Haverford College
Mar 27, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Summary:

Haverford College seeks to hire a non-exempt, fully benefits eligible Custodian. These positions will service all Athletics, Academic, Administrative, and Residence Hall Buildings, providing general and detailed cleaning.

Essential Functions & Primary Responsibilities:

  • Routing cleaning of Residence Halls, Labs, Classrooms, and Offices, including dusting, vacuuming, emptying trash, etc.
  • Detailed cleaning of laboratories, to include showers, toilets, sinks, mirrors and all other flat surfaces
  • Corridor cleaning, including walls, carpets, tiles, lights, ceilings, and all other flat surfaces
  • Building entrance cleaning, including outside steps, plaza, walk-off mats, etc.
  • Cleaning of stair wells, dusting, sweeping, and mopping
  • Operate power equipment, vacuums, scrubbers, burnishes, extractors, shampoo machines, riding equipment in a safe manner
  • Periodic project cleaning as prescribed by the supervisor of housekeeping
  • Removal of trash and recycling materials from buildings
  • Property maintain all equipment in the department to ensure safety and cleanliness
  • Report all equipment malfunctions to supervisor
  • Removal of snow from all building steps, walkways, and ramps
  • Provide event support, set up of chairs, tables, and other materials
  • Perform floor and carpet care to include top scrubbing, burnishing, stripping, refinishing, extracting and shampooing
  • Will assist with moving furniture and equipment as needed.

Education, Training, & Experience:

  • Three to five years’ of experience in healthcare or education preferred. High school degree or GED required.
  • Ability to work the 5:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. shift, any day of the week depending on campus needs

Physical Demands and Environmental Conditions Required of this Position

  • Lifting (to exert strength to move objects from one place to another):
  • Sedentary Lifting: (0-10 pounds) three to six hours
  • Light Lifting (10-20 pounds): Up to three hours
  • Moderate Lifting (20-50 pounds): Up to three hours
  • Heavy Lifting (50 to 100 pounds): Up to three hours
  • Pulling (to exert force upon an abject to move or change its direction: three to six hours
  • Pushing (to draw an object toward oneself to move or change its direction): three to six hours
  • Carrying (to hold objects while moving entire body): six to eight hours
  • Reaching or working above shoulder (to extend arms upward or outward away from body): six to eight hours
  • Walking (to move entire body in erect position): six to eight hours
  • Standing (to maintain body in erect posture in stationary position): three to six hours
  • Sitting (to rest weight on buttocks and back of thighs with legs bent at knees): Never
  • Crouching/Stooping (to bend upper body forward while fully flexing knees): three to six hours
  • Kneeling (to maintain upper body in erect position while resting knees on ground): three to six  hours
  • Climbing (to ascend or descent heights using ladders, scaffolding, stairs, poles, inclined surfaces): Up to three hours
  • Twisting (to rotate upper body while feet remain stationary): three to six hours
  • Driving (operating a motor vehicle, crane, tractor, forklift, etc.): Never
  • Exposure Limitation (i.e., cold water, dust, gas, fumes, extreme temperatures): Never

Special Requirements: The successful candidate must be able to work rotating weekend shifts from mid-June through early August to cover housekeeping needs due to various summer programs operating on campus.

To Apply: Interested applicants should visit to complete an application, which will include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references. Please note that failure to provide the required documents may result in failure for consideration. The application deadline is April 11, 2018.

Haverford College has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the academic program, lived experience, and composition of the College community. Haverford welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will contribute to the College’s educational mission. 

Haverford College is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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