Competition #:490-04-05-15-2024     Casual         General Worker (Maintenance)   

May 25, 2024

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1

Competition #:490-04-05-15-2024                             Job Title:              General Worker (Maintenance)

Dept.:   Environmental Services                                 Start Date:          Immediately

Posted Date: May 15, 2024                                         Close Date:         open until filled

Reg./Temp: Temporary                                                 Full/Part:             Casual

 (Subject to change)

Applications accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long-Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs 250 staff in various Departments.

Qualifications/Skills Required: Must have a valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License.  Good physical health, ability to work

independently and with others, ability to follow verbal and written instructions, ability to learn the operation of

equipment, ability to perform repetitive tasks, and ability to work in a warm congested area, ability to operate and run computerized maintenance monitoring system (Honeywell).  Must be willing to be on call, for maintenance issues after hrs.  Grade 12 education, carpentry, painting, and boilers experience preferred.  Any certificates in these areas are an asset.

Minimum 2-5 years’ experience in a large building complex required. Regular & consistent attendance is essential.

Training/Work Experience:  Work experience in some of the following trades; plumbing, carpentry, painting, boiler maintenance, refrigeration, electronics, and phone and cable hook up with a recognized employer is required.  Any certificates in these areas considered an asset.

Please: refer to General Worker (Maintenance) Job Description Complete listing on our website @

 Hours of Work


Hours – Days/Evenings/Weekends (6-2 pm 7-3pm/8-4 pm) (subject to change).  Hours may vary as per project needs (i.e. (evening –nights) repair call- ins, etc.)


$22.7182-$23.1044 per hour

Benefits/Pension Information

Pension – (NA)

Vacation & Holiday% (as per Department of Labor Standards for Casual employment)

Sick benefits- (NA)

Health Benefits (NA)


Closing Statement

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. We are committed to upholding the Human Rights of all R.K MacDonald employees, including the right of all people to enjoy a physically and psychologically safe work environment; the right of all people to just and favorable terms of employment; and the right of all people to be respected and valued for their differences with equitable opportunities and outcomes in an inclusive environment where all can thrive.  Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to:  email: or fax 902 863-4437 attention HR    A successful hire is dependent on submission of references checks, certifications, and Clear Police (Security) Check that includes a vulnerable sector check. Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting .