Wood Shop Technician, Town of Oakville

The Corporation of the Town of Oakville
Job Posting

Position ID: 8262
Call No. 23-3208

Job Designation: Wood Shop Technician
Department: Recreation and Culture
Job Details: Part-Time (Non-Union T)
Duration: Up to 24 hours per week beginning May 2024
Salary Range: $25.21 to $31.50 per hour
Closing Date: Applications for this position must be received at oakville.ca no later than 11:59 pm on April 29, 2024.

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is located at 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville. It is a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility located in Oakville, Ontario. QEPCCC offers many drop-in and registered cultural programs, including a studio drop-in program and memberships, and an exhibitions program. Contact QEPCCC at 905-815-5979.

Job Responsibilities:

To provide occasional technical support for specialized equipment in the wood shop ensuring equipment is being operated and maintained to manufacturerā€™s standards. Ensuring all procedures are followed to maintain warranties. Assist users with the proper use of the equipment. Assist in developing, maintaining and enforcing all safe operating procedures.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Maintaining the wood shop equipment is in good operating order including weekly and monthly maintenance.
  • Ensuring safe operation of all equipment and adherence to proper handling of all products in the wood shop studio according to WHMIS standards.
  • Ensuring adherence to all Health and Safety procedures/standards.
  • Providing technical support to users and staff to ensure equipment is used properly and safely.
  • Developing and providing all safety training to users.
  • Communicating regularly with the Cultural Coordinator about any problems and/or recommendations regarding equipment and facilities which may affect the safe operation of the wood shop.
  • Maintaining all maintenance and safety logs for the wood shop equipment.
  • Ensuring all warranty requirements are maintained by ensuring operating procedure and maintenance is followed according to warranty requirements.
  • Ensuring the continuing safety of all users while in the wood shop and document all accidents/incidents immediately. All reports must be received by the Department within 24 hours.


  • The successful candidate will have a college diploma/degree or other recognized technical qualifications specializing in wood/sculpture, craft and design, and/or fine arts.
  • Three years experience in a wood shop as well as experience as an assistant technician.
  • Emergency First aid with CPR B.
  • HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) is required for instructing childrenā€™s programs ages 4-12 years.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills are required. Must be available and willing to work evenings and weekends.
  • Successful candidates, who are new hires and/or who have not performed in this position previously will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal and vulnerable sector screening check dated within the last 30 days as a condition of employment.

Letters of application should address the candidateā€™s expertise in the areas of professional work and community service. All applicants must be able to provide a portfolio that demonstrates all of the above during the interview process.

Dated: April 16, 2024

This job profile reflects the general requirements necessary to perform the principal functions of the job. This does not include all of the work requirements of the job. Applicants are required to demonstrate through their application and in the interview process that their qualifications match those specified. Applicants may also be required to undergo testing.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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