracts.
  • Performs work that requires adherence to safety procedures/practices when dealing with hazards.

Work Style:

  • Required to utilize tact and diplomacy and refer tenants to other staff where appropriate.
  • Ability to exercise interpersonal and conflict resolution skills when dealing with the resident population.
  • Offers a culturally responsive and respectful approach to all interactions.

Other related duties:

  • Responds to emergencies including non-maintenance calls when Building Manager is not on site and makes emergency repairs or calls emergency services (police, fire, mental health).
  • Performs minor electrical, plumbing and carpentry maintenance and emergency repair duties such as changing fuses, resetting thermostats, snaking drains, and replacing hardware.
  • Performs other related maintenance duties as required in the Building Manager job description.

BC Housing offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. But a job is more than a pay cheque. We also offer our staff the opportunity to work together to make a difference. When employees go home at the end of the day, they experience the satisfaction of knowing they’ve helped provide safe, affordable housing for British Columbians.  And while they’re here, employees can take advantage of many opportunities:

  • In-house training, and training at other institutions, for courses related to employees’ current positions or to prepare them for advancement within BC Housing.
  • Wellness programs including physical fitness, programs to help employees quit smoking, free flu shots, mental health resources, and lunch-and-learn lectures and seminars.
  • Recognition programs including long-term service awards, idea recognition and outstanding performance awards.
  • Livegreen incentives include an employee transit pass program, and other initiatives that encourage alternative, sustainable transportation (even a bike purchase program!).
  • An active Social Club that organizes special events like seasonal parties and arranges group discounts to other events.
  • Participation in community and charitable events.

** Please note: Eligibility for benefits offered is based on employment status **


How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

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