Apply By: Friday, October 21, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Fewer than thirty individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date and rating them against the qualifications outlined in the job ad. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

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Amended - Maintenance Mechanic

Organization:
Ministry of the Solicitor General
Division:
Niagara Detention Centre
City:
Thorold
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
C93006 - Facilities Mechanic 3 (COR)
Salary:
$26.83 - $29.11 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Open
Job ID:
188173
Consider a rewarding career in correctional services and join us in making a difference in the lives of individuals in custody and keeping our communities safe.

Niagara Detention Centre seeks an experienced trades professional to perform a wide variety of maintenance duties for the correctional facility.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is one of the largest employers in the province, with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We are committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• Comprehensive Health Plan
• Life and Disability insurance
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• We provide on-the-job training to support your success in the role

The OPS has been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:
• Canada's Top 100 Employers
• Canada's Best Diversity Employers
• Greater Toronto's Top Employers
• Canada's Greenest Employers
• Canada's Top Employers for Young People

AMENDMENT: Closing date extended to October 21, 2022 due to OPS Careers system outage.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Perform general maintenance, repairs, general upkeep duties in one or more of the skilled trades and other related support services
• Operate, troubleshoot, repair/maintain all heating, ventilation, fire systems, associated electromechanical devices, subsystems
• Operate and/or maintain various pumps/burners, water softeners, kitchen items, grounds equipment, replacing and/or cleaning air and roll media filters, lubricating, belt tightening, etc.
• Repair and/or maintain tubular steel furniture, water tanks, power plant equipment, security screens, steel structures, security and non-security locks
• Perform emergency repairs in the absence of other maintenance staff and assist plumber and electrician as required with their duties
• Complete/maintain appropriate logs/records
• Grounds keeping duties including cutting grass and shoveling snow
• Other duties, as required

*Note: This position may require some working with and supervision of inmate workers

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

• You are licenced in one or more of the skilled trades OR have equivalent acceptable knowledge/experience

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

• You have knowledge of at least one skilled trade as well as working knowledge of other skilled trades (such as carpentry, plumbing, welding, brick laying) and semi-skilled trades in order to perform major and minor repairs, renovations and construction projects.
• Knowledge of blueprints, schematics and specification diagrams/drawings
• You have thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning/fire systems, and associated instrumentation/control systems
• You have knowledge of relevant legislation (such as Occupational Health and Safety Act and WHMIS), municipal by-laws and codes, and provincial building codes
• You have knowledge of environmental waste management regulations for garbage and hazardous waste to ensure safe storage and disposal
• You have proficiency with computer systems, automated monitoring systems, mechanical and electrical equipment, electronic locking systems, building environmental controls, and security monitors (CCTV) to review information on automated systems and perform quality assurance checks

Other Skills

• You have communication and interpersonal skills to discuss work projects with other trades personnel as well as liaise with correctional staff
• You have written communication skills to complete reports on assigned projects as well as maintain accurate logs
• You have analytical skills to ensure the safety and integrity of installations as well as recognize workplace hazards and security breaches and ensure prompt corrective action
• You can ensure work is completed in a timely manner
• You have demonstrated ability to understand and comply with corporate policies and protocols in order to acquire knowledge of institutional security practices and procedures

Additional Information:

Address:
  • 1 Permanent - Full Time, 1355 Uppers Ln, Thorold, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:
4-7
Category:
Maintenance and Trades
Posted on:
Monday, October 3, 2022
Note:
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • At this time, all employees working in congregate living settings are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Employer's policy and will be required to attend a vaccine education program, as determined by the Employer. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program. All employees working in congregate living settings must undergo regular rapid antigen testing, regardless of vaccination status.
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.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, October 21, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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