City of Markham Facility Operator I Full Time in Markham, ON

City of Markham

Branch Markham ON CA

Facility Operator I
Markham, ON

Ability to complete basic plumbing, electrical, IRU’s and carpentry. Painting, blade changes, etc.). One year experience in recreational facility operations and…

Job Description

Applications are now being received for a Facility Operator I in the Recreation Services Department, Community and Fire Services Commission. While all applications will be received, current members of CUPE 905 (Outside Workers) will be given first consideration. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter by August 1, 2018.

Please note: The location of this vacancy may change. You are encouraged to apply if you are interested in a Facility Operator I position at any location. Please include in your cover letter the location(s) that you would consider.

Reporting to the Community Facility Supervisor, this position is responsible for facility operations maintenance and repair work related to arenas, community centres/halls, pools, change rooms (and cleaning of same) and any other assigned areas. This position oversees the facility to ensure programs/events run as scheduled and is responsible for the security and safety of the facility and its patrons.


  • Ensures that the facility is opened and closed at the scheduled times.
  • Notifies Community Facility Supervisor regarding any staff or facility related issues.
  • Operates the ice re-surfacer (Zamboni, etc.) and other specialized equipment (edger, scissor lift, swing machines, ride on scrubber, etc.) and pool equipment (vacuums, etc.)
  • Performs general cleaning/maintenance (i.e. mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, window cleaning, washroom/ dressing room cleaning, snow shovelling, garbage pick up, detail cleaning, set-ups and breakdowns of tables and chairs).
  • Operates power tools, and cleaning and safety equipment.
  • Responds to requests from patrons (general public) and other City of Markham staff on a general facility issues and or maintenance requests.
  • Patrols the building looking for facility problems, safety hazards, or improper departmental operations.
  • Is responsible for the security of the building.
  • Ensures that all policies and procedures are being followed by patrons and PT maintenance staff as applicable
  • Delegates and assigns job duties to part-time facility maintenance staff and follows-up, as required.
  • Adheres to corporate initiatives (i.e. recycling, energy management)
  • Utilizes computer systems (i.e. CLASS, Outlook, etc.)
  • Operates and monitors facility operation systems and records readings.
  • Assists in the required daily facility and equipment maintenance (i.e. painting, blade changes, etc.) with minimal supervision
  • Purchases supplies following department guidelines and submits VISA expenses reports. Completes purchase orders as required.
  • Ensures facility scheduling is ‘executed’ in a prompt and timely manner
  • Assists with training and supervision of part-time staff
  • HOURS: 7 day operation – rotating shifts


  • Secondary School diploma. One year experience in recreational facility operations and maintenance. Experience with associated materials, equipment operations, and maintenance procedures associated with a recreational facility environment.
  • Experience, working knowledge, demonstrated ability in operating and maintaining an arena and Basic Refrigeration Certification OR
  • Experience, working knowledge, demonstrated ability in operating and maintaining a commercial pool and one of the following certifications:
    • Certified Pool Operator (CPO)
    • Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO)
    • Lowery’s Aquatics course Level 1
    • ORFA Aquatics course Level 1 and 2
  • Ability to complete basic plumbing, electrical, IRU’s and carpentry.
  • Current certification in Standard First Aid, CPR, and Propane Handling required.
  • Excellent customer service, teamwork, organization skills are required as is the ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be physically able to perform the bona fide requirements of the job. This position involves occasional heavy lifting.
  • Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
  • Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
  • Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
  • Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
  • Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
  • Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.


  • College diploma in Facility Management or Recreation and Leisure Management
  • Certified Ice Technician/Certified Aquatic Technician
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence

The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.We thank all those applicants who have applied however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Markham, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-07-26
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