Utility Worker - Casual - Days - 2 Positions - Halifax Campus
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Relief / Casual
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Competition Number: D33-22EXT1
Positions Available: 2

Join the Northwood Team!

We are currently accepting applications for Utility Worker to join our team in Halifax! 


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Must have the ability to read, write, comprehend and follow through on specific instructions.
  • 1 to 2 years previous utility work experience.
  • Basic food safety training certificate required.
  • Excellent personal health and hygiene.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others.
  • Must be capable of lifting, stooping, reaching, walking, pulling and standing for long periods of time.
  • Food Service Workers Certification an asset.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs at a time, in good general health and able to endure the day-to-day pressures of the position.
  • Must be able to maintain regular and consistent attendance in accordance with the Northwood corporate standard

Major Responsibilities:

  • Portering and distribution of food items, hot and cold food carts and other supplies to service sites.
  • Ensuring sanitation of dishes, pots/pans, equipment and kitchen area.


  • Operates the dish machine and pot washing machine according to established procedures.
  • Cleans and sanitizes floors, sinks, walls, cooking area drains, doors, counters, carts, work and storage areas.
  • Performs established procedures for pre-preparation of vegetables, defrosting meats (following established defrosting chart), stock control and rotation (using FIFO (first in first out), and ensures safe, appropriate storage and delivery of all food supplies.
  • Accommodates requests from various service sites via the intercom system, walkie-talkie, radio, or telephone, and responds appropriately providing prompt quality meal service.
  • Promptly delivers the dietary aides hot/cold food carts, food items and supplies to the designated service area as scheduled and replenishes supplies during the meal service as deemed necessary.
  • Scrapes, washes and sanitizes all dishes, pots, pans, utensils and food service equipment.
  • Disposes of garbage, compost bins and recycling according to established procedures and maintains the receptacles in a sanitary condition.
  • Complies with department standards, work routines, job requirements and time schedules. Applies quality service and quality control procedures consistently; reports any concerns to Food Service Supervisor.
  • Assists with and performs other related duties as may be requested.

Hours: No hours guaranteed ( 4 - 12 hour shifts) 

Effective:  Immediately

Salary/Benefits: As Per Unifor Collective Agreement.

If you are interested in applying for this career opportunity please click APPLY!

To learn more about Northwood please visit our website www.northwood.care

Northwood is proud to be an inclusive employer who encourages diverse applicants. We thank all applicants however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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About Northwood

Northwood is Nova Scotia's original senior citizen advocate, dating back to 1962. Since that time, we have led the way as Nova Scotia's most dynamic continuing care organization committed to innovation and change. We are the largest not-for-profit continuing care organization in Atlantic Canada and are recognized both here at home and across Canada as an extraordinary example of the power of social justice, but we like to call it the power of love! When life changes, and society changes, Northwood leads the way, incorporating revolutionary designed, responsive care. From new ideas to new technologies, we are empowered to do this, because our focus is on people, not on profit margins. 

Northwood is a full spectrum health, lifestyle and continuing care organization with a staff of more than 1,700. We are continuously recognized as a great place to work, with the distinction of being one of Nova Scotia's Top Employers as well as a Top Employer in Atlantic Canada.

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