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Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) is a unique Indigenous Institute, recognized by community, government, and institutions of higher learning, as a Centre of Excellence for Indigenous Knowledge. SNP offers postsecondary, secondary, trades education and training. SNP has formal partnerships with nine publicly funded Ontario Universities and Colleges and collaborates with six Ontario-based Indigenous owned and controlled post-secondary Institutes.

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Function & Overview

Under the supervision of the Facilities Supervisor or Designate, the Facilities Technician maintains safety, good order and appropriate service level standards of cleanliness and appearance at Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP). Adhering to the Occupational Health & Safety Act, the Facilities Technician ensures routine cleaning and basic maintenance duties are completed, contributing towards providing a safe and accessible, invitingly clean, and comfortable campus environment through service excellence. The Facilities Technician is required to perform all duties consistent with the governance values and operating policies of Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) while fostering positive relations with staff, students, stakeholders, and the community; contributing to a culturally supportive teaching, learning and work environment consistent with Hodinǫshǫ:nih/Rotinonhson:ni values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind).


The duties of the Facilities Technician include, without limitation:

Building Maintenance & Sanitation

  • Performing cleaning and sanitizing duties at campus locations, including general office areas, classrooms, washrooms, floors, windows, doors, fixtures, and entrances;
  • Ensuring cleaning and custodial work duties are completed daily in accordance with completion deadlines, taking into consideration traffic flow and special events;
  • Maintaining outer premises by watering plants, mowing lawns, cleaning entrances;
  • Ensuring all areas are made and remain tidy, including entrance ways;
  • Monitoring and informing the Facilities Supervisor of adequate levels of custodial supplies;
  • Ensuring cleaning equipment is ready for use and in good repair;
  • Appropriately using chemicals, materials, powered and non-powered equipment and tools and required personal protective equipment in accordance with WHMIS regulations;
  • Vacuuming, sweeping, washing, dusting, and spot-cleaning all areas and surfaces;
  • Complying with the SNP campus procedural manual;
  • Ensuring daily removal of refuse and recycling;
  • Disposing of occasional bio-hazardous waste in a compliant manner;
  • Ensuing timely opening of facilities in the morning by unlocking doors, disabling the alarm, turning on lights, etc.;
  • Ensuring secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors, closing windows, and setting alarm;
  • Performing maintenance and minor repairs (replacing broken switches, fixing door handles, minor leaks etc.) and transporting required materials;
  • Escalating any custodial, maintenance and/or safety issues to the Facilities Supervisor;
  • Providing evening, and occasional daytime/weekend access to facilities;
  • Ability to travel to and perform duties at both the Ohsweken and Brantford campuses; and
  • Other related duties, as required.


Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience in commercial cleaning including major institutional sectors, such as education, post-secondary education, medical/hospital or service industry; and
  • WHMIS training and experience using hazardous workplace materials, including chemical cleaning products, and powered/ non-powered equipment and tools, including floor polishers, vacuum cleaners, and floor scrubbers.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work days, evenings, weekends, and off hour special events;
  • Knowledge of health and safety practices and safe lifting;
  • Ability to perform routine physical activities including standing, walking, bending, crouching, reaching, lifting and carrying light (up to 5kg or 11lb), medium (5 to 20kg or 11 to 44lb), and/or heavy (over 20kg or 44lb) objects, pushing, pulling, working in awkward positions and/ or maintaining one position for a long period of time;
  • Willingness to take additional training and professional development;
  • A general and current knowledge of Hodinǫshǫ:nih history, culture, values, contemporary issues, community priorities, and stakeholders;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Sound interpersonal skills including communication, organization, negotiation, and professional judgement;
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage schedules, portfolios, and timelines, to meet demanding deadlines;
  • Capacity to work both independently and in a team setting, demonstrating Hodinǫshǫ:nih/Rotinonhson:ni values of Ga’nigohi:yo:/Kanikoriio (Respect and the Good Mind); and
  • Demonstrated familiarity with standard desktop computing programs, including spreadsheets, word processing, and database applications, on the Windows 2010 (or later) operating system.

At Six Nations Polytechnic, we are committed to diversity and inclusion as we continue and expand our efforts to become a more inclusive, safe and respectful workplace. Human Resources will accommodate any needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Recruitment processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, as may be requested.

Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Job Type: Permanent


  • Company registered pension plan
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid sick and personal time


  • 7.5 hours shifts
  • Primarily afternoons from 12:30pm – 8:00pm
  • 37.5 hours/week