General Maintenance Assistant at Ministry of Education


$24.81–$27.50 an hour

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Full Job Description

Do you have a wide maintenance skillset with the ability to learn new things in a short period of time? If so, consider this challenging opportunity with the Ministry of Education’s Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch.

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.

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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?

In this role, you will:

  • Provide general preventative maintenance and repairs to buildings, grounds, vehicles, and equipment.
  • Perform general plumbing, electrical, and general facility maintenance.
  • Provide general repairs to heating, ventilation systems
  • Provide general repairs to locks, valves, pumps, repair of windows, flooring, minor painting, and general touch-up work to furniture.
  • Maintain the efficient mechanical operation of the swimming pool.
  • Assist contract and government services tradespersons.
  • Move and set-up furniture and equipment as required;
  • Assist with implementation of work plans for summer students.

NOTE: You have:

  • You have the ability to work shifts, including nights, weekends, and statutory holidays as per schedule.
  • You have the ability to obtain valid Heart Saver and Emergency First Aid Certificate.

How Do I Qualify?

Technical Skills:

  • You have demonstrated experience and general working knowledge of trades such as carpentry, painting, plumbing, HVAC systems, and electrical to assist with semi-skilled general maintenance.
  • You are able to determine proper methods and materials required for performing installation, replacement, repair, preventative maintenance, and construction work at the facility.
  • You have mechanical aptitude and experience performing routine general maintenance inspections, preventative maintenance, and minor repairs of electrical, plumbing, small engines, appliances, furniture, fittings, and electromechanical systems.
  • You have proven experience and ability to maintain efficient operation of swimming pool and related equipment.
  • You have the ability to use hand tools and power equipment.
  • You have knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety guidelines surrounding things such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), confined space, designated substances surveys, etc.

Other Essential Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to read and follow simple drawings, blueprints, work specifications, including written and verbal directions
  • Experience maintaining work orders and preventative maintenance logs.
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Organizational, time management, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Additional Information:


  • 1 Permanent, 350 Dundas St W, Belleville, East Region, Vulnerable Sector Check

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Maintenance and Trades

Posted on:

Tuesday, September 6, 2022


  • 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), Talent Development 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.
  • W-EU-185608/22






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