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Ontario Science Centre
Technical Operations Department
Job Term:
1 Temporary (up to 12 months)
Job Code:
93004 - Mtce Mechanic 2
$23.60 - $26.17 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Join the Ontario Science Centre as we implement a new strategic plan and celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2019. As one of Canada's most visited cultural attractions and a world-renowned learning institution, we inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery. The Centre hosts up to a million visitors each year, and offers hands-on experiences and insights into science and technology that help visitors of all ages understand and contribute to the world around us.

Be a part of an innovative team at the Ontario Science Centre where our vision is to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery, and action to create a better future for our planet. The Technical Operations department is looking for someone who can provide a variety of general maintenance and repair services throughout the building. If you possess a strong work ethic, the ability to manage multiple tasks and a commitment to teamwork, then this opportunity with Ontario Science Centre is for you.

What can I expect to do in this role?

This position will provide preventative facility maintenance and repairs to buildings, grounds, and equipment including:

• Erecting walls, covering with drywall and finishing
• Reinforcing and refinishing cemented areas where cracks have developed
• Installing, changing, and cleaning lighting in a variety of awkward and difficult to reach areas
• Assisting outside contractors by finishing or prepping work and by ensuring they have appropriate equipment, building access and storage space for materials
• Minor carpentry such as repairing nature trail lookouts/fences, building cabinet shelving and completing furniture repairs
• Installing and maintaining directional signs inside/outside the complex including cementing posts to affix signs

This position is also expected to perform occasional cleaning duties and provide assistance to the shipping/receiving and mail room areas as required.

How do I qualify?


• Ability to obtain a Forklift license and Scissor Lift license
• Valid Ontario Class G driver's license or equivalent and acceptable driving record
• Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds

Technical Knowledge and Skills

• Mechanical aptitude relating to general handyman skills including carpet and tile laying, dry walling, plastering, limited carpentry, grounds maintenance, furniture installation, etc.
• Knowledge of any potential or actual dangers to health and safety in the workplace to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and report hazards as appropriate
• Working knowledge of a variety of hand and power tools including: table saw, circular saw, sanders, routers, planer, etc.

Communication Skills

• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, simple plans, diagrams and blue prints
• Ability to communicate effectively with internal staff, external visitors, rental clients, and contractors
• Ability to work successfully in a team environment to coordinate workload
• Ability to train and oversee the work of temporary labour in peak load situations.

Self-Management and Organizational Skills

• Ability to set priorities in order to meet deadlines in a changing environment with minimal supervision
• Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills to effectively self-manage and independently resolve issues

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 770 Don Mills Rd, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  • T-SC-137882/19
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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