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Custodian - 3rd shift

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Open Until Filled


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Position Title

Custodian - 3rd shift

Department this Position Reports to

Custodial Services

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Hiring Range Maximum


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SEIU Level


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Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



This posting is for third shift Custodian positions.
Third shift schedules are 10.00pm-6.30am, with two consecutive days off.

Location of Position

Hanover, NH 03755
6 Vox Lane
McKenzie Hall

Remote Work Eligibility?

Onsite only

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.

Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

Under supervision from the Custodial Squad Leader or Custodial Supervisor, performs a wide variety of tasks; cleaning and unskilled building maintenance, event set ups, and animal and insect control, which include medium to heavy lifting activities inside and outside a variety of the College’s facilities. These facilities could include office space, laboratories, eating facilities, public areas, auditoriums, etc. Implements recycling procedures. This posting is for 3rd shift position.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

1-2 years of experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • One year experience related to custodial work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to operate and maintain heavy industrial cleaning equipment (vacuum cleaners, powered scrubber, buffer, carpet shampooer) and other hand operated tools.
  • Must be able to use a step-ladder to clean lighting fixtures, replace light bulbs, etc.
  • Ability to understand and or knowledge of safe use of various chemical substances used in cleaning purposes and insect control.
  • Familiarity or ability to learn different table/chair arrangements for event set ups.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform moderate to heavy physical labor, including lifting and carrying light to medium weight objects.
  • Must be willing to work mandatory overtime as required.
  • Must successfully complete the following training prior to performing work to which the training relates: Hazard Communication, Blood Borne Pathogens.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
Preferred Qualifications

Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Admin HR Services

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Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Custodial Supervisor

Department Contact's Phone Number

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, conduct review, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?

Not an essential function

Special Instructions to Applicants


Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

Additional Instructions

This posting is for third shift Custodian positions.
Third shift schedules are 10.00pm-6.30am, with two consecutive days off.
3rd shift receives 20% shift differential

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Key Accountabilities

  • On a daily basis or when appropriate: unlocks and locks assigned spaces; cleans, mops, strips, waxes, and buffs all hard surface floors e.g. stairways, public restrooms, kitchen areas, laboratories, dining rooms, hallways; vacuums and shampoos carpeted offices, hallways and common areas; washes windows (inside and outside) in entrance halls; dusts office furniture and window sills.
  • On a daily basis: cleans public restrooms and showers; scours, disinfects, and deodorizes toilet bowls and sinks; wipes and cleans counters/vanities; polishes mirrors; replaces and stocks restroom supplies.
  • On a daily basis: empties office and common area trash cans; implements FO&M recycling procedures; picks up, bags, and removes all trash inside building as well as loose trash around building perimeters to designated areas.
Percentage Of Time

  • On an as-needed basis: Performs major set up and break down for College events (e.g. on the average 30 8FT tables and 350 chairs); sets up a variety of planned events based on the design of the arrangement specified in the work order; sets up and places tables, chairs, lecterns, podiums, dividers, platforms, coat racks, etc.
  • On an as-needed basis: cleans light fixtures and replaces light bulbs, using a step ladder as necessary.
  • Places covers on tables.
  • On an as-needed basis: sweeps dirt and leaves and shovels snow from walkways and spreads sand on walkways at least 3 feet from all entrances to buildings at start of and throughout day.
Percentage Of Time

  • Sets traps to catch a variety of rodents and takes captured rodents to outside area for release.
  • Sprays inside and outside of buildings with various chemicals to control insects.
  • On an as-needed basis: keeps note of cleaning materials and equipment needed to do the work. Notifies Squad Leader when more materials are needed or when equipment is in need of repair or replacement.
  • May, on occasion, act in the squad leader’s absence or assist the squad leader.
Percentage Of Time



Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned
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