Maintenance Contractor

EMPLOYER: Glenn Haddrell Housing Coop


Maintenance Contractor/Handyperson 

Glenn Haddrell Housing Cooperative

Ottawa, ON


Job Details

Salary: negotiable

Job type: Part-time or Full-time



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Full Job Description:


Job Title: Maintenance Contractor/Handyperson 

No of position(s): One (1)

Job type: 3 months’ probation.  Can lead to part-time / full-time permanent

Start date: as soon as possible

Reports to: Property Manager




A Maintenance Contractor/Handyperson will work to maintain Glenn Haddrell Housing Cooperative (GHHC) to desired standards and to ensure the safety and security of the units.

A Maintenance Contractor/Handyperson will work towards the promotion of the coop’s reputation amongst the members and good customer relations by the appropriate and timely response to requests for work and supervision of outside contractors. 

A Maintenance Contractor/Handyperson is responsible for inventory of tool and products. A Maintenance Contractor/Handypersons will support GHHC’s office administrator and the Board of Directors in its role as Housing provider.

Areas of responsibility for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:




To maintain and repair units

- Follow cleaning routines and schedules.

- Receive work orders, complete tasks, and record work.

- Independently identify required work and problems, and initiate repairs and provide solutions.

- Monitor mechanical and utility rooms.

-Extra duties as identified in accessible units.

-  Receive work orders, complete tasks, and record work.

- Changing light bulbs/fixtures as required. Only in accessible units.

-To ensure the safety and security of the coop’s units.

- Adhere to routines regarding the safety and security of unit sites.

- Complete and constantly update all checklists and logs.

- Identify, report and resolve all unsafe conditions and activities.

- Promote positive member relations.

- Communicate with administrator and members about the timing of required work.

- Remain current with housing standards.

- Stay familiar with Coop’s administrator priorities for work.

- Bring an understanding of the state of buildings and grounds to administrator, board meetings and    members meetings.

- Record and action all needed activity (work orders).

- Liaison with outside contractors.

- Record contractor activity.




- Experience in all trades.

- High School Diploma.

- Excellent Fluency in English.





English Language proficiency.  Bilingualism in French and English will be a strong asset.




- Criminal reference check (Vulnerable Sector Screening)

- Valid driver’s license and use of own vehicle.




- Demonstrates knowledge of health and safety regulations and practices.

- Demonstrates knowledge of mechanical systems and equipment associated with GHHC.




- Able to undertake heavy manual labour and work in extremes of temperature.

- Demonstrates skill in all trades, cleaning, building codes and the construction process. (Carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, cement work, flooring, ceramic, framing, cleaning, landscape and grounds care).

- Able to create work plans, adhere to routines, manage time and work to deadlines.

- Able to record and accurately report work.

- Able to communicate about repair and renovation practices.

- Able to respond to crisis.




- Displays values and attitudes in keeping with GHHC (respect, sensitivity, caring and support toward a diverse population) and, in particular, a belief coop principles.

- Respects confidentiality.

- Demonstrates excellent judgment in regards to completing tasks.

- Shows a commitment to work.

- Demonstrates an ability to resolve workplace conflict.

- Manages stress related to the work environment.

- Able to balance multiple demands and set priorities.

- Shows initiative, independence, creativity and flexibility.




The salary range for the position is dependent on an individual’s relevant experience. 

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada.

START DATE: 07/01/2022

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