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Sunrise Senior Living

Maintenance Assistant

  • To be discussed
  • Full time

  • 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Sunrise of Killarney

The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for performing maintenance and housekeeping duties in the community and around the community grounds as assigned. Responsible for assisting with maintaining a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for the residents, guests, and team members.


As a part of the Sunrise team, supporting our Mission, Principles of Service and Core Values is a fundamental part of this job. Our foundational belief is the sacred value of human life. The unique responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to the essential functions listed as follows:

General Maintenance Duties:

  • Responsible for completing all maintenance tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Performs general maintenance duties such as:
    • Fixing wall coverings
    • Fixing floor coverings
    • Repairing furniture and fixtures
    • Performing basic plumbing work
    • Performing minor electrical repairs
    • Repairing appliances
  • Assists with painting and refurbishing projects.
  • Performs minor building and equipment repairs.
  • Conducts routine maintenance on all Sunrise vehicles as assigned.
  • Maintains all tools and repair parts.
  • Participates in all fire drills and in the community’s disaster preparedness program.

Mechanical Systems:

  • Assists with working on heating and air conditioning systems.
  • Assists with work on domestic water systems and pumps.
  • Assists with work on refrigeration systems, motors, fans, electrical systems, and emergency generators.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance as directed by supervisor and according to safety regulations.

Housekeeping Duties:

  • Performs carpet and hard surface floor maintenance.
  • Performs deep cleaning and resident suite ‘make ready’ rooms as assigned.
  • Assists with housekeeping functions as needed.

Risk Management and General Safety:

  • Partners with community team to ensure community is in compliance with OSHA/British Columbia Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation requirements, promoting Risk Management programs and policies, and adhering to safety rules and regulations.
  • Practices safety procedures at all times including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fire extinguishers, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Lockout Tagout procedures, and infection control guidelines.
  • Ensures any cords, carts, equipment, and other hazards are always kept out of the way.
  • Maintains equipment and supplies to avoid waste, damage to areas and equipment, and to prevent accidents.

Resident Services:

  • Reviews, reads, notates, and initializes the Daily Log and Maintenance Log to document and learn about pertinent information and actions required.
  • Practices positive resident relations and directs resident or family member feedback to supervisor.
  • Always maintains and protects the confidentiality of resident information.
  • Assists in driving the community vehicle and/or bus as assigned.

Training and Contributing to Team Success:

  • Actively participates as a member of a team and commits to working toward team goals.
  • Demonstrates in daily interactions with others, our Team Member Credo.
  • Commits to serving our residents and guests through our Principles of Service.
  • Contributes to the overall engagement programs and processes (customer and team member engagement) including participating in the team member engagement survey and engagement improvement planning workshops.
  • Attends regular meetings; Town Hall, Department Team., Cross Over, and others as directed by the Supervisor/Department Coordinator.
  • Maintains compliance in assigned required training and all training required by state/province or other regulating authorities as applicable to this role to ensure that Sunrise standards are always met.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed throughout this job description are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.

  • One (1) year maintenance and/or housekeeping experience preferred.
  • Technical school education preferred.
  • Demonstrates a general understanding of systems such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical and code compliance.
  • Maintains a current applicable driver’s license to drive Sunrise vehicles provided with an acceptable driving record in accordance with applicable regulations and Sunrise policy.
  • Completion of Driver Training may be required and/or certificates available per regulations and laws as applicable.
  • Possess a general understanding of OSHA/British Columbia Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation/Equivalent regulating authorities for Quebec, fire prevention, and life and safety regulations.
  • Ability to respond to emergency calls outside of scheduled work hours.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Possess written and verbal skills for effective communication.
  • Competent in organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • As applicable, all Sunrise team members who drive a Sunrise vehicle must review and sign the Driver job description and understand the key essential duties for safety and regulatory compliance.
Sunrise Senior Living has championed quality of life in senior care for more than 30 years. We believe team members are our greatest resource and are looking for people who share our commitment to provide quality care for seniors and their families. It's no surprise that many of the world's leading experts in Senior Living entrust their career to Sunrise. At Sunrise, you will…

Make a Difference Every Day
We are passionate about our mission - to champion quality of life for all seniors. We deliver high-quality care with a personal touch and encourage our residents to enjoy life to the fullest.

Be Part of a Uniquely Supportive Community
The care-focused environment we create for residents extends to our team members. We offer programs, rewards, and benefits to help you live your best.

Ignite Your Potential
We believe potential has no limits. We offer best-in-class leadership development programs designed to grow our leaders. We are committed to helping our team members achieve their career goals. Apply today to learn why Sunrise Senior Living is a certified Great Place to Work®

Selected candidates will be offered competitive compensation based on geographic location of community/office, skills, experience, qualifications, and certifications/licenses (where applicable).

Upon request, Sunrise Senior Living will provide accommodation to a job applicant with a disability during its recruitment process. If you require accommodation during this process please contact

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