CARETAKER II, Physical Plant, Competition #UNIFOR-22-04, Thunder Bay, ON

Administrative/Staff Positions
Thunder Bay
Physical Plant
Application Deadline: 
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 4:30pm

* Internal Unifor Competition*




 Physical Plant

Thunder Bay Campus

Full Time, Permanent



Competition #UNIFOR-22-04



Home Base:  Housekeeping Department, Main Campus

Primarily a 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. shift, Monday to Friday.

When required, hours of work and location may be modified to suit the needs of the University



1.    Performs a wide variety of tasks in Physical Plant and/or Residence related to custodial, grounds, shipping/receiving and electrical work.  The principal responsibilities are outlined on the position descriptions for Receiver/Shipper/Trucker; Custodian I; Caretaker; Groundsworker and Electrician Helper.

2.    Will be assigned to a home department in Housekeeping.

3.    Works in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act, WHIMIS Regulations; Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act; other health & safety-related legislation & standards and with such workplace practices as outlined by his/her immediate supervisor.

4.    Operates the appropriate machinery for the position, e.g., floor cleaning machine, lawn mower, trucks, power tools, etc.

5.    Performs other related duties as assigned.



1.    Minimum Grade 12 education

2.    Experience in custodial, grounds, receiving/shipping.

3.    Must have a current, valid driver’s licence of the appropriate class, with a good driving record.

4.    Must have the following certifications (or the ability to complete certifications during the trial/probationary period): WHMIS, chainsaw certification, defensive driving certificate, forklift certification, current Transportation of Dangerous Goods certificate and any other related training during the trial/probation period (E.g. tractor operation, etc.)

5.    Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

6.    Ability to meet the physical demands of the job, including lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling heavy objects (occasionally over 100 lbs.), working at heights (scaffolding and ladders) and perform overhead work.

7.    General knowledge of recognized practices and safe work habits and techniques employed in grounds maintenance, custodian work, and electrical work and in receiving/shipping, including knowledge of traffic laws and defensive driving principles.

8.    Familiarity with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations and other health and safety related legislation and standards.

9.    Ability to operate the appropriate machinery for the position (e.g. forklift, tractors, loaders, scrubbers, carpet extractors, etc.)

10.  Aptitude for general maintenance functions.

11.  Ability to deal courteously with staff, students and the general public.    

12.  Proven good work record, attendance and punctuality

13. Ability to perform heavy manual work, shovelling gravel and snow on a continuous basis as required, and carrying bags of salt and fertilizer on and off the truck


A conditional offer of employment will be extended to the successful applicant.  On evidence that a candidate is able to meet the physical demands of the essential duties of the job, as determined through the completion of a pre-employment screening, a final offer of employment will be extended to the candidate.  The screening will be based on the Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) of the job.


Interested applicants may apply by clicking on this link to a Google Form and attaching your cover

letter and resume in word or PDF format by August 20, 2022.


If you have any technical difficulties in accessing the link, please reach out to



Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

Lakehead University is committed to supporting an accessible environment. Applicants requiring accommodation during the interview process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (807) 343.8334 or to make appropriate arrangements.