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Maintaining a clean, decluttered and safe work environment is vital for industrial companies. Janitors and industrial cleaners play an important role in ensuring production plants, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities are clean. Working individually or as part of a team, you will execute a cleaning schedule as determined by your company. Using specialized cleaning products and tools is common. If you are physically fit, have a strong work ethic, are a team player, and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, then this may be the job for you. 

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what janitor jobs entail

Janitors usually work a standard 40-hour work week. You may be required to work shifts of 8 hours during the day, evenings, or on weekends. Depending on the company you work for, you could work in a warehouse, factory, assembly line, research lab, or office setting. In most cases you will report to a shift supervisor or facility manager. The job is physically demanding and labour intensive.

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average janitor salaries

Janitors who work in an industrial support role make between $15 and $20 per hour. At the low end, you will make just over $30,000 per year. At the top end of the salary range, you can expect to make more than $40,000 per year. Years of experience, the type of company you work for and your specific role with the company can impact your earning potential. 

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your day to day tasks

As a janitor, you keep your workplace clean and safe for other workers. In some cases, specialized equipment may be required to complete your job. Daily tasks can include things like:

  • executing a daily cleaning schedule and updating logs
  • checking for safety hazards
  • sweeping, mopping and cleaning
  • abiding by health and safety regulations
  • ensuring workplaces are ready for the next shift
  • reporting damage and equipment issues
  • emptying trash and restocking supplies
  • conducting minor repairs
  • cleaning heavy equipment and performing light maintenance
  • working with outside contractors for specialized cleaning and building maintenance
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where you can work

Industrial janitors can work for almost any company, but primarily work for companies with large warehouse facilities and manufacturing plants in a variety of industries. Janitor and industrial cleaning positions are commonly found in areas with a large manufacturing sector such as in southern Ontario and Alberta. However, janitor jobs can be found in cities across Canada. 

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what you bring to the table

Janitors who work in industrial settings tend to be a jack of all trades. You often do more than just clean work areas. You take part in maintenance and health and safety initiatives. Therefore, you need a diverse skillset that includes the following skills and experience:

  • ability to read and comprehend product and machine manuals
  • problem solving skills
  • time management and organizational skills
  • coordination and manual dexterity
  • physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs. or more
  • experience working with industrial cleaning equipment and machinery
  • operating a floor cleaning machine
  • dedication to health and safety

training and certifications

Most janitorial positions require a high school diploma or equivalent. Additional education is recommended for supervisor or management roles for industrial janitors. Health and safety training and other specialized training is an asset and can help you gain an edge over other job candidates. 

where your career is headed

Industrial cleaners and janitors tend to work for the same organization for the long term. Once you gain enough experience, you can be promoted to a supervisory or management role. Some experienced janitors can also find work in the health and safety industry or go on to open their own cleaning and janitorial service organizations.

Are you looking for janitor and industrial cleaning jobs? Speak with the Randstad Canada team to learn about available job opportunities in your area with top employers.

latest janitor jobs available

  • Graveyard Clean Up- (full-time) $15/Hour 10:30 PM-7:00 AM (Transit OK) Delta

    2018-12-12 Delta, British Columbia Temporary

    Seafood production facility in Delta is currently searching for Janitorial labourers to join their graveyard clean up team. Duties will include but are not limited to: - General Plant cleanup - Sterilizing and sanitizing of conveyor belts and other machinery - Garbage disposal - Washing empty bins ...

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  • Shipping Associate/Machine Operator Waterloo

    2018-12-10 Waterloo, Ontario Temporary

    We are looking for a reliable person to work in a CNC machine shop in Waterloo on day shift. Shift will be 7:30-4pm Monday to Friday. You will be responsible for shipping and receiving duties, verifying orders, running machines and assembly product with some general cleaning duties. There is some ...

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