MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Custodial Lead Hand
Custodial, Facilities

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centered teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include university preparation, English as an Additional Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Conservatory of Music.


The Lead Hand will be responsible for providing hands-on oversight to custodial staff, assisting the Supervisor in staff training, and providing back-up supervision for the Supervisor in multiple work sections on the night shift.  This individual will perform custodial duties in a set section or designated task across many sections (e.g. operating floor scrubber/sweeper), as well as train new custodians in key custodial tasks and provide direction and oversight to a set number of custodians.


The skills and experience that are necessary for this position are:  excellent interpersonal skills, excellent problem-solving skills, a strong working knowledge of custodial processes, strong working knowledge of sustainability and current waste reduction/disposal and recycling processes, able to work independently as well as within a team, strong supervisory skills, good mechanical aptitude, and strong computer skills.

This position requires someone who is physically fit, has strong interpersonal skills, and has good written and verbal communication skills.


A High School Diploma, First Aid and CPR certificates, ISO Training, WHIMIS certification, Facilities Green Cleaning Program or other related custodial training are required. A supervisory, leadership, or management certification would be beneficial. A minimum of 5 years of extensive custodial and building operations experience within a large complex or public institution is required.


When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary. Our total compensation package includes:

•    Competitive base pay
•    Generous vacation time
•    Secure pension plan
•    Excellent benefits package
•    Effective recognition and retention programs
•    Continuous learning culture
•    Opportunities for career growth

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.  Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered

How to Apply:   

Only applications received electronically will be considered.  To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting. 

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

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

Category Full-time Continuing
Salary $33,452 - $48,667 per year
Closing Date July 13, 2018
Competition No. 18.07.142

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