PART-TIME CUSTODIAN, Facilities Management & Planning, Custodial Services

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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PART-TIME CUSTODIAN, Facilities Management & Planning, Custodial Services

Tracking Code3001Job Description

Boston University is looking for customer-service oriented Custodians who are looking for opportunities to grow within a prestigious University, while making an impactful contribution to the BU community!

This is a union represented position, and is eligible for benefits, including health, dental, and retirement.

This position is part-time with opportunities to be promoted to Full-Time. Work schedules are fixed: day, evening, and night shifts are available at 24 hours/week.

Starting salary for Part Time Custodian is $20.55/hour.


  • Perform a wide variety of general cleaning duties.
  • Sweep, dust, vacuum, clean and maintain floors.
  • Clean bathrooms and showers.
  • Remove trash from buildings.
  • Change light bulbs.
  • Set up and remove tables, chairs, furniture and other items for projects and events.
  • Perform snow and ice removal, shovel and use snow removal equipment.
  • Follow safety precautions and department policies.
Required Skills

Please attach a resume to be considered.

Minimum requirements:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • Use chemicals and equipment necessary to perform custodial duties.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to climb ladders for cleaning and changing light bulbs.
  • Ability to work independently or in a group.
  • Assist with snow removal.
  • Stairs and ladders.

Preferred requirements:

  • Experience operating ice-making machinery as needed.
  • Experience snow shoveling or operating snow blowers and other snow/ice removal equipment as needed.
  • Experience maintaining all floor surfaces, including wood, tile, vct, carpet, etc. using all appropriate custodial equipment.

Background Screening for Facility Candidates

Individuals seeking employment with BU may be subject to the following suitability requirements. Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in ineligibility for employment:

  • Criminal Background Check: To be completed in accordance with BU Public Safety guidelines and all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Basic Background Check: Includes, but is not limited to, verification of:
  • Social Security Number;
  • Past employment;
  • Licenses and credentials, if applicable
  • Sexual Offender Registry Information (SORI) check;
  • Medical Clearance Process: Medical Clearance Process: includes Occupational Health evaluation and immunization/titer level review. Must be eligible to receive required vaccinations as needed
  • References: We require 2-3 professional references (no friends or family) with at least 1 previous supervisor.

Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypePart-Time


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