Custodian Supervisor, Moncton, NB - 12 May 2017
I worked my way up to supervisor, dealing with Facilities Management, School Administration, Public, Co-Workers. I was in charge of the school facilities, all building systems, building safety and compliance with both School and Fire Marshall regulation.
My Leadership role was that of cleaning staff supervisor. In charge of facilities, employees and grounds. Responsible to maintain production, stock of supplies, equipment and general public safety. For a time I served as Union Local vice President which duties included Union and Labour Management monthly meetings.
Was also in charge of School District Gardening and Maintenance Crew. Running District van, hauling equipment trailer with 2-3 lawn tractors, weed wackers, fuel, tools and safety equipment. I was in charge of a crew of 3-4 people. Operated under extreme conditions, confined public areas. Operations consisted of district wide school maintenance of 30 + schools.
Coordinating summer cleaning operations in summer to ready schools for fall was a challenge. Hot internal temperatures, with a limited time line, dealing with employee shortages as all employees took vacation during summer cleaning, while getting the school finished was both difficult and challenging, but a great team-building opportunity.
Out of the box thinking, problem solving, organisational skills and inter personal skills as a supervisor were crucial. As difficult as the job could be, I excelled at it and managed to build a great team where we met all standards and surpassed them as well.