Maintenance Assistant

Maintenance · Victoria, British Columbia
Department Maintenance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $29.16/hr

Who We Are 

Greater Victoria Housing Society (GVHS) is an award-winning registered charity and not for profit organization dedicated to providing high quality, secure and affordable rental housing for low to moderate income households. Known for excellent service, we contribute to healthy, thriving and livable communities. 


GVHS is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other basis protected by law. GVHS is a living wage employer.


What We Offer 

GVHS offers a comprehensive benefits package including competitive wages, 3 week’s vacation to start, generous sick and family responsibility leave, employer matched RRSP, extended health and dental insurance and an Employee Assistance Program. 


What You Will Do 

Reporting to the Manager of Daily Operations, the Maintenance Assistant creates a safe residential environment by maintaining in good working order, through repair or replacement, the physical assets of each building managed by the Society. 


What You Bring 

  • Experience in construction or building maintenance, preferably in multi-residential housing units. 
  • Experience in one or more of the following skills: painting, plumbing, carpentry, electrical, irrigation, roofing, concrete and basic metal work. 
  • Experience working with clients, customers, or the public. 
  • Experience using the internet, email, and mobile communication devices. 
  • Diplomas or certificates in building systems/technology an asset. 
  • Knowledge of both regular maintenance and emergency operations for electrical systems, elevators, boilers, fire panels, mechanical systems, emergency back-up generators, sprinklers, and timer systems. 
  • Ability to independently lift and move up to fifty-five (55) pounds frequently, to relocate equipment, furniture and appliances as needed to perform maintenance. 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time. 
  • Keep accurate records and complete standardized forms. 
  • Communicate with tenants, staff, suppliers, and contractors in a clear, concise manner in writing and verbally, with a focus on customer service.  
  • Ability to identify and mitigate potential safety issues on the job. 


Your Working Conditions 

  • Union Membership: CUPE Local 1978. 
  • Provide own vehicle and tools (see Appendix A); vehicle mileage allowance and tool allowance provided. 
  • Successful completion of a Criminal Record Check. 
  • Proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 
  • Outdoor work environment – Field Dress Code 


Compensation: $29.16/hr (35 hour work week) (2022 rate)


This is a union position with CUPE1978: 


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