About the Role
The Lead Caretaker role is a perfect opportunity for someone with an eye for small details, passion for delivering a great service and strong belief in safety. The Lead Caretaker supervises the work of the evening caretakers to ensure the school well maintained, clean, sanitary, and in good appearance, as well as ensuring, at all times, the school is secure. Your communication skills and organizational abilities combined with five or more years of experience will set you up for success with managing an efficient and proactive team managing a variety of tasks.
- Typical work hours for this position are 4:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Monday – Friday.
- Able to work weekends as needed.
- May be required to work on-call duty and non-standard hours when the need arises.
- Work is often associated with shop environments and is regularly exposed to dust, odours, oil fumes and noise.
- This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, climbing and crawling. The employee must frequently lift or move items over 10 pounds.
Highlights of Key Responsibilities
- Responsible for performing assigned cleaning duties.
- Supervise, support, and oversee the night caretaking staff.
- Ensure grounds and parking lots are litter free.
- Assist with moving and relocating furniture as needed.
- Carry out planned or emergent maintenance projects of the school building and grounds
- Make recommendations for new caretaking and maintenance processes, and standards to assist in achieving effectiveness and efficient service.
- Ensure the school is locked and secure at appropriate times. Setting and disarming of alarm system as required.
- Ensure community users of the school building utilize the facility in accordance with the rental agreement.
- Regularly monitor maintenance standards, lighting and heating use and that windows and doors are secured.
- Collaborate with staff to meet needs of scheduled school events which occur during the evenings.
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
- 5 or more years of progressive experience and responsibility in caretaking services is required and 2 years of supervision experience is preferred.
- Building Operator Level 1 or “B” Certificate or 5th Class Power Engineering Certificate preferred.
- Good Time Management Skills are required
- Good interpersonal communication skills are required.
- Ability to coordinate and manage multiple priorities and work on several projects at one time is required.
- Working knowledge of architectural, electrical and mechanical systems is preferred.
- WHMIS certified preferred
- Working knowledge of OH&S Act, Code and Regulations required.