Sr. Custodian, Memorial Union (829) M-F 2:30-11pm
Employees are expected to use chemicals, supplies and equipment to
manufacturer and University standards and to comply with University
and OSHA policies and regulations. Employees new to this job title
must complete safety training within 6 months of hire.
Essential Job Functions of Position
Work assignments for this position may include any or all of the
following plus other duties as assigned.
Set up meeting rooms according to written instructions, room
diagrams, furnishings and equipment needed for each event, e.g.,
tables, chairs, staging, portable dance floor, public address
systems, portable screens, data and other types of projectors, TV
monitors, VCR and DVD players. Examine and troubleshoot
malfunctioning equipment as requested by event sponsors. Clean and
return rooms to original state upon event completion.
Assist in coordinating activities of student employees and serve as
a resource for student employees who have questions about room
set-ups and other job assignments.
Polish stone floors using stone floor polishing techniques.
Dust furniture; shampoo fabric furniture and carpets; wash
woodwork, walls, windows and doors; sweep, mop, dust mop, scrub,
strip and refinish hard surface floors; clean and sanitize
restrooms and replenish toiletry supplies; unstop sinks and toilets
as needed. Clean offices: vacuum carpet, remove trash, clean
lighting fixtures, replace light bulbs, etc. Empty building trash
and recycle bins according to established schedules.
Maintain the appearance and cleanliness of areas immediately
outside of buildings: remove ice and snow from steps and within 10
feet of entry ways; sweep and police entry areas regularly.
Maintain building appearance and utility: remove posters/flyers
from walls, windows, and bathroom partitions; remove graffiti;
remove tape/tape residue from tables and other surfaces; spot clean
carpets and furniture; arrange and reset lounge furniture to
original configuration as needed; unstop sinks and toilets.
Monitor building for safety and security and report concerns to
supervisor and/or campus police as appropriate. Lock and unlock
building and meeting rooms as required. Monitor space for damage
and report identified concerns to supervisor. Respond immediately
to requests to clean up spills and to emergencies related to
weather or building systems.
Perform minor, routine maintenance on equipment, e.g., changing
vacuum bags, changing batteries in microphones, clocks, tightening
screws on tables and other constructed equipment.
Non-Essential Job Functions of Position
Education and Experience
Prior custodial work experience. Ability to organize and prioritize
tasks and make responsible decisions.
Position may require all or some of the following in addition to
above requirements according to the position: Ability to
trouble-shoot minor problems with AV equipment, scoreboards, sound
systems and other technical equipment. Ability to use stone floor
polishing equipment and techniques.
Preferred: High School diploma or GED . Prior work experience in a
conference facility, public schools or higher education.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to read and interpret written instructions and/or room
diagrams. Ability to read, comprehend and apply written and verbal
instructions in English; to communicate effectively with students,
staff, supervisors and other customers; to assist with coordination
of student employees; to respond appropriately to questions and/or
concerns; to adapt to frequent operational changes; to work
outdoors in a variety of climate conditions; to work independently
under general supervision.
Licenses, Certifications & Registrations
Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)
Ability to reach and lift equipment above shoulders and sustain
repetitive lifting and moving motion; to move and maneuver
materials and equipment weighing as much as 60 pounds without
assistance or 100 pounds with assistance; to work from ladders or
lifts and hydraulic lift platforms as high as 30 feet.
Ability and willingness to work overtime as required during
weekends, evenings and holidays.
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Special Instructions to Applicant
$12.50/hr may be eligible for $1.00/hr shift differential
Monday - 2:30pm to 11:00pm, Tuesday - 2:30pm to 11:00pm, Wednesday
- 2:30pm to 11:00pm, Thursday - 2:30pm to 11:00pm, Friday - 2:30pm
to 11:00pm, Other - Some weekends as needed.
- After completing one year of service in a benefits-eligible
position, the University will contribute an amount equal to 10% of
base pay into an employee’s defined contribution plan with TIAA .
- After one year of continuous employment, eligible employees may
officially enroll in University courses for credit or audit without
paying applicable tuition and fees. Law School Courses
- For an overview of the excellent benefits package, Washburn
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Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching
focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the
diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates
who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that
fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and
we encourage applications from members of groups that have been
historically underrepresented in higher education. Application
materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will
contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and
inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.
Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal
access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and
employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national
origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
- Are you able to work outdoors in a variety of climate
- Do you have the ability to reach and lift equipment above
shoulders and sustain repetitive lifting and moving motion; move
and maneuver materials and equipment weighing as much as 60lbs
without assistance or 100lbs with assistance; and to work from
ladders and hydraulic lift platforms as high as 30ft?
- Are you available to work overtime as required during weekends,
evenings, and holidays?
- Do you have at least 1 year of custodial work experience?
- Do you have experience working with stone floor polishing
- How many years of customer service experience do you have?
- 5 or more years
- 2 to 5 years
- 6 months to 2 years
- Do you have experience with audio/visual equipment?
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation