Posted: Jan 5, 2023

Skilled Labour | Maintenance Assistant - FT

Application Deadline: Feb 5, 2023

Since opening our first retirement community in 1989, Berwick Retirement Communities has been committed to offering quality retirement living and now owns eight residences across BC. We are proud to be Island owned & managed.

Berwick Retirement Communities promotes an environment which integrates hospitality with superior customer service and care. As a member of the Berwick team, you will uphold a philosophy that respects choice, independence, and autonomy for our residents.

Berwick House retirement community is looking for a Maintenance Assistant who is reliable, authentic, and excited to make a difference in the lives of people. As part of a dynamic team environment, your unique sense of humour, optimism, and ability to work well with seniors, will lead to a flourishing career with a company that supports your personal and professional growth.


  • Part-Time Temporary position, 30 hours per week
  • 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Thursday.


Starting Wage is $22.16 (Includes covid-19 wage subsidy), plus evening and night shift differentials as applicable.


  • RRSP Matching
  • Dental, Vision, Extended Medical
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted Meal Program
  • Complimentary Onsite Gym Use
  • Vacation Starting at 6%

Position Summary:

Reports directly to the Maintenance Manager. Responsible for general maintenance and repair of our suites in the retirement community including common and staff areas, parkade and grounds. These responsibilities include but are not limited to suite rejuvenation and painting, general electrical and plumbing, basic carpentry, grounds clean up, carpet cleaning, general building and equipment repairs, supervision of our Health and Safety and Fire Planning protocols. Together with the Maintenance Manager will share responsibility for “Emergency Response” and Fire Management for the building and its occupants. Will review and supervise building security as directed. Is required to keep current and knowledgeable in the maintenance of our HVAC equipment, sprinkler systems, kitchen equipment, elevators and telephones. Daily management of our dedicated Preventative Maintenance software solution to track all maintenance requests, sort priorities, assign tasks and record solutions.

Vacation coverage for Maintenance Manager; shares ‘on call’ and splits weekend coverage with Maintenance Manager. Locates, engages and supervises suitable contractors to perform major repairs / maintenance to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing and other areas as required / or directed by Maintenance Manager.


  • A good working knowledge of, and experience in, general repairs, painting, electrical maintenance, safety, operating a variety of equipment, working with cleaning chemicals, carpet cleaning, basic carpentry,
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in the field of maintenance and general repairs;
  • High School completion or equivalent;
  • Valid Emergency Level 1 First Aid Certificate & CPR & AED
  • WHMIS Certification; Valid Driver’s License
  • Self-motivated team player with excellent judgment and interpersonal skills with co-workers, seniors, and the general public;


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook email, MS Word, MS Excel and general computing is essential
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, meet deadlines
  • Calm, quick and competent in emergency response situations;
  • Good planning, coordinating, and organization skills;
  • Team player, completes assigned tasks and helps others;
  • Excellent communication skills; comfortable speaking to groups; ability to perform as a trainer to groups of staff in critical building systems and safety procedures
  • Good judgment, patient and respectful to others;
  • Friendly and professional demeanour
  • Flexible and adaptable

Note: A criminal record check is required pursuant to the Criminal Records Review Act for working with vulnerable adults. Current TB test also required, as well as proof of Covid-19 vaccination(s).

What our staff are saying about working with Berwick Retirement Communities:

I love working at Berwick. Each day presents different opportunities to challenge ourselves. I get to work closely with staff and residents to ensure that the programs we offer are the highest quality and most up to date. We have such a great team that supports each one other and inspires me to do my best.

Jacqueline, Active Living Manager, Berwick on the Park since 2017.

It has been my pleasure to work at Berwick these past years as a Resident Care Aide. I have enjoyed sharing many touching moments with residents and staff; they are all like family to me.

Heather, Enhanced Living Services, Berwick House since 2008.

Working at Berwick has been a very meaningful and rewarding experience. Being able to connect with the residents and the staff in many different aspects makes each day special. The teams all work well together and compliment one another to make your day feel very successful.

-Melissa, Operations Support Manager, Berwick on the Lake since 2021.

I love working with the Marquise and Berwick team. Together we are a family who demonstrates pride, dedication, loyalty within our team. It is so easy to come to work when you absolutely love your job. It is a pleasure to watch my team grow with our residents as it brings them so much joy to listen to their stories; residents become our family as well.

-Marlo, Director of Hospitality, Marquise Hospitality at Berwick Comox Valley since 2015.