Utility Service Person

Dalhousie University

Position Details
Position Information

Position Title Utility Service Person
Department/Unit Facilities Management
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number FM11-24
Employee Group NSGEU Local 99
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Rate $22.98 per hour
Classification Utility Serviceperson
About Dalhousie University Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our our more than 20,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary Reporting to the Preventive Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent is responsible for performing various preventive maintenance (PM) tasks and assisting trades staff in their daily work requirements.
Key Responsibilities • Accompanies and assists trades staff, project leaders, consultants and contractors as required
• Maintains and repairs non-electrical components of light fixtures (bulbs, shades, etc.)
• Properly disposes of used lamps and maintains adequate stock levels, including ballasts
• Conducts field audits to gather applicable information pertaining the creation and modification of PM routines
• Performs PM inspections on interior/exterior lights, exit lights, washrooms, doors and battery operated smoke detectors
• Follows up on deficiencies identified during PM inspections and refers certified trades work to Maintenance Supervisor, applicable trades person and/or client reception for action
• Cleans pits and drainage areas as required
• Cleans and inspects roofs, including drains and gutters
• Cleans and maintains mechanical rooms
• Removes graffiti utilizing appropriate products and techniques
• Plunges toilets
• Performs all duties in accordance with the current Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act as well as University and government rules and regulations
• Maintains a clean work environment
• Performs other duties as required
Note A USP will not perform certified trades work
Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.
Required Qualifications • High school graduation and 3 – 5 years building and maintenance experience required
• Completion of Building Service Technician course preferable
• Electrical and/or mechanical aptitude preferable
• Ability to read, interpret and prioritize work orders, required
• Proficiency in the use of the tools of the trade (eg. Fluorescent bulb pulverizer, pressure washer, etc.)
• Ability to work comfortably at heights (including personal lifts) and in confined spaces
• General safety, fall protection, confined space, lift operation and WHMIS training an asset
• Good communication and organizational skills required
• Reliable and punctual
• Ability to take direction
• Must be willing and able to work overtime as required
• Familiar with the current Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act as well as University and government rules and regulations
• Computer skills an asset
Additional Information
Application Consideration Bargaining unit employees are given first consideration and will be notified regarding the status of their application. All other applicants will be considered when there is no qualified internal candidate and will only be contacted if selected for an interview.
Diversity Statement Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity .

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 03/14/2024
Close Date 03/28/2024
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/16088

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