Custodian (Nights)

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Author pmnationtalk
Date November 14, 2019
Type Term - Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $23.17 - Per Hour
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Custodian (Nights)

Posting ID : 11388
Apply By : 11/20/2019
Position Title : Custodian (Nights)
Department : Physical Resources
Job Type : Full-time, Limited Term
Campus : Waterloo
Reports To : Area Manager, Custodial
Position Summary :

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: Academic Floater.

The hours of work are Sunday to Thursday from 10:00pm to 6:00am. The location of work is all academic areas as assigned.

The University reserves the right to change an employee’s assigned work location due to operational reasons. Reporting to the Area Manager, Custodial under the day-to-day direction of the leadhand, the incumbent will perform a variety of duties related to the cleaning and upkeep of the University’s buildings and fixtures. There is a requirement for a responsive, customer focused approach to ensure facilities are maintained at optimum levels.

Accountabilities :
    • Respects and responds to direction given by leadhand(s);
    • Contributes and participates in the effective use of the Quality Control System;
    • Cleans, dusts and mops using either a wet or dry mop. Strips, waxes and polishes floors. Cleans walls, windows, furniture, washrooms (including showers and fixtures) in assigned areas;
    • Empties waste containers and recycling bins. Removes waste from building to outside containers;
    • Cleans and vacuums carpets and removes garbage from floors and fixtures. This may include the use of heavy carpet cleaning equipment;
    • Performs heavy work such as: snow shovelling around entrance ways, unloading and transferring of supplies and equipment, moving and re-arranging furniture and equipment (to a max of 50lbs);
    • Maintenance of light bulbs and fluorescent tubes. This may involve working on ladders;
    • Unlocking classroom doors, rearranging furniture and cleaning chalkboards/whiteboards as required;
    • Carries out custodial duties related to conference and hotel operations;
    • Ensures equipment is maintained at an optimum level by operating it safely and reporting all required repairs to the leadhand immediately;
    • Requests supplies in a timely manner to ensure adequate levels are maintained at all times;
    • Reports infractions of regulations and policies to the leadhand. Examples are non-compliance with the fire code, environmental health and safety policies and student behaviour which may lead to accidents or injury;
    • Understanding of and compliance with procedures relating to infection control and effective cleaning methods;
    • The safe handling of chemicals to avoid either personal injury, exposure to others or damage to equipment;
    • Performs minor repairs and other duties as required;
    • Understands and complies with all Departmental Policies and Procedures;
    • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications :
    • Demonstrated experience in custodial duties;
    • Knowledge of the safe application of chemicals and products used in cleaning and sanitizing;
    • 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 customers and fellow employees;
    • Customer focused – responds promptly to customer needs. Uses customer information to improve service. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers;
    • Receptive to change – can adapt to changing circumstances. Makes suggestions for improvement;
    • Respects diversity – treats others with respect. Is understanding Avoids unnecessary conflict;
    • Managing self – exhibits a strong sense of own capabilities. Demonstrates honesty, integrity and ethical conduct. Accepts ownership and accountability for own actions;
    • Ability to communicate effectively with leadhand, co-workers and customers
Working Conditions :
    • Physical effort: non-continuous use of power equipment such as vacuum cleaners. Moderate to heavy lifting. Reaching, bending, stretching;
    • Physical environment: Varying temperatures, exposure to fumes, cleaning fluids, dirt, dust and waste products;
    • Sensory attention: Reading labels and instructions. Operating equipment;
    • Biohazard cleanup;
    • Mental stress: Repetition of duties.
Salary : $23.17/hour + $1.00/hour shift premium
Salary Notes : This is a full-time, limited term role from December 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.
Please Note :

This position is represented by CUPE Local 926.

**When changing classifications, all applicants are required to submit an updated resume with their cover letter.

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 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 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

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