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Oakton College
Des Plaines, IL

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Category:: Staff
Department:: Facilities
Locations:: Des Plaines, IL
Posted:: Apr 18, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full Time Staff
Position ID:: 161322

About Oakton College :

For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

We offer:

Continuing education
Great benefits
Paid winter break
FRIDAYS OFF during the summer

Job Description:

Basic Function and Responsibility:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform routine custodial activities at an assigned school campus or other assigned college facility; maintain buildings and surrounding areas in a clean, orderly and secure condition.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform general custodial tasks in a specific work area including trash removal, vacuuming, cleaning white/chalk boards, dry/wet mopping, cleaning mirrors, furniture, walls and windows, dusting vertical and horizontal surface.
  • Operate custodial equipment such as vacuums, mops, all floor and carpet machines small hand and power tools, buffer/scrubber.
  • Move furniture, file cabinets, desks, etc., as required.
  • Set up furniture, stages, mats, etc., as required for special events.
  • Clean and disinfect drinking fountains and restroom replenish dispensers with towels, soap, toilet paper and other items and replace batteries as needed.
  • Assist and work with custodian tasks as directed by supervision such as moving, stripping/waxing floors cleaning carpet/upholstery etc. Ensures cleaning and maintenance supplies are stocked.
  • Report safety, sanitary and fire hazards to appropriate authority; report need for maintenance repairs; respond to emergency custodial requests as needed.
  • Perform snow removal and perform special work assignments or clean ups as directed.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


Qualifications and Working Conditions:

  • High school education or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is required.
  • One year of custodial experience or similar experience is necessary.
  • Familiarity with methods, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in custodial work is required.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards and proper use of various cleaning and sanitizing solutions.
  • Detail-oriented and thorough.
  • Ability to perform basic repairs and operate tools or equipment used in routine maintenance.
  • Ability to keep the school clean and orderly.
  • Ability to interact with staff, students, parents, and visitors at school while remaining professional, polite, and courteous.

Physical Working Conditions:

Position will require employees to have:

  • The ability to stand, walk and move for extended periods of time (Often - 75% - 100%).
  • The ability to detect dirt, dust, stains and marks. (Often 75% to 100%).
  • The ability to bend, twist, stoop, kneel, crawl, push, pull, and reach in all directions (Often - 75% - 100%).
  • The ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. (Often 75% - 100%).
  • The ability to perform moderate to strenuous physical labor for extended periods of time (Often 75% - 100%).
  • The ability to set up and operate mechanical cleaning equipment (Occasional 50% to 75%).
  • The ability to work at heights and the ability to ascend/descend ladders (Seldom - 0% - 25%).
  • Some shifts will require the use of radio communication. Employees on these shifts, and using these devices, will be required to have the ability to hear and exchange information clearly.
  • Job duties may be performed in hot, dusty, dirty environments. Employees may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions.

Additional Information:

Supervision Received:

General supervision is received from the Manager of Housekeeping. Functional supervision is received from the Housekeeping Supervisor.

HOURS: Monday - Friday - 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm

SALARY: $37,925

Preemployment Physical and Background Check required

Oakton is accessible by public transportation.

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. .

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.



Working at Oakton

Inspiring and supporting the growth and education of students is a lifelong commitment. Oakton’s commitment to its students starts with a dedicated team of skilled and passionate professionals like you. A team of diverse backgrounds and viewpoints can help unlock a student’s passion in life, giving them the tools to think critically and support their community.

From faculty and staff to service and maintenance roles, we have many positions available at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses so you can share your skills and passion in an inclusive community that inspires generations of students.

As you support generations of students, Oakton offers generous benefits including medical, dental and employer-provided life insurance. In addition, you will enjoy an accommodating work schedule that allows you to balance an engaging career with a fulfilling home and personal life.


Company info
1600 E Golf Rd
Des Plaines / Skokie
United States

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