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5163 Handyperson (Employment Service)

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8am to 5pm, Regular after-hours on-call rotation required; Regular overtime required
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Industry:  Construction


  • Measure, cut and fit drywall sheets on walls and ceilings
  • Fill joints, nail indentations, holes and cracks with joint compound
  • Texture (machine spray paint) ceilings for construction projects as indicated
  • Install insulation and vapour barrier as required
  • Prepare and clean surfaces using methods such as scraping or sanding; remove old wallpaper and loose paint; repair cracks and holes in walls; sandpaper and apply sealer
  • Apply paint or other materials, such as stains, lacquer, enamel, oil, varnish, fiberglass, metal coating or fire retardant using brushes, rollers or spray equipment
  • Install casing, baseboards, cabinetry, closet shelving, doors and windows as well as assisting with board-ups and framing
  • Complete demolition of areas damaged by fire and water
  • Build/repair exterior structures (fence, shed, decks, etc.)
  • Basic electrical and plumbing to detach or reset fixtures
  • Erect and dismantle concrete forms, scaffolding, ramps, catwalks, shoring and barricades
  • Load and unload construction materials and move to work areas
  • Protect and manipulate contents onsite in order to complete restoration
  • Explain procedures to occupants/clients while supporting Con-Tech DKI’s Customer Service philosophy
  • Play an active role in meeting client required Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Assist in the determination of salvageable and non-salvageable structures and materials
  • Prepare written and verbal reports to the Project Manager and their team regarding the status of work being completed on assigned sites.
  • Participate in regular on-call rotation for afterhours emergency services including but not limited to water extraction, tear out of affected building material, board ups, setting up equipment, etc.


  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Superior Customer Service skills
  • Effectively deal with difficult situations or customers in a professional manner; empathetic
  • Show respect for client property and possessions
  • Strong English communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Supportive of a team environment with the ability to work independently as well
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing processes due to industry or client demands
  • Flexible and adaptable to new technology for software and hardware
  • Excellent ability to prioritize and meet timelines; organized
  • Takes initiative and is proactive and innovative in solving problems
  • 2+ years experience in drywall, painting and other related fields is considered beneficial
  • Knowledge of construction related hand tools and power tools
  • Knowledge of building materials and basic construction fundamentals including cabinets, plumbing and electrical
  • Experience in custodial work, pressure washing, carpet cleaning is considered beneficial
  • Tiling experience an asset
  • Must provide own tools for drywall, paint and carpentry
  • Clean criminal record
  • Valid G Ontario Driver’s License required with satisfactory driver abstract
  • Basic math skills
  • Intermediate computer and mobile application skills
  • Ability to lift 40+ pounds required
  • WHMIS and First Aid Certification an asset
  • Working at heights and other safety training are assets
  • Forklift license is an asset

Working Conditions

  • Work is of a physical nature
  • Will work in dirty and/or wet conditions; work site may be contaminated with heavy smoke residue, mould, mildew, contaminated water or other unsanitary conditions
  • CSA boots and appropriate PPE must be worn at all times when on a job site; personal Protective equipment including Tyvek suits and half-face respirators are available for use and at times are mandatory; clean shaven appearance required for respirator use

This posting is only for clients who have registered with the Employment Service Program.  If you are interested in this position, please apply by clicking this link:


Contact person: 
Maxine Edwards
Fri, 2019-03-01 12:52
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