Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development.
Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro / Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 18,800 students coming from outside of the province.
Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that’s celebrating 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
As a key department supporting the infrastructure of the University, the mission of Facilities Management (FM) is to provide the Dalhousie community with an inviting, safe and sustainable environment which supports and enhances an inspiring experience in learning, living, working and research.
Reporting to Environmental Services supervisors, Custodians are responsible for performing cleaning and related duties for all assigned University buildings.
Areas of responsibility include classrooms, laboratories, clinics, offices, lounges, washrooms, hallways, stairwells, entrances and other designated building spaces, as required.
Responsibilities (not listed in order of priority) : Dusts horizontal and vertical surfaces Sweeps / dry-mops and wet-mops floors and stairways using dust mops, tools, buckets, wringers, wet mops and automatic floor machines, as required Vacuums mats and carpeted areas Cleans and disinfects washroom surfaces and replenishes paper, plastic, and soap supplies Removes refuse from domestic size containers and transfers bagged or loose waste to exterior dumpsters and waste holding sites Transfers recyclables / organic waste to designated holding sites Cleans glass and polishes doors and partitions Strips and waxes floors and baseboards using appropriate equipment Washes walls and ceilings (using ladders), as necessary Arranges furniture (event set-
ups) in designated areas Clears building entrances (exterior steps and landings) of snow, ice, litter and other debris, as required Replaces light bulbs, as required Maintains a clean work environment Performs other duties as required Qualifications Previous recent and related experience is required Ability to take direction and work with minimal supervision Reliable and punctual Good communication and organizational skills Must be willing and able to work overtime, as required General safety and WHMIS training an asset Note : This position is physically demanding.
Extensive kneeling, bending, standing and squatting required. Closing date May 24, 2018 Skills ACE, Community, Exterior, Management, Research About Facilities Management Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, development and project management of all University facilities construction and maintenance projects, for the day-
to-day operations and maintenance of buildings, grounds and campus utilities and for the provision of security, parking, transport and mail services.
Operations, Planning, Projects, Security Services, Administration and Finance.