University of Manitoba - Human Resources - CAW - Residence Supervisor - Caretakers
CAW - Residence Supervisor - Caretakers

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Residence Supervisor - Caretakers
Unit: C.A.W.
Hay Point Range: N/A


This position calls for responsible work in the cleaning and maintenance of residence buildings. Under general supervision, the Residence Supervisor - Caretakers is required to direct the work of three or more Caretakers, including the distribution of work arising from seasonal or maintenance variances or special occupancy schedules. He/she works under the general supervision of the Building Manager.


  • Makes daily rounds of inspection and initiates requisitions for supplies required.
  • Assigns caretaking routines; directs or trains caretaking staff when necessary.
  • Keeps records of time spent by caretakers in various areas for billing purposes.
  • Controls caretaking supplies by keeping inventory in each supply area.
  • Performs or ensures performance of routine maintenance repairs to windows, lights, etc., or refers as required to the Building Manager.
  • Performs the duties of a Utility Caretaker as time allows.
  • Responsible for the storage and return of luggage and other possessions of students as required.
  • Maintains records of equipment and ensures equipment is properly maintained.
  • Reports malfunctions of building systems and equipment appropriately (e.g., lighting, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, etc.).
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Education to an acceptable level.


  • Acceptable related experience including two years related caretaking experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to allocate and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English with staff and students, both orally and in writing, and to follow instructions.
  • Must be able to exercise initiative.
  • Must be able to operate a personal computer.
  • Must be able to maintain accurate records.
  • Must be able to communicate well with staff, students, organizers of functions and the public.
  • Must be able to successfully complete job-related training programs (e.g., WHMIS).
  • Must have good knowledge of equipment, methods and materials used in providing services.
  • Must be able to work any of day, afternoon, night or weekend shifts.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform heavy and repetitive lifting, bending, stretching etc.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb ladders.
  • Must be physically capable of performing the duties assigned.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."

Questions or Comments? Contact Jindra Vancura at (204) 474-8288