Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities


Facilities and Equipment Repair Technician

Start date: June 3rd, 2019
Duration: 7 weeks at 35 hours/week
Rate: $15/hour

Position Description

The Facilities and Equipment Repair Technician plays an integral role in fulfilling the mission of the Kingston Rowing Club by supporting rowers and coaches by maintaining crucial equipment and facilities. This position offers services to the community by up keeping and improving the invaluable equipment of a highly used community sport club. The safety, functionality and aesthetic of the rowing specific and club equipment at the Kingston Rowing Club is an integral part of the summer community in Kingston, and the performance and representation of Kingston at out-of-town community events and competitions. The successful applicant should be very familiar with maintenance/repairs of rowing shells, or similar types of small water-craft and outboard engines, and other equipment of this nature.


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
• Perform general repairs and preventative maintenance to equipment and facilities supporting recreational and competitive programming;
• Inspect hulls and other equipment for cracked or damaged hardware and order/install replacement parts, including some work with carbon-fiber, fiberglass and Kevlar;
• Troubleshoot problems related to equipment and facilities, provide recommendations for problem resolution; provide estimates for repair, replacement, and installation according to problem diagnosis and repair/replacement recommendation;
• Communicate with manufacturers and vendors for technical help and out-sourcing of services, including but not limited to:
• Taking outboard marine motors for regular maintenance and repair;
• Facilitate painting or repair of boat hulls by a professional company when required;
• Maintain a clean and organized work space, including inventory of spare parts required for ongoing repairs and maintenance;
• Keep organized and up-to-date logs of receipts, equipment purchases and repair logs; updating the ‘Plan for Equipment Renewal’ and regularly reporting to the VP of Facilities & Equipment;
• Regularly inspect and maintain on-water and facility-based safety equipment;
• Perform other duties to effectively manage operations at KRC such as cleaning and organizing of boathouse, purchasing cleaning supplies, rodent control, waste management, etc.


The successful candidate should:
• Be able to work as part of a team through collaboration, respect and effective communication;
• Be well organized and have the ability to effectively manage time and priorities, manage a full workload and meet deadlines in a busy environment;
• Self-motivated and willing to learn;
• Ability to work in a safe manner as per legislation, policies and guidelines, including wearing the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as required;
• Ability to problem-solve and make decisions around issues that arise while carrying out this position with self-initiative and minimal supervision, while seeking guidance when and where necessary.


The successful candidate should possess the following:
• Familiar with hand tools;
• Woodworking skills and ability to work with other materials (e.g. carbon-fiber, epoxy resins, etc.);
• Experience working with shells, rigging, etc.;
• Familiarity with small motors, small aluminum boats, etc.;
• General maintenance competency;
• Ability to do some heavy lifting, climbing, carrying as required in performance of job;
• Current Class-G Driver’s License and a clean driving record;

Please submit your application to Applications close May 15th.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Kingston Rowing Club also has fun and rewarding volunteer experiences for high school and university students, members and the broader community. Opportunities include coaching, equipment and facilities improvement, social media coordination and marketing/advertising.

Email today for more information.