Maintenance Technician (Multiple Locations)

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Position: Maintenance Technician (Multiple Locations)
Location: 180 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Type: Full-time permanent, preferred start date as soon as possible
Preferred start date: Monday, May 22, 2023
Closing date: Friday, May 19, 2023


As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of the National Capital Region responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide lasting solutions. Serving thousands of people across our region annually, we are a leader and valued partner in creating a vibrant and healthy community where everyone belongs and can reach their full potential. This position requires a commitment to the Y mission and core values of responsibility, honesty, caring, respect, and inclusion, which form the foundation of all Y programs and services.

Working for the Y

Are you looking to use your skills and unique gifts to make a real difference in your community? The YMCA of the National Capital Region is a great workplace committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, where different backgrounds, experiences, and identities are appreciated and celebrated. The YMCA provides hundreds of employees with meaningful jobs and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and the health of our communities. We recognize the contributions of our staff through innovative practices, great benefits, and growth opportunities. Whether you are starting out in your career or a seasoned professional, you will find many exciting opportunities to achieve your personal and career goals. Some of the benefits of working for the Y include:

What we offer

At the Y, you will be part of a vibrant and diverse network of people whose shared vision is to change lives and make our communities home to the healthiest children, teens, adults, and families.

Our competitive wage and benefit package include:

  • Free YMCA gym membership;
  • Discounted Y program fees (including health & fitness programs, child care, and camps);
  • Access to our YMCA Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) including free, immediate, confidential assistance and counselling for you and your family members for mental and physical health, and financial advice, among other 12 suites of services;
  • Health and Dental Insurance;
  • Long-term Disability and Life Insurance;
  • Access to our Canadian YMCA Retirement Fund pension plan;
  • Up to 25 vacation days per year including two float days, and one birthday vacation;
  • Maternity leave benefits for up to 18 months.

*Some benefits may vary based on employment terms

What do you offer?

Some of the tasks of this position include:

  • Operation of the heating and cooling system, including monitoring of gauges and control systems, troubleshooting, minor repairs, and preventative maintenance of equipment
  • Operation and maintenance of pool systems, and chemical tests (Pool operators’ certificate would be an asset)
  • Advise management of the area in need of long-term and or immediate attention
  • To be proactive in undertaking maintenance tasks or in identifying tasks that are needed to operate the facility in a safe manner
  • General repairs to walls including patching, sanding & painting
  • Change lights & ballasts and clean lenses, as needed
  • Room checkouts and changeovers in Housing
  • Make tile repairs to ceramic, and vinyl composite on floors and walls
  • Key cutting and lock changes
  • General maintenance duties in the back of house areas such as a workshop, pipe chases, and mechanical rooms Facility grounds maintenance including lawn cutting, snow removal, etc.
  • (Winter months may require an early start for snow removal)
  • Conduct preventative maintenance tasks on facility equipment outlined by the Facilities Director
  • Basic plumbing repairs including soldering, unplugging sinks & toilets, tap, cartridge & valve repairs
  • Basic electrical repairs including repairs to receptacles, light switches, and ballasts
  • Operates hand tools such as saws, drills, etc.
  • Follows safe work practices and wears appropriate personal protective equipment
  • (fall assist would be an asset)
  • Completes work orders as assigned

What qualifications and abilities are we looking for?

At the YMCA of the National Capital Region, we strive to ensure our employees are a fit based on their strengths, interests, and future goals.

The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Post-secondary education or equivalent in a related field


  • The ability to work in English and some French would be an asset

 Experience, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of basic facility maintenance functions such as painting, plumbing, electrical and general repairs
  • Experience in all facets of Building Operations including, HVAC, Controls, and Electrical, and possess a strong mechanical aptitude
  • Must possess good communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively, professionally, and diplomatically with staff, vendors, and customers
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment
  • Ability to be on call every 4th week

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must already have a valid permit to work in Canada.
  • Criminal Reference Check for the Vulnerable Sector, not more than 6 months old is required 
  • Annually all staff must complete the mandatory training for Protecting Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Persons, and submit the certificate of completion.

 Core Competencies:

  • COMMITMENT TO Y VISION AND VALUES: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, values, and strategic outcomes of the YMCA.
  • CONCERN FOR HEALTH & SAFETY: Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others on risk and harm reduction.
  •  QUALITY FOCUS: Ensures that success criteria for self are set, reviewed, and surpassed regularly to provide excellent service delivery.
  • CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION: Develop new ways or adapts existing ideas to help us achieve desired results. Challenge the status quo to discover more effective ways of performing.
  • TEAMWORK: The ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.
  • LEADERSHIP: Motivates and inspires others to take action and achieve desired outcomes.

About diversity and inclusiveness at the Y: 

Inclusiveness is a part of our core values and we are committed to ensuring the diversity of the people and communities we serve as well as our staff. We welcome candidates from racialized groups, invisible minorities, Indigenous People, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

How to apply?

All internal applicants must inform their supervisor of their intention to apply for the position.  Internal applicants can apply only after completing the probationary period of their current job unless approved by People and Culture.

Applications must be submitted to the YMCA of the National Capital Region, and all cover letters should be addressed to Roman Zeyfman. Please send applications to Facilities Manager, Roman Zeyfman (  

Thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The YMCA of the National Capital Region is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during this process. We believe all people have the right to live free from discrimination or harassment of any kind.

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