At Laurier, we are a community. It’s what brings our students here and what keeps our people here.
As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Custodian.
Custodial staff are responsible for a variety of duties related to the cleaning and upkeep of the University’s buildings and fixtures. A responsive, community focused approach is required to ensure that facilities are maintained at an optimal level. This position exists to provide a clean, orderly, safe and functional facility that will aid in the stability of maintaining higher educational proficiency.
Accountabilities : Perform custodial duties necessary to keep assigned building and facilities clean and in a desirable condition:
Cleans, dusts and mops using either a wet or dry mop
Polishes floors, walls, windows, furniture, washrooms and fixtures in the building
Empties waste containers and recycling bins, removes waste from building to outside containers
Vacuums carpets and removes garbage from floors and fixtures (this may include the use of heavy carpet cleaning equipment.)
Snow removal around entrance ways, lawn maintenance, unloading and transferring of supplies and equipment, moving and re-arranging furniture and equipment
Clean light fixtures; replace lights, bulbs, and fluorescent tubes as necessary;
Move, arrange, and set up classroom and office equipment, supplies, and furniture; inventory equipment and furniture at site locations; set up rooms for meetings, assembly, university events, etc
Requests supplies in a timely manner to ensure adequate levels are maintained at all times
Compliance and understanding of procedures relating to infection control and effective cleaning methods
The safe handling of chemical to avoid either personal injury, exposure to others or damage to equipment
Performs other duties as required
Complies with all university policies and procedures and with all applicable provincial and federal laws and regulations (WHMIS and OHSA)
Reports infractions of regulations and policies to the Area Manager: Custodial Services; examples are non-compliance with the fire code, environmental health and safety policies and student behaviour which may lead to accidents or injuries
Reports required repairs to facilities and equipment to the Area Manager: Custodial Services
Responsible for opening and closing the building(s) as required
Performs minor maintenance duties to the campus facilities (example, drywall patching and painting, hanging pictures, bulletin boards, blinds etc. as needed
Other duties as required.
Demonstrated experience in custodial duties
Knowledge of the safe application of chemicals and products used in cleaning and sanitizing
General knowledge of the techniques, tools and materials used in performing basic carpentry repairs and general custodial tasks.
An understanding of WHIMIS
Team work – ability to work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision. Shares information with team members. Is collaborative in dealing with students, faculty, staff and fellow employees
Receptive to change – can adapt to changing circumstances. Makes suggestions for improvement
Respects diversity- treats others with respect. Is understanding. Avoids unnecessary conflict
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment
Health and Safety Experience an asset
Flexibility to work weekends as required
Opportunities available to volunteer to participate in the on-call rotation
Working Conditions :
Ability to perform physical tasks involving heavy lifting, reaching, bending, stretching, climbing, shovelling
Working on ladders
Reading labels and instructions
Following required codes
Repetition of duties
Maintaining schedule during harsh weather
Salary : $22.86 per hour Salary Notes :
The hours of work for this position are Monday to Friday, 4:00 am to 8:00 am.
Shift premium of $1 per hour for hours worked between 4:00 am and 6:00 am. Please Note : Please submit a cover letter and resume.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at email@example.com. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Diversity and Equity Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or email@example.com.