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Job ID: 138923

Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Feb. 26, 2020
Title Custodial
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Building Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Under the direct supervision of a Building Service Foreman, perform the necessary custodial work to meet and maintain Building Services’ high standards of cleanliness and sanitation. Perform other duties closely related to those defined in the class specifications. Examples include: making within building moves such as office furniture, bookshelves, mattresses, etc.; setting up chairs, tables, podiums, etc., for special events; moving fire extinguishers for service or yearly check; moving mats and other athletic equipment; cleaning and blowing down the stadium after football and other events; maintaining and cleaning the parking garage; cleaning areas during and after construction and/or remodeling if it is not a part of the contractor’s contract to do so; removing snow; replacing light bulbs and cleaning fixtures in a safe manner; locking and unlocking doors to buildings, classrooms, offices, restrooms, etc.; cleaning and sanitizing swimming pools and locker rooms; informing the Building Service Foreman of any equipment, machinery, or specific area in building needing repair. Building Service Workers are responsible for the cleaning and sanitation of assigned university owned and/or leased property.

20% Dust mop, sweep, wet mop and scrub floors in a safe and professional manner always using caution signs. Clean, renew or renovate floor surface finishes spray buff, if necessary, to maintain a clean, high gloss appearance. Strip, scrub, neutralize and refinish floors as needed or as directed by the supervisor. Vacuum all carpeted areas regularly and extract and shampoo carpet as needed or as directed by the supervisor. Spot clean carpet stains as needed.

20% Clean, service, shine and sanitize daily, restroom floors, toilets, urinals and sinks. Clean, service, shine and sanitize restroom lights, walls, windows, mirrors, chrome surfaces, showers, tubs, vents and benches. Maintain soap and paper supplies each day. This must be done according to the department’s restroom cleaning and sanitation procedures and with approved materials.

20% Wash walls, clean and polish all furniture such as desks, filing cabinets, bookcases, shelves, doors, door frames, window frames, thresholds, pictures, lamps and phones with proper cleaners. Dust all horizontal and vertical areas as needed. Clean blackboards and erasers daily. Maintain chalk, erasers and paper supplies as needed in classrooms and labs. Clean and shampoo all upholstered furniture.

20% Remove snow from entryways and stairs. Pick up litter, trash, wastepaper and other debris from the interior of buildings. Develop a schedule for thorough cleaning of all waste containers. Empty recycling and garbage containers into appropriate receptacles.

10% Clean all building glass and partitions and all outside glass as high as possible with extension poles while standing on the ground. Keep all elevator tracks clean, vacuumed and polished.

Replace light bulbs, including exit lights in a safe manner. Clean the fixture and diffuser or lens when replacing bulbs.

5% Operate all equipment in a safe manner including boom lifts, single man lifts, pressure washers, automatic scrubbers and power sweepers (including rider type), all types of wet pick ups and dry vacuums, power blowers, backpack vacuums, window washers and floor machines. Insure that all equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the conclusion of each job and make sure the janitorial closets are clean and organized. Clean all floor pads after each use. Clean wet and dry mops and hang up in janitorial closets after each use.

Change dirty mop heads as needed.

5% Sweep and damp mop stairwells and landings on a regular basis. Clean railings and walls in these areas.
Perform miscellaneous, related duties as assigned.

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