We’re hiring: Facilities and Maintenance Worker

Facilities and Maintenance Worker

Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace is looking for a reliable worker to assist in operating and ensuring the good maintenance of our church and community buildings. Reporting to the Administrator, the Facilities and Maintenance Worker will identify maintenance issues, undertake light repairs and routine caretaking items, and set up rooms for events and activities.

This regular part-time morning position offers some flexibility in scheduling and requires a self-motivated, enthusiastic and well organized individual with a generalist’s skills in maintenance who is also able to oversee contractors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be available for early morning work, usually starting between 6:30 – 8:00am, or as needed depending on scheduled events.
  • Set up chairs, tables, resource equipment and audio/visual equipment according to plans provided for events and activities
  • Represent Canadian Memorial United Church positively, provide facility users building access as needed and assist them with requests, equipment troubleshooting and similar concerns
  • Carry out routine maintenance work as required in the facilities and grounds including small repairs, basic plumbing, light painting and similar work. Liaise with and provide oversight of contractors for larger maintenance work
  • Ensure facilities and equipment are in good working order, assist in planning routine and preventative maintenance work
  • Carry out light spot cleaning as needed in support of cleaning staff; maintain tidiness of grounds
  • Other duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • 5 years’ experience and/or relevant education in a maintenance or caretaker role with hands-on knowledge of basic repair and facility upkeep. WHMIS, relevant trade or technical certificates are an asset.
  • An entry level knowledge of modern computer technology, comfort learning and utilizing programs for communications, planning and task scheduling
  • Access to a reliable vehicle, a good driving record, and willingness to travel locally as required
  • Ability to move and lift heavy loads
  • A proven track record as a reliable, accountable, independent worker who demonstrates initiative and effectively works without supervision to maximize available time
  • Strong planning and logistical skills, good trouble-shooting ability, a creative mind and can-do attitude
  • Ability to communicate clearly, effectively relate issues and concerns to the administration, and feel comfortable dealing with the public
  • Ability to perform calmly under pressure in a facility that can be fast paced and present unexpected demands
  • Access to tools or workshop space an asset


This position starts with a compensation of $19.00/hour for an average 20 hour work week and is subject to a 3-month probationary period. It qualifies for United Church of Canada benefits (pension plan, group insurance plan) and Medical Services Plan. 2 weeks’ vacation is offered, the pay for which to be calculated at a rate of 4% of gross salary.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume by email only to Alison Therriault: admin@canandianmemorial.org. This posting closes on October 27, 2016. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.