â¢ Ability to read, write, and follow instructions.
Custodial experience Experience operating cleaning equipment Experience performing custodial services in a large residential setting
The Department of Residence at Iowa State University is seeking applications for multiple Custodian I positions. The location of these positions will vary. Shift options are: Monday- Friday 7:30am-4:00pm, Wednesday-Saturday 7:30am-6pm, Sunday-Wednesday 7:30am-6pm.
Under direct supervision, performs custodial work required for the general maintenance of buildings.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
â¢ Performs cleaning in all areas of a building.
â¢ Performs cleaning of all floor areas such as vacuuming, shampooing, sweeping, mopping, stripping, scrubbing, waxing, and buffing.
â¢ Cleans and polishes all bathroom fixtures.
â¢ Cleans and washes all glass surfaces, ceilings and walls.
â¢ The use of a ladder up to 12 feet in height may be required.
â¢ Replaces light bulbs and cleans light fixtures, using a ladder as required.
â¢ Makes beds and handles both clean and soiled linens.
â¢ Refills holder of disposable items, such as soap, bathroom tissue, paper towels, etc. Cleans and disinfects beds, bedside tables, overbed tables, etc., and other equipment and areas.
â¢ Reports breakage and needed repairs.
â¢ Moves furniture, supplies and miscellaneous equipment; removes draperies and rugs periodically for cleaning; delivers supplies to various areas.
â¢ Collects trash from receptacles throughout the building and empties it into various areas.
â¢ Performs duties in the immediate exterior of building such as sweeping sidewalks, snow and ice removal at entrances, cleaning ash pits, cleaning debris from grounds and window wells, and cleaning exterior windows.
â¢ Locks and unlocks doors as required.
â¢ Assists in unloading trucks, unpacking, assembling, and moving equipment and furniture.
â¢ Picks up and returns equipment for repair by maintenance.
â¢ Delivers housekeeping supplies to designated areas.
â¢ Operates high pressure, water-cleaning apparatus to clean and disinfect rug runners, hospital equipment and showers.
â¢ Maintains inventory of linen and record of lined laundering; maintains inventory of custodial supplies, and keeps and prepares other records and reports as directed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
â¢ Knowledge of standard cleaning techniques and characteristics of surfaces to be cleaned, and equipment and supplies required.
â¢ Ability to move furniture and objects in preparation for cleaning; to load and unload trash receptacles; to operate safely and properly care for power machinery; to use arm muscles in hand cleaning, mopping, and scrubbing for protracted periods of time; to work on ladders.
â¢ Knowledge of proper bending and lifting techniques and ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
â¢ Ability to work in a variety of environments including crowded public areas and high and low temperature areas.
â¢ Knowledge of the safe use if chemical cleaning agents and possible hazards relating to environmental sanitation.
â¢ Ability to communicate effectively with others.
â¢ Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Proposed Start Date:
July 29, 2019
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.