Dawson College

Certified maintenance worker



Start Date:             June 21, 2021

Classification:       Certified Maintenance Worker

Department:         Facilities Management

Workload:             Full-time, 38.75 hours per week

Schedule:               Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Salary:                     $23.87 per hour



The principal and customary work of the employee in this employment class consists in performing maintenance, alteration, repair and renovation work relevant to several building trades.

The certified maintenance worker ordinarily carries out activities in areas where it would be neither practical nor necessary to continuously call upon specialized workers.


·      Build, assemble, and modify various furniture items;

·      Carry out general maintenance work (repairs, installations, alterations, etc.) on installations and buildings;

·      Perform general framing and finishing tasks and building renovations;

·      Carry out preventive and safety maintenance of premises, equipment and various systems (sanitary, mechanical, etc.);

·      Collaborate with professional, technical personnel or workers;

·      Draft or read the plans and select or list the materials necessary for the work to be performed;

·      Check the material inventory and if needed, fill out purchase orders in order to have on hand the necessary material for work to be performed;

·      Coordinate the work of less experienced or non-specialized workmen as well as other support personnel who are assigned to them;

·      May be called upon to use the information technology and communication tools at their disposal for the work to be done;

·      Responsible for the general tidiness of work sites by keeping work areas and tools orderly and ensuring cleanliness of area during and after work completion;

·      As required for safety purposes, removes snow from entrances, and sidewalks; applies sand and salt;

·      Handles and transports equipment, furniture, goods and materials;

·      Perform other related tasks.


To hold a valid journeyman competency certificate issued under the Act Respecting Labour Relations, Vocational Training and Workforce Management in the Construction Industry (R.S.Q., chapter R-20) and two (2) years of pertinent experience in work related to several other trades.


To hold a qualification certificate in electricity or in plumbing, in heating, in refrigeration system or in installation of gas piping issued under the Act Respecting Workforce Vocational Training and Qualification (R.S.Q., chapter F-5, r.1) by the Ministre de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale and two (2) years of pertinent experience in work related to several other trades.


To have a diploma of vocational studies (DEP) in an appropriate specialty and have three (3) years of pertinent experience.


·      Experience in commercial construction, renovation work, carpentry or cabinetmaking;

·      Ability to read building plans;

·      Intermediate level of English and French (testing may be required);

·      Knowledge of techniques used in several trades related to general maintenance and knowledge of the operation of several appropriate tools;

·      Task and team oriented;

·      Must possess good customer service skills;

·      Basic ability to use computers;

·      Ability to work independently;

·      Must be open to learning techniques of various trades.


We kindly ask all interested candidates to submit an application to the posting on Dawson’s website:

Non-Teaching Positions

Include a cover letter with your application addressed to Diana Calatoru.

Please note that internal applicants within this category of employment have priority for all positions.  We thank all applicants for their interest in Dawson College, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Dawson College adheres to an equal access employment program and, as such, encourages women, Indigenous peoples, visible and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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