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13 Oct 2021

Full-Time Maintenance & Housekeeping Manager (1 Position)

Grand Canal Retirement Residence – Posted by jobgym225 Welland, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

The Grand Canal Retirement Residence is a new take on Independent Seniors Retirement Living in Welland, Ontario. The Grand Canal features exceptional views of the Welland Recreational Canal, walking trails and parks. Shopping, entertainment, sports, and fitness facilities are nearby.


Job Gym is assisting The Grand Canal Retirement Residence to recruit a Maintenance & Housekeeping Manager who will be responsible for managing all compliances, keeping the building to maximum standards, managing Housekeeping and Maintenance Department.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintaining the building in good repair and keeping free of hazards such as those caused by electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems
  • Monitoring environmental fire safety conditions, equipment and alarm systems
  • Maintaining the emergency pull cord system and emergency lighting system and ensuring it is in good working order; performing periodic tests of systems and maintaining records of results
  • Performing monthly maintenance checks of building, grounds, equipment and supplies within the residence
  • Performing monthly maintenance and repair work; ensuring to communicate and coordinate with other departments
  • Maintaining the exterior grounds in all seasons; salting, removing snow, weeding gardens, and watering plants and gardens to ensure optimal appearance is achieved
  • Performing plastering, painting, and carpentry work
  • Performing minor plumbing duties such as removing and installing toilets, facets, water supply hoses and flow valves
  • Maintaining required records and reports as outlined in the policies and procedures of the maintenance department
  • Adhering to all corporate policies and procedures; adhering to the Occupational Heath and Safety Act, Workplace Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act and WHMIS
  • Establish and maintain strong relationship with Fire Dept, conducting mandatory fire drills
  • Conduct Fire Safety walk- training with all new employees
  • Understanding of Pest Control and requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of managing department budget and expenses
  • Ordering all department supplies, managing inventory
  • Relationship building with external contractors, coordinating where required in regards to audits and inspections
  • Strong understanding of Infection Control and working with Public Health
  • Respond to any deficiencies in a timely manner
  • Must be available to respond to emergencies after hours and weekends
  • Conduct audits/inspections with housekeeping to ensure highest level of standards and health & safety regulations are met, as well as the overall cleanliness of suites and common areas
  • Manage department schedule
  • Hiring, training and supervising housekeeping and maintenance staff


Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Minimum grade 12 education, post secondary diploma in hospital, hotel management, experience working in these categories an asset
  • A background in the electrical, plumbing or mechanical trades would be considered an preference
  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively with residents and team members
  • Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills
  • Excellent hospitality and communications skill with a “customer comes first” attitude
  • Must be a team player
  • Computer capabilities required
  • Must be able to perform physical duties inside and outside of the residence and move heavy objects in a safe manner
  • Must be available to work weekends on a rotational schedule and available for emergency call-in as needed
  • TB Test & Physician Fitness Statement upon hire
  • Valid First Aid & CPR, Safe Food Handler’s Certificates are assets
  • Health and Safety Certification is an asset
  • Lockout/Tagout certified an asset
  • Working at Heights training certificate an asset
  • Experience operating commercial equipment such as floor and carpet cleaner
  • Enjoy working with seniors
  • Bilingual-French an asset

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume to Job Gym at Please quote ‘Grand Canal-Maintenance Manager’ in the subject line of your email. If you have questions about this opportunity or need help applying, please contact Job Gym at 905-732-7655 and a member of our employment counselling team will be happy to assist you!

Job Categories: Maintenance. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: To be discussed.

Job expires in 21 days.

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