General Maintenance Foreman (Temporary)

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  • Post Date: January 15, 2021
Job Description

OPEN POSITION:  General Maintenance Foreman (temporary)





The General Maintenance Foreman assumes the duties and management required for the coordination of the manual, technical and administrative activities related to the buildings of James Bay Eeyou School and Waapinichikush Elementary School.

This includes school buildings, teacher’s residences and properties. The person oversees planning, preventive maintenance programs applied to the physical plant and equipment and ensures the maintenance and cleaning services of the school facilities.

The General Maintenance Foreman is directly under the supervision of the Community Education Administrator. The General Maintenance Foreman is responsible for personnel under the maintenance department (cleaning services, maintenance and labour) generally assigned to manual activities of semi and non-specialized trades.

The overall responsibility is to provide safe work environments and well-maintained facilities for students and employees.



The supervision and control of the application of systems and procedures approved for the completion of activities such as the maintenance and regular inspection of the schools facilities, teachers residences and properties.

The supervision, control and evaluation of staff assigned to him, as well as providing proper integration towards workplace procedures and tools.

The establishment of a work and operations schedules for the Caretakers, Maintenance Workman Class II, Certified Maintenance Workman, as well as other designated tradespeople and when required, security guards.

Establish and ensure the application of maintenance planning schedules and works of assigned facilities and equipment. This includes the establishment of a preventive maintenance schedule for the school’s machinery, vehicles, ventilation systems, electrical systems and alarm systems.

Ensure occupational health and safety procedures are properly implemented and applied within his/her staff as well as the schools, residences and other facilities of the school.

Provide monthly reports on maintenance activity to the Community Education Administrator.

The preparation of cost estimates for work to be done and the preparation of requisitions for any material required, as well as the development and implementation of projects identified by the Community Education Administrator.

May be required to negotiate with contractors for renovation projects. Must have the ability to be able to relay technical information to contractors.

Supervise contractors and their works on behalf of the school.

Contribute, upon request, to the consultative process for developing the objectives and strategies of the school board dealing with the Material Resources Services department, particularly in maintenance activities and where applicable, collaborate with staff members in determining the action plan.

In collaboration with the Community Education Administrator assists in the preparation and development of capital projects, as well as other duties and responsibilities related to maintenance duties assigned by the Community Education

Assume any other responsibility compatible with his or her function that may be assigned to him by the immediate superior



Valid certificate of qualification for the practice of a trade relevant to the position is generally required.

Experience in a supervisory role of at least two (2) years is required;

Minimum of five (5) years of pertinent experience is required.

Experience in construction, project management, building maintenance planning, purchasing and customer relations are considered assets;

Excellent working knowledge/skills in computers & MS Office.

Experience in software related to building maintenance, construction or planning is a definite asset;

Fluency in English is required, including the ability to produce reports and simple correspondence;

Must be fluent in Cree (spoken);

Good knowledge of French is an asset;

Valid certification in the construction safety (“ASP Construction Safety Card”) and the handling and transportation of hazardous material (“WHMIS”) are generally required;

Excellent work planning and scheduling skills;

Must hold and maintain a valid Class 5 driver’s license.



Temporary, Full-time position, with established end
date of June 30, 2021.

35 hrs/week

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Salary: $62,774.00 – $83.696.00

Northern Allowance: $ 8,484.00- $ 13,573.00

*Benefits and working conditions according to the
By-Law regarding the Conditions of Employment
of Management and according internal procedures.


Please send your CV by completing the Application Form found HERE

Please indicate the competition #: CHI-3790

Note that all documents submitted must be in PDF format.

In you have any questions, contact

January 15, 2021

January 28, 2021 4:30 PM

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