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Indiana University South Bend Custodian in South Bend, Indiana

TITLE: CUSTODIAN

DEPARTMENT: PHYSICAL PLANT

SALARY: $31,200/annual

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Cleans floors, ramps, and stairs by sweeping, wet mopping/dust mopping, scrubbing, or vacuuming them.

Services, cleans, and supplies restrooms.

Gathers and empties recycling and trash.

Cleans and polishes fixtures.

Replaces light bulbs.

Cleans windows, glass partitions, and mirrors using soapy water or other cleaners, sponges, and squeegees. Mixes water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.

Dusts furniture, walls, machines, and equipment. Steam cleans or shampoos carpets.

Strips, seals, finishes, and polishes floors.

Cleans, replaces, and hangs blinds, drapes, and entrance mats.

Collects and delivers soiled items.

Clears sidewalks, drives, and adjacent areas. Shovels snow.

Locks, unlocks, and secures buildings.

Maintains awareness of building sand facilities, reports abnormalities or security concerns. Identifies and reports needed building repairs.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Assists with snow removal activities as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

General knowledge at the high school level required

Previous custodial experience preferred

SKILLS:

Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner

Proficient communication skills

Maintains a high degree of professionalism

Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills

Demonstrates a high commitment to quality

Possesses flexibility to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty

Highly thorough and dependable

Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure

Excellent organizational skills

Ability to represent the company with external constituents

Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion

Strong verbal communication and listening skills

Ability to build strong customer relationships

Knowledge of cleaning procedures and equipment and have ability to operate and use standard cleaning equipment and materials. Some knowledge of standard kitchen practices and sanitation methods (for positions in food service facility)

Ability to follow safe work practices in bio-hazard and/or hazardous waste clean-up (i.e. blood-borne pathogens; toxic, reactive, explosive and ignitable laboratory wastes, corrosive wastes from cleaning operations; other miscellaneous wastes from across campus). May involve training and tests in hazardous waste management

Ability to interact and communicate with a wide variety of people

Ability to perform work that requires medium to heavy physical effort

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

Ability to work in team environment

Ability to work with wide variety of cultures and backgrounds

WORKING CONDITIONS:

This role requires the ability to remain in a stationary position as well as the ability to move about the workplace for long durations. It requires effective communication, the ability to operate machinery, tools, and controls. The role requires the ability to ascend/descend ladders/stairs, and to position one's self in low level positions, detect a variety of chemicals and/or gases. The role requires the ability to ascend to rooftops and move in tight spaces to perform and complete inspections. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Works during inclement weather (i.e. snow and ice) when weather emergencies dictate that the department is needed to take care of the campus.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

1) To be considered for this position, please submit a resume at the time of application. 2) Open Until Filled. Apply at: https://jobs.iu.edu

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