Caretaker (Full Time)


M'akola Housing Society


M’akola Housing Society (MHS) is an Indigenous housing provider committed to supporting vibrant, diverse communities in British Columbia for over 30 years. Our portfolio spans the province comprising over 1,600 units and involves property management, asset management and assisted living. At MHS, we have energetic and engaged teams. Each member brings a unique approach and skillset, and together we are committed to delivering high-quality service to our residents.

Position summary:

Under the supervision of the Property Manager, the Caretaker is responsible for the daily upkeep and minor maintenance of our complexes. The successful candidate will be aware and sensitive to the housing needs of the Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people. Representing MHS, the Caretaker will ensure MHS is represented in a professional, responsible, and respectful way at all times.

This position is Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.

M’akola offers the following:

  • Competitive wages and annual reviews
  • 3 weeks vacation to start
  • Extended health and dental
  • $250/year towards Health & Wellness
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Pension plan
  • Weekly on-call premium when scheduled


  • Responding to tenant requests for repairs and maintenance by creating work orders
  • Troubleshoot and perform minor repairs and maintenance such as patching drywall, recalk plumbing fixtures, fix light fixtures, etc.
  • Maintain cleanliness at sites such as picking up garbage and cleaning up debris
  • Participate in inspections as required
  • Assist with unit turnover by cleaning and conducting light repairs and maintenance
  • Serving various notices to tenants
  • Working with outside trades contractors on general maintenance
  • Completing paperwork, inspection forms, work orders, and other documentation as required
  • Participate in the on-call schedule and responding to emergency calls in the evenings and weekends
  • Other related duties as required from time to time


  • 3+ years of experience in building maintenance
  • Working knowledge of applied trades such as electrical, plumbing, or carpentry (no ticket required)
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to relay information in a calm, polite and respectful manner to community members
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities considered an asset

Information for applicants:

  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License, Clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Clear Criminal Record Check required upon selection
  • First Aid – Level 1 (can complete once hired)

We hire employees of all cultures including Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Our Indigenous employees have diverse backgrounds including status, non-status, Metis and Inuit. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and cultures to join our diverse team.

Preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous ancestry (please self-identify) as per Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code.

Closing Date: January 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your interest in this position. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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