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Maintenance Assistant, Job offer in Brantford, Ontario

Job description

The Position. We’re looking for a Maintenance Assistant. This role is responsible for the effective functioning, upkeep and physical appearance of the grounds, furniture and equipment in the retirement community.

  • We offer complete training to right fit candidates.
  • We provide health and dental benefits 
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan and Employee Share Program
  • Investment in leadership and travel experiences
  • Group discounts on home and auto insurance 

Qualifications or Skills Required: 

  • Extensive experience as a maintenance worker
  • Demonstrated skills in: light carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, painting and equipment maintenance
  • Empathy for and understanding of the needs of the elderly and/or disabled
  • Ability to relate to all levels of staff, the residents and their families, and other professionals with a high degree of patience and tolerance
  • Strong communication skills; both oral and written
  • Initiative, good judgment and supervisory abilities
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with residents, service team members and guests 


  • Current CPR & First Aid Certification 
  • Certification from a program in general maintenance 


  • Ensures safety of staff and residents by regularly maintaining equipment and furniture and by providing general upkeep to the physical grounds and its large systems
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with residents and guests in order to determine individual needs, resolve issues or concerns, and evaluate resident satisfaction
  • Ensuring that the services provided to resident’s meets or exceeds expectation
  • Providing residents with a safe and comfortable living environment
  • Participates as a member of the Service Team Leaders and provides support to the other members of the team
  • Provides leadership and direction to environmental services team members
  • Participates in decision-making particularly in matters related to staff and resident health and safety
  • Supervises the security, RGA - laundry and housekeeping service team members or maintains contracts for these services
  • Negotiating with suppliers to obtain optimum value for products and agreement on delivery schedules - Use approved vendors
  • Sharing information and participating on committees to develop and implement best practices throughout Seasons communities
  • Maintains the appearance and upkeep of the community by implementing regular painting and decorating plans and ensure all furniture and fixtures are operational and in good repair
  • Schedules and conducts regular preventative maintenance activities
  • Co -chairs as a member of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee
  • Conducts regular fire and emergency preparedness drills
  • Responds to queries from potential residents, family members and friends as required
  • Promotes wellness in the community among service team members, residents and guests
  • Plans and implements a regular daily, weekly, monthly and yearly schedule of preventative maintenance activities to ensure the plant and equipment are safe and in good working order
  • Provides minor building, electrical, plumbing and equipment repair services to ensure the optimum functioning of the physical plant and equipment
  • Identifies and investigates physical plant deficiencies and equipment malfunctions and takes the appropriate corrective action
  • Receives and stores all non-kitchen related deliveries 
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