UNIFOR - Cleaner

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Cleaner
Hay Point Range: N/A


Cleaners are employed by both The Physical Plant Department and the Residences at The University.

Under general supervision, the Cleaner is responsible for routine cleaning and indoor maintenance duties in washrooms, lounges and utility areas, ordering and maintaining sanitary supplies and special cleaning as requested by the supervisor.

These positions require coverage on a two shift basis, day and afternoon, and may involve an assignment to work on either shift.


  • Locks or unlocks entrance doors as required.
  • Maintains supplies of paper towels, linen towels, toilet tissue and soap in all dispensers.
  • Dusts window sills, lockers and other fixtures.
  • Maintains supply, money and count of all sanitary napkins.
  • Cleans sinks, toilets, vanities, mirrors and shower partitions.
  • Removes garbage to pick-up point.
  • Spot washes walls when necessary.
  • Dry and wet mops floors in washroom areas.
  • Refills chemical tanks where installed.
  • Cleans and sanitizes foot bath where installed.
  • Vacuums carpets and furniture.
  • Straightens and cleans lounges.
  • Dusts drapes and window blinds.
  • Cleans inside of windows and glass doors and dividers in area designated by the Supervisor.
  • 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.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to relate well with staff and students.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions in English.
  • Willingness to work day or afternoon shifts.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as 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."