Maintenance Worker (up to 2 positions available)
Job ID: 2408
Burnaby (Metro Vancouver), BC
A great opportunity to use your maintenance experience and interpersonal skills as part of a well-managed organization where people are passionate about their socially relevant work
As a resourceful handy-person with diverse maintenance skills, you're fully capable of attending to electrical, plumbing, carpentry and exterior maintenance and emergency repair tasks. However, it will be your exceptional communication and people skills that will make you an invaluable member of the Operations team as it supports and maintains a stable living environment for BC Housing tenants. Tactful and able to size up situations quickly, you may be called on to provide training to non-profit housing partners, occasionally refer tenants—some of whom face complex health and social challenges—to other staff on our multi-disciplined teams or resolve conflicts as they arise.
As a Maintenance Worker, you will use your knowledge and skills to perform a variety of troubleshooting, maintenance and repair duties, including:
- Repairing/replacing receptacles, ballasts, switches, fans, electrical fixtures, baseboard heaters, change breakers, smoke alarms, thermocouples, and repairing/replacing damaged wiring;
- Repairing/replacing plumbing fixtures, including toilets, sinks and basins, as well as water lines, and sanitary and storm piping;
- Replacing counter tops, cupboards, wall tiles, and sheet vinyl, installing doors, replacing locks on doors and windows, and repairing railings;
- Cleaning gutters and debris from roofs, 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;
- Maintaining own inventory of tools as listed in Appendix B, Part III, and assisting in maintaining inventory of equipment and materials;
- Operating a BC Housing vehicle, including trailers, to load, unload and deliver materials, tools and equipment and/or employer’s assets;
- Performing routine repairs and maintenance to appliances, equipment and HVAC equipment;
- Redirecting contractors where minor deviations in the performance of work specifications are noted, and reporting on major deviations in contract performance on modernization and improvement delivery programs;
- Ensuring adherence to safety procedures/practices when dealing with hazards;
- Utilizing tact and diplomacy, as required, referring tenants to other staff where appropriate, and occasionally exercising interpersonal and conflict resolution skills when dealing with tenants with complex health and social issues when other resources are not available;
- Responding to emergencies, including non-maintenance calls when the Building Manager is not on site, and making emergency repairs or calling emergency services (police, fire, mental health);
Performing minor electrical, plumbing and carpentry maintenance and emergency repair duties listed for Building Manager in Appendix B, Part 1, such as changing fuses, resetting thermostats, snaking drains and replacing hardware
The skilled Maintenance Worker required by this role will have:
- a high school diploma and two years' related maintenance experience
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- a valid Class 5 BC driver’s licence and satisfactory driving record.
- Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.
You must be able to supply your own set of tools, as required by the employer. You will receive a replacement allowance once you are qualified.
Please note: The successful applicant(s) will be required to complete a satisfactory criminal record check.
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BC Housing—one of BC's Top Employers for 2017—is the provincial Crown agency that develops, manages and administers a wide range of subsidized housing options for those most in need across the province. Share in the rewards of working with an organization that offers challenging work and competitive compensation and supports the growth and development of its people.
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.
When applying, please submit a cover letter and your application in **one** single document as a word or pdf file only.
BC Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.