Senior Custodian

Job Description

Under the direction of the Housekeeping Supervisor, Building Manager and Auxiliary/Public Area Housekeeping Manager, provide housekeeping services for the On Campus Housing Residential Halls, Conference Facilities and surrounding exteriors. Operate a variety of equipment to clean and maintain guest rooms, public areas, restrooms and office/meeting space. Tasks are expected to be performed in accordance with Department’s expectations for quality customer service. Perform daily maid service during peak periods.

Hours vary, and are subject to change due to operational needs.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate in English sufficiently and to understand simple work instructions and to impart information. (Required)
  • Ability to write basic English words and phrases in order to complete forms regarding work to be done. (Required)
  • Ability to read labels on cleaning solutions, written directions and work schedules. (Required)
  • Ability to interact politely and courteously with University staff, guests and residents. (Required)
  • Working knowledge of fundamental janitorial and custodial procedures. (Required)
  • Ability to clean and prepare guest rooms for incoming guests. (Required)
  • Ability to recognize when a guestroom has been adequately prepared for an incoming guest. (Can be trained)
  • Ability to recognize when public areas are adequately neat and clean. (Can be trained)
  • Skill in operating a variety of industrial and/or janitorial equipment including buffers, waxers, scrubbers, polishers and vacuum cleaners. (Required)
  • Ability to properly use, control and inventory equipment and supplies. (Required)
  • Working knowledge of carpet and floor care techniques. (Can be trained)
  • Ability to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds. (Required)
  • Ability to work independently or with others as directed or assigned. (Required)
  • Ability to work overtime, swing shifts or weekends as assigned in order to meet operational needs. (Required)
  • Ability to perform various custodial duties that involve walking, standing, climbing stairs and ladders, stooping and crouching. (Required)