Facilities: Custodian (Continuous Recruitment)

Job description

Job ID 13295
Location UW Eau Claire
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


POSITION: A variety of custodial positions are available within the Facilities department. The working title for this assignment is Custodian. These are limited term, expected to continue, or project assignments. The expected hourly hiring salary will be based on the state minimum starting salary.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals must possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job.

1. Must be physically able to push or pull 40-75 pounds.
2. Must have sufficient physical strength and flexibility to lift and pour 5-gallon containers of chemicals to empty buckets into slop sinks and to remove garbage, trash, and recycling from the buildings. Also to sweep and mop floors.
3. Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature range for trash removal from the buildings and also snow and ice removal from entrances.
4. Must be physically able to lift your arms above your head to clean ceiling vents, change light bulbs, clean chalkboards and windows.
5. Ability to grasp, lift, and/or carry or otherwise move cleaning supplies and equipment related to the job.
6. Ability to climb stairs and ladders and work at heights to a maximum of 20 feet.
7. Ability to stand, walk, and/or sit to perform essential job functions for an 8-hour shift.
8. Must be able to perform cleaning tasks requiring bending, stooping, kneeling, and walking.
9. Ability to read English sufficiently to read instructions on cleaning chemicals and operating instructions on cleaning equipment and also Material Safety Data Sheets.
10. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others using the English language with or without the use of auxiliary aids in order to convey information about the daily cleaning of assigned area.
11. Ability to utilize computers to complete time sheets, vacation requests, and work orders.
12. Sufficient interpersonal skills to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff in the academic buildings as well as work with and cooperate with the supervising staff at all levels and to maintain a smoothly functioning work unit.
13. Ability to understand and apply information presented in training programs in order to properly clean area assignment.
14. Learn and perform all essential job functions accurately and safely with minimal direct supervision within the six-month probationary period.
15. Ability to grasp and manipulate tools used in performance of all custodial tasks.
16. Some positions require the possession of a valid driver's license in order to drive University vehicles.
17. Ability to orally communicate and hear using radios or other 2-way communication devices
18. This position requires the ability to work independently (including staying effectively busy and good decision making).

90% A. Cleanliness of Area
Review and perform to all standard operating procedures (SOP) including, but not limited to:
Clean, sanitize and stock restrooms, locker rooms and fitness areas
Vacuum all carpeted floors
Pick up and dispose of waste
Clean drinking fountains, glass, interior and exterior, blackboards and white boards
Dust, wet mop, and refinish (as applicable) non-carpeted floors
Organize, dust, disinfect, and polish furniture and fixtures
Sweep and mop stairs and landings
Sweep, clean glass, dust cobwebs empty trash, cigarette butt receptacles and remove snow and ice at building entrances
Replace lights and clean light fixtures or make minor repairs as needed.

10% B. Collateral Duties
Document and report building condition problems
Responding to and take corrective action to emergency related calls
Lock and unlock buildings and rooms
Act as a safety champion through actions and practices by being aware of, and minimizing the safety and security risks on campus
Communicate with Building staff, as appropriate to insure needs are met
Review daily Custodial Services Share Point site and email for communications, campus projects, and training opportunities.
Understand and perform all equipment maintenance requirements and put into practice to insure equipment assigned is optimized to perform as intended
Understand the Custodial unit products and the intended use, dilutions and frequencies for each product.
Move furniture and perform event set ups and tear downs
Identify supply and equipment needs and put supplies in approved storage areas
Support the recycling program
Keep mechanical rooms, used by custodial services, clean, neat and organized
Actively participate in skills training and Complete all required training on time
Other duties as assigned

Floor care duties if assigned (according to SOP)
Dust mop and auto scrub all common area corridors as assigned
Empty, clean and disinfect all common area corridor waste receptacle, drinking fountains, elevator doors, threshold and control panels.
Detail clean all entrances and glass, including the exterior portion, which would include waste receptacles, dusting of
cob webs and the dusting of exterior lights adjacent to the entrance and under Canopies
Sweep entrances and remove debris
Detail cleaning of all common area corridors including wall washing, dusting, lamp replacement, fixture dusting, cleaning of furniture, chairs and the exterior of display cases.
Scrub, recoat, buff, strip and wax various floors as needed with various products,
Burnish terrazzo on a quarterly basis and burnish and recoat of terrazzo on an annual basis
Maintain all equipment to new condition standards

Special Notes: The minimum pay rate for these positions is $13.00 per hour.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an application. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htm. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Facilities, Custodial Services position (Job ID #13295) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:
Bernard Waldoch; [email protected]

To ensure consideration, completed applications following the instructions above. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report (https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job-openings/upload/AnnualSecurityandFireReport-2.pdf) . Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (https://www.uwec.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/job-openings/upload/CleryCompliancePolicy.pdf)

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Job No:
Posted: 6/9/2018
Application Due: 7/10/2018
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