Some knowledge of cleaning procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Special certification may be required for some of these positions.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
A high school diploma or GED
1- 2 years janitorial experience
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
Required License or Certification
Primary Purpose of Position
Make sure all areas of the assigned building(s) (inside and outside) are clean, neat, tidy and sanitary. General responsibilities include vacuum, dust, mop, wax and buff floors, clean windows and blinds, move furniture, sanitize restrooms, collect and sort recyclables, and perform special cleaning projects. Perform various cleaning tasks such as replenish paper supplies and soap in toilets, clean woodwork and baseboards, shift furniture to clean area, make minor repairs and report other repairs (replace light bulbs and fluorescent tubes, etc.), shovel snow from walks and drive as assigned. Operate motorized cleaning equipment (vacuum cleaners, wet vacs, buffers, scrub machines, etc.) and performs preventive maintenance on cleaning equipment to ensure operable. Strip wax, buff and care for tile and terrazzo floors. Apply workplace safety techniques while completing daily duties which may include mixing and use of chemicals. Assist in setting-up tables and chairs as needed. Perform related duties as required to maintain a healthy environment. Complete assignment and work with others in a courteous manner. Perform under the supervision of a Zone Manager.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The Physical Plant is responsible for providing services relative to buildings and grounds maintenance, utilities, transportation, trash removal, central receiving, recycling, disposition of surplus property and moving and hauling. In addition, the Physical Plant’s expanding responsibilities include providing support services for the instruction and research programs to achieve the University’s mission, goals and objectives. Maintain, improve and expand all campus buildings, campus image and educational opportunities for all people. More specifically, the functions involve energy conservation, building renovation/repair, occupational safety and health, landscape design, event planning, vehicle and equipment maintenance/repair, motor pool and housekeeping services to 44 academic buildings, 14 residence halls and seven farm buildings. Moreover, the Housekeeping Department provides housekeeping and custodial services to 44 academic buildings, and supervises housekeeping contractor for 14 residence halls.