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Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6733

Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents clean and maintain the interior and exterior of commercial, institutional and residential buildings and their surrounding grounds. Building superintendents employed in large establishments are responsible for the operation of the establishment and may also supervise other workers. They are employed by office and apartment building management companies, condominium corporations, educational institutions, health care facilities, recreational and shopping facilities, religious, industrial and other establishments.

Job Duties for Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents

  • Operate industrial vacuum cleaners to remove scraps, dirt, heavy debris and other refuse
  • Wash windows, interior walls and ceilings
  • Empty trash cans and other waste containers
  • Sweep, mop, scrub and wax hallways, floors and stairs
  • Clean snow and ice from walkways and parking areas
  • Cut grass and tend grounds and plants
  • Clean and disinfect washrooms and fixtures
  • Make adjustments and minor repairs to heating, cooling, ventilating, plumbing and electrical systems, and contact tradespersons for major repairs
  • Perform other routine maintenance jobs such as painting and drywall repair
  • May move heavy furniture, equipment and supplies
  • Ensure that security and safety measures are in place in the establishment
  • May advertise vacancies, show apartments and offices to prospective tenants and collect rent
  • May supervise other workers.

Working Conditions for Janitors, caretakers and building superintendents

Work is primarily performed indoors, with some task like snow-clearing being completed outdoors. Workers often lift heavy materials and work with cleaning chemicals, making safety precautions necessary.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Airport Janitor
  • Airport Maintenance Worker
  • Apartment Building Caretaker
  • Apartment Building Concierge
  • Apartment Building Maintenance Worker
  • Apartment Maintenance Man/woman
  • Building Caretaker
  • Building Custodian
  • Building Handyman/woman
  • Building Maintenance Man/woman
  • Building Maintenance Worker
  • Building Operator - Maintenance
  • Building Services Worker
  • Building Superintendent
  • Campground Cleaner
  • Church Caretaker
  • Construction Campsite Attendant
  • Custodian
  • Factory Cleaner
  • Factory Maintenance Man/woman
  • Handyman/woman
  • Heavy-duty Cleaner
  • Industrial Cleaner
  • Industrial Plant Cleaner
  • Janitor
  • Live-in Superintendant
  • Maintenance Man/woman, Buildings
  • Office Building Concierge
  • Plant Cleaner
  • Plant Maintenance Worker
  • School Custodian
  • School Janitor
  • Building Caretaker
  • Building Superintendent
  • Custodian
  • Handyman/woman
  • Heavy-duty Cleaner
  • Industrial Cleaner
  • Plant Cleaner
  • School Janitor
  • Environmental Services Custodian
  • Handyman
  • Handyperson
  • Maintenance Person
  • Maintenance Services Representative
  • Facilities Maintenance Technician
  • Facility Maintenance Helper
  • Resort Maintenance Technician
  • Sanitation Team Member
  • Sanitation Crew
  • Assistant Resident Manager
  • Assistant Resident Manager
  • Sanitation Operator

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