A Head Cleaner is a position in the facilities department providing high quality and effective work that provides quality custodial services to the academic, research, Labs and administrative units on the Columbia University-Manhattanville Campus (CUMVC). The Head Cleaner will assist with start of shift and end of shift activities; checks, corrects, and works with a group of Heavy Cleaners and will relay any deficiencies to his/her immediate supervisor ; trains and instructs staff in the proper use of equipment, materials, and accepted cleaning techniques; assists custodians in the performance of their duties; makes inspections; reports equipment and repair needs; reports needs for additional supplies; reports absences of personnel and may assume absent Heavy Cleaner and/or Heavy Cleaner- project duties. Head cleaners regularly perform custodial work as part of their duties. This position reports to supervisor and may be required to respond to any emergency on a 24-hour basis. Perform and/or assist in any routine or emergent function of the Head or Heavy Cleaner.
General Minimum Qualifications: HS diploma or GED is required.
Five(5) years' experience as a Heavy Cleaner or equivalent.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Must demonstrate minimum professional proficiency in the English Language -Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals -Must be able to work all shifts -Previous Leadership and Training Experience -Must be a quick learner and exhibit self-motivational skills. -Must be a team player with an ability to work with others. -Well refined interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, customers, clients, students, vendors, and management. -How to read and interpret SDS information, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. -Understanding of general research and laboratory rules and restrictions. -How to properly and safely operate all equipment utilized by custodial services department -Adhere to local, state, and federal requirements -Knowledge of and/or training on the following: -Use of portable fire extinguisher. -Hazardous waste awareness. -Personal Protective Equipment -Infection Control procedures -Safe equipment handling -Lock-out/Tag-out procedures e.g. floor machines, vacuums, etc. -Communication etiquette including phone, radio, and customer service. -Must demonstrate knowledge of CUMVC's safety policies and procedures (verbal and/or written), CUMVC's customer service policies, as well as thorough knowledge of the facility and its operations (practical and/or written).
Physical Requirements & Environmental Conditions
The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not mean to be all inclusive. 1. Use strength to lift and transport items needed to perform the functions of the job, with the ability to lift 50 pounds independently and support team lift with reasonable accommodations. 2. Sit, stand, bend, kneel, crouch, and squat for prolonged periods of time and/or repeatedly over a required period of time. 3. Reach with and work with hands and arms overhead 4. Exposure to variable and unfavorable climate and weather conditions. 5. May work in an environment where a variety of pathogens, chemical substances, and gases are used for research.
Employee will be required to practice the use of proper PPE when exposed to the conditions above.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_175068
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.