Organization: Ministry of Education

Division: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

City: Belleville

Job Term: 2 Temporary – Irregularly Scheduled/On-call Supply positions (to work on an as needed basis)

Job Code: 93004 – Mtce Mechanic 2

Salary: $24.56 – $27.23 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 173148 (PDSB21-152)

We are looking to hire 1-2 on call-supply General Maintenance Assistants for the Belleville Campus to provide maintenance and groundskeeping support at the Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf and Sagonaska Demonstration School.

If you are a jack of all trades with the ability to learn new things in a short period of time, then consider this challenging opportunity with the Ministry of Education’s Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch, where you will be responsible for maintaining the facilities and equipment.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

  • Provide general preventative maintenance and repairs to buildings, grounds, vehicles, and equipment.
  • Perform general plumbing, electrical, and general facility maintenance.
  • Provide general repairs to heating, ventilation, and fire systems.
  • Provide general repairs to locks, valves, pumps, repair of windows, flooring, minor painting, and general touch-up work to furniture.
  • Maintain the efficient mechanical operation of the swimming pool.
  • Assist contract and government services tradespersons.
  • Assist with implementation of work plan for summer students.
  • Work on call hours as required.

How do I qualify?

Technical skills:

  • You have demonstrated experience and general working knowledge of trades such as carpentry, painting, plumbing, HVAC systems, and electrical to assist with semi-skilled general maintenance.
  • You can determine proper methods and materials required for performing installation, replacement, repair, preventative maintenance, and construction work at the facility.
  • You have good mechanical aptitude and experience performing routine general maintenance inspections, preventative maintenance, and minor repairs of electrical, plumbing, small engines, appliances, furniture, fittings, and electromechanical systems.
  • You know and have experience operating various grounds maintenance equipment such as skid steer loader, tractors, and riding lawn mowers.
  • You can maintain efficient operation of swimming pool and related equipment.
  • You have the ability to use hand tools and power equipment.
  • You have experience maintaining work orders and preventative maintenance logs.

Other skills:

  • You possess good interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • You are organized and can demonstrate good time management, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • You know the Occupational Health and Safety guidelines.
  • You can move and set up furniture and equipment.
  • You can read and follow simple drawings, blueprints, work specifications, including written and verbal directions.

OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information


  • 2 Temporary – Irregular On-Call, duration up to 12 months, 350 Dundas St W, Belleville, East Region, Vulnerable Sector Check

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Schedule: 4.7
Category: Maintenance and Trades
Posted on: Monday, November 22, 2021

In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

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Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

How to apply:

  1. You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

Send application to: PSBjobs@ontario.ca

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representativse. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, December 6, 2021 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the
Ontario Human Rights Code