Maintenance General (2)

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 02/16/2024
Req ID: 36059
Faculty/Division: VP – Operations and Real Estate Partnerships
Department: 89 Chestnut Residence
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre is a University of Toronto operated facility located in the heart of downtown Toronto, offering residence, summer residence, convention and banquet services. 

Under the direction of the Manager, Building Operations, the Maintenance General person performs minor repairs on a regular basis. The incumbent must have general knowledge in the following areas: plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC. The incumbent must be able to work in an efficient, safe, and accident-free manner and must be able to communicate effectively through a 2-way radio at all times.


General knowledge of drywall, plumbing, HVAC, painting & plastering, knowledge of construction and electrical experience an asset. Responds to requests of residence occupants and contractors; informs them of any required information and provides them with required supplies or services. Reports damaged and defective equipment and advises the supervisor of required repairs. Able to work under minimal supervision. Candidate must be able to read and follow simple instruction and operating guidelines as set out by the Manager, Building Operations and maintain departmental standards, policies and procedures. Must maintain sanitation and safety standards as required by law and/or University policy. 


High school graduate or equivalent, technical training is desirable.

Several years of related work experience, technical training is desirable. Previous experience in maintenance/building operations preferred. 


  • Must be able to handle multiple priorities in a high volume environment.
  • Must have a professional attitude and display initiative in relation to job performance.
  • First Aid, CPR training and WHMIS training is an asset.
  • Must be able to lift (up to 50lbs), bend and stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Able to effectively communicate in English (both orally and written) with students, guests and colleagues.
  • Friendly, outgoing, customer service oriented person with the ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Must be a team player and be a highly motivated individual. 

Must be willing to work shift work (with possiblity of weekends, overnight and statatory holiday shifts).

Closing Date: 02/28/2024,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Hourly
Appointment Type: Ancillary Operations
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: 
Job Category: Facilities/Ancilliary Services

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