Maintenance and Material Handling Person Job

Job Overview

Ottawa, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
$43,140 - $54,585 Per Year
Date Posted
9 months ago

Additional Details

Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

Language Profile

  • Bilingual Imperative (English / French)
  • Reading comprehension: Basic level (A)

Written expression: -

Oral interaction: Basic level (A)

Your Challenge

If you dream of joining an organization that is small enough to be noticed and big enough to provide a meaningful career, we want to hear from you!

Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility:

As a key component of its strategic plan, the House of Commons is set on being a leader in inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. As such, we design and continuously evolve our practices to ensure that everyone can fully and equitably participate to the upmost of their abilities. We value that everyone has a contribution to make and has the potential for individual growth. We are One House that leverages diversity in all its forms.

About the Role:

The House of Commons Parliamentary Precinct Operations Services is currently looking to staff the Maintenance and Material Handling Person position.

The House of Commons Parliamentary Precinct Operations Services is responsible for providing efficient and modern operational services to Members of Parliament and the House Administration while ensuring a functional work environment.

More specifically, Maintenance and material handling services provide a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week operation that includes office cleaning, custodial services, material handling, room set-up services, heritage preservation, a recycling program and special services throughout six Parliamentary Precinct buildings. Some services are extended to several satellite buildings.

As part of this team, you will be accountable for: the provision of quality and effective cleaning of all indoor space for the preservation, appearance and condition of interior finishes within the Parliamentary Campus, quality and effective cleaning services for outdoor courtyards and building entrances, Food Services areas and special events, timely delivery and pick up of materials and supplies, and for timely room set ups and equipment installations for events; performing office moves; making a significant contribution to the Greening the Hill program through the collection of recyclable and compostable materials; and performing, as required, other tasks of a physical nature.

Position location: Ottawa, Ontario

Top Reasons to Join the Maintenance and Material Handling Services Team :

If you are a team player and enjoy working in a collaborative and operational environment, this position may be for you. You will play a key role in providing exceptional client service by performing a variety of operational tasks on Parliament Hill. As part of this dedicated team, you will be exposed to many facets of the organization by working closely with many other services and partners. Professionalism, tact and diplomacy will be required to perform the work.

-Training and development opportunities.

-Work-life balance /35 hours workweek.

-4 weeks vacation (minimum).



Secondary School Diploma OR an acceptable combination of education, training and/or relevant experience;


Experience in performing industrial or commercial custodial cleaning functions; and/or;

Experience in material handling and room set-ups (pick-up, delivery and handling of goods and furniture);

Experience in operating a computer in a work environment (e-mail, Internet).


Valid WHMIS 2015 for Workers certification;

Working at Heights Certification or equivalent;

Experience with customer service.


Candidates will be evaluated against the House of Commons Administration Competency Framework – Operations.


Staff the position of Maintenance and Material Handling Person on an indeterminate (permanent) OR determinate basis (temporary). Create a pool of potential candidates that may be considered to staff future vacancies for this position or for other similar and/or related positions on an indeterminate and/or determinate basis. Consideration may be given to candidates with other linguistic profiles.

Essential Information

  • Accommodation Request: You are invited to email for support if there is any need for accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: Effective June 20, 2022, the requirement for all individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to gain entry to the Parliamentary Precinct is being suspended. Please note, however, that the House of Commons reserves the right to reinstate the same or similar requirements at any time without further notice.
  • Other preventative measures will continue to be taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic until further notice.
  • Application Process: Please note that only applications submitted through our Career Portal will be accepted. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) on October 2, 2022.
  • This position requires extensive physical efforts and therefore, the candidates must successfully pass a pre-placement medical / physical fitness assessment.
  • You must be willing and able to work weekends and shiftwork (day, evening and night).
  • You may be required to work overtime or irregular hours, on short notice.
  • You must be able to wear CSA-approved boots.
  • You must be able to work at heights from 4 to 25 feet.
  • Additional Essential Information: Please visit the link below.


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