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Lead Custodian

St. Catherine University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 16, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Full Time
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Lead Custodian

Division: Finance & Administration
Department/Office: Custodial Services

The Facilities Department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full-time Lead Custodian position.

Our Custodians provide a clean, healthy, and attractive environment for our students, faculty, staffs, and guests. In addition, our team assists in reporting maintenance and safety concerns as they are noticed. The Lead Custodian collaborates with facilities leadership to provide coaching and guidance to the custodial staff, fostering great relationships so the team can achieve our goals. Responsibilities include:

  • Train team members in efficient team cleaning procedures and proper use of equipment and supplies.
  • Review custodian performance quality, recording work completed.
  • Check in with supervisor/manager to see what the assignments are for the day.
  • Good attendance and punctuality are required to act as an example and leader for the department.
  • Work collaboratively with management, staff, and campus community in general, creating and fostering great working relationships.
  • Project a positive image for both the custodial department and the university, working independently and as a member of a team to carry out work assignments in a timely manner.
  • Assist with maintenance of daily logs, project logs, and inventory control and report maintenance and safety concerns as noticed.
  • Assist management as needed in overseeing the completion of the daily custodial work and coordination of special projects like furniture moving, event set-ups and event cleaning.
  • May perform job responsibilities of a general custodian, acting as relief for open positions or absent staff. Some of those responsibilities may include:
    • Cleaning offices, classrooms, dorm rooms, restrooms/showers, common areas, lounges, dining rooms, kitchens, sports facilities, etc. as well as carpet cleaning, and hard floor care.
    • Trash and recycle removal, including collection from other areas and bringing to dumpsters in various locations and making sure all trash areas are in order.
    • Report when necessary the need to have dumpsters and compactors emptied and serviced.
    • Wash windows and door glass using both spray bottle and strip washer/squeegee methods.
    • Remove snow and ice on a seasonal basis.

  • Perform minor repairs and maintenance on custodial equipment and transport equipment.
  • Report all problems and concerns to the supervisor/manager, or ServiceNow work order system.
  • May have an on-call requirement for urgent cleaning needs.
  • Carry a phone while working and on-call and keep management informed of current personal phone number.
  • Adjust work hours/days and perform overtime as required to meet urgent or important university needs.

Employees at St. Kate's feel a connection to the University's Mission and Vision, and they live their values at work. Benefits available to full-time employees include:
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 403b retirement plan access
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Free Tuition for employees and their families after one year of service
  • Six weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Two (2) years of cleaning experience
  • Current and valid driver’s license with an approved motor vehicle record check
  • Must pass an internal driver’s test and on-campus driving training session.
  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of hard floor care maintenance, carpet cleaning techniques, machines and chemicals used
  • Physical requirements: ability to lift/carry up to 75lbs, carry and work from a 12’ stepladder or lift.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three (3) years of institutional cleaning experience.
  • Experience training other custodial team members on project cleaning work.
  • Experience reading and understanding product information labels, safety data sheets, work orders and written instructions.
  • Experience using an online work request system.
  • Experience providing work direction to new colleagues.

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

Application instructions:

Posting Number: 20220325-STAFF
Posting Start Date: 06/13/2022
Application Deadline: 9/2/2022

To apply, visit

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

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