Maintenance Worker

Job Title: Maintenance Worker Competition #: 039-2024
Department: Environmental Services Status/Position Type: Full-Time Temporary
Compensation: START: $16.61/HR

YEAR 1: $18.40/HR

Unionized: Yes
Ministry Unit: London, Centre of Hope Address: 281 Wellington Street
For External Applicants Only

Attention: Hala Nayel – Senior Human Relations Advisor

Mailing Address:  281 Wellington St, London, ON   N6B 2L4

Fax: 519-661-0245


Please, no phone calls. 

Flexibility in scheduling is required.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  Applicable shifts include a ½ hour paid meal break. The operational hours of this facility are 24/7.


Saturday to Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

End Date: September 30, 2024

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Mission, VISION and Values:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.


Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.


Vision Statement

We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.


Core Values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

Job Description:
Position Purpose summary: 

The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope Maintenance Worker is responsible to carry-out ongoing maintenance and repairs to the Centre of Hope, in cooperation with the Environmental Services Director and Maintenance Coordinator. As The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world, every position contributes to the spiritual and social services mission of The Salvation Army, ensuring that their work and interactions with clients and coworkers is done in a manner befitting Christian standards, attitudes, principles and goals.



1.       General

  • To complete all duties in accordance with the Standards and Policies & Procedures of The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope
  • Participate in regular staff meetings to review operational effectiveness, changes in policies and procedures, and in-service training
  • As required and as applicable, make suggestions that will improve efficiency, working conditions or procedures to the Environmental Services Director
  • Ensure all duties assigned to shift are completed*
  • Inspect washrooms for signs of damage and report to Environmental Services Director
  • Inspect building daily for burnt out lights and replace as required
  • Pressure wash walkways and patios on a rotating basis
  • Shovel and salt walkways as needed and requested
  • Perform repairs and maintenance as requested or assigned by Environmental Services Director
  • Assist Maintenance Coordinator as assigned by Environmental Services Director
  • To promote the mission, policies and objectives of The Salvation Army
  • To maintain confidentiality in all matters pertaining to clientele and coworkers of The Salvation Army London Centre of Hope
  • Participate as an active and responsible team member in all work groups through which position responsibilities are achieved
  • To treat the property of The Salvation Army with due care and caution
  • Represent the organization in a professional manner, acting in the best interest of the employer at all times
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and training

2.       Health and Safety

    • Responsible to work in compliance with the Ontario Health & Safety Acts and Regulations
    • Monitor and report regularly any concern regarding adherence to the acceptable health standards and that physical property is maintained, arranging for repairs as necessary
    • Responsible to use personal protective equipment and clothing as directed by the employer
    • Responsible to report workplace hazards and dangers
    • Responsible to work in a manner as required by the employer and use the prescribed safety equipment
    • Responsible to report workplace injuries or illness


    Perform other position related duties as required.

Education and Experience Qualifications:

Education, Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Minimum Secondary School Diploma
  •  Additional training in Facility Services preferred
  • Knowledge of building systems preferred
  • Valid Class G Driver’s License (Driver’s abstract is required for using company vehicles)
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements

    • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment when making decisions
    • Excellent organizational skills, ability to follow detailed instructions 

    Skills and Capabilities:

    • Demonstrates maintenance skills at a professional level (i.e., minor plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting)
    • Capable of operating hand and power tools
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Ability to undergo applicable screening and background checks successfully that are satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion (i.e., The Salvation Army Abuse Registry) and provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector
    • Ability and willingness to develop an understanding and support for the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada and its implications as related to position responsibilities.


The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.


We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


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