Building Service Worker I

Building Service Worker I

St. John’s School is seeking a contract full-time Building Services Worker. The role is expected to work 37.5 hours per week.


An IB World School, St. John’s School is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational, university preparatory day school situated in the Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver. Serving 570 K through Grade 12 students in an urban setting, St. John’s boasts a vibrant, accomplished, well rounded student community striving for excellence in academics, athletics and the arts. One hundred percent of graduates are accepted by the best post-secondary programmes around the world.

St. John’s is a member of the Independent Schools Association of BC, a member of the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools, and an IB Continuum World School offering the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.

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Position Summary and Mandate:

The Building Services Worker ensures that school buildings and property are maintained in a healthy, safe, and sanitary manner. The Building Services Worker responds to daily requests for janitorial work, repairs and maintenance, equipment assembly, and event support

Key Accountabilities:


▪       Vacuums, dusts, sweeps, mops, washes and waxes offices, rooms, lobbies, and other school areas as assigned.

▪       Inspects all washrooms, hallways, change rooms and stairways to ensure safety and cleanliness

▪       Monitors and removes garbage from school grounds, the surrounding area, and parkade

▪       Cleans building exteriors, which includes pressure washing, window cleaning, and graffiti removal

▪       Performs snow removal and other seasonal landscaping responsibilities

▪       Cleans front canopies exterior canopies



▪       Performs or assists with a multitude of tasks related to building services maintenance and repair, including (but not limited to) lighting, plumbing, carpentry, drywall, painting, furniture assembly and repairs, floor covering, and equipment maintenance

▪       Troubleshoots electrical, plumbing and heating issues

▪       Inspects playground structures for defects, makes repairs and/or advises Facilities Manager of action to be taken


Operations Support


▪       Quickly responds to requests for service from faculty and staff

▪       Assists with traffic management for dropoff and pickup

▪       Supports school emergency drills and procedures (i.e., school evacuations)

▪       Provide professional and efficient support for event setups and teardowns

▪       Delivers mail packages, paper supplies, and other materials as required

▪       Opens and/or secures building doors and locks

▪       Continually monitors the condition of the faculty and grounds; remedies issues or reports them to the Facilities Manager



Success Measurements:

▪       Ongoing and effective communication with the Facilities Manager, team members and clients

▪       All areas of the school are receiving care and attention on a daily basis; floors, stairways, and walkways are clean and free of debris, and washrooms are maintained to an expected standard of cleanliness and working order

▪       Maintenance tasks are being performed to the expected standard

▪       Daily janitorial requests are met in a prompt and complete manner

▪       Event setup and teardown requests are being completed accurately and on-time


Education and Work Experience:


▪       Previous experience working in a Building Services or maintenance role

    • A Building Service Worker Certificate is preferred

▪       WHMIS certification or knowledge

▪       A valid first aid certificate (BC Occupational First Aid Level 1)

▪       BC Class 5 Driver’s License

    • A BC Class 2 Driver’s License with an Air Brake endorsement is preferred

▪       Experience with hand tools, electric tools, hand carts, and furniture dollies

▪       Basic mechanical and problem-solving skills

▪       Available for shift work that may fall outside of 8am to 4pm working hours

▪       Able to work on weekends and evenings, when required




▪       Effectively communicates with teachers, staff, students and parents

▪       Willingness to take on new tasks and to learn new skills; a flexible mindset

▪       Self-motivated with a proven ability to work independently

▪       Able to work in variable climate conditions, indoors and outdoors, with and around various machinery

▪       Can operate a genie lift

▪       Ability to operate a school bus is an asset

▪       Has basic computer skills and can interact with ticket/work order systems


Conditions of Employment

The successful candidate will be required to complete child abuse prevention training provided by St. John’s School and provide consent for a criminal reference check for vulnerable sector. Clearance on criminal record check for vulnerable sector is a condition of employment.


The People:

▪       Reports to: Facilities Manager

▪       Key internal interactions: Receptionists, teachers, students, principals, department heads



All interested candidates should apply with the following;

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • copies of first aid certification
  • copy of BC Class 5 Driver’s License
  • copies of any other relevant trades certificates

Work hours: 37.5 hours per week. Work schedule is to be determined by the Facilities Manager, based on the needs of the School.

Expected start date: ASAP

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


Address to:

Mr. Roberto Maggiorani, Facilities Manager

St. John’s School

2215 West 10th Avenue

Vancouver, BC, V6K 2J1


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