Maintenance Worker

Website Atira Property Management Inc.

Type: Internal and external Posting
Hours: Full-Time, Monday-Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: Various sites throughout the Lower Mainland region, as required
Compensation: $21 – $25 per hour, depending on skills and experience. Atira offers a competitive leave and benefits package after an initial disqualification period.
Deadline: Open 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.

About the Opportunity:
Reporting to the Supervisor, Maintenance you will use your knowledge & skills to perform a variety of troubleshooting, maintenance and repair duties including but not limited to, repairing/replacing receptacles, ballasts, switches, fans, electrical fixtures, baseboard heaters, change breakers, smoke alarms, thermocouples, and repairing/replacing damaged wiring; repairing/replacing plumbing fixtures, including toilets, sinks and basins, as well as water lines and sanitary and storm piping; replacing counter tops, cupboards, wall tiles and sheet vinyl, installing doors, replacing locks on doors and windows and repairing railings; cleaning gutters and debris from roofs, replacing shingles, flashing repairs and emergency patching and caulking, snaking drains with power augers and repairing and constructing fences, gates and concrete sidewalks, patios and ramps; performing routine repairs and maintenance to appliances, equipment and HVAC equipment; ensuring adherence to safety procedures/practices when dealing with hazards; utilizing 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; responding to emergencies, including non-maintenance calls when the Building Manager is not on site, and making emergency repairs or calling emergency services (police, fire, mental health); performing minor electrical, plumbing and carpentry maintenance and emergency repair duties such as changing fuses, resetting thermostats, snaking drains and replacing hardware; maintaining own inventory of tools.

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 embrace the mission, vision, values and philosophy of Atira’s parent Society, Atira Women’s Resource Society (atira.bc.ca). 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 at minimum one year experience as a maintenance worker including experience in basic electrical, plumbing and carpentry work. Atira strives to hire staff who reflect the people we serve.
Additional Requisites:
All positions are subject to a criminal record review.

Application Process:
To apply, please send a cover letter showing how you would be the ideal candidate, along with your resume, quoting the job title in the subject line to jobs@atira.ca. 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

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@atira.ca