Sr. Custodian, Memorial Union (829) M-F 2:30-11pm

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 7, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time

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Position Information

Position Title

Sr. Custodian, Memorial Union (829) M-F 2:30-11pm

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Position Summary

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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Advertised Pay

$12.50/hr may be eligible for $1.00/hr shift differential

Work Schedule

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 excluded.
  • For an overview of the excellent benefits package, Washburn provides employees visit Washburn benefits.

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EEO Statement

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 parental status.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Are you able to work outdoors in a variety of climate conditions?
    • yes
    • no
  2. 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?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Are you available to work overtime as required during weekends, evenings, and holidays?
    • yes
    • no
  4. Do you have at least 1 year of custodial work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Do you have experience working with stone floor polishing equipment?
    • yes
    • no
  6. How many years of customer service experience do you have?
    • 5 or more years
    • 2 to 5 years
    • 6 months to 2 years
  7. Do you have experience with audio/visual equipment?
    • yes
    • no
Documents Needed to Apply
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Certificate(s)

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