6733- Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents
Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain the interior and exterior of commercial, institutional and residential buildings and their surrounding grounds. Building superintendents employed in large establishments are responsible for the operation of the establishment and may also supervise other workers. They are employed by office and apartment building management companies, condominium corporations, educational institutions, health care facilities, recreational and shopping facilities, religious, industrial and other establishments.
Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents perform some or all of the following duties:
Operate industrial vacuum cleaners to remove scraps, dirt, heavy debris and other refuse
Wash windows, interior walls and ceilings
Empty trash cans and other waste containers
Sweep, mop, scrub and wax hallways, floors and stairs
Clean snow and ice from walkways and parking areas
Cut grass and tend grounds and plants
Clean and disinfect washrooms and fixtures
Make adjustments and minor repairs to heating, cooling, ventilating, plumbing and electrical systems, and contact tradespersons for major repairs
Perform other routine maintenance jobs such as painting and drywall repair
May move heavy furniture, equipment and supplies
Ensure that security and safety measures are in place in the establishment
May advertise vacancies, show apartments and offices to prospective tenants and collect rent
May supervise other workers.
Completion of secondary school may be required.
Some occupations in this unit group require previous cleaning and maintenance experience.
A journeyman/woman certificate in one or more of the trades or a building operator certificate may be required for building superintendents.
Progression to supervisory positions is possible with additional training or experience.
National Occupation Classification, (2011)
Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,
Catalogue no. 12-583-X