Custodial Lead

Title: Custodial Lead

Position Purpose:

Responsible for overseeing and directing a crew of up to 23+ people while cleaning, inspecting and inventorying campus properties. The size of the physical area and number of employees assigned will vary according to use and purpose of assigned facility, volume of pedestrian traffic, and intensity and frequency of the cleaning process.

This position may be considered “Essential Personnel” in the event that:
  • An emergency occurs on the Bates campus or in the vicinity that would impact Bates,
  • Inclement weather forces the closing of campus,
  • Or other emergency events deemed appropriate.
Job Duties:
  • Perform work assignments following established procedures and in compliance with the Bates College Housekeeping Policies.
  • Supervise, direct, assist, and assure the team’s completion of assigned housekeeping tasks in accordance with established criteria on a daily basis by adjusting and inspecting work progress, carrying out special instructions, or resolving cleaning problems.
  • Report all damages and initiate maintenance service requests.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies issued to the buildings/staff. Assess inventory supplies for appropriate quantities and use.
  • Move furniture/office equipment as necessary.
  • Assist in building, renovation, and remodeling projects on campus as necessary.
  • Assess team’s quality assurance compliance and suggest actions needed to maintain a high level of customer service and compliances with standards.
  • Perform other duties appropriate to position requirements as assigned by supervision.
  • Contribute to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements, exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the department; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed; adhere to and support Facility Services' core values of honesty, integrity, respect, openness to ideas, commitment, empowerment, balance between life at and outside of Bates, and students and the educational process.
  • Attend all required training sessions and additional professional development courses.
  • To be involved in the Performance Development Program, Time Sheets and Disciplinary action.
Minimum Qualifications:


• High school diploma or GED.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience at Bates College or equivalent.
  • Supervisory experience desired.
  • Must have valid Maine driver’s license.
Skills and Knowledge
  • Basic math and computer skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to use buffer (side-to-side), burnisher (straight ahead), walk behind and ride-on scrubbers/ sweeper, vacuum (including backpack), shower/foam gun, shop-vac, floor refinisher, stair walker, carpet extractor; two-way radios and pager, telephone, etc.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions in the conduct of the job.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and outside contacts.
  • Ability to perform manual tasks requiring strong physical strength.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, on-call and other non-traditional schedules.
Benefits: Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 10 days of vacation*, 13 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more), and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at .

About Bates:

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

Advertised: Jun 21 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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