Custodian (Multiple Openings)

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Department: Custodial Services
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Custodial Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Pay Classification: Union (Bi-Weekly)
Position FTE: 1.0

Position Overview
Custodians perform a variety of cleaning and disinfecting within their assigned buildings/areas to maintain a clean, safe work environment for the campus community. This is a full-time union staff position.

Starting Hourly Wage: $18.09-$24.12. This is a full-time union staff position. This position is based on a salary step progression. To be eligible to reach a 100% of the pay scale the employee must meet performance expectations.

Carleton College is a AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply

Essential Job Functions - Responsibilities

  • Perform daily cleaning duties in an indoor environment. These activities may include sweeping, mopping, dusting, vacuuming, emptying trash containers, washing windows, cleaning, and stocking rooms.
  • Clean writing boards, service lavatories, locker rooms, shower rooms, lounges, and kitchenettes
  • Perform daily general cleaning duties in an outdoor environment. These activities may include snow removal, weeding, removal of litter.
  • Traveling to different facilities within the campus to perform cleaning duties.
  • Perform overhead dusting and light fixture cleaning and replace light bulbs if needed.
  • Strip and wax floors and clean carpeting.
  • Orders supplies and maintains a well-stocked, organized closet.
  • Lock and unlock interior and exterior doors as directed.
  • Maintain inventory and supply orders.
  • Maintain safety, cleanliness, proper storage, and use of equipment, vehicles, and personal safety equipment.
  • Maintain and/or renew hard floor surfaces
  • Perform laundry-related duties as directed: Distribution and collection of linens, rollaway beds, and bed-making duties, when necessary.
  • Assist with student storage and sweeping/shoveling snow from all steps, walks, porches and terraces as directed, servicing smoking urns and policing grounds.
  • Move supplies, equipment, and furniture as directed and set room according to the custodial worksheet and or customer specifications.
  • Perform pest control duties.
  • Ability and willingness to cover other absent custodial personnel's job responsibilities.
  • Guide and assist in training student employees.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Work Environment:

  • Position may require working in outdoor weather conditions. The position is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and chemicals.

    NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, follow, receive and provide written instructions
  • Ability to work all shifts: work on-call hours for weather-related duties (snow removal)
  • Must have the ability to work overtime to meet the needs of the campus and for special events
  • Basic knowledge of chemicals, proper labeling, and environmental health and physical concerns
  • Ability to work with cleaning compounds/solvents
  • Demonstrate general computer knowledge (Google email/Google calendar)
  • Customer-focused: Ability to interact with campus visitors, contractors, and constituents in a helpful and friendly manner and the ability to work well with a diverse community
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Ability to maintain the required level of cleanliness by departmental and building standards

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous or current experience working in a similar environment.

Physical Requirements:
Must pass a pre-employment physical (Including but not limited to: the ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, balance, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, and the ability to push/ pull, lift/carry up to 55 pounds occasionally and 30 pounds frequently)

Other Requirements:

  • Must pass a background check.
  • This position requires driving campus vehicles, you must have an acceptable driver's license and be deemed insurable by the college.

Salary and Benefits:
This is a non-exempt level position. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, pension plan with a 10% employer contribution, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

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