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Custodial Worker

Millersville University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 9, 2024

Custodial Worker
Millersville University

Department: Housekeeping
Nature of Position: Permanent, Full-time

Job Summary/Basic Function
Perform variety of commercial custodial duties: operate scrubber and buffer; clean bathrooms, windows, walls, floors and furniture; empty trash; vacuum and wet mop; shovel snow and sweep walks; assist in maintaining building entrances; move furniture and equipment; perform other custodial duties as required.

Housekeeping staff may be required to work evenings and weekends. This position is designated an essential employee position. Employee is expected to report to work during their designated shift during emergency situations, university closures or delays.

The purpose of this posting is to generate a pool of qualified staff. Applications submitted will be reviewed on an as needed basis based on departmental need. Anyone meeting the qualifications MAY be contacted for an interview and potentially hired when a need exists. In the event that you are interviewed but not immediately hired, your application will remain in the departments pool of qualified staff.
Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master's and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

Annual Salary Range: $30,768.00 plus comprehensive benefits starting on the first day of employment, including:

  • Health insurance - Low bi-weekly premium. Employees pay 5% of bi-weekly salary for benefit coverage with ability to pay 2.5% when participating in the wellness program.
  • Dental insurance - Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days
  • Vision insurance - Coverage is free to employee and dependents after 90 days.
  • Group life insurance - equal to annual salary (up to $30,000.00) at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement - 2 plans to choose from
  • Tuition waiver - employee, spouse, and dependents are eligible
  • Vacation leave- up to 11 days accrued per year for first 3 years, increases to 19 days per year after 3 years
  • Sick leave - up to 11 days accrued per year, including up to 5 days per year that can be taken to care for a family member
  • Holiday leave - Up to 12 days per calendar year

The State System Employee Benefits Summary can be found at

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications
  • Ability to read and understand written directives, instructions, procedural manuals, warning and special handling labels and safety precautions.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to work independently and in coordination with others.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Successful completion of three background checks.
  • Successful interview.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Related experience.
  • Knowledge of the materials, methods, equipment, and practices used in related custodial operations such as floor care, restroom service, trash and recycling collection and disposal, laundry distribution, window washing and glass care, snow removal, event set ups, dusting, mopping, vector control, etc.
  • Knowledge of safe, aseptic cleaning, sanitation, and custodial quality assurance procedures.
  • Knowledge of the operation, use and care of vacuum cleaners, scrubbing machines, polishing machines, and other cleaning equipment.

Job Description
The primary tasks below are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties. Individual may perform all or some of the primary tasks listed below.

  • Clean and sanitize bathrooms, lobbies, corridors, recreation areas, laundry rooms, kitchens, elevators, stairwells, and study rooms, restrooms, locker rooms drinking fountains/bottle fillers, and all touch surfaces in buildings.
  • Perform all aspects of floor care to include sweep, mop, strip, seal, wax, extract, burnish vacuum, scrub, etc.
  • Empty, clean and sanitize waste and recycling receptacles. Sort and transport materials to designated locations.
  • Dust (high and low); clean entrances, glass and windows, scrub and wash walls and blinds.
  • Wash boards and clean trays in classroom. Reconfigure desks, tables, and chairs.
  • Move and arrange furniture, chairs, tables, stage platforms and equipment for various events.
  • Maintain entryways in a clean, presentable manner. Shovel snow, sweep and clean walks, and assist in keeping immediate outside premises and building entrances in an orderly condition.
  • Make minor maintenance repairs. Keep custodial and mechanical rooms clean, organized and properly stocked. Check and clean equipment and tools of trade.
  • Clean light fixtures, replace bulbs, replace clock batteries, and clean HVAC vents.
  • Identify supplies for reordering monthly. Avoid excessive stockpiles.
  • Inspect areas for cleanliness, facility deficiencies or mechanical failures, and other inappropriate conditions. Submit work orders for deficient/defective items.
  • Professionally and thoroughly addresses customer complaints.
  • Coordinate all work with building occupants or others as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Work safely by using Personal Protective Equipment, maintaining equipment, following safety procedures and policies, etc.
  • Complete required safety training. Stay current on safety measures for trade.
  • Identify and report safety issues related to equipment, actions, or processes.
  • Immediately report accidents and incidents to include near misses.
  • If injured during work, report incident to your supervisor and complete the accident form.
  • Review SDS for chemicals related to the department.
  • Leave work area clean and orderly at the end of shift and/or job
  • Resolve pending hazards in a timely fashion.
  • Cooperate with safety investigations and audits.

Essential Functions
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 35 pounds without assistance
  • Requires extensive walking, stooping, pushing, carrying, climbing, bending, and lifting
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Must be able to occasionally climb ladders and shovel snow
  • Will encounter presence of dust, odors, chemicals, and other potentially hazardous materials
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (respirators, eye protection, hearing protection, gloves, proper footwear, clothing, etc.)
  • Ability to sit and stand for long lengths of time
  • Able to reach and lift above shoulders, have full operation of arms and hands, squat, stoop/bend, stretch, twist, have fine and gross manipulation of hands, simple and power grasp, and twist hands and wrists
  • Repetitive use of hands from strenuous manual labor - gross and fine manipulation is required

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