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FT Custodian (Monday - Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm)

York College of Pennsylvania
York, PA, PA

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

Job Details

Position Summary

This position will provide cleaning services that consistently meet standards of cleanliness determined by Quality Assurance inspections of the following campus locations: Residence Halls, Academic/Administrative Spaces, and Athletic Spaces. These positions are considered part of the weather and emergency staff and may need to respond to emergency issues outside normal times. Position may be required to complete overtime work based on events and staffing needs.

College facilities and related equipment will be clean, orderly, safe, and prepared for College classes and campus events.

Essential Functions

65% Housekeeping

  • Cleaning, maintaining and stocking restrooms, public corridors, lobbies, offices, classrooms, locker-room facilities, and lounges to expected standards.
  • Vacuuming and extracting carpeting; scrubbing, finishing, and burnishing floors; polishing furniture and woodwork
  • Operating heavy-duty power custodial equipment and climbing ladders
  • Maintaining key security at all times
  • Maintaining grounds in the immediate vicinity of the assigned area, including sweeping sidewalks
  • Special cleaning or work projects during semester breaks.

  • 20 % Utility Requirements
  • Lock or unlock interior and exterior doors as assigned.
  • Assist with event coverage, which may include event setup, coverage or event teardown.
  • Inspect building/work area and report any irregularities in a timely manner.
  • Remove trash/recycling from buildings as assigned.
  • Assist with setups and furniture moves as needed
  • Load and unload trucks as needed.
  • Respond to emergency clean ups or urgent tasks as required.

  • 5% Maintain Housekeeping Equipment and Work Areas
  • Keep custodial closets/carts, utility rooms and boiler rooms cleaned and organized and stocked properly.
  • Clean and properly store all custodial equipment, moving equipment, and tools after daily use. Minor maintenance of tools/equipment including belt replacement, emptying, cleaning and replenishing consumables necessary to operate safely and efficiently. Including mops and utility carts.

  • 5% Snow Removal – Main Priority
  • During inclement weather keep lobby and hallway floors as clean and dry as possible.
  • Snow and ice removal using hand shovels, scrapers or power equipment.
  • After snow removal spread calcium or de-icing material on steps and sidewalks by hand.

  • 5% Safety & Regulations
  • Assist the College in complying with local, state and federal laws such as recycling, waste disposal, safety’ Right to Know’ regulations, Bloodborne Pathogens standards and chemical usage. Participate/Attend trainings provided.
  • Practice safe work habits; be aware of safety issues that may affect the welfare of employees, students or the public.
  • Only use college provided cleaning chemicals, supplies, and equipment properly and as directed.
  • Operate and maintain housekeeping & moving equipment in a safe and prudent manner.
  • Experience and Education Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Valid PA Driver’s license required with safe driving record.
  • 2-5 years of housekeeping/event setups experience preferred.
  • Required Skills and Qualifications


  • Normal building/outside conditions but occasionally exposure to extreme weather conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to water, dust, dirt, and cleaning chemicals.
  • Occasionally exposed to heights, confined spaces, de-icing materials and cleanup of bodily fluids.
  • Position requires climbing ladders, bending, stooping, walking, grasping, shoveling, sweeping, mopping, pushing, pulling, reaching and operating housekeeping equipment for extended periods of time.
  • Maximum lifting of 50 pounds. Frequently lifting objects up to 25 pounds, employee must get help if lifting over 50 pounds. Occasionally pulling and pushing up to 75 pounds.
  • Position requires handling multiple tasks and taking directions from several sources.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • Must be able to read and understand MSDS/SDS safety sheets, work orders and directions for event setups.
  • Be able to set priorities and complete tasks under time constraints in a safe manner.
  • Must be able to use basic math skills to calculate mixing ratios for cleaning chemicals and to complete setup requirements for Campus events.
  • Must be able to work as a team and maintain cooperative relationships.
  • Be able to work independently in absence of supervision to follow College procedures and routines.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be willing to work overtime to accomplish the outcome if needed.
  • Must be able to interact with other shifts and/or departments to accomplish goals.
  • Be on-call for emergencies such as snow storms, icy and/or flooding conditions, equipment failures, etc.
  • Working closely with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff, while respecting the privacy of all customers
  • A positive, cooperative, and respectful attitude should always be projected toward the College, faculty, students, staff, and community members.
  • May need to use personal vehicle for transportation.
  • Be able to adjust work schedule when required.
  • Weekend and evening event coverage when required.
  • Participate in the on-call emergency rotation as needed.

  • Usual housekeeping equipment such as mops, buckets, brooms, ladders, vacuum sweeper, etc.
  • Machines such as floor scrubbers, burnishers, propane burnishers, auto-scrubbers, carpet extractors, wet vacs and various hand and battery-operated tools.
  • Organization

    YCP studentsA private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,000 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. 

    York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.

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