Maintenance Tradesperson

Submitted on Friday, 07/05/2024 - 3:06 pm

Hull Services has an organizational commitment to pursuing truth and reconciliation, decolonization and anti-oppression.

About Us:

Hull Services has long had a reputation for providing leading edge child, youth, and family mental health services. We work with children, youth and families who have experienced mental health struggles, behavioural problems, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and trauma. Hull offers them an opportunity to seek well-being and happiness, with a focus on mental health. Hull’s vision is for resilient young people and families to thrive within communities that support their mental health and well-being. Hull’s programs and services include prevention and early intervention, family-based treatment, school-based services, community group care, campus-based care, adult services and education and training. Located in Calgary, we have been serving Alberta’s young people and families for 60 years, and support over 8,000 young people and families each year.

For more information about Hull Services, please visit our website:

The Program:

The Maintenance team is responsible for ensuring all Hull Services buildings, property and grounds are well maintained and in safe and proper working order.  This department is critical to the daily operation our programs in which our employees work and children and youth live.

The Position:

We are looking for a full time Maintenance Tradesperson to support the maintenance team. Reporting to the Director of Infrastructure, this role performs a wide variety of skilled maintenance and repair work requiring expert knowledge of either electrical, plumbing, or HVAC and working knowledge of other skilled trades. On a regular and emergency basis, this role involves building, repairing, inspecting, and maintaining equipment & physical structures as well as performing other related tasks as required.

The position is based on a 37.5 hour work week and entails “on-call” responsibilities and availability to work after hours and on weekends as scheduled.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare surfaces for painting. Paint interior and exterior of structures such as walls, woodwork and other fixtures as required.
  • Construct, repair, and install furniture items. Complete minor renovation work to buildings as required including framing, drywall, flooring, etc.
  • Coordinate required repair for water main and sewer. Repair and regulate taps, toilet flushers and similar items. Replace worn parts, clean and unclog traps and drains on basins, sinks, tubs, etc. Coordinate with drain cleaning professionals for major issues.
  • Install and replace electrical fixtures, wiring and equipment. Maintain street lights.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain security-related technology, including intrusion alarms, electronic locks and security cameras. Coordinate with integration professionals when required.
  • Service, maintain and repair automotive equipment as required. Perform routine maintenance on mechanical equipment. Clean, lubricate and store all maintenance tools and equipment.
  • Perform pipefitting, soldering and welding tasks as required.
  • Handle pest control (insect/rodent) issues with commercially available deterrents or coordinating with appropriate professionals (e.g. Cal-Rid Exterminators).
  • On a seasonal basis, perform snow removal jobs and semi-skilled groundskeeping jobs.
  • Install & repair major appliances. Remove and dispose of old appliances, furniture.
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance tasks on Agency equipment including lubrication, filter changes, cleaning, etc.
  • Inspect buildings, equipment, and systems to identify safety issues on a regular basis. Document monthly inspections on the appropriate form.
  • Respond to work requests and work orders using the WorxHub online platform. Record preventative and reactive maintenance to major Agency equipment in WorxHub.
  • Assist with Agency functions, e.g., Stampede Breakfasts, fundraising events, etc.
  • Perform unskilled tasks as required such as: deliveries, pick-ups, janitorial tasks
  • Maintain a continuous learning mindset and participate in ongoing professional development activities

Other working conditions: Tasks may involve physical exertion and lifting up to 50 lbs.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Journeyman ticket in one or more trades, i.e., plumbing, HVAC, electrical
  • Several years of varied trades experience and knowledge of safe work practices.
  • Flexibility, ability and willingness to perform work outside of own specialized trade.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • High personal competence in the maintenance of professional and positive relationships with colleagues, children, youth and other external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated interest, commitment, consistency, and a high level of personal maturity and responsibility.
  • Possession of a valid Alberta Motor Vehicle Operator’s License/approved Driver’s Abstract. Minimum 3 years driving experience.
  • Clear Police Check including a Vulnerable Sector Check and Child Intervention Record Check.
  • Cross cultural competence; knowledge of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the recommendations, goals and activities of the commission.

To Apply:

  • If interested, please direct your cover letter and resume to
  • Please indicate “Your Full Name – Maintenance Tradesperson” in the subject line of your email.

The deadline for application is July 21, 2024.

At Hull, one of our core values is Inclusion and we seek to understand people’s lived experience, holding a deep respect for their unique backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, cultures and identities. It is our desire to humbly build trust and mutual respect with the people we serve who have often been marginalized and oppressed for their differences. To achieve this, Hull seeks open, self-aware individuals who reflect the diversity of those we serve and can help us build a safe, healthy, inclusive culture. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, or sexual orientation.