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Housekeeper/Janitor (Snap Lake)

Bouwa Whee Catering
January 25, 2021
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Are you looking for a better work life balance?  Maybe you’re looking for a change in career and the ability to try new things?


We are recruiting for a Seasonal Janitor/Housekeeper for the Snap Lake Mine site!


Under the supervision and direction of the Chef the Housekeeper/Janitor is responsible for the cleaning, stocking and maintaining of the Accommodation Complex and assisting the other housekeeping and janitorial staff in other areas should the need arise.


Please Note:

  • the point of pick up for this position is limited to the Northwest Territories only
  • include your WHMIS and First Aid certificates when submitting your resume
  • due to the Covid-19 epidemic all employees will be required to work 3 weeks in, 3 weeks out (3x3) until further notice
  • rotational schedule is subject to change  


Janitor Duties-

  • Sweep and mop floors in dining room every second day. The other corridor hallways can be done once a week depending on the weather and the traffic.
  • Every two days check garbage in offices, Enviro, Medic, Mud room, Laundry room, B-Dorm T.V  room and B- D laundry room.
  • Clean bathroom by dining area and B-Dorm TV room every second day
  • Vacuum halls, sweep and mop stairs once a week.


Housekeeping Duties-

  • Sunday’s- check all bathrooms and take out garbage
  • Thursday- change day- completely clean all rooms
  • Need to only do two loads of laundry each day, sheets, blankets, pillowcases etc.
  • Stock housekeeping cart with necessary supplies.


 All other duties and request made by Chef/ Manager, Site Supervisor or clients

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:

  • Minimum one (1) year related experience within the housekeeping or janitorial field or related industry
  • current WHMIS and First Aid Certification
  • familiar with the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • ability to work both independently as well as within a team
  • ability to work with and follow checklists
  • proven punctuality and pleasant demeanor
  • ability to work 12 hour shifts
  • understanding of the proper use of all cleaning chemicals and equipment and the safety precautions necessary while using these products and equipment


We thank all applicants for submissions, however only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. 


Bouwa Whee delivers great food, housekeeping and accommodation management services under some of the world’s most challenging conditions. Because we are the North – 100 percent aboriginal owned and headquartered in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – we know what northerners want and how to deliver it. That’s why we’re the contractor of choice at Diavik, Gahcho Kué and Snap Lake, three of Canada’s premier mines.


For a list of all available Bouwa Whee Catering positions please click on the attached link:

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