Job Title: Caretaker, term
Location: 40 Gould Street, Toronto, ON
Shift: Morning, Night, Overnight
Wage: $27.58 an hour
About Toronto Metropolitan
At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
TMU welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us in realizing the benefits of embedding these values into the work at every level and in every unit of the university. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada and to bring lived experiences to the work, we encourage applications from members of equity deserving groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples in Canada, First Nations Peoples in the United States, racialized people, Black people, persons with disabilities, women, and 2SLGBTQ+ people. Preference will be given to candidates with lived experiences as people from equity deserving groups, as well as experience working with these communities with which the University works every day. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and we welcome newcomers and immigrants to Canada.
In April 2022, the university announced its new name of Toronto Metropolitan University. Learn more about our next chapter.
Toronto Metropolitan University’s Facilities Management and Development (FMD) department involves care of the physical environment of the campus and strategic planning for existing and future spaces, including the impacts of those spaces. FMD is responsible for functions including Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Services, Maintenance and Operations, Planning and Development, Project Management Office, Real Estate, and Sustainability.
We are looking for an experienced Caretaker to join our team! As a Caretaker, you will be responsible for cleaning the assigned area and its fixtures and/or furnishings to maintain a safe, hygienic, and clean environment for students, faculty, staff, and the Toronto Metropolitan University University Community.
Please refer to the job description for all responsibilities.
To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications:
- Experience as a Caretaker, including cleaning commercial or institutional buildings, knowledge of cleaning strategies, waste management and recycling processes.
- Basic knowledge of English is required to understand written and verbal instructions.
Knowledge of the most recent WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System), and OH & S (Occupational Health & Safety Act).
- A demonstrated commitment to client service, specifically students, staff & faculty.
- Ability to follow detailed established procedures and methods to perform job duties and prioritize the order in which assigned areas are cleaned.
- A demonstrated ability to determine quantity of supplies for assigned area and whether furniture should be removed from classroom due to damage.
- Attention to detail is required to operate caretaking equipment, and to ensure cleaning is performed to established standards.
- Ability to work in undesirable and disagreeable conditions such as dust, dirt, potential hazards, etc.
- Must be capable of heavy lifting and other strenuous physical activity to perform duties such as: continuous walking, standing, repetitive bending, turning, twisting, stretching, pushing, pulling and climbing, moving heavy items, etc.
- Must be willing to use scissor lift once proper training is provided.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment and a record of attendance, reliability and dependability.
- Candidates may be asked to demonstrate qualifications through occupational testing and an interview conducted by a panel of at least three (3) management representatives.
- Candidates must have a demonstrated record of dependability/reliability & a commitment to maintain confidentiality.
- A review of the employee’s official personnel file, job performance and reference checks may be conducted.
- Qualified CUPE 233 employees will be considered before members of other employee groups
- Must be flexible to work shifts, overtime as needed
- We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications.
- As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.
- Applications will only be accepted online through Toronto Metropolitan University’s career site.
- Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
- Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.
- We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the Toronto
- Metropolitan University community. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work
- environment, starting with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please submit your request through the AskHR webform. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.