Black & McDonald’s Ottawa team is growing! If you are committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

The Handyman is located in Gatineau, Quebec and typically reports directly to the Facility Manager. The Handyman will maintain, troubleshoot, and repair various mechanical devices and systems to achieve optimum life span of equipment

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs physical inspections of building service rooms and areas both interior and exterior
  • Verifies daily environmental controls and ensures readings are within accepted standards
  • Performs periodic and seasonal preventive maintenance tasks and minor repairs
  • Performs mechanical maintenance such as filter and belt changing, greasing, etc.
  • Complete planned maintenance activities as assigned, providing notes and comments on completed work, identifying repair opportunities, taking pictures as required and ensuring minimal rework
  • Report all system, equipment and/or condition anomalies
  • Respond to emergencies and/or complaints from service desks and notify the Facility Manager immediately in the case of an emergency
  • Become involved in inventory monitoring and assist in material purchasing
  • Key contributor to identify equipment or system repairs both preventive and reactive
  • Assist in project related component or system replacements and repair
  • Verifies the quality of the work carried out by the various sub-contractors
  • Reads meters as required, analyze results for anomalies and provide a weekly summary report to the Facility Supervisor or Contract Manager
  • Conduct system investigations with Facility Manager as required
  • Keep the Contract Manager fully informed on operational matters
  • Perform other related tasks that may reasonably be considered to be expected within the scope of services generally provided by a mechanical operations and maintenance service provider
  • Perform light duties such as sweeping, cleaning, painting, garbage removal, snow removal, assisting zone technicians, mechanics, etc.


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Customer Focus
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others


  • 3 or more years' experience as a Maintenance Mechanic or Handyman


  • Must be able to hold and maintain a Secret security clearance
  • Bilingual in French & English
  • Must have Construction or renovation experience
  • Good analytical skills and attention to detail with ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans, and manuals.
  • Working knowledge of building HVAC systems including air conditioning, refrigeration and electrical and mechanical equipment controls and systems
  • Excellent customer service skills with desire to exceed customer expectations
  • Excellent verbal and written communications.
  • A team player, committed to working in a quality environment
  • Ability to work in confined spaces, on a ladder or scaffold at various heights
  • Bending and Lifting Required; Lifting under 30 kgs.
  • HVAC knowledge will be considered an asset.

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.