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Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Mar 1, 2024

Job Details


Geiger Facilities Building

Position Title:

Position Type:
Full time

Geiger Facilities Building

Staff Non-exempt

Job Summary:
This position performs routine and non-routine custodial services for campus buildings and equipment. Primary responsibilities include the proper use of custodial materials, supplies, and equipment to perform custodial and housekeeping services. Acts as Facilities representative for customer building needs. Identifies building deficiencies and resolves and/or reports needs and deficiencies to appropriate personnel. This position is full-time, benefits eligible, scheduled up to 2 weekends per month (mandatory).

Job Duties:

  • Performs custodial duties to maintain all interior and exterior building surfaces, including custodial equipment. Ensures students, staff, faculty and visitors experience a safe, clean and welcoming campus.
  • Performs visual monthly inspections (e.g. checks fire extinguishers, fire alarms, eye wash stations, and emergency lights).
  • Responsible for the proper safekeeping of master keys; open and locks doors as required.
  • Stocks and maintains custodial supply closets, rooms and lockers.
  • Adheres to OSHA standards, employs safe practices, and follows safety policies/procedures including immediately reporting accidents injuries, security violations, and safety hazards and conditions to an available supervisor.
  • Uses cleaning materials and supplies in accordance with Safety Data Sheets (SDS), the Hazard Communication Program and manufacturers' instructions. Uses PPE in a safe manner, sets examples for others, notifies supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrates good housekeeping habits.
  • Primarily works independently, uses judgement, and makes decisions regarding routine custodial, housekeeping services. Periodically may work with a team in providing custodial, housekeeping and other general labor services throughout campus.
  • Communicates effectively and assists customers by responding to their requests for special setups for classes, meetings, deliveries and events.
  • Supports and promotes the University's sustainability efforts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned in support of University operations and special events.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written instructions.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • This staff position is classified as part of essential services. This individual is required to report to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by a supervisor or appropriate time off is approved by a supervisor.
  • Post offer drug screening will be conducted.
  • ACT 153 background checks will be conducted.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior work experience that includes some duties of a physical nature such as manual labor, custodial, housekeeping, etc.
  • General knowledge and skills related to institutional housekeeping, with some relevant commercial/institutional cleaning experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic skills on computers for communication and training.

Physical Demands:
  • Bends, kneels, stoops, pushes, pulls, reaches above and below shoulders, frequently lifts and carries objects up to 25 pounds unassisted; occasionally lifts items up to 50 lbs that may require help or adjusting loads, assists others in moving objects greater than 25 pounds as needed; climbs and works on stools, ladders, stairs and elevated platforms with training and safety equipment.
  • Must use proper safety equipment for hearing, head, eye, feet (safety shoes), hand and body protection as required.
  • Daily exposure to dust, dirt, cleaning detergents and chemicals, odors, body fluids and waste, weather and temperature changes.

Job Exempt:
Salary Range:
The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.



Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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