Month: February 2019

19 Feb 2019

Maintenance Worker – Oak Street Co-op

MAINTENANCE WORKER
Job Ad

Are you an experienced maintenance worker with a passion for community building and a willingness to take on more supervisory responsibilities? Then consider being a part of a maintenance team in working the grounds and buildings of a housing co-operative!

Oak Street Housing Co-op, located in downtown Toronto, has provided quality, secure and affordable housing since 1985. The people who live here, or “members”, run the co-op. The co-op has 149 units located in a nine-storey apartment building and three rows of townhouses. A number of the apartments are wheelchair accessible. In addition, the co-op has a retail rental property located on the grounds.

Oak Street Housing Co-op is seeking an experienced and community oriented person who can perform small and large preventative and routine maintenance tasks. The position can grow to include more supervisory responsibilities. Reporting to the Manager, this full-time opportunity is ideal for an energetic, community oriented person who has previous practical maintenance experience and a genuine passion for providing, safe, accessible and affordable housing to community members.

In this role, you will:

1. Perform Preventive and Routine Maintenance
– Carry out preventive and other routine maintenance tasks according to schedules and work orders on the following:
• fire alarm system
• electrical system
• mechanical systems
• plumbing
• garbage compactor
• sump pumps
• generator
• drains
• walls and windows
• door and locks
– Maintain co-op tools and equipment

2. Maintain and Organize Inventory
– Purchase materials as directed by supervisor
– Pick up materials from suppliers
– Receive and check shipments, check packing slips, and restock inventory
– Assist in checking and maintaining inventory records as required

3. Additional Duties
– Respond to calls in case of major emergency
– Move appliances and other equipment
– Accompany meter readers
– Enter units for inspections
– Training of on-call volunteers and new maintenance staff
– Other duties as directed by supervisor

This position has potential to grow to include more supervisory responsibilities. Experience with any of the items below is an asset:
– Supervising maintenance staff and overseeing contractors
– Working with large capital repair projects
– Maintaining an inventory system and overseeing purchasing
– Maintaining an electronic work order system

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit your resume and covering letter to: info@oakstreet.coop
Deadline:     Until successful candidate is found.
Salary:          Commensurate with experience.
Start Date:  To be negotiated with successful applicant.

We thank all applicants. However, only applicants selected to continue in the application process will be contacted.

Maintenance Worker – Oak Street Co-op

19 Feb 2019

Maintenance Supervisor – Oak Street Co-op

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
Job Ad

Are you an experienced maintenance supervisor with a passion for community building? Then consider this exciting opportunity to lead a maintenance team in managing the grounds and buildings of a housing co-operative!

Oak Street Housing Co-op, located in downtown Toronto, has provided quality, secure and affordable housing since 1985. The people who live here, or “members”, run the co-op. The co-op has 149 units located in a nine-storey apartment building and three rows of townhouses. A number of the apartments are wheelchair accessible. In addition, the co-op has a retail rental property located on the grounds.

Oak Street Housing Co-op is seeking an experienced, community oriented leader who can lead and help a team of two maintenance workers and a caretaker to manage day-to-day upkeep as well as both small and large maintenance projects for the co-op. Reporting to the Manager, this full-time opportunity is ideal for an energetic, community oriented leader who has previous practical maintenance, maintenance supervision and property management experience and a genuine passion for providing, safe, accessible and affordable housing to community members. Experience with capital repairs is an asset.

In this role, you will:

1. Provide Maintenance Services:
– Develop and maintain an electronic work order system and delegate work order tasks to maintenance workers and/or service providers.
– Oversee the purchase of maintenance equipment and supplies and ensure inventory system is in place.
– Administer service and utility contracts.
– Develop and maintain a roster of tradespeople and retain and supervise tradespeople as required.
– Provide support to committees that have responsibilities relating to maintenance and/or the property (e.g., the Compost Action Team).
– Ensure the commercial property is maintained according to lease and other by-laws and that the tenant is complying with required maintenance and repairs.
– Develop and deliver a regular inspection system and supervise move-in/move-out services.
– Conduct maintenance work during periods of staff vacation and work order backlog.

2. Provide Corporate Leadership and Financial Management
– Provide day-to-day supervision and help to the maintenance staff.
– Maintain performance management and learning plans for maintenance staff and provide recommendations to the Board of Directors on annual performance ratings that impact salary progression.
– Prepare regular reports to the Manager.
– Assist the Manager in legal proceedings relating to construction, property damage, maintenance and other relevant matters.
– Act as an agent of the Co-op with municipal, provincial and federal government agencies.
– Prepare and follow-up on insurance claims.
– Work with the Manager and the Financial Officer to prepare annual operating budgets for maintenance-related accounts.
– Work with the Financial Officer relating to charges that should be applied to members’ accounts, including, but not limited to repairs, by-law infraction penalties, and other maintenance-related charges.
– Provide other maintenance-related support to the Manager as required to ensure effective and efficient financial management.
– Lead regular long-range maintenance/financial planning.

3. Provide Co-op Leadership and Development:
– Assist in recruiting members to committees within areas of responsibility.
– Provide members with information on the operation of the co-op within areas of responsibility.
– Recruit members to the On-Call Team and provide ongoing coordination, education and support.
– Receive and maintain a record of complaints relating to maintenance or the property and follow-up on them as required.
– Perform other duties as determined by the Board of Directors.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

Minimum of 5 years relevant education and/or property management experience is mandatory.

Knowledge/Experience:
– A minimum of five years relevant education and/or maintenance, maintenance supervision and property management experience preferably in a co-op / non for profit environment.
– Hands on maintenance experience.
– Experience with capital repairs is an asset.
– Excellent communication, organizational and leadership skills.
– Budgeting, procurement, and contractor interaction experience.
– Computer literacy required to manage financial records and property management software.
– Working knowledge of maintenance principles and practices.
– Knowledge of, or ability to acquire knowledge of, laws and regulations related to maintenance and property management.

HOW TO APPLY:
Submit your resume and covering letter to: info@oakstreet.coop
Deadline:       Until successful candidate is found.
Salary:            Commensurate with experience.
Start Date:     To be negotiated with successful applicant.

We thank all applicants. However, only applicants selected to continue in the application process will be contacted.

Maintenance Supervisor – Oak Street Co-op