Building Maintenance Specialist
ABOUT THE STUDENTS’ UNION
The Students’ Union (SU) is one of the leading undergraduate student associations in Canada. We work to ensure that University of Calgary undergraduate students have the best possible university experience through advocacy, representation, and providing valuable on-campus services and programs. We also manage several businesses within the MacEwan Building including a restaurant and bar, two concert venues, a convenience store, a used bookstore and copy centre, and the MacEwan Conference & Event Centre.
Students lead our organization, and so SU staff are all teachers in some capacity. We coach, mentor, and work alongside the elected members of our student government to help them develop skills and make good decisions for the organization. Because of this, we trust and invest in our staff as they are pivotal in supporting and fostering positive and productive student leadership. The SU is a nimble organization that can pivot quickly to address emerging issues and trends. This role is ideal for a professional who is looking for the freedom to innovate and is willing to take the initiative to expand their range of experience.
ABOUT THE ROLE
With a focus on quality and speed of repairs, the Building Maintenance Specialist role is tasked with assisting in the day-to-day repairs, painting, and upkeep of the MacEwan Building.
This position is responsible for executing daily work requests as well as implementing and maintaining the preventative maintenance program. Additional project work includes plumbing, HVAC, mechanical, painting, general patch and repair of the facility, and interfacing with university staff to ensure that the MacEwan Building is operated at the highest standards.
For a complete list of responsibilities, please consult the position description.
Hours of work for this role are Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in general maintenance in a commercial, retail, industrial, or hospitality environment.
- Experience in plumbing, painting, drywall repair, and general maintenance is preferred.
- 5th Class Power Engineers Certificate of competency, or equivalent, is required.
- Completed certification in and/or interest in pursuing: WHMIS, Standard First Aid, and lift training is an asset.
Interested? Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Statement on Employment Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Students’ Union is committed to ensuring that members of equity-deserving groups, from a broad range of communities, feel empowered to apply for positions within the organization. We strongly encourage qualified candidates from Black, Indigenous, and/or other racialized communities to apply. Qualified candidates who identify as 2Spirit and/or LGBTQIA+ or are otherwise marginalized on the grounds of gender expression, gender identity, and/or sexual orientation are also strongly encouraged to apply.
The Students’ Union welcomes applications from people with disabilities and believes strongly in accessibility in the work we do. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process – please advise us at any point and we will work with you to meet your needs while respecting your privacy as much as possible.
The Students’ Union is grateful to work on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika), Piikuni, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. The University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is Moh’kins’tsis, which we now call the City of Calgary. The Students’ Union also recognizes that land acknowledgments are not enough. We need to pursue truth, reconciliation, decolonization, and allyship in an ongoing effort to make right with all our relations.