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Maintenance Worker

  • Posted:Feb 06, 2023
  • Apply by:Feb 28, 2023
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Orillia, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

DATE: February 3rd, 2022

LOCATION: Orillia, ON - Tudhope (Facilities Management)

COMPENSATION: $44,259 - $54,011 (Annually Prorated)

LOFT Community Services is a unique and dynamic charitable organization that supports people living with complicated issues such as mental and physical health challenges, use challenges, poverty and homelessness. Serving approximately 13,969 annually and providing 1,788 units of supportive housing last year, LOFT is one of Ontario’s largest mental health service providers of its kind. LOFT is also recognized as a Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ Award (NEOC) recipient.

To help fulfill our mission, LOFT is hiring a Maintenance Worker.


The maintenance worker will coordinate, plan and carry out the general maintenance, repairs, cleaning of facilities and their contents which are owned or operated by LOFT Community Services.

This position is responsible for the upkeep and physical appearance of LOFT facilities (some of which are designated as historic sites), which provide housing and other services to LOFT’s clients.


  • Ensure maintenance and repairs of facilities are addressed in accordance with the building maintenance plan, government regulations, fire and safety standards and the established budget guidelines.
  • Check and conduct regular visual inspections and tests on the building’s systems (e.g. heating/cooling, elevators, plumbing, electrical, fire system – hose and sprinklers, security, pest control and others), the equipment and grounds to ensure that all is operating according to established standards and legislated regulations.
  • Record and note findings, report on any defects or required repairs, recommend alternatives to expensive repair; complete all actual repairs within the building and grounds wherever possible in accordance with the appropriate regulations.
  • Establish a maintenance cleaning plan in liaison with the Manager of Operations & Infrastructure and/or Director of Facilities Management and ensure that facilities are maintained at the appropriate level of cleanliness.
  • Ensure all garbage is collected and disposed of according to the appropriate procedures and maintain cleanliness of garbage areas.
  • Ensure snow clearing contractors remove snow and ice from walkways, driveway and parking areas, as required, for the safety and use of tenants and visitors.
  • Conduct a variety of small repairs or renovation projects on the buildings as needed, source for independent contractors for specific, complex or time consuming repairs.
  • Supervise and inspect all contractual maintenance and repair work for completion, timeliness, quality and cost effectiveness.
  • Purchase and maintain an inventory of cleaning supplies, maintenance, building supplies and equipment as required in adherence to the allocated budget and Occupational Health and Safety/WHMIS guidelines.
  • Provide input into facility maintenance policies and adhering to the standards established for fire and building safety, storage of equipment and cleaning supplies.
  • Maintain records of all inspections, work orders on the work order system, maintenance costs, types of repairs and renovations completed.


Must Haves:

  • Excellent knowledge of facility maintenance and repair of a building’s operating systems as acquired through skilled trades apprenticeship programs.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in performing general maintenance duties on houses and large, multi-level facilities and institutions.
  • Technical skill and the physical ability to perform a wide variety of general building repairs including electrical, heating/cooling, plumbing, drywall, tiling, painting, carpentry, small appliances and shingling.
  • Good analytical or problem solving skills to make repairs within a limited budget or to suggest alternatives.
  • Knowledge of building safety codes.
  • Ability to estimate project costs, determine necessary repairs and to select and provide direction to other general contractors.
  • Good project management skills to perform work in an efficient and timely manner
  • Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills to deal with program staff, trades people and contractors, and to respond appropriately to clients who may be cognitively impaired or have special needs.
  • Ability to read, write and maintain detailed records using MS office suite.
  • Ability work to deadlines, but quickly respond to urgent situations or shifting priorities.
  • Ability to work co-operatively as a member of a team.
  • Possession of a valid Ontario driver’s licence and own vehicle (Mandatory).

Nice to Have:

  • An understanding of cultural competency and anti-oppression framework.
  • Being reflective of a multi-barriered group, as serviced by the program, a strong asset.


  • A comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability
  • Defined Benefits Pensions Plan
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • E-learning program available all year round
  • Starting vacation time above minimum standard,
  • Additional paid personal and paid sick days
  • Professional development budget available to help you nurture and shape your career
  • Corporate Gym membership rate with GoodLife Fitness
  • Access to Perkopolis, a comprehensive corporate discount program
  • Access to unlimited DEI trainings through partnership Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Maternity-leave top up program

Note: All New LOFT employees are required to be COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with LOFT’s Vaccination Policy; unless they are employed in or work regularly with staff who are employed in, non-client facing roles.

Note: A satisfactory vulnerable sector check (VSC) is also required.

CLOSING DATE: February 28th, 2023

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