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Custodial Shift Leader

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 1, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Custodial Shift Leader

Job No: 496880
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Facilities

Seeking a team leader with great interpersonal skills and stamina!

This Custodian Shift Leader position covers 2nd shift (2:30pm-11pm) and assists the Custodial Section Supervisor in transferring work assignments and information between shift employees, as well as overseeing the execution of those assignments. A Custodial Shift Leader will be working as part of a team to help keep staff trained and inspect work areas to ensure that customer requests are met and cleaning standards maintained. You'll need stamina for this role as most of your time will be spent on your feet. Apply today if this active evening position sounds like something you'd enjoy!

Job Duties:
  • Coordinates, assigns, and oversees the work of custodians on various shifts. Oversees the completion of custodial work assignments including inspecting work areas. Coordinates labor and custodial support to ensure customer requests are met and cleaning standards are maintained. Provides input to Custodial Section Supervisor on areas needing improvement and recommended coaching for custodial staff not performing to standards.
  • Stores, mixes, transports, applies, uses and disposes of various custodial cleaning materials and supplies in accordance with Safety Data Sheets, the Hazard Communication Program and manufacturer instructions. Conducts recurring training for safety, material safety data sheets, hazardous communication, winter and summer safety, and equipment and supply use/operation. Recommends training topics to supervisor and assists in conducting training.
  • Uses judgment and makes independent decisions regarding daily work activities. Negotiates changes and resolves conflict as required.
  • Communicates and relays information and requests from Custodial Section Supervisor to custodial staff.
  • Works as a team member with others in providing custodial, housekeeping and other general labor services throughout campus.
  • Performs housekeeping services to include stripping and making beds, restocking paper products, restocking of soap dispensers, removal of trash and recycling materials, and connecting and disconnecting room telephones.
  • Performs minor facility repair and preventive maintenance tasks, and reports necessary repairs, damages, charge back damages and maintenance requirements.
  • Immediately reports accidents, injuries, security violations, stolen or missing items, and safety hazards and conditions to an available supervisor. Checks fire extinguishers, fire alarms and emergency lights as required.
  • Responsible for the proper safekeeping of master keys. Opens and locks doors as required.
  • Performs outside custodial services around buildings.
  • Augments outside labor crews by performing routine maintenance of grounds and plant beds.
  • Adheres to OSHA standards, employs safe practices, and follows safety policies/procedures.
  • Uses PPE in a safe manner, sets examples for others, notifies supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrates good housekeeping habits.
  • Supports and promotes the University's sustainability efforts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned in support of University operations and special events.

    Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3 years of custodial or housekeeping experience
  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written instructions required.
  • Customer service oriented attitude.
  • Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as effectively part of a team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Experience operating and training others on the proper use of a variety of custodial manual and motor driven tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn and use University's ERP systems, email and the work order/facility maintenance software system.

    Other Requirements:
  • 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 when the individual has concerns related to their personal safety.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior supervisory or team leader experience.

    Physical Demands:
  • Bends, kneels, stoops, pushes, pulls, reaches above and below shoulders, lifts and carries objects up to 25 pounds unassisted; 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, hand and body protection as required.
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Daily exposure to dust, dirt, cleaning detergents and chemicals, odors, body fluids and waste, weather and temperature changes.

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