Maintenance Crew Lead

Winnipeg, MB Full-time $19.70-$22.00/hour

 About The Link: Youth and Family Supports

For more than 90 years, The Link has helped youth and families on a journey to healing, hope, and better lives. The organization is dedicated to walking alongside children, youth, and families as an inclusive community, strengthening and empowering a sense of being, pride, and purpose. With over 15 diverse programs, The Link has a community of caring staff that work together to provide support through a 24-hour crisis line, youth resource centers, emergency shelters, mobile crisis teams, specialized foster care, healing homes, job readiness supports, and Skills4Life. With a strong foundation within the community and a focus on connection, unity, and compassion, the organization provides a vital link for youth and families in the province of Manitoba.

About the Opportunity


Reporting to the Social Enterprise Manager, the Maintenance Crew Lead supervises and participates in the work of a crew performing general maintenance, landscaping, facility and infrastructure maintenance and repair. The Maintenance Crew Lead guides and supports a small crew by prioritizing projects, assigning work tasks, using equipment, maintaining records, monitoring work quality and work schedules, ensuring crew safety, training employees, and providing performance feedback. The Maintenance Crew Lead leads and participates in performing various building maintenance tasks, landscaping and horticultural functions, and equipment operation. The Maintenance Crew Lead is responsible for procurement of materials, work orders, and record-keeping for each project. Work is supervised by the Social Enterprise Manager for adherence to instructions and established standards.

Maintenance Crew Lead is also tasked with duties within the Velotecha Bike Lab, to support operations during peak periods.  This will include servicing bicycles, managing customer interactions and supporting the Velotecha crew, as needed, in the performance of their tasks.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: of the Crew Lead include but are not limited to: 

  • Assign daily tasks to work crews, in coordination with supervisor’s goals;
  • Ensure materials are available and on-site as required;
  • Manage multiple concurrent job sites when required;
  • Provide on-site training support to new members of the team;
  • Ensure crews follow applicable safety regulations at all times;
  • Ensure initial quality inspections and ensure all work is completed correctly to the level of quality specified in the scope and that any work that does not meet quality standards is rectified;
  • Provide transportation to the job site for crewmembers as directed;
  • Yard maintenance including but not limited to cutting grass, picking up garbage, spreading soil, raking;
  • General maintenance including but not limited to patching and painting, furniture moving, cleaning;
  • Tuning,  fixing and refurbishing bicycles;
  • Follow Workplace Health and Safety procedures and ensure the worksite is orderly and maintained;
  • Regularly communicate with supervisor and co-workers about materials, preparation methods and application procedures and continually work towards solutions;
  • Complete and submit all written documentation and financial reporting requirements within acceptable timeframes.  This includes but is not limited to completing daily time logs (job site, amount of time spent, record of tasks completed and time spent on each);
  • Check work email daily for updates, training information, communication, and respond to emails and texts within 24 hours;
  • Limit use of work and personal devices during hours of work, appropriately finding time to respond to work related texts and calls when safe to do so;
  • Build professional relationships that are supportive, non-judgmental, and value differences in cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles;
  • Other duties as related to the position and as reasonably assigned by the supervisor, or as circumstances dictate, all within the context of The Link’s Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles as well as a strong and progressive customer service and community service orientation.

  • Completion of grade 12 or GED.
  • A valid Province of Manitoba Journeyman’s Certificate (or working towards), in any of the building trades (desired).
  • Experience supervising staff.
  • Experience patching and painting.
  • Thorough knowledge of standard practices, materials, tools and equipment utilized in the area of assigned work including general maintenance, landscaping and facility maintenance.
  • Advanced skill in the operation of equipment, tools and instruments used for assigned work areas.
  • Ability to assign and supervise the work of others, provide instruction, lead a small crew and inspire confidence.
  • Considerable knowledge of work hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with assigned area of work.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public.
  • Working knowledge of leadership skills including communication, motivation and performance feedback.
  • Working knowledge of bicycle repair and maintenance.
  • Ability to think logically under difficult situations or under pressure.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize job duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English – verbally (Benchmark Level 5), to read, listen and write.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and construction drawings.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team, with other community and related organizations to achieve The Link’s goals and objectives.
  • Writing and numeracy skills in order to satisfactorily record and maintain accurate data, correspond in writing via email or text; complete timesheets, incident reports, forms and other documents accurately as required; and calculate and complete expense claims as needed.
  • Possess the capacity to be aware of and control one’s own emotions, maintain professional boundaries, and to handle interpersonal relationships respectfully, empathetically and professionally.
  • Ability to participate in stand-by duty and report back to work if called.
  • Valid Manitoba Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification.
  • ASIST Certificate (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and NVCI Certificate (Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training).
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search, a clear Child Abuse Registry check with acceptable Prior Contact checks, and a clear Adult Abuse Registry check, all done within the last 3 months or willing to obtain.
  • The Link requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, in a manner that is approved by Health Canada, as a condition of employment. (Accommodations will be made for those who are exempt from receiving the vaccine due to legitimate, established reasons in accordance with The Human Rights Code of Manitoba. In these cases, appropriate supporting documentation will be required.) 


  • Work subjects the employee to inside and outside environmental conditions, extremes in temperatures, and hazards associated with equipment operation including fumes, oils, gases, dust and mists.
  • Potential for exposure to unfavorable conditions such as bed bugs and cockroaches.
  • Challenging situations with medium to high risk individuals in some work environments.
  • Ability to perform medium work exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 40 pounds of force frequently and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Ladder use, scaffolding and carrying items up and down stairs.
  • Ergonomic requirements may include: pushing, pulling, crawling, lifting, and carrying heavy objects, crouching, bending, standing, stooping, reaching, grasping, kneeling, climbing, balancing, walking, running, reaching above shoulder, and twisting the body.
  • Repetitive motions and standing for continuous periods of time.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities upon request. If you are contacted by The Link regarding a job opportunity, please know that you are welcome to request an accommodation at any point in the process. All information received regarding accommodations will be kept confidential.  

The Link is committed to the health and safety of its employees, the people we serve, stakeholders, and the community. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Ongoing until filled.

WORK LOCATION:  765 Main Street. Varies depending on the needs of the organization.  

WORK HOURS: Full Time - 70 hours biweekly

SALARY RANGE: $19.70 -$22.00 per hour.

The Link is an equal opportunity employer, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Link is committed to developing and retaining a diverse workforce. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For further information about our other employment and volunteer opportunities please visit

Please visit our careers page to see more job opportunities.

Apply for this Position

Accepted formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx
By clicking the button, I agree to the GetHired Terms of Service
Already a member? Login to Apply