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Custodian (4:00 am to 8:00am)

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 4, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $22.86 - Per Hour
Location Brantford, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
Contact Information
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Posting ID : 8510
Apply By : 1/9/2018
Position Title : Custodian (4:00 am to 8:00am)
Department : Facilities and Asset Management
Job Type : Part-time, Continuing
Campus : Brantford
Reports To : Area Manager, Custodial
Position Summary : 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.

Qualifications :

  • 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
  • Operating equipment
  • Repetition of duties
  • Sporadic discourtesy
  • 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 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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