Facilities Assistant

Facilities Assistant

Full-time, Permanent

Mulgrave is one of Canada’s leading independent co-educational pre-K – 12 day schools, serving the North Shore of Vancouver. We are an established IB Continuum World School with a reputation for excellence and innovation. We are now seeking applicants for the role of Facilities Assistant to start as soon as possible. 

In order to provide the best possible learning environment for our highly diverse, multicultural student population, Mulgrave actively seeks to recruit teachers from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in independent and international school faculties. BIPoC and 2SLGBTQ+ educators and those with disabilities are warmly encouraged to apply, and invited to reach out for more information about our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

The role of Facilities Assistant is to work with the Facilities Crew and Facilities Manager to maintain order both inside and outside the school building. Including but not limited to maintenance, construction, custodial and grounds maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Including but not limited to the following:

  • Disarm the buildings and contact the security monitoring station if necessary
  • Check that room lights and temperatures are in normal working order
  • Direct and maintain a safe and effective traffic flow during student drop-off and pick-up, and other events
  • Ensure that all office and common area appliances and HVAC equipment are clean and in normal working order
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the cafeteria before and after students’ lunch
  • Attend to emergencies to maintain the health and safety of entrances, offices, foyers, classrooms, theatre, cafeteria, bathrooms, playgrounds, etc.
  • Replace air filters in all air handling units, roof-top units and check for normal working order of fan motors and mixed air dampers in the mechanical rooms
  • Assist the Events team to set-up, tear-down and clean-up venues for school events and student exams as required
  • Receive and distribute deliveries and assemble new furniture and equipment
  • Replace light bulbs, door locks, hinges and stoppers regularly
  • Repair and relocate furniture, cabinetry, shelving and office equipment 
  • Install pictures, bulletin boards, marketing and open house signs, etc.
  • Pick-up and return theatre lighting and sound equipment rentals
  • Assist the Facilities Manager to coordinate and supervise tradesmen work
  • Issue fobs, door and cabinet keys and parking tags to staff as required
  • Coordinate the maintenance of the utility vehicles and school buses
  • Help generate PO’s to obtain building component parts and maintenance supplies necessary to carry-out the ongoing repairs
  • Program the irrigation system timer to water outdoor lawns and garden beds,  and manually water indoor plants
  • Interact with the evening cleaning staff to carry-out special requests
  • Continually empty all paper and bottle recycling bins in common areas
  • Distribute printing paper to the photocopy stations regularly
  • Assist during emergency evacuation drills
  • Clean and maintain proper working order of roof gutters and downspouts
  • Maintain inventory controls of assets and maintenance supplies
  • Clear snow and de-ice entrances, sidewalks and stairs during the winter
  • Assist staff, students, parents and tradesmen when help is needed
  • Check emails and calendars regularly to resolve facilities issues

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must be comfortable using powered tools such as: table saws, circular saws, grinders, drills, backpack blowers, etc. in a safe and effective manner
  • Possess good work ethics, reliable and trustworthy
  • Must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license with a class 4 being an asset 
  • Ability to climb ladders, work at elevated heights and confined spaces   
  • Flexible to work weekends and evenings around the requirements of the school
  • Physically fit and ability to lift heavy objects using proper lifting techniques
  • Ability to follow instructions, multitask, and meet deadlines
  • Experience as a handyman or in a skilled trade is desired
  • Knowledge of Google, and basic computer skills

We offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package that is very competitive, as well as opportunities for professional growth. Our benefits include:

  • An RRSP-matching program
  • Professional and career development/training opportunities
  • Extended health and dental coverage
  • Short and long term disability insurance
  • Personal day 
  • Employee assistance program
  • Plenty of opportunities to get to know your colleagues during our various social events throughout the year
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • Fitness / weight room & trainer 
  • Chair massages

Please visit our website at www.mulgrave.com for further information about our School.

Resumes should be submitted through https://mulgrave.bamboohr.com/jobs/ by January 27, 2023. Given the location of the school, applicants must provide their own transportation.

We thank all interested parties. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit mulgrave.bamboohr.com.

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