City of Toronto

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Custodian 1

Jun 30, 2017
Toronto, Ontario
Early Career

Job Description

Special Information:

  • If successful for this temporary work opportunity or assignment, permanent employees who choose to accept said assignment and are members of Local 416 will retain their permanent status.
  • Successful candidates are required to complete the full duration of the temporary work opportunity/assignment
  • Temporary employees who are members of Local 416, who have made a commitment to a seasonal/non-seasonal opportunity/assignment through the Work Selection process, are eligible to apply and be considered for an assessment only. Temporary employees who are deemed qualified through the assessment process with have their "Personal Work Selection List" (PSWL) updated for the period of time the assessment is valid
  • This temporary work opportunity or assignment may be subject to bumping in accordance with the "LETTER OF AGREEMENT for Temporary Work Opportunities/Assignments" under the TCEU Local 416 Memorandum of Settlement

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performs skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the physical and mechanical maintenance of a building/facility such as a Long-Term Care Home.
  • Monitors and maintains the environment, mechanical and structural integrity of building/facility.
  • Provides direction and training to staff.
  • Monitors and evaluates the work assignments of directed staff.
  • Initiates building maintenance work orders and purchase requests.
  • Spends funds within approved budget limits for defined building/facility maintenance expenditure categories.
  • Provides input into a defined portion of the building/facility-operating budget.
  • Provides information regarding major work including the planning and implementation of major work and site specific contracts.
  • Maintains all building/facility security and safety systems.
  • Performs fire safety and life safety tests, inspections and checks according to legislated requirements and facility standards.
  • Works with tenants, users, police, fire, officials and security contractors to keep the building/facility safe and secure.
  • Checks systems and reports malfunctions.
  • Maintains logs/records.
  • Monitors and evaluates the work of outside contractors and in house tradespeople and maintenance staff.
  • Initiates charges to user accounts for damages and chargeable services.
  • May be required to travel to various work locations.
  • Performs a variety of skilled work not requiring the services of other licensed trades.
  • Performs other related work as assigned.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Post-secondary education in building and/or facility operations or the approved equivalent combination of education and considerable experience.
  2. Experience in general mechanical maintenance, repairs, testing and adjustments of all types of mechanical, electrical and life saving equipment and systems.
  3. Experience of construction and maintenance of all types of complex buildings such as a long-term care facility.
  4. Experience in the repair and maintenance of buildings, heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, instruments and meters.

You must also have:

  • Familiarity with and ability to use necessary tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations that apply to this work.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Fire Code and applicable building regulations.
  • Ability to read drawings, make sketches and maintain neat legible records.
  • Ability to provide effective work direction to other employees as required.
  • Ability to maintain sites with multiple buildings and with significant exterior spaces/grounds.
  • May be required to possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class "G" Driver's License and qualify for the City's equipment operating permits and requirements.
  • Ability to operate, lift and move various equipment, supplies and other heavy items.
  • Ability to work shift/weekend/overtime and/or on call duty as required.

Please Note:

  • As a condition of employment with the Long-Term Care Homes & Services Division, selected candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Police Reference Check (PRC) with vulnerable sector screening, tuberculosis screening and proof of immunization in accordance with the Long-Term Care Homes Act 2007 (O.Reg.79/10).
  • All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.  In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

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