[MAN504] | Caretaker/Janitor/Cleaner

[MAN504] | Caretaker/Janitor/Cleaner

02 Sep
Ryerson University

02 Sep

Ryerson University


About Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson 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.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada,

we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment

About The Facilities Management and Development department

Ryerson 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 Business Operations, Campus Design and Construction, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Services, Maintenance and Operations, Planning and Development, Project Management Office, Real Estate and Development, and Sustainability.

The Opportunity

We are looking for experienced Caretaker/Janitor/Cleaners to join our team! This is a full time, permanent position. 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 Ryerson University Community.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Performs cleaning functions while operating cleaning equipment, light maintenance duties and occasional exterior work.

Mover: Moves, loads and unloads furniture and equipment. Move furniture to clean.

Recycler: Moves, loads and unloads recycling containers and/or heavy recyclable materials and equipment. Sort’s paper controls heavy trucks, shreds, and bales recyclable materials.

Maintains equipment in a clean condition at all times.

Uses and maintains supplies required to perform in a safe, economical and proper manner.

Reports malfunctioned equipment and/or broken furniture, fixtures, or equipment and of any non-caretaking items requiring maintenance.

Wears the Ryerson University uniform during working hours.

Uses and maintains all required safety and protective equipment.

Performs other duties as directed by his/her Lead Hand and/or Supervisor.

Please refer to the job description for all responsibilities.

What the University has to offer:

There is something for everyone! Employees are eligible for many benefits, services and discounts including:

Convenient location downtown at Yonge and Dundas, accessible by transit and car.

Consistent and guaranteed shifts (40 hours per week).

Competitive Benefits Package: Group benefits including comprehensive health and dental, emergency travel care, employee and family assistance program (EFAP), life and business travel accident insurance.

Ryerson Retirement Pension Plan (RRPP): Participation in a defined benefit pension plan.

Tuition Waiver/Rebate: Eligible employees and their spouses and dependents have access to various programs and courses offered by Ryerson University.

Health & Fitness: Reduced membership rate to two (2) Athletic Centres which includes group fitness classes, massage therapy, personal training and aquatics.

Medical Centre: Access to the Ryerson medical centre which provides a range of medical services on campus.

Onsite Daycare: Full-time and part-time daycare, and before and after school program.


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.

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.

Ryerson University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Additional Information

Vacancy Type




End Date



Custodial and Groundskeeping, FMD

Position #







CUPE 233 - Caretaker

Hourly Rate

Entry rate is $24.79 per hour and Job rate $25.63 - shift premiums may apply

Hours of Work

40 hours per week

Reporting to

Supervisor, Custodial Services


1 vacancy - Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 6:30pm

4 vacancies - overnight shift. The types of overnight shifts includes:

Monday to Friday, 10:30pm to 7am

Wednesday to Sunday, 10:30pm to 7am

Friday to Tuesday, 10:30pm to 7am


Qualified CUPE 233 employees will be considered before members of other employee groups

Must be flexible to work shifts, overtime or on call as needed

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.

Applications can only be accepted online through the Ryerson Career Opportunities page.

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Indigenous Human Resources Lead for support during the selection process.

Ryerson 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 Ryerson community.We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.


Important Notice Re: Job Postings during COVID-19

Following the advice of government and health authorities to slow the spread of COVID-19, all employees have been equipped to work from home until further notice. New employees will also work from home with the exception of those who have been deemed 'essential' and are required to be on campus. All recruiting activities including interviews and onboarding are being conducted virtually.

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