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Organization:    Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Division:    Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre
City:    Thunder Bay
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    93009 - Grounds/Maintenance Worker (COR)
Salary:    $23.58 - $26.64 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    51530
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This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys landscaping, grounds maintenance and performing minor maintenance activities. If you possess a strong work ethic, the ability to manage multiple tasks and a commitment to teamwork, then this opportunity with the Ministry of Children and Youth Services at the Justice Ronald Lester Youth Centre is the job for you!

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
- perform general maintenance to external buildings, fences and signs
- provide general grounds-keeping and maintenance services on a seasonal basis
- construct walls and repair locks
- repair roadway, parking lots and walkways
- perform routine cleaning duties
- maintain and repair grounds-keeping equipment
- provide semi-skilled maintenance services and general assistance to tradespersons
- monitor safety equipment and systems
- conduct and document fire drills
- develop annual and monthly maintenance schedules
- supervise, teach and engage youth in the completion of maintenance activities

How do I qualify?

- valid driver's licence required to drive youth to appointments and facilitate regular maintenance of fleet;
- ability to meet the physical demands of the essential duties of the position.

Specialized knowledge:
- knowledge of safe operation, maintenance and basic repair of related equipment for grass cutting, snow removal as well as safe operations of hand tools and equipment;
- demonstrated experience in performing general maintenance work such as repairs to building, painting, constructing walls, replacing locks and cleaning;
- general knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical and carpentry principles and semi-skilled repairs using plans, diagrams and blueprints;
- general knowledge of heating, ventilation and cooling systems;
- general knowledge of safety equipment and security systems;
- general knowledge of horticultural theories and practices such as flower, shrub and tree planting as well as maintenance and general groundskeeping.

Other important skills:
- well developed communication skills;
- proven interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with tradespersons and develop positive relationships with youth;
- basic computer skills and knowledge of a variety of software programs.

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 2435 Highway 61, Thunder Bay, North Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4.7
Category:   Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:   Monday, April 8, 2013
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • N-CF-51530/13
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, April 22, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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