||City of Oshawa, located just a short, 30-minute drive from Toronto, is a progressive city of 150,000 people and is the economic engine of the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Our strategic pursuit of sustainable growth, excellent community service delivery and co-operative partnerships have enhanced our quality of life advantage, while maintaining a strong commitment to the fiscal restraint.
Community Services, Recreation & Culture Services
Hourly Rate: $23.29-$26.45 (40 hour work week) (shift work required)
Summary of Duties:
Under the direction of the Manager and/or designate, perform arena ice conditions, refrigeration plant and building mechanical systems and perform general custodial duties and program requirements, as assigned, in the operation and maintenance of assigned facilities in the Recreation Services Branch.
Perform maintenance duties related to the rink area such as performing manual flooding with a cart, painting the ice, and removing snow and ice.
Operate motorized ice resurfacing machine (circle check, flood ice and shave) and perform associated minor maintenance duties such as checking fluid levels and making blade changes.
Assist in the operation of refrigeration plant and HVAC equipment by performing preventative maintenance functions such as adding or draining fuel & oil; adding chemicals to the water and testing the water; inspecting, adjusting and replacing belts, filters, etc.; monitoring and recording periodic equipment readings.
Maintain washrooms and change/dressing rooms and associated areas in a sanitary condition including cleaning; disinfecting; removing garbage and replenishing supplies of toilet paper, soap, etc.
Perform general caretaking duties in the overall facility such as cleaning floors; wet mopping; operating power cleaning equipment; cleaning glass; collecting and disposing of garbage both inside and outside the facility; moving furniture, setting up and taking down equipment; and cleaning and clearing the building entranceway and emergency exits of snow and ice as required.
Perform general maintenance duties in the overall facility such as painting, replacing light bulbs, and making minor carpentry and plumbing repairs.
Take initiative to correct maintenance or risk management concerns and/or notify supervisor and other staff where appropriate.
Work in accordance with City of Oshawa safe work standards and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Maintain appropriate work records.
Assist with new staff orientation to the building and its operations.
Ensure that facility users act in an orderly fashion, reporting problems to the supervisor; respond to routine inquiries related to the use of the facility.
Maintain good public relations with customers, user groups and colleagues.
Drive to off-site locations to pick up supplies, electrical and/or mechanical parts on a routine as well as emergency basis.
Perform other duties as required.
Basic Refrigeration Component of the Certified Ice Technician (CIT) with ORFA, Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator (SIRO) including Propane Handling Certificate or the equivalent plus six (6) months of previous experience in arena and building operations.
Demonstrated experience using major cleaning equipment, methods and materials. Demonstrated knowledge of refrigeration principles and physical plant maintenance; demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
Physically fit and able to work from heights, climb, stretch, lift and move heavy items (80 lbs/36 kgs), stand, bend and walk for extended periods of time; capable of performing the work assigned in safe manner.
Basic reading, writing and oral English skills. Able to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions, which deal with standardized situations. Able to complete forms and records relevant to the job. Able to read, record and comprehend mechanical gauges related to all facility equipment.
Basic computer skills to perform duties of the job (communications & operations).
Good interpersonal skills to deal with common sense and courtesy with the general public and to discuss routine information, relay and document building maintenance requirements with appropriate staff. Neat in appearance and work habits, wearing City-issued uniform and safety equipment.
Able to work alone or with minimal supervision; personal qualities of reliability and co-operation.
Able to perform shift work necessary to fulfill the requirements of a seven day operation. Able to work overtime on short notice.
Knowledge and understanding of, and ability to apply safety policies, standards and legislation (Ontario Occupational Health & Safety Act and WHMIS) and able to use appropriate safety apparatus.
Possess and maintain a valid unrestricted Ontario Driver’s Licence, minimum Class “G”, and be able to pass the Corporation’s test for motor vehicle operation.
First Aid, CPR, Public Access Defibrillator (PAD), Accessibility and WHMIS certificates or ability to obtain same per the Department’s training schedule. Proof of working from heights training.
Certificates in Building and Environmental Systems (BES), Risk Management and/or Legal Awareness, Scissor Lift, Confined Space, Electrical Safety, Sensitivity, Customer Service Training and Asbestos Awareness, Utility Vehicle with Snow Removal Equipment (Legends Centre Only) are considered assets.
Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.
We will accommodate the needs of qualified applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Interested candidates are invited to provide a resume with covering letter no later than Wednesday, November, 28, 2012, at www.oshawa.ca under employment resources link. Please note hard copies of resumes will not be accepted. We thank all applicants, but only those to be interviewed will be contacted.
Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.