Position Title:                        Maintenance Worker

Reports to:                             Site & Facilities Manager

Positions Supervised:          Interns, Volunteers

Remuneration:                     Salary and YL benefit package as outlined.


General Responsibility

RockRidge Canyon is a Christian Conference and Retreat Center located in Princeton, British Columbia, owned and operated by Young Life of Canada for the purpose of reaching teenagers with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Reporting to the Site & Facilities Manager, the Maintenance Worker performs minor building repairs and maintenance on all RockRidge Canyon buildings, equipment and grounds in a manner consistent with the quality standard of Young Life. Tasks include the efficient and safe operation of all tools and machinery both for you and anyone under your supervision.

Your responsibilities are to be carried out in a way which honours Jesus Christ. The position demands a strong commitment to serving Christ, facilitating the mission of Young Life as expressed through camping, and serving guests with excellence. Young Life is a relational outreach ministry; all property staff must convey a sense of Christ-like hospitality and concern for guests and staff. Responding to the unexpected needs of the guest in a prompt and professional manner is important and required. All property staff are expected to represent Young Life positively and professionally within the community.

Scope of Responsibilities

  1. Manage and maintain grounds, buildings, machinery and equipment to a standard so as to provide good service, long life, and responsible stewardship. Adhere to RRC safe operating procedures, and ensure that safety for all workers (including yourself) and campers / guests is priority one.
  2. Work as part of a team to ensure that camp is a safe and productive work area for others.
  3. Complete routine building maintenance work including structural, carpentry, painting, drywall repair, lock repair, fence repair, ground care, and other related ad hoc maintenance projects.
  4. Ensure proactive care to all exterior and interior areas.
  5. Repair all building equipment.
  6. Carry out routine and preventive maintenance including adjustments and minor non-licensed repairs to heating,
    cooling, refrigeration, ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems.
  7. Consistently inspect and ensure that security and safety measures are in place.
  8. Respond to Guest Services’ and in summer, Camp Manager’s requests in a courteous, prompt, and professional
  1. Implement a Preventative Maintenance (PM) program as assigned by the S&F Manager to keep the buildings and property in top condition. Aim to minimize interference with scheduled camp operation.
  2. Respond to emergency trouble calls in a timely fashion when on shift, and when on call as scheduled by Manager.
  3. Assist the grounds team as required with snow clearing (including ploughing), maintenance of the Pond Hockey rink,
  4. Assist program team and outdoor crew in summer with program requirements.
  5. Advise the Site & Facilities Manager of upcoming major maintenance expenses (as far as this is professionally predictable).
  6. Ensure that the environment (air, water, vegetation, soil, and wildlife) is respected in maintenance decisions.
  7. Help coordinate supply and/or receipt of equipment, materials, and volunteers for projects as requested.
  8. Any other duties as assigned by Site and Facilities Manager.

Record Keeping and Purchasing

  1. Operate within the constraints of the budget.
  2. Forward all invoices to the Site & Facilities Manager in a timely manner.
  3. Maintain a list of projects to be undertaken as time and money become available.
  4. Contribute to keeping maintenance logs, service records, and inventory for all camp assets (excluding non-capital
    items) including all buildings (paint chart, recurring problems, major maintenance work, etc.) kitchen, vehicles,
    machinery, and fire and safety equipment.
  5. Contribute to keeping an accurate inventory of all equipment and shop / construction supplies.
  6. File all warranty papers and manuals / info for vehicles and equipment.
  7. Ensure that construction projects comply with all regulatory agencies, and all provincial and local license and permit


  1. Provide positive, professional, and effective leadership for all volunteers working within S&F.
  2. Provide training and supervision of volunteers and casual S&F employees as directed, ensuring that they clearly
    understand the scope of their responsibilities, safety concerns, and performance standards. Provide feedback
    designed to improve performance and assist them as required to ensure success.
  3. Remain current concerning new procedures, trends, or equipment by reviewing literature or through participating in
    professional development courses, seminars, or conferences as directed by or approved by the S&F Manager.
  4. Be a consistent example of Christian commitment and enthusiasm.


  1. Build and maintain positive relationships on and off the property with all contacts, (personal and professional) as an ambassador of Christ.
  2. Build and maintain a positive profile for Young Life and RRC in the local community.
  3. Attend all staff meetings as requested.
  4. Communicate with other Property Staff to ensure harmonious relationships and an effective work environment to
    maximize our human resources.
  5. Work closely with Work Crew, Summer Staff, and Interns to help make their experience a positive time of personal
    and spiritual growth.
  6. Lead by example in cooperating with other departments to work as a team and produce a well-functioning body.
  7. Be a positive spiritual leader and example to those you work with and serve.


  1. All employees must dress professionally and comply with safety standards set by the S&F Manager.
  2. In the event of an emergency, established policies and procedures will be followed. All Staff are expected to work
    together to ensure a coordinated response under the leadership of the Property Manager.
  3. Requests for time off or holidays are to be submitted in advance for approval to the S&F Manager. See the Young
    Life Employee Handbook for details.


  •   A mature and growing Christian. Subscribes to the Young Life Statement of Faith, Codes of Conduct, and Mission Statement.
  •   High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of three years recent related experience. A TQ (technically qualified) certificate in a trade or a building operator certificate is an asset.
  •   A team player committed to helping others succeed.
  •   Takes initiative – a ‘self-starter’ – and committed to finishing the work at hand in a quality manner. Focused and
  •   Good oral communication skills. Able to receive, understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
    Requests clarification when needed.
  •   Effective time manager able to juggle multiple responsibilities.
  •   Able to inspect, assess, and determine repair requirements, and perform minor non-licensed repairs for heating,
    cooling, refrigeration, and ventilation, with skills in plumbing, and electrical systems.
  •   Good knowledge of painting, dry-wall repair, and the basics of carpentry and the ability to complete these tasks
    to a high standard.
  •   Current knowledge of WCB regulations.
  •   Completely familiar with building fire and safety regulations and procedures.
  •   Some familiarity with the building code requirements for repairs.
  •   Clean current current criminal record check is a condition of employment. Renewed every 5 years afterward.
  •   Valid Class 5 driver license. Demonstrated ability to drive safely and responsibly. Clean Driver’s Abstract
  •   WHIMS training an asset.
  •   Standard (Level I) First Aid certification an asset.

Work Conditions

Work Location:

  • Work is performed in a rural camp setting
  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors.

Physical Requirements

  •   Duties require extended periods of standing and/ or walking. Duties require occasional periods of climbing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs occasionally and up to 35lbs regularly. The employee is required to see, talk and hear.
  •   The employee is required to see, talk and hear.

Work Conditions

  •   Working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate. Work is performed amid normal conditions of dust, odors, fumes, and noises.
  •   Occasional environmental exposures to cold, heat, and water. May work outside in winter time.
  •   The ability to function independently and frequently under pressure, while managing multiple concurrent tasksincluding emergency situations is an ongoing expectation of this position.
  •   Work is seasonal and at times there will be large volumes of work to undertake.

Hours of Work

  •   Generally the work week is 50 hours.
  •   Work weeks in excess of 50 hours will be required during peak times.
  •   On-call work is required. Some weekend or evening work may be required. Moderate overtime may be required.


  •   Hazards are considered minor and controllable.
  •   Job may require working with chemicals.


This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skill, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements. Other duties may be assigned.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Pete VanGenne     petevangenne@younglife.ca