Lead Custodian Night Shift

Husson University

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Lead Custodian Night Shift



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Job Description Summary:

The overall purpose of this job is to ensure that the cleanliness of all campus buildings and facilities are maintained at a high standard. The position is hands-on, working with and supervising the daily operation of all Husson custodial staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assist with development of workload schedule for the Night shift maximizing the efficiency, meeting operational requirements, and providing guidance and direction to the staff.
• Establishes, inspects custodial work for the purpose of ensuring that site safety and cleaning standards are being met.
• Supervises night shift functions including review and approval of time cards, planning, scheduling/coordinating activities, training, advising, and consulting, for the purpose of ensuring that the department functions in a safe and efficient manner.
• Monitors expenditures to stay within budgetary guidelines as well as ensuring appropriate levels of personnel, supplies, equipment and materials are available to efficiently complete tasking. Recommends and implements cost saving strategies.
• Participates in continuous and quality improvement and cost saving activities as needed/required.
• Observes, inspects and evaluates the work of subordinate personnel; checks work orders for correct changing of time and materials; evaluates employee performance.
• Supports safety initiatives and ensures that all employees are trained in and adhere to required safety policies and practices.
• Assist with the development and approval of employee schedules and time cards.
• Trains and develops subordinates to more effectively perform their job
• Ensures that work performed is of high quality.
• Supervises contracted labor. Ensures that work is conducted in accordance with Husson’s policies and standards, is completed on schedule and within the established budget.
• Assists in developing and managing a cleaning schedule for each building to ensure that all campus facilities are cleaned and maintained in accordance to the cleaning standards.
• Provides daily status reports to Supervisor of Custodial Services. Conducts in-house training for custodians for the purpose of ensuring safety, proper cleaning and building maintenance techniques, proper use of cleaning chemicals and supplies, proper use of equipment, injury prevention and legal compliance.
• Assists custodial personnel with daily cleaning duties to support operations and provides assistance with their job functions of maintaining the cleanliness standards and providing an attractive, appealing environment.
• Responds to emergencies for the purpose of determining and implementing appropriate actions required to resolve situations.
• Inspects and evaluates physical condition of establishment; submits work orders to the Facilities Department for painting, repairs and various maintenance requirements to ensure facilities are properly maintained.
• Manage and assist the custodians with cleaning and snow removal at building entrances.
• Follow and enforce all State and University policies as they pertain to custodial staff.
• Has working knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems.
• Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.


Education: High school diploma or GED is required.
Experience: Two years previous work experience with demonstrated leadership and supervising abilities preferred. Basic computer experience is required with knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred.
Other Skills and Requirements:
• Valid driver’s license
• Strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
• Ability to work independently or with a team, and maintain cohesion of custodial and supervisory team
• Reliable attendance and diligence to the job at hand
• Must be willing and able to be on campus during any shift as needs arise

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to continuously stand, walk, and climb stairs. The employee is also required to frequently balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach and work overhead, lift and carry 75 pounds, talk, and use hands to finger, handle, and/or feel. The employee is also required to occasionally sit, crawl, climb, and use ladders (up to 6 feet in height), as well as push and pull equipment on wheels that weighs up to 300 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, , depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


This position may require the employee to use computers, hand tools, power tools, vehicles, yard equipment, and various other equipment as required..


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

There is a risk of exposure to the following: chemical, mechanical, or electrical hazards; dusts, fumes, or odors; wet, humid, and/or cold conditions; high, precarious places; and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may occasionally be required to work irregular hours.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Each employee shall use care in the performance of his/her duties and act in a manner that will assure maximum safety to themselves, fellow employees, and the public. All unsafe conditions, accidents and injuries shall be reported immediately to the supervisor.

*This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Tasks may be added, deleted or altered as organizational needs evolve, and employee may be required to follow any other instruction, and to perform any other related duties, that may be required by their supervisor.

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Mission Statement:

Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

The University
Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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