Facilities Assistant
Western University
London, ON
Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Grade: Level N

About Western

Considered Canada's most beautiful University, Western's main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern LEED-certified capital structures providing an idyllic environment for our community of scholars. The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.

About Us

The unit's mission is to provide the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with safe and current facilities in which faculty, staff and learners can fulfil the mission of the School which is to provide outstanding education within a research-intensive, distributed learning environment where tomorrow’s physicians, dentists, researchers and other scholars learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health, locally, regionally and globally.


The Facilities Assistant will assist the Associate Director – Facilities with the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, (which includes approximately 90% laboratory space and the balance consisting of teaching and administrative space). The Facilities Assistant will also assist the Associate Director with project administration related to major and minor renovations as well as major new construction projects. In particular, the Facilities Assistant will assume responsibility for the planning and execution of minor renovations, especially in research laboratory spaces.


  • 2 year Community College Diploma in related field (eg. Construction, Architecture, Engineering, Occupational Health & Safety)
  • 4 year college bachelor degree in a related field (eg. Biotechnology, science, engineering) is preferred
  • Working towards or completed professional certificate in project management preferred
  • 3 years’ experience providing building maintenance and repairs
  • Experience providing building maintenance and repair in a research laboratory environment preferred
  • Commercial construction experience is preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines and adapt to growth and change
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development
  • Ability to understand customer needs and expectations and provide excellent customer service directly and indirectly to satisfy expectations
  • Strong client focus with an ability to handle inquiries and resolve issues, with a desire to achieve results
  • Strong attention to detail with an excellent command of the English language
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize sizable amounts of detail/data
  • Basic understanding of financial statements
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines and adapt to growth and change
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to establish and build healthy working relations and partnerships with clients, peers and external stakeholders
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain an organized and effective personal work environment
  • Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines
  • Professional manner, tact, diplomacy and discretion in dealing with associates and colleagues including senior management
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve department goals
Union Statement

Western welcomes applications from all qualified individuals; however, it is the university's policy to give first consideration to all qualified UWOSA applicants.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at hrhelp@uwo.ca or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.