General Maintenance Assistant

  • Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
  • Brantford, ON, Canada
  • Jan 06, 2022
Full-Time Maintenance and Facilities

Job Description


Organization: Ministry of Education
Division: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
City: Brantford
Job Term: 1 Permanent
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: 173875 (PDSB21-178)

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Do you have a wide maintenance skillset with the ability to learn new things in a short period of time? If so, consider this challenging opportunity with the Ministry of Education's Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch.

The W. Ross MacDonald School in Brantford is looking for someone to assist in maintaining the facilities and equipment of 20 buildings ranging in age from 5 to 147 years old and includes classrooms, recreational and dining facilities, and student residences.

What can I expect to do in this role?
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 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.
  • Move and set-up furniture and equipment as required;
  • Assist with implementation of work plans for summer students.

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 are able to determine proper methods and materials required for performing installation, replacement, repair, preventative maintenance and construction work at the facility;
  • You have proven 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 have demonstrated experience operating various grounds maintenance equipment such as skid steer loader, tractors and riding lawn mowers;
  • You have proven experience and ability to 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 Essential Skills:

  • You have developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • You have organizational, time management, analytical and problem-solving skills to manage daily operations and tasks;
  • You have knowledge of and the ability to apply Occupational Health and Safety guidelines, such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), confined space, designated substances surveys, etc.;
  • You are able to read and follow simple drawings, blueprints, work specifications, including written and verbal instructions.

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.

OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive
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.

Additional Information


  • 1 Permanent, 350 Brant Ave, Brantford, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Schedule: 4.7
Category: Maintenance and Trades
Posted on: Thursday, January 6, 2022

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.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions These positions may be of various tenures including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  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. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

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 representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 27, 2022 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 .

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