• Temporary
  • London

Western University

Considered Canada’s most beautiful University, Western’s main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern LEED-certified capital structures providing an idyllic environment for our community of scholars. The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.

Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, development, construction, operation, maintenance and stewardship of all the buildings, infrastructure, sites and services within Western’s campus community.


  • The Caretaker will assess and conduct cleaning/maintenance activities in order to provide a clean, safe and professionally maintained University facility under the direction of the Lead Caretaker or Building Manager.



  • Completion of Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent


  • Previous institutional, hotel, or hospitality cleaning experience including the operation of cleaning equipment and use of cleaning materials
  • Previous customer service experience, including maintaining a high standard of cleanliness, acknowledging and interacting with clients on a daily basis and displaying professional behavior

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the caretaking role
  • In-depth understanding of tools, equipment, principles, materials, and terminology associated with the caretaking role
  • Basic understanding of other functions within Facilities Management and other business units within the University community with which you interact
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the current versions of all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and standards
  • Ability to investigate, identify, analyze and document information in written or electronic form and resolve problems, as well as organize and order work materials, tools, and support staff in the shop and on the job site
  • Ability to meet physical demands of the role, including to lift and transport materials, bend, excavate, climb and reach repetitively, as well as to work in areas containing designated substances found within OH&S Act as required
  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as autonomously with minimal supervision, and to perform tasks in emergency situations
  • Ability to interpret and work from electronic/written operation instruction sheets as well as mechanical electrical, and geographical drawings/maps and produce quick-sketch working diagrams
  • Comprehensive electronic, oral and written communication skills with ability to listen fully and respond courteously to instructions, questions and comments
  • Dependable and co-operative disposition with ability to establish a rapport with customers, leaders and peers, as well as to interact with others in positive ways which develop mutual understanding, respect and productive relationships
  • Organizational skills with ability to order work materials and tools, and to support staff in the shop and on the job site

Hours per Week: 40

Hourly Rate: $19.92 (plus vacation pay per ESA)

Please note these are temporary full time contracts, with multiple vacancies available.

Union Statement – Western welcomes applications from all qualified individuals; however, it is the university’s policy to give first consideration to qualified CUPE 2361 applicants.

Background Checks – Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce current record check(s) (e.g. vulnerable sector, criminal record and police information) from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Western Values Diversity – The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Interested applicants are asked to visit for further information and to apply online referencing job #29688 by midnight on December 19th 2023.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

(IND: Cleaner, Janitor, Custodian)

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