Custodial Operator

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Custodial Operator
Employment Class Code N3
FLSA Classification Non-Exempt
Reports to Shift Supervisor, Custodial Services
Salary Grade 05 (UAW-A)
Work Week 40 hours
Position Summary

Performs custodial tasks on a routine or project basis using a variety of cleaning agents, materials and equipment as appropriate. Performs routine manual work requiring substantial physical exertion. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s mission understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University’s students.

Job Duties

This job description of the job is for identification and administrative purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, which may be assigned by the supervisor according to varying needs.

Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Maintains all types of floor surfaces, including various types of tile, wood, carpet and concrete. Mops, sprays, buffs, strips, seals and waxes floors using appropriate materials and equipment. Vacuums, spot cleans and shampoos carpets. Removes and cleans floor mats and carpet runners. Cleans and dusts areas including lobbies, lounges, offices, classrooms, kitchens, dormitory rooms, laboratories, stairways, corridors and others as appropriate. Returns lost articles to supervisor. Polishes door handles, push or kick plates, handrails, urns, drinking fountains, restroom trim, faucets, valves and others as appropriate.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 15
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Cleans various types of horizontal and vertical surfaces, including but not limited to, wood, metal, concrete, painted surfaces, glass, chalkboards, display cases, light fixtures and others as appropriate. Replaces light bulbs.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 15
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Maintains all types of floor surfaces, including various types of tile, wood, carpet and concrete. Mops, sprays, buffs, strips, seals and waxes floors using appropriate materials and equipment. Vacuums, spot cleans and shampoos carpets. Removes and cleans floor mats and carpet runners. Operates a variety of cleaning equipment, including but not limited to, auto scrubbers, burnishers, stripping machines, extractors, vacuums, sweepers, and buffers. Understands and complies with cleaning methods and proper use of cleaning agents and maintenance materials for safe and effective performance.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 10
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Maintains, cleans, mops and supplies restrooms. Maintains service rooms and storage areas in a clean and orderly fashion.

Essential Duty? Yes
Percentage Of Time 10
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Assumes responsibility for assigned keys to open, close, lock and unlock doors.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 10
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Removes trash containers and empties trash from buildings to designated disposal areas. Lifts, handles and moves various cleaning equipment, furniture, pails, barrels and supplies.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 15
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Washes all inside windows and any windows assessable with a stepladder or pole window washer. Washes walls, doors, ceilings and woodwork using ladders as needed.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 5
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Sweeps, cleans, shovels and maintains assigned building entrances to include steps and a circular distance of approximately 10-15 feet in an effort to prevent dirt and debris from being tracked into buildings.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 10
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Maintains and observes all safety policies and procedures ensuring safe work conditions and reducing hazards. Reports safety and fire hazards or conditions warranting repair to supervisor. Applies energy conservation measures at all times. Considered essential staff in times of emergency.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time 10
Key Responsibility
Description of Key Responsibility

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Essential Duty? No
Percentage Of Time

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number PS049P
Working Conditions

Requires extensive safety training and/or protective devices.
Regular exposure to moving machinery and/or vehicles.
Works on slippery or uneven surfaces.
Regular exposure to infectious material/diseases.
Stockroom or warehouse.
High dust, dirt, grease environment.
Works with poor ventilation or with regular exposure to odors.
Regular exposure to chemicals, solvents.
Regular exposure to weather including heat, cold, dampness and/or humidity.

Education
Physical Effort

Typically standing and/or walking.
Climbing ladders or scaffolds.
Driving and/or operating heavy equipment.
Heavy lifting or carrying 51 lbs or more.
Typically crawling and/or kneeling.
Typically pushing and/or pulling.
Requires handling by seizing, holding, grasping, or turning hands, but without finger dexterity.

Impact of Actions

Makes decisions which are normally limited to the position.

Complexity

Routine. Work consists of routine tasks, processes or operations. The incumbent selects and applies several clearly prescribed, standard policies and procedures requiring little interpretation. Problems are solved by choosing between a few clear choices or discussing them with a supervisor.

Decision Making

Routine. Work may occasionally involve non-standard assignments; however, the methodology is normally prescribed in detail by the immediate supervisor. There is limited opportunity for independent judgment.

Internal Communication

Little or no contact required except with immediate associates and the supervisor.

External Communication

External communication with others is minimal. Requires ordinary tact and courtesy.

Customer Relations

Job responsibilities do not require direct contact with customers.

Managerial Skills

Has responsibility or authority which is limited to the direction of temporary or student workers.

Knowledge & Skills

Basic Skills. Understands and uses simple math and follows basic written or verbal instructions with a number of steps. Able to use simple hand tools and office machines.

Special Skills

Current employees are not eligible to job post if they have any active progressive discipline at the level of written warning or above as defined in Article IX, Section 6 of the UAW contract

The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Technical School, Certification or Apprenticeship
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation