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PT Custodian (Monday - Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm)

York College of Pennsylvania
York, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 13, 2024

Job Details

Position Summary

This position will provide cleaning services that consistently meet standards of cleanliness determined by Quality Assurance inspections of the following campus locations: Residence Halls, Academic/Administrative Spaces, and Athletic Spaces. These positions are considered part of the weather and emergency staff and may need to respond emergency issues outside normal times. Position may be required to complete overtime work based on events and staffing needs.

College facilities and related equipment will be clean, orderly, safe, and prepared for College classes and functions.

Essential Functions

65% Housekeeping
  • Cleaning, maintaining and stocking restrooms, public corridors, lobbies, offices, classrooms, locker-room facilities, and lounges to expected standards.
  • Vacuuming and extracting carpeting; scrubbing, finishing, and burnishing floors; polishing furniture and woodwork
  • Operating heavy-duty power custodial equipment and climbing ladders
  • Maintaining key security at all times
  • Maintaining grounds in the immediate vicinity of the assigned area, including sweeping sidewalks
  • Special cleaning or work projects during semester breaks.

20% Utility Requirements
  • Lock or unlock interior and exterior doors as assigned.
  • Assist with event coverage, which may include event setup, coverage or event teardown.
  • Inspect building/work area and report any irregularities in a timely manner.
  • Remove trash/recycling from buildings as assigned.
  • Assist with setups and furniture moves as needed
  • Load and unload trucks as needed.
  • Respond to emergency clean ups or urgent tasks as required.

5% Maintain Housekeeping Equipment and Work Areas
  • Keep custodial closets/carts, utility rooms and boiler rooms cleaned and organized and stocked properly.
  • Clean and properly store all custodial equipment, moving equipment, and tools after daily use. Minor maintenance of tools/equipment including belt replacement, emptying, cleaning and replenishing consumables necessary to operate safely and efficiently. Including mops and utility carts.

5% Snow Removal – Main Priority
  • During inclement weather keep lobby and hallway floors as clean and dry as possible.
  • Snow and ice removal using hand shovels, scrapers or power equipment.
  • After snow removal spread calcium or de-icing material on steps and sidewalks by hand.

5% Safety & Regulations
  • Assist the College in complying with local, state and federal laws such as recycling, waste disposal, safety’ Right to Know’ regulations, Bloodborne Pathogens standards and chemical usage. Participate/Attend trainings provided.
  • Practice safe work habits; be aware of safety issues that may affect the welfare of employees, students or the public.
  • Only use college provided cleaning chemicals, supplies, and equipment properly and as directed.
  • Operate and maintain housekeeping & moving equipment in a safe and prudent manner.
Experience and Education Required
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Valid PA Driver’s license required with safe driving record.
  • 2-5 years of housekeeping/event setups experience preferred.
Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Normal building/outside conditions but occasionally exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to water, dust, dirt, and cleaning chemicals.
  • Occasionally exposed to heights, confined spaces, de-icing materials and cleanup of bodily fluids.
  • Position requires climbing ladders, bending, stooping, walking, grasping, shoveling, sweeping, mopping, pushing, pulling, reaching and operating housekeeping equipment for extended periods of time.
  • Maximum lifting of 50 pounds. Frequently lifting objects up to 25 pounds, employee must get help if lifting over 50 pounds. Occasionally pulling and pushing up to 75 pounds.
  • Position requires handling multiple tasks and taking directions from several sources.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Must be able to read and understand MSDS/SDS safety sheets, work orders and directions for event setups.
  • Be able to set priorities and complete tasks under time constraints in a safe manner.
  • Must be able to use basic math skills to calculate mixing ratios for cleaning chemicals and to complete setup requirements for Campus events.
  • Must be able to work as a team and maintain cooperative relationships.
  • Be able to work independently in absence of supervision to follow College procedures and routines.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be willing to work overtime to accomplish the outcome if needed.
  • Must be able to interact with other shifts and/or departments to accomplish goals.
  • Be on-call for emergencies such as snow storms, icy and/or flooding conditions, equipment failures, etc.
  • Working closely with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff, while respecting the privacy of all customers
  • A positive, cooperative, and respectful attitude should always be projected toward the College, faculty, students, staff, and community members.
  • May need to use personal vehicle for transportation.
  • Be able to adjust work schedule when required.
  • Weekend and evening event coverage when required.

  • Usual housekeeping equipment such as mops, buckets, brooms, ladders, vacuum sweeper, etc.
  • Machines such as floor scrubbers, burnishers, propane burnishers, auto-scrubbers, carpet extractors, wet vacs and various hand and battery-operated tools.


York College of Pennsylvania

York College of Pennsylvania is an established private college nestled between Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. A Princeton review Best Northeastern College, our picturesque campus is home to 3500+ undergraduate and graduate students in the growing city of York, PA. We pride ourselves on our student-centric and high-impact approach to education, our emphasis on experiential learning and community engagement, our dedicated faculty, and our long-standing commitment to affordability and accessibility.

As a full-time employee of York College, employees, spouses and dependents may be able to take advantage of our tuition remission and exchange programs. In addition, the College has provided a retirement plan for eligible employees through the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA). Finally, York College of Pennsylvania offers two Homebuyer Incentive Programs. Alumni and soon to be alumni are able to purchase a home located within a pre-selected area of York City, and full-time York College employees are able to purchase a home located within a pre-selected area within Spring Garden Township and York City.


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