Building Operator (Contract)
Hours of Work: 40 per week, usually Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; flexibility in scheduling is necessary as there is the occasional requirement to attend to functions outside of normal work hours, respond to urgent situations, change shifts or work split shifts, or work extra hours as needed
Reporting to the Manager, Fleet & Facilities, the Building Operator is responsible for the operation and maintenance of various municipal administration buildings and facilities and performs semi-skilled manual maintenance and inspections as required. The position is the first point of contact for building access, safety and security, as well as occupant comfort and ongoing maintenance and custodial activities, and provides assistance and back-up to the Building Maintenance Custodian. The Building Operator performs minor building or equipment maintenance and repairs; provides cleaning and janitorial services as required; sets up and tears down for meetings; maintains custodial, cleaning and consumable supplies inventory; monitor garbage and recyclables; washes interior and exterior windows; keeps walkways clear; monitors HVAC and lighting systems; and, supervises maintenance, repair and construction contractors. The main duties and responsibilities for the position are in the areas of building security, building and equipment maintenance, janitorial functions, room set-up, and supplies inventory.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma
- Two (2) years of cleaning and maintenance experience. Trades or building operator experience an asset.
- Experience with equipment such as a vacuum cleaner, carpet cleaner, floor scrubber, snow blower, hand tools, power tools, ladders and scaffolding.
- Thorough working knowledge of cleaning and security requirements in an office environment. Knowledge of security and life safety systems.
- Demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices, WHMIS, appropriate hygiene practices, etc. Experience in monitoring work practices of contractors to ensure safe processes are being followed.
- Physically capable of lifting up to eighteen (18) kilograms (40 pounds), bending, lifting, standing, walking, climbing, pushing/pulling, reaching, etc. Must be able to work at heights, work in inclement weather and wear the applicable personal protective equipment.
- Familiar with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel).
- Good organizational, interpersonal, record-keeping and problem-solving skills, together with the ability to use tact and discretion and to deal courteously and effectively with the public and fellow staff members. Possess a high level of initiative and personal integrity.
- Valid Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business. Ability and willingness to travel within the community as required.
- Possess a current Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) with results satisfactory to the employer, and a valid standard first aid & CPR/AED Level C certification (or willing to obtain).