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Temporary To Hire Custodians- 1st and 2nd Shift

Macalester College
Saint Paul, MN

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

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Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks to hire 2 Custodians for 1st or 2nd shift to provide all the cleaning, waste, and recyclable removal services, snow clearing of all entrances, carpeting and hard floor maintenance, and other traditional tasks as needed. 


Temp to Hire Hours/Schedule:

1st Shift 

Monday to Friday 4:30am to 1:00pm  (40 hours per week)


 2nd Shift

Saturday to Wednesday 3:00 - 11:30pm (40 hours per week)


Please note that the permanent shift offered may differ from the temporary position hours listed above.

A permanent position may be offered based on current shift availability.


Compensation: The beginning rate of pay for this position is $20.00/hour (4 month temp to hire probationary period). Upon a regular position being offered/accepted after the temporary period, the pay increases to $21.00/hour. At this time the position will also become a union position.. After 1 year from the date of hire, the hourly wage will vary based on the offered shift and current union contract. 


This is a union position if a regular position is offered/accepted during the 4 month temporary probationary period, the successful candidate will be required to join the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Number 70.


Upon the offer/acceptance of a regular position after the 4 month temp period, the full Macalester benefits package would be offered at that time. See the benefit details below.

  • Routine cleaning to include dusting, vacuuming, cleaning/washing/disinfecting surfaces, collecting and hauling trash, care of hard-surfaced and carpeted floors, cleaning restrooms and shower rooms, cleaning elevator interiors and pits
  • Additional periodic duties may include washing exterior windows, stripping and refinishing of floors, replacing light bulbs, removing snow by shoveling and/or the use of power snow blowers, and performing necessary College event set-ups and other work as required and instructed
  • Complete and maintain supply order requests, and insure an adequate supply stock is maintained in the building
  • Observe building conditions and take necessary actions to maintain or repair situations by submitting work orders for repairs and performing minor repairs and reporting any loss, damage, breakage or unsafe conditions, or maintenance problems immediately
  • Maintain security of assigned keys, building lock-up and unlocking, room opening and closing per instructions
  • Train, work with, and/or coordinate the responsibilities of Facilities Services student employees
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of 1 year professional custodial or janitorial experience highly preferred.
  • Ability to fluently read, write, and speak the English language required
  • Ability to use all types of automatic and power cleaning equipment in association with the professional experience
  • Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to write short work orders describing maintenance problems
  • Physical demands required include: 
    • Ability to perform bending, twisting, squatting, crawling, and climbing
    • Lifting 50 lb mop bucket (on floor) so that the lip of the bucket reaches 30” height as in dumping in a sink.
    • Lifting 50 lb box from floor level to waist level.
    • Lifting 50 lb trash container to shoulder height as in dumping into dumpster.
  • Undergo a Criminal Background check in accordance with the Kari Koskinen Manager Background Check Act

Must possess a valid Minnesota Driver’s License


Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check is a condition of employment.


Benefits (Upon the offer/acceptance of a regular position after the 4 month temp period, the full Macalester benefits package would be offered at that time.):


At Macalester, we are proud to offer excellent comprehensive employee benefits. Here are some highlights:

  • Employer contributions to a pension plan.
  • Outstanding vacation and sick time packages, plus an additional 10 holidays.
  • Generous employer contribution to Health Savings Account.
  • Free primary care for most services through Nice Healthcare when enrolled in a Macalester health plan.
  • Access to the athletics fitness facility, wellness coaching, and activities.

These are just some of the great benefits Macalester has to offer! To see our full benefits packages and options, please visit our Benefits Page.


Application Guidelines:

For best consideration, please submit your resume to the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage. Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately. This posting will be up until all positions are filled. 

Jaclyn Howard 

Talent Acquisition Manager

Macalester College - Institutional Overview

Founded in 1874, Macalester College provides students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in flourishing St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls over 2,000 students from across the country and around the world. Macalester is a preeminent liberal arts college recognized for its student service and celebration of internationalism.

At Macalester, we look at our employees through a whole-person, holistic lens. With comprehensive benefits and well-being programs, we provide and enable our community members to grow and care for themselves, their families, and one another. Our whole-hearted fidelity to community-building and social justice exemplify these ideals.  Macalester College continuously prioritizes a culturally diverse and pluralistic community. We value individuals of all backgrounds and lived experiences. 

Our rich blend of people holding varied identities enhances our strong commitment to multiculturalism and global citizenship. We seek candidates who reflect and strengthen our campus environment. Macalester invites and encourages everyone to apply who would add depth to our community including those from all sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, religions, abilities, and ages.


Working for Macalester College 

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students the inspiration, insight and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Classes are taught by faculty whose passion is teaching and whose scholarship gains national recognition.
Two great cities at your doorstep. Macalester is nestled in a lovely, residential neighborhood–minutes from downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis–which offers students a wealth of internship opportunities in business, finance, medicine, government, law, the arts, and more.

Macalester students are citizens of over 90 countries.

Our faculty earned their advanced degrees from some of the best schools in the world, and they remain thought-leaders in their fields

Macalester students enjoy a wealth of resources for research on and off campus–specialized laboratories, libraries, museum collections, distinct population groups for surveys, even a natural history center. Often students undertake research that makes real contributions to their discipline. They publish papers in scholarly journals, participate in conferences, and provide analysis for policy makers and real-world use.


Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Statement of Purpose and Belief

At Macalester College we believe that education is a fundamentally transforming experience. As a community of learners, the possibilities for this personal, social, and intellectual transformation extend to us all. We affirm the importance of the intellectual growth of the students, staff and faculty through individual and collaborative endeavor. We believe that this can best be achieved through an environment that values the diverse cultures of our world and recognizes our responsibility to provide a supportive and respectful environment for students, staff and faculty of all cultures and backgrounds.

We expect students to develop a broad understanding of the liberal arts while they are at Macalester. Students should follow a primary course of study in order to acquire an understanding of disciplinary theory and methodology; they should be able to apply their understanding of theories to address problems in the larger community. Students should develop the ability to use information and communication resources effectively, be adept at critical, analytical and logical thinking, and express themselves well in both oral and written forms. Finally, students should be prepared to take responsibility for their personal, social and intellectual choices.

We believe that the benefit of the educational experience at Macalester is the development of individuals who make informed judgments and interpretations of the broader world around them and choose actions or beliefs for which they are willing to be held accountable. We expect them to develop the ability to seek and use knowledge and experience in contexts that challenge and inform their suppositions about the world. We are committed to helping students grow intellectually and personally within an environment that models and promotes academic excellence and ethical behavior. The education a student begins at Macalester provides the basis for continuous transformation through learning and service.

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1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul

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