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Maintenance Worker

Reference number: AGR24J-145595-000053
Selection process number: 24-AGR-QC-EA-CMB-39902
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Corporate Management Branch
Normandin (Québec)
Permanent - Full Time
$28.56 to $31.03 per hour

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Closing date: 25 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.

Update: UPDATE: Please note that the selection process has been amended to extend the closing date to INSERT DATE - 23:59, Pacific Time.

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation


The Maintenance Worker provides support to all employees of the Normandin Experimental Farm.

Main duties include:
- Perform and ensure preventive maintenance on the building's various mechanical systems (e.g. air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, etc.);
- Respond to minor malfunctions (e.g. neon changes, belt changes, filter changes, etc.);
- Provide cleaning and maintenance services for buildings and grounds (e.g. painting, lawn mowing, snow removal, etc.);
- Ship and receive merchandise;
- Analyze major malfunctions before submitting them to the officer in charge;
- Conduct preventive patrols to protect property and ensure the well-being of others;
- Accompany contractors on worksites.

Work environment

AAFC is committed to diversity and inclusion. We have several networks dedicated to ensuring that the department continues to grow as an inclusive, accessible, respectful and diverse workplace. All employees are encouraged and welcomed to join the networks and participate in their activities and events.

• The Gender and Sexual Diversity Inclusiveness Network
• The Indigenous Network Circle
• The Managers' Community
• The Persons with Disabilities Network
• The Student Panel of Representatives for Orientation, Unity and Training
• The Visible Minorities Network
• The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network
• The Young Professional's Network

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff one (1) position:

One full-time permanent position in Normandin, Quebec (French essential).

A pool of qualified and partially qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions with various tenures, linguistic requirements and security requirements.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

• A secondary school diploma OR an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

• Experience in building maintenance and/or lands and roads.
• Experience in performing general labour tasks.
• Experience in regarding the use, functioning and maintenance of hand and power tools.
• Experience in operating tractors.

• Knowledge of the operation and use of tractor-mounted equipment used for
o lawn mowing,
o snow removal OR
o loading operations.

• Attention to detail.
• Concern for safety.
• Adaptability.
• Planning and organization.
• Showing initiative and being action oriented.

• Ability to effectively communicate in writing.
• Ability to effectively communicate orally.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Asset Education
• Successful completion of a post-secondary program with an acceptable specialization in a field related to the position.
• Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) or accreditation obtained upon completion of a training program for a trade such as:
o general building maintenance,
o carpentry,
o building mechanics,
o plumbing,
o heating,
o horticulture OR
o landscaping.

Degree equivalency

Asset Experiences
• Experience operating farm equipment.
• Experience using a building management system.

Asset Knowledge
• Basic computer knowledge, particularly the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) in order to use a computer.
• Knowledge of the operation and use of tractor-mounted equipment used for snow removal.
• Knowledge of the general and basics principles of
o plumbing,
o building mechanics,
o carpentry OR
o electricity.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

French essential

Information on language requirements

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Operational Requirements
• Ability and willingness to obtain a pesticide application certificate.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Ability and willingness to work overtime, including evenings and weekends.
• Possession of a valid, class (5) (Quebec) driver’s license, or other provincial/territorial equivalency.
• Ability and willingness to work under various weather conditions.
• Ability and willingness to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as needed.
• Ability and willingness to perform physically demanding work, such as moderate to heavy manual labour requiring bending and lifting heavy objects (weighing up to 20 kg).

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

A situational exercise may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Dany Cherestal - Human Resources Advisor
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