Repair Assistant
Purpose Construction
6d ago




Purpose Construction is not your average construction company. Purpose Construction is a non-profit social enterprise contractor, providing construction skills training and long term jobs to people newly entering the workforce or with barriers to employment in Winnipeg’s North End.

Purpose Construction has been in business for almost ten years successfully completing over $12 million dollars in contracts.

Their work largely focuses on residential interior renovations, working in private households, social housing and for large commercial landlords.

They are a small company that values community, a good attitude, and the ability to laugh while operating at peak performance in a competitive industry.

They are hiring a Repair Assistant. This position requires an aptitude for physical work and a strong work ethic, but no prior experience.


The Repair Assistant position will work closely with the painting and carpentry team to provide support, including site preparation and clean-up, deliveries to site, basic administrative support, painting and carpentry preparation assistance and other duties as assigned.


Tasks to be considered are general residential renovations, with a primary focus on, site preparation, repairs, patching, priming / first coat of paint, cleaning and touch-ups.

With the following on job abilities :

  • Must have the physical capacity to do manual labour tasks, of carrying materials up to 20 Kg.
  • Dexterity to do repetitive tasks of hand sanding, drywall preparation, tile setting etc.
  • Turn in material receipts for materials used on the job site, daily.
  • Complete timesheets on a daily basis including job site, amount of time spent and a record of the tasks completed and the time spent on each,
  • Talk to coworkers and / or the Lead Hand about questions as well as be able to respond to questions from co-workers about materials, preparation methods, and application procedures and work towards solutions
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