• Western University
  • 1151 Richmond St., London, ON, Canada
  • Feb 21, 2024
Janitorial / Custodial

Job Description

Classification & Regular Hours
Hours per Week: 40

Hourly Rate: $36.37, increasing to $37.87 upon completion of IMT Certification provided by Western.

About Western
Considered Canada's most beautiful University, Western's main campus spans 400 acres of Gothic-style buildings mixed with modern LEED-certified capital structures providing an idyllic environment for our community of scholars. The university is located in London, Canada, a safe, vibrant and welcoming community of more than 350,000 people serving as a regional medical and industrial hub for southwestern Ontario.

About Us
Facilities Management is responsible for the planning, development, construction, operation, maintenance and stewardship of all the buildings, infrastructure, sites and services within Western's campus community.

The Plumber will perform skilled plumbing work associated with drainage and sanitary sewage systems, domestic water systems, gas distribution systems, water purification systems, vacuum systems and other related systems.

-    Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent.
-    Completion of Ontario College program (or equivalent) as recognized by Skilled Trades Ontario - Plumbing (306A) Program (or Provincial/Territorial equivalent with Red Seal Endorsement (RSE) 
-    Certified and Registered as Plumbing (306A) by Skilled Trades Ontario (or Provincial/Territorial equivalent with Red Seal Endorsement (RSE))
-    Complete and maintain the Industrial Maintenance Technician (IMT) Gas Certificate as recognized by the Technical Standards and Safety Act (TSSA) as developed for Western University
-    Certified and registered Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) Certified Cross Connection Control Specialist
-    Maintain a valid Ontario Drivers’ License
-    Maintain a valid First Aid Certificate including CPR where required

-    At least 5 years of construction and/or maintenance experience working as a Plumber in a large commercial, industrial or institutional setting

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Comprehensive knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to the plumbing trade
- In-depth understanding of tools, equipment, principles, materials, and terminology associated with the plumbing trade
- Basic understanding of other positions within Facilities Management with which you interact
- Comprehensive knowledge in the current versions of all applicable legislation, regulations, codes and standards
- Ability to investigate, identify, analyze and document information in written or electronic form and resolve problems
- Ability to meet physical demands of the role, including to lift and transport materials, bend, excavate, climb and reach repetitively
- Ability to work well in a team environment as well as autonomously with minimal supervision
- Ability to work in confined spaces or in areas containing designated substances found within OH&S Act as required
- Ability to perform tasks in emergency situations
- Ability to interpret and work from electronic/written operation instruction sheets as well as mechanical electrical and geographical drawings/maps and produce quick-sketch working diagrams
- Comprehensive electronic, oral and written communication skills
- Ability to listen fully and respond courteously to instructions, questions and comments
- Ability to establish a rapport with customers, leaders and peers
- Dependable and co-operative disposition with ability to interact with others in positive ways which develop mutual understanding, respect and productive relationships
- Ability to organize and order work materials, tools, and support staff in the shop and on the job site

Union Statement
Western welcomes applications from all qualified individuals; however, it is the university's policy to give first consideration to qualified CUPE 2361 applicants.

Background Checks
Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce a current police information record check(s) from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Western Values Diversity
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.  If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:
Interested applicants are asked to visit for further information and to apply online referencing job #33172 by midnight on February 29th 2024.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.