Maintenance Technician

University of Toronto

Job title:

Maintenance Technician


University of Toronto

Job description

Date Posted: 06/06/2024
Req ID: 37742
Faculty/Division: UofT Scarborough
Department: UTSC:Facilities Management
Campus: University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)Description:About Us:The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey.This search aligns with the University’s commitment to strategically and proactively promote diversity among our community members ( ). Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and other Racialized communities have experienced inequities that have developed historically and are ongoing, we strongly welcome and encourage candidates from those communities to apply.General Description:Under direction, the Maintenance Technician performs minor repairs and maintenance duties on a regular basis and some caretaking duties in a number of buildings of the University.Typical Duties:The following illustrative tasks indicate the level of skill required, and the extent of responsibility involved in this job. They in no way limit the incumbent to the tasks indicated.Flexibility of the employee to perform a wide variety of functions is necessary in successfully fulfilling the requirements of this position. The degree to which each employee performs each of the following tasks listed below will vary according to where and when the employee is scheduled to work.a) Performs maintenance duties to ensure the building, fixtures and equipment are maintained to standard and are in good working order such as repairing/replacing and adjusting equipment, fixtures, furniture and appliances, minor carpentry/woodwork, hardware replacement and repair; light replacement; switch and receptacle face plate replacement/installation; tightening screws; hanging pictures, signs and banners; key cutting; rod/ bracket installations and repair; change locks; replace screens, windows, tap washers; unplug toilets and bathroom/kitchen fixture adjustments; visually inspecting drains; following basic floor plans; vacuuming water; locating water problems: moving heavy items and completing room set ups.b) General maintenance of lights, equipment, and building fixtures (general building maintenance such as springs, appliances, closures, washers, seals, flooring/ceiling tile repair/replacement, caulking, basic wall repair, minor residential painting).c) Responsible for maintaining internal signage.d) Inspects, maintains and repairs all Ving card hardware; troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment as required.e) Maintains all accessibility operators in good working order.f) Performs visual inspection of building, equipment, fixtures and appliances performing maintenance or reporting as needed.g) Clears entranceways to buildings and residences of snow and ice, lays salt.h) Performs preventative maintenance.i) Checks fire and safety equipment – reporting items requiring specialized repair.j) Observes, corrects and/or reports any health and safety concerns (e.g. broken, defective or missing fire/safety equipment).k) Follows established protocol during fire alarms including checking alarm panel, communication with Fire Department, making announcements to building occupants and resetting fire pull stations/fire panel/elevator based on established rules and/or instruction; replaces smoke detector and security alarm batteries on a regular schedule.l) Reports on damaged and defective equipment; advises supervisor on repairs required and follows up to ensure repairs are completed;(e.g. building heater; pull station cover; security equipment).m) Cleans and mops floors; cleans residences and related buildings, equipment and surrounding areas; removes garbage.n) Liaises with the appropriate supervisors, such as Building Managers, Supervisors, Deans, Directors, Managers and Chairs as well as administrative staff and students to ensure Work Order Requests; maintenance and cleanliness are executed to local and University Building Standards and Health and Safety standards in a timely and safe fashion and to keep others informed of facility issues.o) Responds to requests of building occupants and contractors; informs them of required information; provides supplies or services related to building maintenance; accompanies and directs parties as needed.p) Properly stores and maintains an inventory of materials and equipment; and orders supplies as applicable.q) Maintains accurate and timely records of work completed.r) Completes work orders and special projects.s) Other related duties as required or assigned.Qualifications:Minimum Requirements for Selection:Education:Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent; technical training is desirable.Experience:Three years of related work experience, and technical training may be substituted for experience.Other:Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and experience performing a variety of building maintenance tasks. Knowledge and experience of building maintenance and repair practices demonstrated the ability to become familiar with building operations, floor plans, equipment and related health, safety and cleanliness standards. Proven ability to effectively and safely use and operate small hand tools, power tools, ladders and elevated platforms. Demonstrated physical and technical ability to perform required duties. Familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations that apply to this work. Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral and written); ability to communicate effectively using tools such as cell phone, pager, and radio; tact, courtesy and patience dealing with clients and staff; Computer skills required. Demonstrated ability to work independently. Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions. Applicants are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.Notes:

  • The hours of work for this position are Monday to Friday from 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
  • A full job description is available upon request from the

.Closing Date: 06/14/2024,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Hourly
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: Job Rate: $27.03/hr
Job Category: Facilities/Ancilliary Services

Expected salary

$27.03 per hour


Scarborough, ON

Job date

Fri, 07 Jun 2024 22:19:54 GMT

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