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Facilities Assistant (6-month Limited Term)

Full Time
4 days ago
Working under the direction of the Facilities Coordinator, the Facilities Assistant has the primary accountability for the maintenance of the Seaspan facilities, which includes general facilities and office maintenance, minor repairs, painting, electrical, landscaping, space planning, renovations and office moves. In addition, assists with the planning and organization of company and staff events, and coordinates with the film industry contacts with respect to facilities tours and rental needs.
  • Troubleshoots all facilities related concerns such as air conditioning, heat, lighting and plumbing problems.
  • Performs regular facility maintenance work such as landscaping, sawdust removal from parking lot, painting and carpet/wall touch up.
  • Conducts daily office troubleshooting such as workstation problems/requests and assisting the IT department with phone and computer cabling requests.
  • Performs minor repairs and handyman work (e.g. painting, electrical, plumbing, etc.) as required. For major repairs and maintenance work, assists with sourcing, evaluating and selecting appropriate sub-contractors to perform the work. Also responsible for coordinating and supervising work completed by sub-contractors to ensure quality.
  • Handles general office shipping and receiving, delivery organization, bank pick up and drop offs, as well as training room and company gym maintenance duties. When required, assists the Stores with order pick up and delivery organization.
  • Assists with new space constructions and/or renovations. This involves meeting with the project leaders and the responsible Executives, understanding needs and the required functionalities/features, sourcing, evaluating and selecting appropriate contractors, as well as assisting with the completion of project proposals that include the construction specifications, costing and completion timelines for approval.
  • Once approval is received, assists with the implementation of the construction/ renovation. When contractors are involved, coordinates the timing/schedule of different trades to ensure smooth completion of project.
  • For internal office moves, this role will work with the responsible Executives to ensure a clear understanding of the move plan and discuss implementation tactics (timing, logistics, resources/equipment required, etc.). This role is responsible for the actual implementation of the move, which includes coordination with the affected parties, determining the best timing for the move, and arranging of all required logistics (e.g. furniture, workstations, materials, etc.)
  • Works in collaboration with the Events committee to plan and organize company and staff events (e.g. family picnic, commissioning's, retirements, charity events, etc.). This involves assisting in the planning of the event, ordering all required equipment, food and entertainment, setting up for the event, as well as cleaning up.
Education and Experience
  • Completion of Grade 12 education
  • 1-3 years experience as facilities maintenance worker
  • Some knowledge of the Marine industry is an asset
Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
  • Broad trades knowledge and skills (electrical, plumbing, painting, carpentry, etc.).
  • Knowledge of Seaspan facilities is an advantage
  • Strong customer service orientation and troubleshooting skills
  • Must be a creative problem solver
  • Effective communication and people skills
  • Flexible, trustworthy and reliable. Strong abilities to prioritize and multi-task
  • A valid Class 5 Drivers Licence and a safe driving record
  • Knowledge of and/or experience operating outdoor landscaping equipment is an asset

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

Note: Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted

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