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Senior Custodian (Facilities)

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Senior Custodian (Facilities)

  • Facilities Services
  • Staff Full-time

Position Title: Senior Custodian (Facilities)

Department: Facilities Services (CBU)

Advertised Pay: $12.50/hour

Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all applications submitted by December 3, 2022

Position Summary: Employees are expected to use chemicals, supplies and equipment to manufacturer and University standards and to comply with University and OSHA policies and regulations. Employees new to this job title must complete safety training within 6 months of hire.

Essential Functions:
Work assignments for this position may include any or all of the following plus other duties as assigned. Employees are expected to use chemicals, supplies and equipment to manufacturer and University standards and to comply with University and OSHA policies and regulations.
New employees must complete safety training within 6 months of hire.

Set up meeting rooms according to written instructions, room diagrams, furnishings and equipment needed for each event, e.g., tables, chairs, staging, portable dance floor, public address systems, portable screens, data and other types of projectors, TV monitors, VCR and DVD players. Examine and troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment as requested by event sponsors. Clean and return rooms to their original state upon event completion.

Assist in coordinating activities of student employees and serve as a resource for student employees who have questions about room set-ups and other job assignments.

Polish stone floors using stone floor polishing techniques.

Dust furniture; shampoo fabric furniture and carpets; wash woodwork, walls, windows and doors; sweep, mop, dust mop, scrub, strip and refinish hard surface floors; clean and sanitize restrooms and replenish toiletry supplies; unstop sinks and toilets as needed. Clean offices: vacuum carpet, remove trash, clean lighting fixtures, replace light bulbs, etc. Empty building trash and recycle bins according to established schedules.

Maintain the appearance and cleanliness of areas immediately outside of buildings: remove ice and snow from steps and within 10 feet of entryways; sweep and police entry areas regularly.

Maintain building appearance and utility: remove posters/flyers from walls, windows, and bathroom partitions; remove graffiti; remove tape/tape residue from tables and other surfaces; spot clean carpets and furniture; arrange and reset lounge furniture to original configuration as needed; unstop sinks and toilets.

Monitor buildings for safety and security and report concerns to the supervisor and/or campus police as appropriate. Lock and unlock building and meeting rooms as required. Monitor space for damage and report identified concerns to the supervisor. Respond immediately to requests to clean up spills and to emergencies related to weather or building systems.

Perform minor, routine maintenance on equipment, e.g., changing vacuum bags, changing batteries in microphones, and clocks, tightening screws on tables, and other constructed equipment.

Required Qualifications:
Prior custodial work experience. Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and make responsible decisions.

The position may require all or some of the following in addition to the above requirements according to the position: Ability to troubleshoot minor problems with AV equipment, scoreboards, sound systems and other technical equipment. Ability to use stone floor polishing equipment and techniques.

Ability to read and interpret written instructions and/or room diagrams. Ability to read, comprehend and apply written and verbal instructions in English; to communicate effectively with students, staff, supervisors and other customers; to assist with coordination of student employees; to respond appropriately to questions and/or concerns; to adapt to frequent operational changes; to work outdoors in a variety of climate conditions; to work independently under general supervision.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to reach and lift equipment above shoulders and sustain repetitive lifting and moving motion; to move and maneuver materials and equipment weighing as much as 60 pounds without assistance or 100 pounds with assistance; to work from ladders or lifts and hydraulic lift platforms as high as 30 feet.

Ability and willingness to work overtime as required during weekends, evenings and holidays.
Exposure to chemicals used for cleaning and other hazards associated with performing Custodial Work.
Repetitive motion associated with cleaning activities. Occasional requirement to climb ladders.
The necessity to move and/or maneuver materials weighing as much as 60 pounds independently or 100 pounds with assistance.

Preferred Qualifications:
High School diploma or GED. Prior work experience in a conference facility, public schools or higher education.

Weekly Schedule: Sun-Thurs, 10pm-6:30am   

Background Check and Drug Screen Required

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.

Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Washburn University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants for employment. If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please email benefits@washburn.edu or call 785-670-1538 at least five (5) business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.

 

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