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Yard Person (Grounds Keeper)

Chelsea Hotel - Toronto

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted June 29, 2017.


To ensure cleanliness and neat appearance of all garage levels and surrounding exterior areas of the hotel building (sidewalks, patios, exits, bus park lanes etc.)

  • Beginning of shift obtains a pager/radio, checks for proper operation and marks the number on the signing sheet.
  • Checks the maintenance board daily for special work assigned.
  • Cleans the front and back areas of the Hotel, removes debris, flower bed or snow (sidewalks, taxi stands, by-lanes, bus park lane on the west side of building, patios, terraces, rooftops, all exits, and fire hydrants) on a daily basis or as directed on the Yardman Duty Schedule.
  • Remove and bag trash from all exterior locations including clearing/cleaning in and around garbage bins.
  • Sweeps and cleans all garage levels and ramps from the main entrance down to the 5th level including cleaning out all garbage bins in these areas including parking elevator lobbies (floors, garbage bins, elevator doors); cleaning parking stairwells (sweeping and mopping)
  • Periodically power wash garage walls, traffic mirrors, stones, pipes and light fixtures.
  • Observes all fire and safety regulations.
  • Replaces fused light bulbs parking garage around the exterior of the hotel, including canopy lights.
  • Daily sweeps and cleans the Maintenance Shop.
  • Sweeps and cleans all mechanical, electrical rooms and equipment, including the maintenance storerooms as per schedule.
  • Wash, clean, and refuel all equipment, after use.
  • Complies with Hotel Policies and Procedures including Health and Safety.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by Management.

Key Result Areas


  • Carries out work as per the Yardman Duty Schedule (which would vary according to the seasons and weather conditions).
  • Maintains an inventory and requests equipment and material necessary to carry out Yardman Duties.

Customer Satisfaction

  • Ensures all areas accessible to the public are maintained in a high standard.
  • Always greets guests with a Can-Do attitude.

 Process Improvement/ Productivity

  • Immediately informs Maintenance Management on any noted deficiencies of equipment or building components.
  • Trains new colleagues about in Yard Person position.

Working Experience

  • Working experience in a janitorial or similar field.
  • Small equipment operations.


  • Skilled in the use of necessary equipment.
  • Able to plan work effectively.


  • must hold a “G” Driver’s Licence

 Soft Skills

  • Work effectively in a team environment.
  • Work effectively alone and unsupervised.


  • Ability to read, write and speak English.

 Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs (22 kgs).
  • Must be able to walk and be on feet for long periods of time.
  • Agility to bend, lift, squat, stretch and kneel as required.
  • Able to work in all types of adverse climate conditions (extreme cold, extreme heat and high humidity, etc.).


The Chelsea Hotel, Toronto is committed to providing a fair and equitable work environment and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. As per the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Chelsea Hotel, Toronto will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process.  If you need accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise your Talent Acquisition representative.

Skills Required

  • Education level: None
  • Work experience (years): 0-2 years


Salary: N/D