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Recycling & Solid Waste Assistant, Caretaking Programs

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Job ID: 15696

Updated: August 8, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Caretaking Programs is currently seeking a Full-time Temporary Short Term Recycling & Solid Waste Assistant for 5 months.

This position reports to the Manager Caretaking Programs and Recycling, and Solid Waste Coordinator. Work is performed under minimal supervision by the coordinator.

This position requires work be carried out with the following conditions: lifts of heights up to 4 meters, heavy lifting, year round indoor and outdoor responsibilities, controlled hazardous environments, inclement weather conditions. This position is expected to use equipment that requires minimal instruction to operate, such as hand and power tools.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Data entry and quality control using pre-existing databases and spreadsheets
  • Operating equipment that requires minimal instruction to operate. This includes hand operated power equipment.
  • Picking up paper and other rubbish and performs other general cleanup work
  • Cleaning and inspection of waste and recycling infrastructure
  • Assisting in repairs and changes to recycling and waste bin infrastructure
  • Using GIS program to input and analyze recycling and waste bin location information
  • Ensure the work assigned is completed as required and is in compliance with the University specifications, standards and procedures
  • Responsible to become familiar with all existing University structures and systems, as well as acquire knowledge of new trends, techniques, codes and equipment as they become relevant to the operation of the University
  • Ensure that equipment, workspaces, and tools supplied by the University are used for their intended purposes, are maintained in a safe working order, and operated according to all required safety regulations and procedures
  • Manage own time effectively and ensures immediate supervisor is kept informed of activities, and progress of work
  • Pleasantly and respectfully interacts with co-workers, supervisors, contractors, consultants, suppliers, students and other members of the University community
  • Discretion, confidentiality, and attention to detail are required attributes
  • Willing to learn and adapt to change and is expected to actively participate in own training and development in coordination with the department
  • Meet all ongoing OHS initiatives, follows University OHS policies, procedures and OHS Legislation as required ensuring personal, public and co-worker safety when completing tasks or engaging in potentially hazardous situations
  • Ensure that personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn at all times when on the job
  • Familiar with the University of Calgary "Statement on Principles of Conduct" and conducts himself/herself according to these principles in all situations when acting on behalf of the University of Calgary
  • Ensure regular work attendance and timely reporting for start of shift.
  • Ensure that personal hygiene, attire and grooming are appropriate for the work environment.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum formal education equivalent to grade 12 with a number of years of previous experience in maintenance is required.
  • Must be adept at mobile communication devices, such as iPhone/iPad, etc.
  • Be able to use the Archibus computerized Maintenance Management System.
  • Must have intermediate level computer knowledge and able to use Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel.
  • Must be able to work with, hand-held, power, motorized, tools and equipment.
  • Must be safety conscious, operate equipment safely and wear required safety equipment when on the job.
  • Must be able to take direction, possess good verbal skills, and be able to work alone or with others.
  • Should enjoy working with tools and mechanical equipment, following established procedures and taking responsibility for completing assigned tasks.
  • Must have the strength and stamina to lift and carry heavy materials, and to perform repetitive tasks involving bending, stretching, walking and kneeling.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Class 5 Alberta driver's license with less than 7 demerits (graduated and probationary licenses are not permitted).
  • A driver abstract will be required at time of hiring. A valid Alberta driver's license (graduated and probationary licenses are not permitted) will need to be shown at the time of interview.
  • This position would not be suitable for someone with plant, dust or chemical allergies.
  • A valid first-aid certificate would be an asset.

Application Deadline: June 12, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the General Job Family, Phase III.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website


About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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