ID: 12865

Caretaker (Permanent)

Queen's University - Kingston, ON


  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent with the ability to read and write in English
  • Willingness and ability to understand and follow instructions
  • Mechanical skills to clean and set-up equipment like a floor cleaning machine
  • Must be willing and able to work in a team environment that respects the point of view of others
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license
  • Willingness and ability to work with people at all levels (e.g., front line staff, managers, senior administrators, etc.)
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Must be physically capable of performing the job duties noted below.*

Position Requirements

Successful Caretakers:

  • Follow all appropriate safety practices
  • Show good work habits
  • Commit to client satisfaction – you care that your work is done well
  • Respect diversity and promote inclusion in our workplace
  • Learn and practice new skills
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude
  • Are courteous and caring while creating a safe and welcoming environment for members of the university community, conference organizers, students and guests
  • Embrace our values: Professional, Respectful and Responsible, Integrity, Dependable, Effective and Efficient

Major Responsibilities:

  • Daily cleaning and maintaining of residence buildings in a homelike environment during the academic year including cleaning rooms, halls, stairwells, kitchens common rooms and washrooms and during conference season, which also includes bed making.
  • Clean and sanitize washrooms, fixtures and fittings;
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpets and upholstery;
  • Sweep, dust-mop and damp mop all floor surfaces;
  • Strip, seal, wax and spray buff all floors;
  • Operate a variety of floor machinery;
  • Collect garbage, clean glass and walls and move furniture;
  • Report losses damages, repairs and infractions of residence regulations;
  • Maintain a clean and healthy environment in the residence buildings


Job Summary
Queen’s is a residential university with ~95% of the student population coming from outside of Kingston. More than 90% of first-year students live in residence (residence is guaranteed for first-years). Queen’s is home to students from more than 100 countries and a number of upper-year, graduate and professional, exchange and transfer students.  Queen’s has seventeen student residences, each with a unique and thriving community.  For one-third of the year, Event Services, Residences and Hospitality Services operates and supports a thriving conference business providing a critical source of revenue to the university.  Our facilities team plays a crucial role in supporting both the academic year and conference season by providing a clean, safe, and healthy environment. Our facilities staff also plays an important role as ambassadors for the university. Their daily contact with students, faculty, staff and visitors helps the university to be a welcoming and friendly place.

*The University has policies in place to support its employees with disabilities, including an Accommodation in the Workplace Policy and a policy on the provision of job accommodations that take into account an employee’s accessibility needs due to disability.

Type of Job: Permanent Full-Time,

Hourly Wage/Salary: 16.30

Hours: 37.5

Closes: Aug 05, 2020

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Application Instructions:

Please click the following link and apply to job number J0720-1016 and/or J0720-1019, depending on your shift preference.  https://queensu.njoyn.com/cl4/xweb/Xweb.asp?tbtoken=YFxcRR8XCGl1ZAEHQlUiCCNNd2dEcCdfdUhZVC0KExApWEcSLDEcdhdxcgkbUxFaS3cqWA%3D%3D&chk=ZVpaShw%3D&page=joblisting&CLID=74827


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