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The Grand Erie District School Board’s 2,800 employees provide quality education to approximately 26,000 full-time equivalent students who attend our 72 schools. The Board spans a geographic area encompassing the City of Brantford and the Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. The Board requires qualified full-time Carpenters or FMMs.

Responsibilities:

The Carpenter / FMM must be able to perform skilled work in maintenance, repair, alteration and remodeling of buildings including:

  • rough and finished carpentry
  • tear down and rebuild of partitions
  • install new flooring such as wood, linoleum, carpet, or tile
  • build tables, cabinets, shelves, and desks from rough sketches and blueprints
  • install pre-hung, slab, wood-framed, and metal doors and window frames
  • repair doors, window frames, tables, and chairs
  • remove, install and adjust locksets, door closers and panic devices
  • perform plaster/drywall work and patch plastering on walls
  • pour concrete to make floors, walkways, pads or other projects
  • perform preventative maintenance, routine maintenance, installation and repair on the Board’s mechanical equipment, HVAC systems, well pumps and water treatment equipment
  • successfully respond to break downs in schools and emergency calls of malfunctioning equipment
  • assemble, install and repair pipes, fittings and fixtures of water, heating and drainage systems.  Repair or replace leaking and defective roofing using materials such as roll, roofing, roof coating, primer sealers and flashing
  • comply with legal requirements with respect to safety and fire code, building code and other related laws and regulations
  • prepare and maintain accurate records as required, including work orders, requisitions for supplies, and maintenance records for maintenance/mechanical equipment

Qualifications:

  • Minimum grade 12 education is required
  • Previous experience in a similar role will be considered an asset
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills are required
  • Completion of Certificate of Qualification (ie Facility Maintenance Mechanic, Facility Services Technician, Carpenter) is required
  • Current computer skills to access the internet, use the Board’s email system (Outlook) and work order system are required
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and prioritize work assignments is necessary
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a service delivery team is a requirement
  • Superior customer service skills and attention to detail is expected
  • Minimum Class G driver’s licence which must be maintained while employed

NOTE:  The successful candidate may be required to use their own vehicle for the purpose of carrying Board equipment, tools, supplies, etc. and for travelling between job sites.

Hours:    Full-time 40 hours per week, 12 months per year; position may be on afternoon shift (3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.)

Effective Date:   As soon as possible or as soon as can be mutually arranged

Hourly Rate:       $25.25/hour

If your qualifications, positive attitude and commitment to excellence make you an ideal candidate for consideration, please submit your application, marked “personal and confidential”, which includes a complete resume, cover letter (one document if submitted electronically) with the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references; your current supervisor must be provided as a reference. Your application must be received by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday February 16, 2021.  Apply to:

The Grand Erie District School Board

349 Erie Avenue, Brantford, Ontario  N3T 5V3

Fax (519) 759-5362  Please quote posting FS 13-20-21

Applicants with a disability that requires an accommodation to enable their participation in the interview process should advise the Board when contacted for an interview.  Any assessment and selection materials and processes used in the interview process can be made available in an accessible format, upon request in advance.

All new employees are required to provide an original Police Record Check (which includes a “vulnerable sector screen”) acceptable to the Board prior to the commencement of employment.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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