The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Skilled Trades and Labour
Entry Level
Full-time - Permanent
$32,856 - $37,174 / year

Reporting to the Facilities Supervisor, the Facilities Assistant performs labourer and clerical duties as required/assigned. This is a multi-function role that requires incumbents to perform labourer duties as well as administrative office work. 

Working Conditions:

  • Necessary to work outside in inclement weather.
  • Overtime may be required from time to time.
  • Some heavy lifting is required.
  • Frequent requirement to put aside ongoing activities to address needs of students and visitors and to answer telephone inquiries.
  • Conflicting demands may cause stress.

What you'll do


Labour/Outside Office Duties:

  • Performs a variety of maintenance tasks including landscaping, carpentry, painting, minor repairs and construction from basis instructions.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of campus with daily routine of litter pick-up & changing of public garbage cans across campus.
  • Assists grounds keeping staff with snow removal in winter months.
  • Performs a variety of tasks related to the set up for University events.
  • Moves and assembles furniture.

Administrative/Inside Office Duties:

  • Typing correspondence from written draft and general instructions.
  • Acts as a receptionist, as required, answering the telephone, relaying messages, and dealing with frequent and varied needs of employees, students and visitors.
  • Operates office equipment.
  • Sorts, posts, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail for the University. Sends and receives courier packages and registered mail, as required.

What you'll need


  • High school diploma (grade 12) or GED.
  • One Year Post-secondary education in business or office administration would be an asset
  • Experience in office or business administrative skills would be an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience using a variety of hand tools.
  • Experience using power equipment (Mowers, snow blowers, etc.).
  • Experience in using word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Knowledge of modern office equipment, processes and techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to organize, complete work assignments and work independently.
  • Experience working in an automated office environment would be an asset.
  • Training and experience in carpentry and painting would be an asset.
  • Ability to multi-task.

We're looking for

Core Skills

Labourer Experience Administrative Assistants Computer Skills Customer Service skills

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A little bit about us

St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution with a full-time enrolment of 1,900. Its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds three Canada Research Chairs.

St. Thomas University originated in 1910, when Basilian Fathers assumed responsibility for St. Thomas College in Chatham, New Brunswick. The college began granting degrees in 1934, was renamed St. Thomas University in 1960, and relocated to Fredericton in 1964. St. Thomas now has 109 full-time faculty, and 12 buildings, several of which have earned architectural design awards and make the campus one of the most renowned in Canada.

Unique Approach to Education

St. Thomas is the only university in Canada wholly dedicated to the study of the liberal arts. A liberal arts education provides a broad base of knowledge and specialized skills that prepare students for a limitless list of careers or post-degree programs. Students gain a unique perspective from more than 30 academic disciplines as they choose from courses in the humanities, social sciences, fine arts, sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. According to the National Survey of Student Engagement (2014), STU students rate faculty significantly higher than do their Maritime or Canadian counterparts while 91% rate their first-year experience as excellent or good and 91% would attend STU again.

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Work With Us

Salary range: Category A, Level 1 thru 6 (of 14 steps), $32,856 - $37,174
Union: STUSAU Local 60701
Term: Permanent, full-time
Hours of work: Full-Time (40 hours per week); Monday to Friday; 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (evening and weekend work may be required on occasion) 

The closing date for receipt of applications is September 20, 2019. All applications are to be received by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. Candidates are responsible for clearly demonstrating in their cover letters how they meet the requirements of the position. Please forward your cover letter and resume quoting competition number FA0909-CB, by clicking the Apply Now button. Please note that the selection process may include testing related to the advertised requirements. Candidates will be advised of any testing prior to the interview. Each applicant is asked to provide his/her contact information (preferably an email address) as it is normal practice for all applicants to be contacted when the hiring process is complete.

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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