Furniture Helper

  • Contract
  • Canada

Carleton University

TERM Assignment:

*Note: Overtime is sometimes required.

Carleton University also welcomes applications from continuing employees. If a Continuing employee is the successful candidate, this assignment will be considered a Term Assignment, and the successful candidate must obtain a leave of absence from their current and substantive position, where applicable. Permission for such leave must not be unreasonably withheld.
















About Carleton University

Carleton is a smart, caring and connected community that inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world. Carleton’s faculty and staff strive to provide a superior learning experience for our learners who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world. Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Manager Grounds and Moving Services and the general direction of the Event and Furniture Mechanic, the Event & Furniture Helper is responsible for the following duties:

Event Set-Up:
• Help deliver set up and dismantle furniture & equipment for special events as required, i.e. convocation and examinations.
• Help co-ordinates detailed delivery, set up & dismantle schedule with clients
• Helps contract move staff and external vendors assisting with set up Furniture Installation:
• Assists clients and/or Project Co-ordinators in the reconfiguration design of systems furniture and executes the reconfiguration
• Installs bulletin boards, chalkboards, display cases and specialty wall items

Furniture Maintenance:
• Maintains tools and equipment in shop and ensures the security of shop tools in all locations of use, including on site
• Repairs furniture as required via public area inspection schedule or client requests

Furniture, Equipment & Goods Relocation and Delivery:
• Moves furniture, equipment & goods as required via public area inspection schedule, general building sweeps or client requests (removal may include storage or disposal)
• Helps to supervise contract move staff

Public Area Inspection:
• Conducts regular inspections of all public areas (incl. tunnels), classrooms on campus
• Corrects deficiencies as required, ie. re-sets of areas to conform to intended layout, removal of non-conforming posters, etc.

General Administration:
• Records action and any special notation on work orders

• Performs other duties as required


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
The duties of this position require an ability to work with limited supervision while performing Event and Furniture Helper duties in any section of the campus (in and out of doors)

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
Experience in the operation of all power tools (eg hand drill, screwdrivers, impact gun, etc) and hand tools (eg rachets, box wrenches, etc) found in a standard Furniture Maintenance shop.

HR Note:

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Important Note Regarding Pandemic Related Operations:

This position is required to work on campus. Exceptionally, since March 2020, many staff and faculty at Carleton University have been working from home in order to comply with public health requirements while continuing to provide services to support the operational functioning of the university. We are currently in the process of identifying positions that need to work on campus as part of our return to campus process. This position may be required to work temporarily remotely due to public health requirements or it may have been identified as one of the roles that are required to work on campus. If this position is required to work on campus, the successful candidate will be informed of the health and safety measures that are in place to ensure their safety on campus. If there is a requirement to work remotely (it is possible that there could be a requirement to work both remotely and on campus), the successful candidate will work with the manager to set up a remote work environment including discussing appropriate technology and requirements. Please note that once public health requirements permit, Carleton University will resume normal on campus operations and at that point there will be a timely notification provided by the manager and the requirement to working full time physically onsite will resume. Therefore, we are looking for candidates currently in or looking to relocate to the Ottawa area.

Additionally, Carleton University is continuing to maintain a safe work environment and requires mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 as per Public Health recommendations under the Reopening Ontario Act. As Carleton University requires that staff be available to attend on-campus meetings and to work, as required, in person, the successful candidate will be required to comply with this policy and be fully vaccinated before commencing employment. Subject to permitted exemptions under the Ontario Human Rights Code, if you are the successful candidate, your offer of employment will be conditional upon you attesting that you are fully vaccinated with a course of vaccines that have been approved by Health Canada and submitting appropriate proof of vaccination.

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