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Custodian - Facilities Services

Apply now Job no: 493435
Position type: MGS - Maintenance, Grounds, Service
Location: Allendale
Categories: Facilities/Custodial/Skilled Trades

Summary: The custodian position will clean/sanitize restrooms, sweep, mop vacuum, empty trash, lock/unlock buildings, room set-ups, and other assigned duties.

Responsibilities - Essential Functions:

  • Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms using established practices and procedures.
  • Clean, dust, and wipe furniture; sweep, mop, or vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets, trash, and recycling containers; empty and clean ash trays and cigarette urns; replace light bulbs using an 8 ft ladder if necessary; refill restroom dispensers. - Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc. - Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors, vacuum and shampoo carpets.
  •  Wash walls and equipment; use ladders when required in work assignments.- Lock and unlock assigned buildings: secure building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors and windows, report any unauthorized occupants, turn off lights. - Perform cleaning and related activities such as removing snow or debris from sidewalks and stairs in areas within twenty five feet of buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment
  • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools; buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high pressure washers, high speed buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.
  • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows. Clean blinds. Launder cleaning rags and dust mops.
  • Take classes as required in cleaning methods and techniques, new products, and working relationships.
  • Handle recycling materials.
  • Call, email, or use internet to request work orders to customer service.
  • Assist with inventory control and security.
  • Safely operate all vehicles and other job-related equipment which requires a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Support and enforce all policies, university and governmental, OSHA/MIOSHA rules, university health and safety regulations and guidelines, etc.
  • Enforce and support policies established by the Assistant Vice President of Facilities. - Perform other related duties as required.  

Responsibilities - Non-essential Functions:

  • Move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an incidental basis. - Attend to emergencies when necessary. - Attend safety meetings and other related meetings. - Assist in the instruction and supervision of student help.  

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to work any shift and day of the week.
  • Satisfactory work performance and attendance record.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work well with others and maintain positive customer service.
  • Ability to follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies and use as directed.
  • Have essential physical capabilities in the following: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, bend, twist, reach as needed, and climb ladders up to 8 ft.
  • Have mental capabilities to maintain interpersonal skills, memory, attention to detail, follow directions, comprehension, calculating, reading, writing, speaking, evaluating, mathematics, organizing and innovation.
  • Must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Qualifications & Education:

  • Experience in commercial/institutional cleaning.

Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Job Classification/Range: Grade 1, $13.64/hour

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

How To Apply:  Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu  You can include a cover letter and resume. The online system will allow you to attach these documents electronically. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, titleix@gvsu.edu, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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