Careers at Redeemer

Maintenance Supervisor

Full-time  On site Open until filled Starts: ASAP
Reporting to the Director, Physical Plant and Security, the Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the effective daily operation of the Redeemer University buildings including the academic building and student residences, and the grounds to ensure a safe and healthy environment for employees, students and visitors.
Reporting to the Director, Physical Plant and Security, the Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the effective daily operation of the Redeemer University buildings including the academic building and student residences, and the grounds to ensure a safe and healthy environment for employees, students and visitors.

Why Work at Redeemer?

For nearly 40 years Redeemer University has prepared the next generation of Christian leaders. Redeemer is committed to a Christian undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education that develops the whole person.

Rooted in a Reformed Biblical worldview, and including a diverse community representing over 50 Christian denominations, Redeemer seeks to answer the fundamental questions about where we fit into God’s story while it prepares students to engage in society’s biggest challenges. A rigorous academic program with an interdisciplinary core is supported by a vibrant community characterized by caring discipleship. The result is an enriching and transformational educational experience integrating faith, learning and service.

Redeemer offers 34 majors and streams that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The university expects to welcome about 1000 students in the fall, served by approximately 200 faculty and staff.

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Maintenance Supervisor
Full-time  Open until filled Starts: ASAP

The Position

Reporting to the Director, Physical Plant and Security, the Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the effective daily operation of the Redeemer University buildings including the academic building and student residences, and the grounds to ensure a safe and healthy environment for employees, students and visitors. The Maintenance Supervisor supervises minor repair and renovation work, and projects tendered out to contractors and assigns work to and supervises the maintenance technicians, and casual and student maintenance employees.


The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible as follows for:

a) Repair and Maintenance of all buildings including academic buildings and student residences

  • proactively monitors the condition of campus facilities and takes corrective actions to ensure department standards and community expectations are met. This includes plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, flooring, ceramics, tiling, drywall repairs, roofing, windows, doors, siding, painting, and any other tasks that arise.
  • develops preventative maintenance schedules and oversees their completion.
  • hires, trains, and manages the performance of employees working in the Physical Plant.
  • prioritizes, plans and schedules maintenance repairs and projects.
  • responds to after-hours emergencies, determines corrective measures needed and calls in the appropriate staff or contractor to resolve the problem.
  • ensures that heavy machinery and lifting devices are in good working order and maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and tools.
  • recommends improvements to buildings and grounds to the Director, Physical Plant and Security.
  • assists the Director, Physical Plant and Security in energy savings initiatives.
  • supervises the completion of repair and renovation projects tendered out to contractors.

b) Health & Safety/Risk Management

  • conducts daily inspections of the academic building and tests and maintains the life-saving equipment on campus including record-keeping to ensure a safe and healthy environment for employees, students and visitors.
  • responsible for training the fire wardens and conducting fire drills.
  • conducts a health and safety inspection of the student residences each semester to ensure a safe and healthy environment for students living on campus.
  • ensures that the necessary repairs are conducted in a timely manner and provides a report to the Director, Physical Plant & Security for the Joint Health & Safety Committee as necessary.
  • understands and ensures that the work performed is in compliance with occupational health and safety act and regulations.
  • maintains Material Safety Data Sheets pertinent to the maintenance department.
  • ensures that employees supervised receive all required occupational safety training.

c) Grounds keeping

  • oversees the lawn cutting, flower bed maintenance, tree trimming and landscape repair on the Redeemer campus to support a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment.
  • oversees timely removal of snow along with salting and/or sanding on campus to keep slips and falls to a minimum and actively participates in snow and ice control.
  • ensures that snow clearing vehicles and equipment are maintained in good working condition and recommends changes or additions to the “fleet”.

d) Budget Management

  • assists in the preparation of the Physical Plant operations and capital assets budgets and provides cost estimates on maintenance and renovation work.
  • works with suppliers and contractors to obtain the best pricing and value for the organization.
  • negotiates cost savings opportunities with company representatives and suppliers.

e) Other

  • deputizes for the Director of Physical Plant and Security.
  • attends ad-hoc building committees to provide design input.
  • performs other job related duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • Minimum of five years of supervisory experience in building maintenance or construction.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.
  • Knowledge of construction and renovations of institutional and residential facilities and a background that demonstrates the ability to problem solve and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to participate in the planning and constructing of new buildings, as well as major renovations and repair projects.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the safe use of tools of the trade and proper use of personal protective equipment related to trade.
  • Working knowledge of building and fire codes and safety procedures and knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets..
  • Demonstrated ability to read, interpret and build to blueprints, drawings and specifications.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in areas of expertise.
  • Experience in writing, interpreting and enforcing maintenance contracts.
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving skills.

Education, Training & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in industrial engineering, construction management or related field or equivalency which includes licensure/certification in one or more related trade disciplines
  • Certificate or diploma in construction/facility maintenance management, or related institutional/industrial/commercial experience where in-service development programs are equivalent in content and rigour to professional association/government licensing protocols.

Other Requirements

  • Understanding of Redeemer University (mission, values and Reformed Christian identity)

The Application Process

Applicants are requested to email their application materials (cover letter, resume, and statement of faith) in one combined pdf document. The statement of faith should articulate your faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University. A range of qualifications will be evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with Redeemer’s identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Position reports to: Director, Physical Plant & Security

Submit applications to: (please quote position title in subject line)

Expiry date: Posted until filled (applications will be reviewed upon submission, so please apply ASAP)

Anticipated start date: ASAP

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