• Maintenance Helper - Summer Student

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/15/2018 9:30 AM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Facilities (FRE)
    Employment Type
    Temporary Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    At General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, Canada’s premiere defence company, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver highly-complex leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success in land, airborne, maritime and public safety applications. The challenges and opportunities are endless.The results – incredible.


    Our employees are exceptional. We are proud to employ more than 1,100 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our employees are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.


    • Performs light to heavy manual labour to provide basic maintenance and/or construction functions associated with the internal and external buildings and grounds requirements. 
    • Utilizes related trade tools and materials and operates equipment e.g. snow blower in an efficient and safe manner.
    • Moves property within and between various buildings using Company vehicles and material handling equipment.
    • Inspects building lighting and relamps; conducts safety equipment checks and maintains records as required.
    • May respond to emergency call-ins; assists other PEM employees; and performs other related duties, as required.
    • Work is assigned daily through detailed written/oral instructions and simple diagrams and is prioritized. 
    • Reports progress at end of day. Typically works with more senior/skilled team member who provides verbal guidance and instructions and demonstrates new tasks.
    • Reports irregularities/issues to others for action.
    • Accountable for the timely completion and quality of own work. Responsible to safeguard people, equipment and property within stated guidelines in the completion of tasks.
    • Communicates effectively with team members and interacts with internal customers. Assists other team members to achieve assigned tasks.
    • Keeps team members and supervisor informed of progress and situations requiring attention of others.
    • No requirement to provide guidance to others.
    • Contributes ideas to improve processes.


    • Equivalent to a Grade 12 level of education at an Ontario Secondary school.
    • Requires up to three months of related experience. Valid provincial Drivers License

    Physical Effort

    • Daily labour, including extensive walking, bending, pushing/pulling, climbing, awkward postures, and lifting/carrying and handling heavy objects.
    • Effort varies from some to considerable depending on the task e.g. unloading of trucks, installation of system furniture, moving furniture, relocating items, taking down ceilings, shovelling snow, etc.
    • Duration and frequency; moderate.

    Sensory Effort

    • Some eye/hand coordination for limited periods of time e.g. tools.

    Working Environment

    • Some disagreeable physical conditions: on construction sites, exposure to dust, dirt, plaster, noise, fumes, etc.
    • Client requests are referred to others for resolution

    Minimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security Clearance
    Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace.  Workplace accommodations are available.


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