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Caretakers are people that are employed to take care of large buildings. Some caretakers are also employed to take care of the building grounds however most are just in charge of the care of the inside of the buildings themselves. Some common buildings for which caretakers are needed are schools, hospitals, offices and institutions such as care facilities or nursing homes. Some caretakers work in the daytime while others, for example those that work in offices, often work the night shift.

Caretakers are great cleaners and you definitely have to have a passion for cleaning for this job. Caretakers spend most of their day cleaning the various rooms throughout a building. They clean the bathrooms, mop the hallways, sweep the floors, and restock any of the cleaning supplies that they may need. They also take out the trash, the recycling and water the plants in rooms among other things.

Responsibilities & Skills

Caretakers handle all of the basic cleaning needs of a building. They clean and disinfect all the rooms, wash windows, operate heavy-duty vacuums, wax floors and perform any general maintenance that may be need to be done in the building. Caretakers sometimes also paint walls, cut the grass, remove unnecessary debris and shovel snow off the building's walkways or ramps.

- Responsible
- Punctual
- Conscience of standard hygiene procedures
- Attention for detail

Required Qualifications

  • A Vocational Studies Diploma in General Building Maintenance is an asset
  • Experience in heating, ventilation, lighting, repair work and plumbing a plus

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