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Title Caretaker
Division Facilities Management
Category Support Staff
Type Full-time/Probationary
Incumbent Vacant
Salary $18.83 – $21.87 per hour
Band B
Hours 40 hours per week
Campus St. James
Effective Date ASAP
  • Performs typical cleaning duties throughout the campus buildings (e.g., corridors, classrooms, washrooms), such as: sweeping and mopping floors; stripping and refinishing floors; vacuuming and steam cleaning carpeted areas; and vacuuming and mopping stairs. 
  • Collects waste/recycling in corridors, classrooms, offices, washrooms and outside areas.
  • Cleans and disinfects washrooms (surfaces, toilets and sinks) and shower facilities; replenishes washroom supplies.
  • Assists in the overall maintenance of a clean, healthy and safe building environment.
  • Operates a range of equipment (auto scrubbers, burnishers, carpet cleaners, compactor and bailer, vacuum cleaners/back-packs, etc.).
  • Informs Senior Caretaker or manager if machines need servicing.
  • Informs supervisor of significant maintenance or repairs required to College properties.
  • Exchanges routine information, extending common courtesy by providing directions to areas within the college to students, staff or visitors.
  • Participates in set up/tear down of special functions.
  • Other related duties as assigned; may include but is not limited to dusting locker tops, spot cleaning walls, and washing white boards.
  • Up to high school or equivalent.
  • Minimum one year general cleaning experience in an industrial, institutional or commercial setting, including the operation of a range of equipment (auto scrubbers, burnishers, compactor and bailer, carpet extraction/shampooing, etc.) and cleaning different types of surfaces (glass, floor refinishing/sealing/scrubbing, etc.).
  • Knowledge of floor finishing materials and application methods.
  • Familiarity with the safe operation of scrubbing, vacuum, shampoo and steam-cleaning machinery.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and communicate in English.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to handle staff and student requests with tact and diplomacy.
  • Good organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize.
  • Physical capability to undertake heavy cleaning; ability to bend, stoop and lift 5 to 20 kg.
  • Ability to work in an environment where diversity of people and situations are encountered.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 4pm – 12am
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
To apply submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 13-004
Closing Date January 25, 2013