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Custodian🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Jun 02, 2021 Post Date📅89827 Requisition #This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

The Veterinary Service Center (VSC) at Stanford University provides Laboratory Animal Care and operates within the Department of Comparative Medicine. We are fully accredited by the Association for Accreditation and Assessment of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). Our vision is to pioneer in laboratory animal care, driving research innovations from bench to bedside.

The Veterinary Service Center within the Department of Comparative Medicine is seeking a full time Custodian to perform the following duties and responsibilities: Clean and sanitize restrooms and locker rooms, empty wastebaskets and trash containers including those containing hazardous waste; clean, mop, wash and vacuum a variety of floors, floor coverings, ceilings, guard rails using light cleaners, waxers, and buffers etc.; dust and clean a variety of building furnishings, such as lamps, mirrors, door and window glass and fixtures, and furniture; report needed building and equipment repairs; maintain outside walk areas including sweeping debris and washing walkways, as well as additional duties as assigned.


High School diploma or GED or equivalent and one year previous custodial experience.


    Must also have the ability to climb and work from stepladders.Knowledge of environmental and safety requirements related to custodial services and tasks is a must. Knowledge of cleaning and waxing methods, materials and equipment used in industrial cleaning is desirable, but may be learned on the job. Ability to understand work instructions given in English, either verbally or in writing is required. Prior experience in a research animal facility preferred.




    Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand. Ability to stand and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.Occasionally lift and handle materials up to 10 poundsRarely carry/pull and/or push up to 50 poundsMust have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.Position may require repetitive motion.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses, or hazardous materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required.


    Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at
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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 8/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time