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AFSCME Posting 4/10/18 - 4/16/18 External applications will be reviewed after internal AFSCME applications.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Custodian
Department Facilities Management Administration
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Hourly Rate
Salary or Hourly Rate Contractual; External candidates will receive the minimum amount.
Shift 1st
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? No
Title of Position Supervisor Facilities Manager
Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.

Job Description Summary

Responsible for the performance of routine and special custodial duties in facilities and grounds as assigned. Work is performed in accordance with instructions and schedules provided, with results regularly inspected. Provide excellent customer service to a wide variety of internal and external customers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Sweep, mop, clean, vacuum, wax and buff various types of floor surfaces.
2. Clean and maintain all meeting and conference rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, rest rooms, offices, labs, stairwells and other public and work areas.
3. Clean washroom floors, walls and fixtures sanitize as necessary. Replenish washroom soap, paper, and vending products.
4. Maintain a clean, sanitary, and safe work area and ensure a safe environment throughout the facility. Remove garbage, paper and recycling.
5. Clean all types of wall and ceiling surfaces.
6. Use and maintain a variety of cleaning and maintenance machines, ladders, scaffolding, tools and equipment.
7. Wash windows, clean furniture, dust windowsills and ledges and clean fixtures, change light bulbs in various fixtures inside and out of building.
8. Maintain building entrances according to conditions by removing snow and ice, applying sand and salt, and removing debris.
9. Adhere to current uniform policy.
10. Participate in any training necessary to accommodate changes in operation which directly affects regular assigned duties.
11. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
12. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
13. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Functional supervision may be exercised over seasonal/temporary university employees and student assistants.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

• High school diploma, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Within the last 3 years, applicant must have one year continuous full time experience with primary duties/position title as a custodian, or an equivalent combination of custodial experience to equal one year full time within the last 3 years
• One year experience maintaining a variety of floor surfaces using auto-scrubbers, burnishers, zambonis, buffers, carpet extraction vacuums, and other commercial cleaning equipment.

Desirable Education and/or Experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to use basic internet and web-based applications.
• Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and perform work with minimum supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with clients, students and staff in varying situations and in all areas when assigned.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain a clean and safe facility.
• Demonstrated ability to perform general maintenance tasks, including changing lights, bulbs. The use of ladders will be required to perform some of these tasks.
• Possess a valid driver’s license and meet Michigan Tech University’s vehicle use requirements.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
• Demonstrated commitment to contribute to a safe work environment.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to complete routine reports. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to customers or employees.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of problems in standardized situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form.

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk; talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, climb extension ladders, and step ladders.
Ability to shovel, move, and/or scrape snow and ice from exterior entrances, steps, patio’s, porches, and fire escapes.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, peripheral and color vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently be exposed to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme heat and cold.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 18143
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 04/10/2018
External Posting Date 04/10/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

AFSCME Posting 4/10/18 – 4/16/18

External applications will be reviewed after internal AFSCME applications.

Additional Information



Accept References No
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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver’s license and have the ability to meet Michigan Tech University’s vehicle use requirements?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents