Custodian - Dining Services

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 23, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services, Food Services Management
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder are encouraging applications for a Custodian position with Campus Dining Services! This position will manage many tasks related to basic cleaning, recycling/composting, sanitation, chemical handling, equipment maintenance, and other miscellaneous work as needed to upkeep our facilities across campus. Custodians will be assigned to work locations, but may perform duties in variety of areas, as well as team assignments for daily cleaning and sanitizing.

This position is eligible for a number of benefits, including: the Student Affairs Staff Referral Bonus; EcoPass; 22 vacation days; access to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, tuition reimbursement; a 10% employer contribution retirement plan, and more!

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Campus Dining Services exists to provide 3.3 million meals per year for the students, staff, faculty, and guests of the university. We are comprised of Residential Dining Halls, Catering and Retail outlets that operate year-round. Campus Dining offers outstanding quality food and exceptional dining experiences. We continue to expand our sustainability initiatives and reduce our carbon footprint in our daily operations, including efforts in resource recovery, conservation, and food sourcing. We are committed to providing options and information to all of our guests with dietary restrictions and allergens, including vegan, vegetarian, kosher and Halal choices, supported by a strong allergen awareness program called A9 ® Identified.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Cleaning, Vacuuming & Recycle/Composting
  • Dust and wash/clean: windowsills, blinds, woodwork, doors, elevator walls, overhead pipes, light fixtures, furniture, and equipment.
  • Ensure that all reusable hand towels are in appropriate container for pick up from linen company and that clean linens are distributed.
  • Ensure all coolers and freezers are clean and sanitized.
  • Schedule and handle cleaning of all dry goods store rooms.
  • Use backpack vacuum and spot cleaner to thoroughly clean all four dining floor surfaces, stairwells and upholstery as needed. Vacuum entryway mats and elevator door tracks daily.
  • Schedule all daily cleaning of hard surface floors with floor scrubber.
  • Empty the contents of all compost, trash and recycling receptacles and dispose of materials in the appropriate containers.
  • Schedule and perform detailed cleaning of all trash, compost, recycling receptacles including dock compost dumpster daily or as needed.
Chemical & Sanitation
  • Ensures that appropriate chemicals are used for specific tasks and perform titrate tests weekly on all chemical sanitation dispensers.
  • Ensure that all safety data sheets are present and in designated locations and updated.
  • Guarantee all spray bottles are labeled and stored accurately.
  • Ensure all hand sinks and mop sinks are fully stocked daily with appropriate materials and chemicals dispensing at the ideal concentration.
Equipment Maintenance
  • Clean and perform minor maintenance on all custodial equipment to maintain working order, and report all recommended repairs as needed.
  • Maintain the custodial workstation in a clean, organized, and safe manner, while adding water to floor drains as needed.
Emergency & Miscellaneous Work
  • Maintain inventory of emergency overnight kits and perform initial emergency clean-up, which may include cleaning water, bodily fluids, or debris.
  • Extract carpeted floors and upholstered furniture with disinfectant.
  • Stripping and finishing of hard surface floors as assigned.
  • Move or assist in the moving of heavy furniture.
  • Close all windows, turn off lights and lock doors.
  • Assist with the set up and break down of special events as needed.
What You Should Know
  • This position is eligible for our Student Affairs Employee Referral Program .
  • This position will be working a night shift and may work weekends.
  • Please be aware that dining is considered essential services.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
    • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer
  • The hourly rate is $15.91.
  • Note: your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. CU Boulder provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line. For more information, you can access our Total Compensation Calculators .
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Six months of work experience.
What You Will Need
  • Enjoy working in a fast paced team driven environment.
  • Ability to learn and understand how to check email.
  • Capability to provide excellent customer service in high contact cleaning locations, everywhere our students and staff go.
  • Sensitivity to, and respect of cultural, political and geographical differences with the ability to work will with students, faculty, and staff from around the world.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Work experience as a custodian, janitor, or a similar role.
  • Basic knowledge of Safety Data Sheets and industrial cleaning equipment and appliances, as well as safety protocols involving the use of chemicals.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by December 18, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

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