Bates College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 19, 2022

Title: Custodian

Position Purpose:

$1,000 sign-on bonus available!

The Custodian position at Bates College is responsible for the general appearance and cleanliness of assigned areas and building, including housekeeping services for student residences. This position includes both routine work such as waste removal, such as dusting, mopping, and vacuuming floor surfaces, cleaning restrooms, restocking consumables and non- routine work such as window and wall washing, snow shoveling and sanding of walks, steps and porches.

Job Duties:

Routine Work

1. Monitor public areas

2. Waste removal

3. Dust mop, sweep, wet mop floors

4. Vacuum rugs and carpets

5. Scrub, clean, and disinfect restrooms and restock consumables, such as towels, soap and other items

6. Dust and clean walls, doors, woodwork and other above floor surfaces

7. Dust, clean and polish furniture

8. Notify supervisor of equipment or facilities needing repairs or replacement

9. Take an active part in the College Recycling Program

10. Change light bulbs

11. Lifting, Moving, and rearranging furniture

12. Perform related work as required or instructed

Non Routine Work

1. Window washing

2. Furniture and drape Vacuuming

3. Wall washing

4. Wall, vent and radiator cleaning

5. Waste receptacle cleaning and washing

6. Snow shoveling and sanding of walks, steps and porches

7. Clean and disinfect surfaces contaminated with blood and/or other body fluids

8. Assisting other departments as necessary

9. Any other duties assigned

Minimum Qualifications:


• High school diploma or GED.
• The equivalent combination of education and experience considered.


• Ability to follow oral and written instructions in the conduct of the job.
• Establish and maintain working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and building occupants.
• Ability to perform manual tasks requiring moderate physical strength.
• Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of interpersonal situations and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
• Ability to maintain high degree of confidentiality and sensitivity to privacy.
• Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, on-call and other non-traditional schedules.
• Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:


Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 10 days of vacation*, 12 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: Aug 19 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
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