Custodian - UBC Aquatic Centre
UBC Sauder
Vancouver, BC
Job Posting

Job ID:

Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

Employment Group:
CUPE 116(Service/Techs/Trades)

Job Category:
Trades - CUPE 116

Classification Title:
Service Worker - Aquatic Ctr

Business Title:
Custodian - UBC Aquatic Centre

VP Students

UBC Aquatic Centre

$19.82 (Hourly)

Full/Part Time:


Desired Start Date:

Funding Type:
Self Funded

Closing Date:

Available Openings:

Job Summary

Under direction and supervision, is a member of the UBC Aquatic Centre custodial staff carrying out cleaning and service work in the UBC Aquatic Centre.

The Aquatic Centre is open from early morning to late evening seven days a week. Custodial shifts include days and evening shifts on weekdays and weekends.

Is required to observe safe working conditions and habits. Works from oral and written instructions, schedules, and specific requirements which will be of a daily and periodic nature as well as specific tasks assigned from time to time and always according to safe work procedures. Works in close proximity to patrons during facility open hours.

Organizational Status

Athletics & Recreation (A&R) is a department within the VP Students portfolio, with a strong focus on creating an exceptional UBC student experience. The A&R Department has a team of approximately 100 employees, and is led by a strong cross-unit management team. It services over 20,000 students through recreational programming, 25 varsity teams, 17 competitive club teams, along with thousands of members of the UBC community.

Work Performed

Dusts, sweeps, mops, washes, vacuums, strips, polishes, shampoos, disinfects and scrubs, as applicable, all surfaces of floors, walls, fixtures, furniture and appliances in various areas of buildings, operating light or heavy duty hand or power operated cleaning equipment in the performance of duties, as required.

Maintains adequate level of cleaning supplies and equipment according to instructions and work assigned; requests and receives materials and equipment as needed and ensures relevant equipment is in good operating condition.

Cleans up spillages and spot washes and disinfects floor surfaces where spillages occur or as requested.

Cleans the interior and exterior of windows, other glass surfaces and shades. Replenishes materials, such as toilet paper, paper towels and sanitary products according to need.

Sweeps and cleans sidewalks and related outdoor areas and clears snow when required.

Collects garbage and waste, empties waste receptacles and deposits in containers or at pick up points.

Reports any unusual circumstances related to building security; ensures that doors and windows are properly secured, assists in emergencies such as evacuation of persons from buildings, etc., as directed.

Move objects weighing 50 pounds or more long distances (more than 20 feet). May be required to re-arrange, move and set up furniture or equipment.

Carries out cleaning and service work in such areas as main entrance lobby, office areas, boardroom, all washrooms, shower rooms, change rooms, Pool deck and adjacent areas (Guard room, Wet class room, on deck offices), viewing area, mezzanine, hallways and other designated areas.

Performs minor maintenance and repairs including such tasks as unplugging toilets, hammering in nails, hanging pictures, drapes and blinds, oiling hinges and locks, changing light bulbs, tightening screws on fixtures, minor furniture repairs and adjustments, replacing door stops, adjusting door closures, removing broken glass from windows, removing and cleaning light fixtures, changing broken switch and wall plug covers etc.

Submits reports regarding maintenance or repairs needed to buildings and utilities and report signs of failure or abuse of fixtures and furnishings.

Attends to guest requests and their needs as appropriate.

Carries out any other related duties and necessary in keeping with the requirements and qualifications for the job.

Supervision Received

Receives specific instructions only on new or unusual problems. Is expected to develop appropriate work procedures within established work regime.

AC Custodians work under the general supervision from the Head AC Custodian and from oral and written instructions and in accordance with standard procedures.

Direction may be received from Aquatic Centre, Lifeguards or Pool Operators to remedy specific conditions necessary for hygienic operation of the Aquatic environment.

May receive specific instructions on new or unusual problems from Head Custodian, Administrative Staff, Manager Aquatic Staff, Lifeguards or Pool Operators.

Supervision Given


Consequence of Error/Judgement

Poor customer service will result in unsatisfactory job performance.


Completion of Grade 10. 1 years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred experience in institutional janitorial work or hotel experience.
General Knowledge of cleaning rules and regulations, security and safety policies and procedures. Able to meet physical requirements involving considerable walking, climbing and manual work. Bondable, and the ability to follow instructions and to adopt new methods and practice. Able to work with others. Able to communicate in English effectively verbally and in writing.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.