Facility Operator

May 22, 2024
$15 - $30 / hour
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Job Details:
Temporary Full Time CUPE 136T

8 months

Posting Status:
Open to all current Town of Oakville employees and external applicants

Closing Date:
Applications for this position must be received at oakville.ca by no later than 11:59 pm on May 28, 2024

Consideration may be given to applicants who currently do not possess a Refrigeration Certificate or CPO if a fully qualified candidate is not available in the applicant pool. A successful applicant without the pre-requisite certification will be compensated at the Facility Operator Uncertified Schedule B rate of $30.23. required to obtain certification within 90 days of date of hire.

Reporting to the Facility Supervisor of Operations and/or Manager, Operations and Maintenance, this position works with limited supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled work task, performs all necessary duties to ensure that assigned area(s) of responsibility is kept clean and safe at all times; assists in all aspects of work related to the day to day operations of the Town owned facilities and performs related duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Under general supervision, performs work related to the operation and maintenance of recreation facilities and assets.
  • Provides quality customer service to town staff, the public and other external agencies.
  • Works constructively in a team environment and act independently as required, exercising good judgment with safe and appropriate practices and procedures.
  • Daily facility maintenance including; ice resurfacing and maintenance, preventative and demand maintenance, custodial and pool water maintenance.
  • Performs manual duties involving basic repairs, service and maintenance work to plant equipment and properties.
  • Provides direction to Part-Time employees relative to facility operations.
  • Operates equipment used in the ongoing maintenance of facilities and assets in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Participates in facility and program projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Shifts include weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
  • Occasional site visits to satellite facilities within district.


  • Minimum of Grade 12 education.
  • Successful completion of a recognized Refrigeration Certification and Certified Pool Operator Certificate (CPO) is required but consideration may be given to applicants who currently do not possess a Refrigeration or CPO Certificate (see note above).
  • Experience in the operation of related equipment and demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of facility operations and maintenance in addition to ice and public swimming pool maintenance.
  • Certified Ice Technician (C.I.T) accreditation and pool operations courses would be an asset.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience and/or training in the operation of a recreational arena, pool, community centre and facility maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Excellent customer service and problem solving skills.
  • Willingness to undertake further training.
  • Travel to a variety of sites is required for occasional site visits. The successful candidate will be required to supply their own personal vehicle for performing job duties/corporate business.
  • A copy of a valid and unrestricted Ontario Driver’s License Class G minimum with a driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour must be provided. Note: Applicants with 6 or more points are ineligible for consideration. The successful applicant, who is a new hire, will be required to provide the Corporation with a current drivers abstract (no older than 30 days) and pass a Town administered road test as a condition of employment.
  • Please note that successful candidates, who are new hires and/or who have not performed in this position previously will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check dated within the last 30 days as a condition of employment.