City of Guelph

Cleaner(Up to 14 temporary positions for up to 6 months with a possible extension)

Job Location CA-ON-Guelph
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/13/2020 12:30 PM)
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Job Description

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes are being accepted for the temporary position of Cleaner within various City Department’s to assist with additional cleaning requirements in office, fleet and public settings due to COVID-19. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – an inclusive, connected, prosperous city where we look after each other and our environment.

Hours of work

Will work any five (5) consecutive shifts of eight (8) consecutive hours, 4:00 am to 1:00 am, Sunday through Saturday.


  • Provide cleaning services including, but not limited to disinfection of touch points, dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, shampooing, washing floors, mirrors and windows, doors, windows, glass, cleaning washrooms, washroom fixtures, counter tops, tables, chairs, work rooms, utility rooms, parking garage, kitchenettes, fridges, stoves, microwaves, stairs etc., and sorting and removal of all garbage.
  • Provide touch point cleaning and surface sanitation of City fleet.
  • Purchase and stock the appropriate approved cleaning products, hygiene products and associated equipment.
  • Keep all washrooms, kitchenettes and lunchroom fully stocked with the appropriate products.
  • Respond to emergency clean-ups, and spills and plunge washrooms fixtures as required.
  • Snow removal, salt walkways, pick garbage, raise and lower flags, and change light bulbs.
  • Work with City MMS system work orders, work requests, purchase orders, time keep etc
  • Maintain facility quality and safety by adhering to predetermined building cleaning and operating standards, maintaining all required documentation of day to day work.
  • Provide excellent customer service and public relations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a Grade 12 diploma and 3-6 months experience in the use of cleaning equipment/cleaning products. Candidates with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A valid Class G drivers licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.
  • Basic computer skills using Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Ability to deal with the internal and external contacts in a courteous and efficient manner.
  • Must be able to perform physical repetitive work (e.g. lifting, bending, climbing ladders, pushing and pulling with moderate exertion).
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Must be able to work alone and with supervision.
  • Working positively and in co-operation with other team members is an important part of this position.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Must obtain and maintain a valid First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • Up to date WHMIS training.
  • Knowledge of green certified cleaning products.


$24.47 per hour  

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.


Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.


The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.


Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.


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