Cape Breton Island Housing Authority Maintenance Worker– 7 Month Term Temporary in Richmond, NS

Cape Breton Island Housing Authority

Branch Richmond NS CA

Maintenance Worker– 7 Month Term
Richmond, NS

Client service oriented. Housing Authority, Human Resources Services. This is not a Civil Service position. Human Resources, Housing Authority HR Services, 3770…

Maintenance Worker– 7 Month Term

Cape Breton Island Housing Authority (CBIHA)
Location: Richmond County
Competition #CB-201607-CB
Note: This is not a Civil Service position.

Cape Breton Island Housing Authority (CBIHA) is recruiting for a term Maintenance Worker position represented by the United Food and Commerical Workers (UFCW local 864).

Please merge your cover letter and resume into one document when applying. In the cover letter, please quote the competition number, competition name, and the source of posting.

Housing Nova Scotia relies on the expertise and professionalism of its Housing Authorities employees for the management and maintenance of safe, suitable, and affordable housing for the benefit of low-income Nova Scotians. Located across the province, the five housing authorities are responsible for the administration, operation, and maintenance of Nova Scotia’s 12,000 social housing units.

CBIHA is responsible for the management of social housing units within the Cape Breton area.

The Housing Authorities are committed to employing staff that is representative of the diverse community we serve. We welcome applications from Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of the designated groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your cover letter or resume.


Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, the Maintenance Worker is responsible for carrying out material and equipment installations, renovations, repairs, servicing, and preventative maintenance in units and properties under the jurisdiction of CBIHA.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Maintaining and repairing doors, windows, countertops, cupboards, shelving, walls, floors, stairs, cracks in foundations, roofs, and sheathing.
Restoring and installing drywall, including taping and filling, suspended ceilings, ceramic tile, vinyl flooring, stair nosings and rubber mats.
Repairing door hinges, springs, handles and components.
Removing, replacing or repairing locksets and changing locks when required.
Performing minor plumbing such as installing taps, toilets and tracing leaks.
Preparing interior and exterior surfaces for paint; applying paint, stain, varnish and associated sealers to surfaces.
Performing outdoor maintenance to buildings such as repairing walkways, driveways and parking areas; replacing shingles, siding, gables, eaves and roof vents.
Troubleshooting building maintenance issues.
Responding to after-hours maintenance calls while participating on the standby duty roster.
Completing documentation such as work orders, maintenance logs, inspection reports and inventory records.


Grade 12 or high school equivalent, plus five years’ experience in building and property maintenance or a related field. Must be able to perform basic tasks in carpentry, plumbing, heating, electrical, painting and drywall.
Knowledge of residential building technology, basic knowledge of National Building Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Knowledge of computer systems is beneficial.
Client service oriented.
Ability to operate electrical and mechanical tools and equipment.
Ability to perform physical tasks using good body mechanics.
Ability to meet deadlines with accuracy in a multi-tasking environment.
Ability to work cooperatively with others in a team-oriented setting.
Ability to interact with the public and tenants in an appropriate manner on job sites.
Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy, sound judgment and initiative when investigating, questioning and dealing with inquiries, requests and submissions.
Detail oriented, accurate, and able to analyze data and trouble shoot when required .
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to establish priorities.
Possess a valid Nova Scotia driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle for work purposes.


Interprovincial Red Seal certification is considered an asset.
Possess current Emergency First Aid and WHMIS certifications are assets.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer or will result in termination of employment. Checks may include one or all of the following: reference checks, criminal background checks, driver’s abstracts, child abuse registry and/or education.

Classification: MAINTENANCE
Salary Range: $23.82/hour
Hours Per Week: Monday to Friday , 35 hours
Closing Date: October 3rd , 2016.

To Apply:

All applications/resumes should be sent directly to:

Housing Authority, Human Resources Services
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (902) 420-6599
Mail: Human Resources, Housing Authority HR Services, 3770 Kempt Road, Suite 3 Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3K 4X8

Submissions must be received by midnight on the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Richmond, NS, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-20
Posted by: