Maintenance Mechanic (On-Call Contract) – Ministry of the Solicitor General

Do you have a maintenance background? Bring your skills to the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Central East Correctional Centre, where you will assist with maintenance project work and escort contractors within the facility.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is one of the largest employers in the province, with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We are committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We have been recognized as a top employer. We are proud to have been acknowledged as one of:

  • Canada’s Top 100 Employers
  • Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
  • Greater Toronto’s Top Employers
  • Canada’s Greenest Employers
  • Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • Perform general maintenance and assist in project work
  • Provide assistance to skilled tradespersons in repairs, renovations, and general upkeep
  • Operate and maintain various systems and equipment within the facility
  • Perform routine and preventative maintenance
  • Ensure safety and security of staff and work area
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Please note:

  • This position requires you to work on an on-call basis. The hours of work are 0 to 40 hours per week, including weekends and statutory holidays, based on operational requirements and with no guaranteed hours.
  • This position involves conducting work on-site at the Central East Correctional Centre, located at 541 Hwy 36 RR 1 (Lindsay, Ontario)
  • This position will involve working in the secure parts of the institution and may be in the vicinity of, or around, inmates
  • This position will require valid First Aid and HeartSaver certificates OR the ability to obtain upon hire

Location: Lindsay

How do I qualify?

Specialized Knowledge and Experience

  • You are qualified in one or more of the skilled trades licensed in Ontario OR possess equivalent acceptable experience in the maintenance field
  • You have demonstrated maintenance knowledge, skills, and experience (i.e. carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electrical, painting, welding, repair, etc.) to assist in construction/renovation projects
  • You are able to understand and follow blueprints, schematics, and specification diagrams/drawings
  • You have experience in the use of a variety of tools and equipment to perform maintenance work
  • You have knowledge of workplace health and safety as well as municipal by-laws and building codes to ensure the safety of the work area and integrity of installations

Communication Skills

  • You can discuss, and assist other trades professionals or staff on, work projects
  • You have writing skills to complete reports and logs

Problem-Solving Skills

  • You can determine the most appropriate method to complete assigned work
  • You can recognize and report issues or hazards

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy < > and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint < > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code < >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Salary Range: $24.56 – $27.23 Per Hour

Additional information:

  • 4 Temporary – Irregular On-Call, duration up to 24 months, 541 Hwy 36 RR 1, Lindsay, East Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 176765, by Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.


Posted on

February 23, 2022