Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core FourArts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. The University offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and professional training. With powerful partnerships throughout the New York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, a growing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, and rising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi is a dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island and in the region.
The Facilities Management Department is dedicated to the University's focus of becoming a modern, metropolitan university. This objective is accomplished by supplying well-maintained, sustainable,and aesthetically pleasing facilities and grounds. Our goal is to provide support and meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni and patrons of the University. The exceptional delivery of facilities services in a timely manner, while providing outstanding customer service, has served to ensure that our mission is achieved. We strive to support Adelphi's Momentum Strategic Plan to create a world class academic experience where our students will thrive.
Responsible for maintaining the overall cleanliness of the university.
REPORT TO: Director or Supervisor of Housekeeping.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Sweeps, mops, and waxes floors, vacuums and cleans carpet on a routine basis.
Dusts and/or polishes furniture, window ledges, walls, etc.
Maintains and cleans restrooms and drinking fountains on a routine basis.
Empties trash cans and cleans containers as needed; removes garbage from inside the buildings.
Replaces soap and paper products in dispensers.
Carries equipment, tables, chairs and other objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more than 50 pounds with assistance.
Knowledge of basic custodial procedures and ability to complete assigned tasks within work time.
Knowledge of and the ability to strip, wax and burnish floors, as well as operate janitorial equipment such as buffers,carpet cleaners.
Knowledge of and ability to use common hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, pliers etc.
Ability to perform a variety of routine, repetitive cleaning tasks and semiskilled tasks.
Must have sufficient physical strength and ability to independently and repeatedly lift, move, and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds and to repeatedly lift, move and carry objects weighing more than 50 pounds with assistance.
Must be able to distinguish between cleaning materials.
Some knowledge and/or ability to learn about occupational hazards and safety precautions.
Ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.
Pushing/Pulling is required constantly moving equipment and furniture, mopping, sweeping, vacuuming and buffing floors.
Lifting/Carrying is required frequently during the day moving equipment and furniture for cleaning purposes.
Standing/Walking can be required constantly throughout the day depending on the job duties assigned.
Sitting required occasionally.
Reaching required sweeping, dusting, buffing, and mopping.
Three to five years prior cleaning experience.
Multiple shifts and days - weekend and night shifts may be required.
Adelphi University comprises a small liberal arts college and a cluster of professional schools that have grown up in close relationship to the needs of the region. Our mission is to provide quality undergraduate and graduate education and to offer professional preparation of the first rank in arts, education, business, clinical psychology, social work, nursing and other health sciences.