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Argonne National Laboratory Janitor Group Leader in Lemont, Illinois

Under the supervision of the foreman, acts as working leader to janitors engaged in activities such as:

  • Sweeping, dust mopping, mopping, scrubbing, stripping, sealing, waxing, and buffing floors.

  • Picks up and disposes of waste paper and trash and removes trash.

  • Spot-washes walls and washes and sanitizes washroom facilities and refills washroom dispensers.

  • Washes and cleans windows, sills, glass partitions, mirrors, lighting fixtures, ashtrays, and push plates, bottoms of doors and stairways.

  • Operates and cleans equipment such as scrubbing machines, buffers, polishers, and pickup machines.

  • Cleans and washes the canteen and lunchrooms and their furniture.

  • Moves and replaces furniture and other objects to original locations as required for the cleaning of all rooms.

  • Changes light bulbs and works from ladders as necessary to clean.

  • Sweeps and shovels dirt and snow from building steps, platforms, and sidewalks.

  • May drive vehicle to transport employees, equipment and materials.

  • Relay inventory/supply/equipment needs between the custodial staff and their foreman

  • Gives direction to the custodial staff in cleaning, sanitation and floor care

  • Meet with foreman to discuss upcoming/ongoing work assignments

  • Assist foreman in coordinating work assignments

  • Acts as a liaison to Foreman for concerns from occupants/building managers/customers/other staff members.

  • Lead, oversee, demonstrate and carry out all custodial duties in the safe and correct way.

  • May perform foreman duties on an as needed/fill-in basis

Position Requirements

  • A good demonstrated work record.

  • Complies with all Laboratory and Division ESH policies, work rules, and safe work practices.

  • A year of custodial experience preferred.

  • Basic proficiency in English language to communicate operational information with co-workers and customers and to safely perform work.

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Janitor Group Leader

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Full time

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