Maintenance Technician

City: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Title: Maintenance Technician
Category: Other Specialties
Employment Type: Temp-to-Hire

We’re looking for a Maintenance Technician for a multi-residential apartment building. With as many as 4-10 service requests per day, maintenance technicians must be prepared to respond to any of a variety of maintenance needs, often with very little advance notice and a variable degree of urgency expressed residents and management. The role includes bi-weekly on call responsibilities for building emergencies.

Where: Ottawa, ON
Wage: To be determined, based on experience
Employment Type: Full-Time, Permanent


  • Includes the repair, replacement or installation of faucets, pipes, hot water tanks, toilets, garbage disposals, dishwashers, water-dispensing refrigerators, and washing machines. Investigation of leaks and plumbing issues within the building and/or suites.


  • Includes the repair, replacement or installation of power switches, fuses, wall sockets, ceiling lights, ceiling fans, climate control systems, and garage doors openers


  • Includes filling in small holes caused by nails and minor dings from normal wear and tear; most commonly performed between the time a tenant vacates a unit and a new renter assumes occupancy


  • Includes minor touch-ups following damage repair, upkeep of the common areas and new painting walls, as needed


  • Includes the minor repair, replacement or installation of major household appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, range ovens, washers and dryers, microwaves, etc.


  • Includes winterization of terraces and common area, watering plants in office and pots, replacing light bulbs in common areas, exterior lighting and parking areas, power-washing terraces and entry, and any other duty if asked.


  • Includes maintaining a tidy appearance in maintenance storage, mechanical penthouse, parking garage, offices, reserved amenity spaces, fitness center and all common areas and also includes cleaning fixtures, floors and other surfaces in vacated units before new renters assume occupancy, as needed.


  • Includes escorting contractors into resident suites to allow them to perform repairs, ensuring that contractors are using proper gear and safety practices for the work they are performing, and reporting work completed by contractors in our Yardi work order system.


  • Includes maintaining all logs for mechanical components of the building, fire safety systems (extinguishers and smoke detectors), fall protection, Personal Protective Equipment maintenance and reporting any potential life safety issues to your Maintenance or Property Manager, completing annual inspections


  • Includes shoveling, blowing or plowing snow away from walkways, common areas and driveways, and laying down rock salt atop icy surfaces to prevent slipping, maintaining snow log


  • Includes professional, prompt and courteous correspondence with residents when scheduling and providing maintenance services, and with contracted vendors that provide additional facility services


  • Includes maintaining an organized scheduling and tracking system, usually by paper, to effectively complete all maintenance requests in a timely manner and in the order by which they were received or by level of urgency


  • 2+ years of experience in a maintenance role
  • Property Management experience an asset
  • Must possess exceptional communication and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving, and follow-up is required
  • Must be a self-starter with high degree of initiative, flexibility, and professionalism
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people and interests while being culturally aware
  • Possess knowledge of health and safety practices
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and be able to maintain effective and cooperative working relationships
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions
  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)

We thank everyone who applies, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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