Posting Start Date: September 21, 2023
Posting End Date: October 5, 2023
Full Time, Permanent
Flexible work arrangement: Onsite
Work location: Administration Office – 2596 Britannia Road, Burlington, ON, L7G 0G3
Reporting to the Project Manager, Construction &Facility Assets, the Construction & Maintenance Assistant will be responsible for various construction and facility maintenance duties contributing to overall presentation and upkeep of Conservation Halton sites. In collaboration with other staff and departments, this role may contribute to experiences, programming, events, and recreational activities. This position would take a lead role in the construction/maintenance of assigned buildings, additions, renovations, and other structures assumed by Conservation Halton staff. The Construction & Maintenance Assistant will be expected to:
- Perform maintenance-related tasks and safety checks associated with Conservation Halton sites including but not limited to trails, area buildings, visitor facilities, Small Drinking water Systems, grounds, and signage.
- Provide a high level of assistance with the development and implementation of various facility-related improvement projects utilizing all related sub trades (Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Drywall, Painting, Ceramic tile, Roofing, Landscaping, Soil and erosion control, Heavy equipment operation, etc.), in development of buildings and other structures, including trails.
- Assist in the training, supervision, recruitment, and evaluation of full-time, seasonal, part-time, and volunteer staff.
- Work effectively with other divisions and external contacts when working on corporate maintenance needs and special projects.
- Enforce applicable area regulations.
- Perform duties and ensure that assigned employees and volunteers work in accordance with Conservation Halton’s Safety Policy and Procedures and in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations.
- Operate snowplows and sanding equipment during the snow season, including occasional weekends as required.
- Assist with programming support/emergency repair in the various Conservation Areas weekdays and weekends as required.
- Take a lead role, in the absence of the Project Manager, as directed by the Project Manager Construction & Facility Assets or the Senior Manger Corporate Services.
- Perform other related duties as directed.
- Experience in all or most of the following: Rough and Finish carpentry, plumbing, HVAC, minor electrical, painting, ceramic tile, roofing, landscaping, soil and erosion control, and small and/or heavy equipment operation would be highly desirable. A high level of carpentry skills is required.
- A license and/or a training certificate in a related trade(s) and 5 years’ experience pertaining to an infrastructure maintenance related profession.
- Working knowledge of related legislation and applicable regulations including but not limited to the Ontario Building code, AODA, WHMIS, Safe drinking water Act and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- “Small Drinking Water System” Certified Operator is an asset.
- First Aid & CPR training is an asset.
- Valid Class G Driver’s license in good standing.
- Minimum secondary school education/diploma required.
- Excellent communication, organization, planning, time management, problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork skills.
- Collaboration with other departments to complete organizational goals.
- Experience operating small and/or heavy equipment: tractors, plows and front-end loaders, aerial lifts, skid steer, backhoe.
- Ability to operate/interpret standard construction tools such as saws, table saws, mitre saws, planners, nail guns, level/laser measuring equipment, blueprints, etc.
- Ability to work in a variety of outdoor conditions and adapt to the daily challenges associated with day-to-day operations.
- Able to lift up to 60 pounds, stand, and walk for long periods of time.
- Experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, Teams).
- Starting from $69,279 annually based on a 40-hour work week, including evenings, weekends, and holidays
- You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
- You will work with a creative, talented, and solutions-focused team
- You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
- Comprehensive benefits package
- Participation in the OMERS defined benefit pension plan, with generous employer-matching
- Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
- Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
- Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food, and merchandise
Diversity and Inclusion – We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.
Learning and Innovation – We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.
Person-Centered Service – We make people a priority through customer-centered engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.
Collaboration – We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.
Sustainability – We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.
Integrity – We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.
Resilience – We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.
Please email your application to [email protected] by October 5, 2023.
Your application should include:
- Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
- Reference your name and the position title in the subject line
- In the body of your email, please indicate where you heard about this opportunity
We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.
Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.