Maintenance Assistant

Expiration date

Maintenance Assistant- Full time| Kelowna

About Us Summary

We’d love to have you join our team! Baptist Housing provides enhanced living communities and exceptional care to almost 2000 seniors in British Columbia. We provide long-term care, assisted living, supportive housing, home support, and adult day programs in our communities in Kelowna, Vancouver, and Victoria. We serve through a culture of caring where we put the wellness of our residents first. We live out a servant leadership model that collaborates in teams and builds strong relationships while exemplifying Christ-like values. We put the wellness of our residents first in a person-centred approach. We're a committed group of people who bring their whole selves to work, and we're also fun! We take what we do seriously, but not ourselves. We're affiliated with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches Pacific.

Job Summary

Baptist Housing is looking for a Permanent Full Time Maintenance Assistant to support Village at Smith Creek. The Maintenance Assistant is accountable for all aspects of the maintenance of the buildings, grounds and equipment in one or a variety of areas such as electrical, plumbing and painting in compliance with applicable codes and regulations.

As an ambassador of Baptist Housing, you have exceptional interpersonal skills, the ability to foster and maintain relationships, and model our values in all interactions. The Maintenance Assistant enjoys working with others and is highly service oriented. You are able to work independently and as a collaborative Team Member. You have highly developed mechanical skills with proven ability to maintain and repair a wide range of appliances, equipment and systems. You are a critical thinker and problem solver, detailed and organized, and able to manage your time, workload and conflicting priorities effectively and efficiently.

Your Compensation

This full-time position pays in accordance with the HEU Collective Agreement Pay Grid 16   (Benchmark 13103).

What You Bring

You possess exceptional interpersonal skills and a strong ability to build and maintain relationships. Highly service-oriented, you enjoy working collaboratively with others while also being capable of independently carrying out your responsibilities. With your highly developed mechanical skills, you have a proven ability to maintain and repair a wide range of appliances, equipment, and systems. As a critical thinker and problem solver, you approach challenges with a detailed and organized mindset. You effectively manage your time, workload, and conflicting priorities, ensuring tasks are completed efficiently. In the role of Maintenance Assistant, you contribute to the smooth operation of our facilities by providing essential support to create a safe and comfortable environment for our residents and team members. You embody our organizational values in every interaction, demonstrating compassion, honesty, respect, innovation, stewardship, teamwork, and fun.

Job Requirements

Must Have’s

  • Post-secondary education preferred
  • Must be in good health, free from communicable diseases and physically and mentally able to perform the duties of the job in the working environment
  • Experienced driver with a minimum of a Class 5 license and clear driving record
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience in building and systems maintenance.
  • Knowledgeable in maintenance best practices.
  • Skilled in using tools and performing tasks related to building and systems maintenance.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, capable of establishing and maintaining professional relationships with Team Members, Residents, and external parties.
  • Effective in working independently with a high level of autonomy, as well as collaboratively within a team.
  • Able to resolve conflicts while aligning with organizational values.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Well-developed organizational skills.
  • Efficiently manages time, workload, and conflicting priorities.
  • Adaptable and flexible in response to changing priorities.
  • Familiarity with computers and software for email communication, internet use, word processing, and specialized applications.
  • Must be in good health, free from communicable diseases, and physically and mentally capable of performing the job duties in the working environment.

Job Duties

    • Models the organizational values
    • Demonstrates a consistent example of Servant Leadership by serving the needs of others
    • Fosters and maintains positive, collaborative relationships with Residents, Team Members, Families and Partners
    • Ensures maintenance work and storage areas are clean and organized
    • Continually looks for innovative ways to improve service while maintaining high standards
    • Maintains current knowledge of applicable codes and regulations
    • Provides 24 hour maintenance support and attends to any building emergencies after business hours
    • Maintains records of all preventative maintenance
    • Maintains records of all repairs and on demand maintenance
    • Establishes, influences and supports a culture of health and safety
    • Demonstrates safe working practice and encourages Team Members to work safely
    • Takes initiative and makes suggestions for health and safety improvements in the workplace
    • Ensures discussions regarding safety topics are a regular part of team meetings


    • Participates in investigations of Team Member injuries and workplace inspections
    • Participates as an Employer member of the Joint Occupational Safety and Health Committee (JOSH)
    • Eliminates identified workplace hazards where possible or implements controls
    • Repairs furniture such as tables, cupboards and shelves; repairs items such as walls, doors, floors, ceilings and windows by applying materials such as drywall, wood paneling, floor and ceiling coverings and glass; constructs items such as shelves and cupboards.
    • Replaces plumbing fixtures such as sinks and toilets; repairs plumbing fixtures such as water supply lines and waste lines. 
    • Identifies nature of malfunction of equipment and appliances such as wheelchairs, paging systems, toasters, food mixers and blenders; performs electrical and mechanical repairs by disassembling motors and equipment, cleaning, oiling, greasing and replacing parts such as brushes, elements, bearings, filters and wires and soldering connections; installs items such as timers and switches; performs safety checks on electrical appliances for defects such as faulty wires and improper grounding. Installs receptacles and ballasts and changes circuits under supervision in compliance with applicable codes and regulations.
    • Applies paint and other finishes by brush, roller and/or spray; removes and replaces coverings such as tiles, linoleum and carpets.
    • Performs maintenance to heavy duty equipment such as sterilizers, washers, dryers and extractors by disassembling equipment, cleaning, oiling, greasing and replacing items such as filters and reassembling equipment as required.
    • Assigns tasks to designated staff and provides related training and orientation.
    • Establishes and monitors preventative maintenance procedures for related equipment, recommends repairs and purchases as required.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Your Work Location

Sun Pointe Village, Kelowna/Village at Smith Creek, West Kelowna

How To Apply (Application Details)

Please send a resume and cover letter to with "Maintenance Assistant" in the subject line. In your cover letter, please explain why you believe you are the right person to work in this role. We welcome your questions about this opportunity at the same email address. If selected, you would consent to a criminal record check (CRC) for working with vulnerable adults and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. While we thank you for your application, we will contact only those candidates who have been shortlisted for an interview. We will continue to accept applications until the best candidate is selected. We appreciate your interest in working with Baptist Housing.