Custodian - 2nd Shift

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Custodian - 2nd Shift

Job No: 497087
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Facilities, Other

This position performs routine and non-routine custodial services for campus buildings and equipment. Primary responsibilities include the proper use of custodial materials, supplies, and equipment to perform custodial and housekeeping services. Acts as Facilities representative for customer building needs. Identifies building deficiencies and resolves and/or reports needs and deficiencies to appropriate personnel. Required to respond to facilities issues throughout campus.

This position is full-time, benefits eligible, scheduled every other weekend (mandatory).

Job Duties:

  • Performs custodial duties to maintain all interior and exterior building surfaces, including custodial equipment. Ensures students, staff, faculty and visitors experience a safe, clean and welcoming campus.
  • Performs visual monthly inspections (e.g. checks fire extinguishers, fire alarms, eye wash stations, and emergency lights).
  • Responsible for the proper safekeeping of master keys; open and locks doors as required.
  • Stocks and maintains custodial supply closets, rooms and lockers.
  • Adheres to OSHA standards, employs safe practices, and follows safety policies/procedures including immediately reporting accidents injuries, security violations, and safety hazards and conditions to an available supervisor.
  • Uses cleaning materials and supplies in accordance with Safety Data Sheets (SDS), the Hazard Communication Program and manufacturers' instructions. Uses PPE in a safe manner, sets examples for others, notifies supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrates good housekeeping habits.
  • Primarily works independently, uses judgement, and makes decisions regarding routine custodial, housekeeping services. Periodically may work with a team in providing custodial, housekeeping and other general labor services throughout campus.
  • Communicates effectively and assists customers by responding to their requests for special setups for classes, meetings, deliveries and events.
  • Supports and promotes the University's sustainability efforts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned in support of University operations and special events.

    Assigned full time to the Langone Center, this custodial position serves as the Facilities representative after traditional work hours (Monday through Friday and on weekends) to manage and respond to requests from campus constituents and Public Safety that may be outside of the traditional duties and responsibilities of a custodian (off-shift "callouts"). Examples include but are not limited to addressing plumbing issues (unclogging toilets, securing leaking fixtures, and cleaning up water); cleaning up broken glass, vomit, and blood; capturing rodents and bats; salting icy walkways; and locating and resetting breakers. Will require navigating interruptions; prioritizing call-out requests against the regular workload; communicating and working with colleagues and/or leaders across campus; timely response and resolution; and appropriate follow up/reporting on campus wide call-out activity to facilities leadership as instructed.

    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written instructions.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • This staff position is classified as part of essential services. This individual is required to report to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by a supervisor or appropriate time off is approved by a supervisor.
  • Post offer drug screening will be conducted.
  • ACT 153 background checks will be conducted.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior work experience that includes some duties of a physical nature such as manual labor, custodial, housekeeping, etc.
  • General knowledge and skills related to institutional housekeeping, with some relevant commercial/institutional cleaning experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic skills on computers for communication and training.

    Physical Demands:
  • Bends, kneels, stoops, pushes, pulls, reaches above and below shoulders, frequently lifts and carries objects up to 25 pounds unassisted; occasionally lifts items up to 50 lbs that may require help or adjusting loads, assists others in moving objects greater than 25 pounds as needed; climbs and works on stools, ladders, stairs and elevated platforms with training and safety equipment.
  • Must use proper safety equipment for hearing, head, eye, feet (safety shoes), hand and body protection as required.
  • Daily exposure to dust, dirt, cleaning detergents and chemicals, odors, body fluids and waste, weather and temperature changes.

    Work Type:

    This position is full-time, benefits eligible, scheduled every other weekend (mandatory).

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