Custodian, 2nd shift

Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids

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

Job Details

Custodian, 2nd shift


The custodian¿s position is primarily to provide support at various college buildings as directed by the facilities operations building manager. The position is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of facilities; the surrounding external adjacent area; performing minor maintenance; and snow removal from walkways. A major aspect besides cleaning of the facility is to ensure it is open and then secured at the end of day. Additionally, the individual must be cognizant of the fire alarm and security systems.


¿ Cleaning of hardwood surfaces

¿ Cleaning of carpeting and upholstery

¿ Cleaning of terrazzo and tile/linoleum floors

¿ Cleaning of restrooms, stairwells, classrooms, offices, etc.

¿ Ordering of supplies/cleaning products

¿ Replacement of fluorescent tubes and light bulbs

¿ Snow removal

¿ Opening and securing of facilities

¿ Unclogging of toilets/sinks

¿ Identification of chemicals and cleaning fluids for appropriate tasks

¿ Must be able to work a flexible schedule based on building requirements

¿ Use of pallet jack

¿ Use of scissors lift

¿ Driving a vehicle

¿ Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required. Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position.


Education Credentials

¿ A minimum of a high school degree or GED diploma required

Work Experience

¿ Training on the job available with limited to no commercial cleaning experience

¿ Commercial cleaning experience in an educational environment preferred


¿ Must be able to use a variety of carpet extractors (walk behind/push-pull), Taski dry foam swing scrubbers, operate all floor hand rotary and vibrating scrubbers, operate wet vacuums, use 4¿; 6¿; 8¿; and 10¿ ladders, use carpet bonnet machines, use and have knowledge of all cleaning chemicals and dispensing systems, gas and electric power sprayers, all general use custodial equipment such as mops, buckets, brooms, dusters, etc., operate snow blowers, use salt spreaders, use man lifts and pallet jacks, do light electrical and plumbing work using pliers, use screwdrivers, plungers, etc., and be able to drive a vehicle

¿ Maintain good attendance and be punctual when arriving to and leaving work

¿ Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing via email. Have the ability to provide customer service to faculty, staff, students and the general public

¿ Be able to work independently

¿ Be able to adjust to a flexible and changing schedule

Physical Demands

¿ Be able to lift 50 pounds

¿ Be able to work indoors with or without heat and air conditioning

¿ Must be punctual and have good attendance record

Mental Demands

¿ Be able to adjust to a flexible and changing schedule

¿ The ability to work with a variety of college staff personnel

Working Conditions

¿ GRCC will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our policies website.

¿ Working alone

¿ Working late at night into early morning

¿ Work indoors and outdoors

¿ Work with or without heat and air conditioning, and outside during all types of weather


GRCC is only accepting online applications for this position at Submit a cover letter and resume. The opportunity to apply for this position will close at the end of the day on the close date referenced at the top of this job posting. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.


GRCC uses an Evidence Based Selection Process, where we make data driven hiring decisions to help mitigate bias throughout the hiring process. As part of this process, candidates will participate in assessments (cognitive and behavioral), reference checks and interviews.


Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.

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Working at Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Junior College (GRJC) was founded in 1914 by the Grand Rapids Board of Education after a resolution was passed by the University of Michigan’s faculty which encouraged the establishment of junior colleges in Michigan.

Today, GRCC’s eight-block downtown campus, encompassing more than 25 acres in downtown Grand Rapids, includes several classroom buildings, a learning center (including the Diversity Learning Center) and library, Spectrum Theater, the Applied Technology Center (which features a green roof), a remodeled music building, a fieldhouse with natatorium, a student center, Bostwick Commons, and the Calkins Science Center.

The college also offers instruction from a variety of regional centers in the metropolitan Grand Rapids area (including numerous local high schools, regional centers and its two Learning Corners on Wealthy St. and Seward Ave.) and on the West Michigan lakeshore (including West Ottawa High School, Careerline Tech Center, the Midtown Holland Center and Grand Valley State University's Meijer Campus in Holland).

In addition, GRCC has two Michigan Technical Education Centers (M-TECs in West Michigan. The Patrick Thompson M-TEC, part of GRCC's Lakeshore Campus, located in Holland, opened in Fall 2000 in partnership with the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District. The Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC ® in Grand Rapids opened in 2002. This world-class facility offers training in manufacturing, auto service, and building and construction trades.

To increase capacity to meet unprecedented demand, GRCC acquired the former campus of Davenport University on Fulton St. in downtown Grand Rapids and began offering courses at Sneden Hall beginning in the Fall 2009 semester.

In Winter 2010, more than 17,000 students enrolled in more than 1,900 liberal arts and occupational courses. The diverse student body represents students from Kent and surrounding counties as well as students from across the U.S. and 22 other nations. Another 10,000 learners are served by non-credit instructional opportunities. In addition to traditional classroom environments, students may also receive instruction through community and distant service-learning offerings, seminars, workshops, training classes, distance learning options and other educational formats. GRCC employs a faculty of more than 260 full-time and 590 part-time members as well as a staff of 430, all of whom are focused on the College’s priorities to be student-centered, collaborative, and flexible. Throughout its 90-year history of academic excellence, GRCC has maintained a solid reputation as a premier transfer institution and is nationally recognized for both its liberal arts and occupational programs. Many GRCC faculty members have been recognized regionally and nationally for their expertise and innovative teaching styles.

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