Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, NE
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Nebraska Wesleyan University has openings for full-time Custodians. These positions clean and sanitize floors, walls and furniture in offices and institutional buildings to meet sanitary regulation levels and enhance the appearance of the buildings. The positions are temporary for 90 days. With 90 days of successful performance the position will be considered for roll-over to become benefit eligible. Currently, the shifts NWU is hiring for is:

Summer Shift through 7-30-2021 - (6:00 – 2:30pm Monday through Friday)

Academic Year Shift starting 8-2-2021

Day Shifts:

  • 5:00am – 1:30pm Monday through Friday, with every 6th week Friday as 5:00am – 9:00am and half day from 7:00am – 11:00am on Saturday

  • 7:00am – 3:30pm Monday through Friday, with every 6th week Friday as 7:00am – 11:00am and half day from 7:00am – 11:00am on Saturday

  • Evening Shift:

  • 2:00pm – 10:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday

  • NWU offers a comprehensive benefits plan including Health, Life, Disability, Retirement, paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave, and 100% tuition discount for employee and dependents after one year of service. Prior to employment, applicants will have to successfully complete a criminal background check, pre-employment drug test, and pre-employment physical

    DepartmentPhysical PlantResponsibilities

    Custodians are responsible for:

    * Cleans floors: sweeping, scrubs, mops, waxes and polishes floors using brooms, dry and wet mops, wax applicators and buffers.

    * Cleans office spaces: vacuuming, emptying trash, dusts and washes walls, woodwork and ceilings.

    * Cleans and sanitizes restrooms

    * Collects and removes garbage from offices and buildings to ensure cleanliness of the facility

    * Moves, lifts, carries, and arranges furniture, equipment, and other objects.

    * Reports needed repairs to supervisor

    * Remove ice, snow, and debris from sidewalks near buildings to make areas accessible to the public and to ensure safe operations

    * Perform other work as assigned


    * Ability to do physical work, including the ability to stand for extended periods of time, kneel or squat for extended periods, lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis, climbing, regular use of stairs and pushing/pulling activities regularly

    *Must be able to understand and follow written and oral instructions

    *Understand the nature of work is subject to falls, cuts, burns, and abrasions from various tools and equipment and strained muscles from heavy lifting

    * Understand the nature of work has contact with hazardous substances including cleaning products and chemicals associate with cleaning

    * Working knowledge of computers for tasks including reading email, logging hours and entering work order information is necessary

    Commitment to Diversity

    Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to
    demonstrate how they enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials.

    Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.

    How to Apply

    To apply, please upload a letter of application addressing qualifications, resume, a diversity statement, and the names of three professional references at the following URL: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


    Working at Nebraska Wesleyan University

    Since our founding in 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan University has both grown and remained steadfast to a liberal arts education in a Christian environment. Nebraska Wesleyan University is considered one of the strongest institutions of its kind in the Midwest, and has been continuously accredited since 1914.

    NWU at a Glance

    • Founded in 1887
    • Located in the University Place neighborhood of northeast Lincoln, NE
    • Approximately 1,600 undergraduates, 225 graduate students and 275 adult learners
    • 53 majors, 41 minors, 18 pre-professional programs
    • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
    • 75 student organizations
    • Seven Greek chapters
    • Thriving study abroad and service learning programming

    Mission Statement

    Nebraska Wesleyan University is an academic community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth within the context of a liberal arts education and in an environment of Christian concern.

    Nebraska Wesleyan was founded by Nebraska Methodists and actively maintains its relation to The United Methodist Church. The University reflects the Judeo Christian tradition in its efforts to integrate questions about meaning and value with the pursuit of learning and understanding.

    The University is committed to excellence of academic endeavor and to learning as a lifelong process. The curricula and programs are designed to assist students in gaining and expanding knowledge and skills, in developing their competence in rational thought and communication, in broadening their perspectives on humanity and culture, and in enhancing their spiritual, physical, emotional, and aesthetic resources.

    Nebraska Wesleyan intends that its students develop a sense of individual worth and become useful and serving members of the human community.

    Approved by the Board of Governors – February 8, 1979
    Reaffirmed by the Board of Governors – May 12, 2000

    Statement of Vision
    Nebraska Wesleyan University will be an outstanding national liberal arts university, where the educational experience transforms each student to lead a life of learning, service, leadership, and success in a diverse world.

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