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Attendant General Repairs

University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa

Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Job Type:


Duration in Months (for fixed-term jobs):


Job Family:

Maintenance and Operations

# of Open Positions:


Faculty/Service - Department:

Carpenters and Locksmiths


Main Campus

Union Affiliation:

IUOE/772B - Employees of the trades, grounds and transportation

Date Posted:

juin 10, 2024

Closing Date:

juin 21, 2024

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above

Hours per week:


Salary Grade:

General Repairman -772B

Salary Range:

$34,53 - $34,53About the faculty/service: Facilities
Facilities services are characterized by a dynamic and creative growing team where the winds of change are blowing, offering people like you opportunities to use your leadership and innovation skills to contribute to the achievement of their inspiring mission: to deliver best in class research infrastructure, reshape campus life and student experience, and provide a sustainable environment for students, researchers, teachers and community.

uOttawa’s facilities encompass three main sites that are comprised of over 600,000 square meters of building space (over 6.4 million square feet), 42.5 hectares of grounds, 125 buildings and 4,500 beds in 11 residences. There are over 150 employees in Facilities, including Project Managers, Energy and Commissioning Specialists, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Architects, and space Planners. The facilities capital and operating expenditures are in the range of $100M for the University’s $2.0 billion assets under management. The 20-year Capital spending plan envisions $4.0 billion of new investment highlighted by uOttawa launch of project Top Shelf, a $300 million capital investment to build a new facility for the Faculty of Health Sciences at uOttawa’s River Campus, as well as a tower at the Roger Guidon campus to house uOttawa’s new Advanced Medical Research Center (AMRC).

Position purpose:
Reporting to the unit head, architectural trades, and the team lead, general repairs, performs various tasks related to repairs, minor renovations and general maintenance of University facilities and equipment, including preventive and corrective maintenance of interior finishings, including for floors, walls, ceilings, windows and furniture, as well as campus door systems. Ensures maintenance, smooth operation and reliability of University facilities at all times.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Perform assigned tasks according to the work plan, relying on own experience and skills to complete them safely and effectively.
  • Document progress of work in a computerized maintenance system.
  • Ensure communication, providing explanations and clarifications, including for delays or problems encountered during work. Identify and suggest additional work needed to meet performance standards, along with the prior approvals required.
  • Provide technical assistance required by the section maintenance planner, the supervisor and employees, helping them with work planning, coordination and execution.
  • Help set up and update the equipment maintenance program; help identify opportunities for improvement and implement them.
  • Share and promote best maintenance and reliability practices, participate in decision making and assess decision impact.
  • Help keep inventory up to date.
  • As needed, handle daily responsibilities of the team lead in the latter’s absence.

What you will bring:

  • High school diploma
  • Knowledge of carpentry normally acquired through a carpentry certification program or equivalent experience
  • Thorough knowledge of construction processes for all interior finishing items, such as flooring, walls, ceilings, windows and furniture
  • Five years’ carpentry experience, with general knowledge of building and equipment maintenance; experience with lock systems (an asset)
  • Experience reading and interpreting site plans
  • Experience using Microsoft 365 products; experience using maintenance management software such as Archibus (an asset)
  • Knowledge of and experience applying municipal, provincial and federal codes, the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and any other applicable legislation or regulations
  • Critical thinking with ability to work independently and make sound decisions
  • Good judgment, initiative and resourcefulness
  • Ability to meet strict timelines
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Bilingualism — French and English (spoken and written)

Key Competencies at uOttawa:
Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa:

Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realize an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from qualified Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Note: if this is a union position: The hiring process will be governed by the current collective agreement related to the union affiliation noted above; you can click here to find out more.

If this is a front-line position with responsibilities to interact with students, selected candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced proficiency level or higher for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language. The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.

Prior to May 1, 2022, the University required all students, faculty, staff, and visitors (including contractors) to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as defined in Policy 129 – Covid-19 Vaccination. This policy was suspended effective May 1, 2022 but may be reinstated at any point in the future depending on public health guidelines and the recommendations of experts.