General Maintenance WorkerApply
Department: Facilities Management Division, Operations & Maintenance, Architectural
FTE: 1.0 FTE.
Competition No.: 12596-C
Salary Information: $3,364.14 to $4,541.51 per month (Facility Services, Phase 4). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Primary Purpose: To provide upholstery and signage services. The General Maintenance Worker supports a wide variety trades and ensures that the University of Saskatchewan’s assets are maintained in compliance with University standards and all legislative and regulatory requirements in an efficient, safe, effective, and accountable manner.
Nature of Work: Reporting to the Carpentry Supervisor, the incumbent strives for the highest quality of workmanship and performance in meeting and maintaining University of Saskatchewan. The incumbent is further expected to inspect and report conditions within and outside of their scope of work their supervisor. Working independently and in a team environment, the work is of high volume, variety, and complexity, often involving inspection, material requirement planning and acquisition, and the organization of execution with coworkers, other trades, clients, and contractors. The General Maintenance Worker frequently acts as the first responder, applying basic troubleshooting skills to assist in securing a fault or determining a final solution. The incumbent may work in extreme climates (cold, wet, hot, windy, etc.), confined spaces (air plenums), crawlspaces, and elevated spaces (rooftops, lifts, scaffolding). The incumbent must fully understand safety hazards and work in compliance of all departmental and University safety practices and procedures as errors in execution of work can result in cosmetic imperfections, structural deformities, premature breakdown and aging, indoor air quality and comfort issues, and injury and harm to self and others. The incumbent is expected to work shifts, during evenings and/or weekends, and must be able to be on-call for emergencies.
Typical Duties: Repair of office chairs, student chairs and all types public furniture; installation and repair of roller blinds; repair and recovering of upholstered furniture; lay-out, cutting, sewing, stitching of materials and fabrics. Repair and refurbishment of wooden furniture components, including re-gluing, fabricating new components, repair of frames (dowelling, jointing, pegs, screws, nails etc.). Repair of furniture suspension components including springs, and webbing; stapling and nailing of furniture components and fabrics. Lay-out and sewing of custom covers and materials; replacement of furniture stuffing, materials, foam and webbing; working with clients in the selection of appropriate materials and fabrics; manufacture of cushions, pillows with variety of materials and fabrics and installation of zippers, button holes, and layout complex shapes with variety of materials. In consultation with the client and the signage committee the incumbent will order and install all types of signage on campus. Inspecting and reporting on asset/equipment damage, troubles and failures; assessing and acquiring needed material for repair/replacement. The incumbent assists qualified trades people with their work to aid in the completion of tasks and projects.
Education: The incumbent must have completed grade 12. The incumbent must hold a valid Province of Saskatchewan driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record. Courses or certifications in either commercial or residential upholstery would be considered an asset.
Experience: The incumbent is required to have a minimum of three years commercial or institutional, experience in upholstery.
Skills: The incumbent will have well developed decision-making, interpersonal, and communication skills that enhance the incumbent’s ability to work both independently and cooperatively as part of a team. Sound trouble shooting, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills are critical in order to identify maintenance trends, proactively resolve potential problems, and develop recommendations for improvements and implementation of cost-effective solutions. Strong reading, verbal and written communication skills in English. Effective organization and time management skills, in addition to the ability to multi-task under stressful timelines and attention to detail are also crucial. The incumbent will be results-oriented, demonstrate support for progress, and will exhibit strong personal effectiveness and relationship building skills. The incumbent should have the demonstrated ability to perform rigorous manual labour tasks that regularly involves heavy lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, and prolonged standing. The ability to use various hand and power tools while adhering to safety practices and policies is critical. The ability to work with upholstery needles, hammers, webbing stretchers, and specialty scissors in addition to industrial sewing machines, air operated equipment such as staplers, hammers, and tackers is important for the upholstery area. The incumbent should be comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces.
This position is in scope of CUPE 1975.
Applications will be accepted until filled.
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Shannon Toporowski at 966-8976.
Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.