Floater Custodian (non-residential)

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description Anticipated Openings for Floater Custodians (non-residential)

Smith College invites applications for anticipated openings for Non-residential Floater Custodians. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews as vacancies occur. We are hiring for all shifts, all days. Upon hire area of responsibility will be assigned.

Job Summary

Provide a safe and sanitary environment with other necessary support for routine and special activities required of Facilities Management building services. Provide backup and assistance to other facilities management staff as assigned.

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

Cleaning and Custodial Support (80%)

• Clean rest rooms: toilets, urinals, mirrors, sinks, windows and glass, walls, floors, fixtures, restock paper goods, soap, etc.
• Dry mop, wet mop, buff, strip and refinish floors.
• Clean all spaces within assigned areas (i.e., offices, classrooms, labs, storage areas, corridors, custodial closets, etc.)
• Vacuum carpets, walk-off mats and runners in all assigned areas.
• Shampoo upholstered furniture, carpets, walk-off mats and runners in all assigned areas.
• Remove leaves, snow and debris from all entrances of assigned areas.
• Perform emergency clean-up of floods, spills, breakage and bodily fluids within the building, excluding hazardous materials.
• Perform non-technical tasks as assigned to include, but not limited to changing light bulbs, filling/cleaning humidifiers, cleaning drinking fountains, emptying dehumidifiers, changing screens, opening and closing buildings.
• Check and clean eye wash stations, emergency showers and fire extinguishers according to maintenance schedule.
• Report all necessary maintenance and repair items to coordinator, supervisor or designee.
• Conduct daily building inspections for possible safety hazards and report findings to the supervisor.
• Maintain positive public relations with all members of the college community.
• Perform tasks for scheduled and unscheduled academic, community events and other activities as required.
• Clean, sweep and mop all stairwells, including assigned floor and one flight up, unless otherwise noted.
• Clean and maintain all equipment and tools used by custodial services.
• Remove trash, recycling and other materials from buildings. Comply with all recycling practices.
• Drive college vehicles as assigned.
• Responsible for cleaning vehicles, inspecting for damage and performing visual check prior to using. Reporting any issues discovered to the supervisor immediately.
• Must comply with cleaning frequency requirements as scheduled for assigned areas.

Provide assistance to others (20%)

•Provide backup and assistance to other facilities management staff as assigned.
•Perform other related duties as assigned.

Other Functions

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

• Must have a valid driver’s license. Must complete and comply with all college driving credentialing requirements and obtain DOT certificate. Upon award of this position, a Division of Motor Vehicles background check will be completed.
• Must be able to safely lift and carry up to fifty pounds. Must be able to bend, walk, stand, climb stairs and ladders and safely operate loaded hand trucks and dollies.
• Must demonstrate proficiency in accessing the internet, using the Smith College email, finance, payroll and calendar systems as well as the work order system.
• Must be able to pass a C.O.R.I background check as well as a fingerprint-based state and national criminal record check.
• High school/vocational diploma, GED equivalent or combination of education and experience.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

• Minimum of 1 year (preferred) custodial/housekeeping experience in a service related industry and prior successful work experience within the department or externally.


• Ability to use good judgment to take appropriate, independent action to carry out the primary functions of the job.
• Must possess the ability to carry out oral and written (electronic) instructions.
• Must possess general knowledge of custodial practices and be committed to maintaining high standards of maintenance.
• Ability to develop and follow a designated cleaning schedule and continually look for ways to improve on that schedule.
• Know the cleaning schedule for all assigned areas and look for ways to improve on that schedule.
• Demonstrate a basic understanding of cleaning chemicals, including but not limited to reading and understanding Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
• Must have knowledge of OSHA regulations for the safety of the college employees, its users and property.
• Must have a clear understanding of the union contract and all college policies.
• Ability to safely move, deliver (truck) and arrange heavy items such as equipment, furniture, fixtures and materials within and between buildings for students, faculty, staff and guests of the college.
• Ability to remove ice and snow from entrances, walkways, ramps, fire escapes, porches and emergency exits attached or leading to buildings, which includes shoveling, scraping and sanding.
• Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.

Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.

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About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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