The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Skilled Trades and Labour
Entry Level
Full-time - Permanent
$28,794 - $32,578 / year

Reporting to the Facilities Supervisor, the Labourer is responsible for performing a variety of maintenance tasks as required. The purpose of the position is to assist with the Facilities Department with general maintenance, grounds maintenance, safety and the quality appearance of campus for students, staff and faculty in the Academic, Administrative and Residence buildings.

Working Conditions:

  • Necessity to work outside in inclement weather;
  • Attention to detail required;
  • Overtime will be required from time to time;
  • Some heavy lifting will be required;
  • Necessity to work as a member of a dedicated maintenance team.

What you'll do


  • Performs and/or assists in a variety of maintenance tasks including carpentry, crackfilling & painting, minor repairs, grounds maintenance and construction from basic instructions with minimum supervision;
  • Assists service contractors (ex. UNB Facilities Management) with maintenance and/or projects;
  • Assists and performs snow removal in winter months;
  • Assists and performs landscaping duties such as spring cleanup, placing mulch, mowing and trimming;
  • Performs a variety of tasks related to the set up for all University events such as book launches, student events, open house, political events, fund raisers, formal dinners, convocations etc.;
  • Performs office renovations, moves and assembles furniture;
  • Attends training sessions as may be required from time to time.

What you'll need


  • High school diploma (grade 12) or GED;
  • 1 - 2 years of experience in facilities maintenance;
  • Knowledge and experience using a variety of different types of tools;
  • Experience using power equipment (mowers, electric clippers, snow blowers);
  • Basic carpentry skills;
  • Basic crackfilling and painting skills;
  • Ability to organize, complete work assignments and work independently;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to exercise good tact and judgment;
  • Basic computer skills for use of email, internet and work order software.

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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 two 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.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Starting Annual Salary Range: Category A, Level 1 thru 6 (of 14 steps), $28,794 - $32,578 
Union: STUSAU Local 60701
Term: Permanent, full-time
Hours of work: Monday to Friday; 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (40 hours per week)

The closing date for receipt of applications is June 12, 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 LFM0530-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.