General Maintenance Worker

Full Time
Penticton, BC
Posted Today
Job description

Job Title: General Maintenance Worker
City: Penticton

Reports To: Coordinator of Property Maintenance and Cleaning

Term: Permanent Full-Time (37.5 hours per week) starting ASAP.

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm with ½ hour paid break.

May be required to work evenings and hours to fluctuate seasonally.

Wage Range: $22.06 to $25.69 based on education and related experience

The ASK Wellness Society is an Accredited not-for-profit organization. Through the generous support of funders, we assist those who are marginalized and at-risk to strengthen the communities we serve (Kamloops, Merritt, and Penticton). We provide housing and support to those who are facing homelessness/at risk of homelessness and support those who may use substances, mental health challenges, harm reduction, health education and ultimately provide the skills to re-enter the workforce.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive benefits including but not limited to dental, vision, physiotherapy, massage, and fertility upon eligibility.
  • Municipal Pension Plan upon eligibility.
  • On-site training and development opportunities such as Violence Prevention, Cultural Awareness and 2SLGBTQ+ training.
  • A culture of equality, inclusion, and diversity including paid cultural sensitivity days.
  • Accidental death insurance and Wellness plan benefit.
  • Vacation entitlements for Part-Time and Full-Time employees.

Position Summary: As a General Maintenance Worker you will work alongside the ASK Wellness Society Property Services Department and Penticton Team to complete repairs related to buildings and grounds in one or more areas such as repairs, electrical, plumbing, painting and grounds keeping. Service delivery is based on a client centered, trauma informed and non-judgmental perspective.

Typical Duties Include:

- Establishes, monitors, and carries out preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for buildings, equipment and grounds. Ensures building and equipment meet all safety, security and fire regulations and policies.
- Make recommendations for major repairs and purchases to Director of Operations, Merritt.
- Perform carpentry, electrical, painting, mechanical and plumbing maintenance and repairs such as repairing furniture, constructing shelves, installing switches, replacing plugs and other basic appliance repairs.
- Complete tasks such as but not limited to applying paint and other finishes, repairing drywall, disassembling, and reassembling, replacing sinks and toilets.
- Monitor work performed by contractors, prepares estimates of labour and material costs to submit to the Coordinator of Property Maintenance and Cleaning in collaboration with the Director of Operations, Merritt.
- Collect and removes garbage and recyclable materials and ensures the safe disposal of hazardous waste.
- Clean external areas such as entranceways, sidewalks and parking lots using manual and power brooms, rakes, shovels and other equipment to remove dirt, leaves, snow and other refuse.
- Perform minor gardening and lawn maintenance tasks such as mowing, weeding, pruning and watering.
- Complete and maintain related records such as online work order requests, mileage and critical incident reports.
- Transport equipment, furniture and supplies manually and/or using aides such as dollies and cart.
- Operate a motor vehicle to pick up and move goods and supplies.
- Ensure compliance with all Society supportive standards, policies, and procedures.
- Represent the maintenance department at Society Safety Meetings when requested.
- When requested, be a member of the Society’s Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) team.
- Ensure compliance with all Society policies and procedures.
- Other duties which may or may not be outlined within this job description.

Qualifications and Requirements

- Grade 12, plus related vocational training such as a building maintenance course an asset;
- One (1) year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience required;
- Knowledge of mental health/addiction and homelessness an asset;
- Ability to adapt in time sensitive situations;
- Understands and maintains professional boundaries.
- Valid driver’s license, safe driving record and reliable/appropriate transportation with business use coverage.
- Must pass an acceptable criminal record check for the vulnerable sector.
- Occupational First Aid Level 1 required.
- Readiness to complete in-house online training within the first month of employment.
- Mental Health First Aid, ASIST, and Trauma Informed Practice an asset.

How to apply: Please submit your application with a detailed cover letter and resume with the reference “General Maintenance Worker- Penticton”. This position will remain open until the successful candidate has been found. You may also apply directly online at

The ASK Wellness Society offers assistance from an Employment Advisor.
If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) and/or would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, we encourage you to contact us, and you will be redirected to our Employment Advisor.

The ASK Wellness Society is dedicated to promoting diversity/multiculturalism with inclusion as one of our Core Values. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

Note: This description may be amended at any time in response to operational and funding requirements and may include other duties not outlined here.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $22.06-$25.69 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
Effective November 1, 2021, the Society requires all employees to be fully vaccinated (as defined by Health Canada). Full vaccination will be required before commencing employment with the Society unless a legal exemption is obtained.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Penticton, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Maintenance: 1 year (preferred)


  • COVID double vaccination status (required)

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