General Maintenance (Seasonal/Contract) | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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General Maintenance (Seasonal/Contract)

JOB TITLE: General Maintenance (Seasonal/Contract)
LOCATION: Geneva Park
DEPARTMENT: Maintenance
PLACEMENT: Term Appt. (June 1, 2017- Sept.11, 2017)


The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka currently serves over 125,000 people in Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound in Central Ontario. The YMCA is one of the largest charities within our service area, providing over $1.1 million annually of support and access to our programs and services.

With a staff complement of 1200+ full and part-time staff, combined with over 1,000 volunteers and donors, and an operating budget of $39 million, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 30,000 annual members and participants through its eight membership centres in Barrie, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound, and Wasaga Beach; 3,000 Child Care families across a number of communities; registers 5,000 day campers in addition to 1000 overnight campers at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana on Beausoleil Island; over 15,000 people through leadership development, outdoor education and family programs at YMCA Geneva Park; and counsels over 20,000 people in several community development programs.

As our Mission Statement affirms, “My Y is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of belonging to each other and the global community.” Our Vision for the future is “My Y inspires people to reach their full potential.”


General Maintenance duties required in all areas of the park including repairs and general upkeep of main buildings, cottage line and program areas. This will include repairs to all related fixtures and equipment and work on water and sewage systems.

• Demonstrate strong support and commitment to the mission and core values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and the YMCA in Canada.
• Demonstrate strong support and commitment to serving the membership, facility users and all program participants of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn and is CSA Approved: Employee supplies green patch work boots and rubber boots- all other necessary PPE will be supplied by the employer and the employee will be trained on usage for each specific job that requires it. ( Must wear and use the proper PPE at all times eg. green patch work boots, protective eyewear, ear protection, Personal Flotation Device, Vytex Suit, Rubber Boots, Full Face Respirator with shield, Full Body Harness, Chainsaw helmet and leg protection, hard-hat )
• Repairs and general maintenance to buildings and equipment including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, mechanical and other repairs as required.
• Lawn cutting, grooming of grounds, snow removal and other property maintenance, including repairs to necessary equipment.
• Works on program areas including buildings and equipment, and assists with putting in and taking out the marina & swim docks. In the winter will flood rinks and grooming trails.
• Assists with the treatment of sewage lagoons in spring and fall according to guidelines as set out by the MOE as well as general upkeep of water and Grey water systems.
• Repairs to lawn equipment, vehicles and other grounds equipment.
• Adherence to all provincial and federal legislation relevant to job description.
• Undertakes other reasonable tasks in support of YMCA Geneva Park, which the Plant & Facility Manager may assign from time to time.

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

• Secondary School Education
• Knowledge of Building trades.
• Previous experience in two or three of the following, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, carpentry, tile work and or welding and metal fabrication.
• Prior experience with building and equipment maintenance (2 years minimum)
• Proven Customer Service Experience
• WHMIS Certification
• Must have or willing to get a Certificate of Training for some of the following:
• Confined Space, Fall Arrest, Ladder, Scaffolding, Respirator, Propane Exchange,
• Chainsaw, Small water craft license
• Child Protection orientation
• AODA training
• Health & Safety Awareness training
• Bill 168 (Violence & Harassment in the Workplace) training
• Mandated training is required before or shortly after commencement of work
• Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening
• Must be able to work flexible hours based on client needs

Qualified candidates who wish to be considered are invited to send a resume and cover letter to:

Dave Frankum
Assistant Manger Maintenance, Plant & Facility
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
Fax: 705-325-9633

Applications will remain open until May 26, 2017

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources department.