Maintenance Crew Supervisor - Painter

Website Atira Property Management Inc.

Job Posting
Type: Internal/External Posting
Position: Maintenance Crew Supervisor – Painter
Compensation: $62K – $70K annually, depending on education and experience
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Various sites throughout the Lower Mainland region, as required
Closing Date: Until Filled
About Us:
Atira Property Management Inc. (APMI) is a mid-size licensed property management company known for its inclusionary hiring practices and its commitment to community. APMI is wholly-owned by Atira Women’s Resource Society, an award-winning not-for-profit organization, and all profits earned by APMI are set aside to build affordable housing. We offer a challenging and rewarding work environment where a job is more than just a pay cheque and where staff have the opportunity to work alongside and be inspired by a remarkable group of committed activists and professionals working to make the world a more just place, one tenant, one home, one job at a time.

The Opportunity:
Reporting to the Director, Facilities Management the Maintenance Crew Supervisor plays a critical role in the maintenance and upkeep of our buildings with both supervisory and production/painting responsibilities. They are responsible for supervising a maintenance crew of up to five with a focus on rehabbing and painting in primarily supportive housing buildings including SROs. Work is concentrated on interiors of units/rooms after tenants move out and before new renters move in and includes other interior painting such as common washrooms, hallways, lobbies and common areas. Occasional external work is required. Supervisors and painters must be prepared to work fast and efficiently, ensuring adherence to safety procedures/practices when dealing with hazards, and are responsible for inspecting rooms to be painted for pest control, cleanliness and readiness for painting and for ensuring additional prep work is completed when required. Supervisors and painters must use tact and diplomacy, as required, referring tenants to other staff where appropriate, and exercising interpersonal and conflict resolution skills when dealing with tenants with complex health and social issues when other resources are not available. At times supervisors may be required to call emergency services (police, fire, mental health).

About you:
You are flexible and open to taking on new and diverse tasks whenever needed. You are a quick thinker who is able to make decisions without agonizing and who knows when to reach out to others for guidance and or support. You are a good coach, able to support, train and motivate your team. You embrace the mission, vision, values and philosophy of Atira’s parent Society, Atira Women’s Resource Society ( You have a well-developed understanding of and commitment to anti-oppression work and intersectionality. You are familiar with colonialism especially as it applies in Canada and you understand the impact of the residential school system. You are committed to working with tenants who are struggling with substance use, brain trauma/cognitive impairment and or mental wellness and you understand and are comfortable working within a harm reduction environment. You have Painting Certificate of Qualification (C.Q.) or Red Seal certification plus, at minimum, three years’ of residential or commercial painting experience and experience supervising a painting or maintenance crew. Atira strives to hire staff who reflect the people we serve.
Additional Requisites/Assets:
You must have the physical ability to carry out the duties of the position. All positions are subject to a criminal record review. A BC Driving License & your own vehicle is an asset.

Application Process:
To apply, please send a cover letter describing how you are the ideal candidate, along with your resume, quoting the job title in the subject line to While we thank everyone who applies for their time, only those who are short-listed will be contacted due to the high volume of resumes received.

Closing Date: March 24, 2021

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