Physical Plant anticipates various opportunities for temporary and full-time positions in the custodial department. Shift/days will vary based on need and could include any or all of the following days/times: M-F, T-Sa, S-Th, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 1:30 am, 10:30 pm - 7:00 am. The positions that are identified to be temporary in nature are anticipated to go from August 24, 2020 through June 30, 2021 at this time.
The positions will perform custodial duties independently or within a team environment as assigned providing a high standard of cleanliness.
High school diploma or GED equivalency.
Required Work Experience:
Custodial/janitorial work experience in a commercial/hospital/school environment in a commercial cleaning service or completion of the Ferris State University JANUS (custodial) training.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Valid driver's license.
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
Any other related custodial experience.
Change linens, make beds, and bunk/debunk beds.
Check fire extinguisher and related equipment as scheduled; report any deficiencies to supervisor.
Depending on assignment, may be required to move custodial equipment, fill in for vacant positions, etc.
Disinfect restrooms, showers, and locker rooms.
Empty waste baskets and trash containers and gather and dispose of trash and foreign material from assigned area (to include perimeter of assigned building).
Maintain current knowledge of bloodborne pathogen policies and procedures.
May be responsible for carrying, distributing, and delivering custodial supplies and equipment.
Minimize waste of cleaning, paper, soap, and other supplies.
Open and close buildings, classrooms, offices, etc. of assigned areas.
Remove snow and ice from entrances of assigned areas; apply salt as necessary.
Replace light bulbs, globes, tubes, and light lenses.
Replenish paper and soap products.
Report needed maintenance on assigned equipment.
Report needed repairs to supervisor or call physical plant in emergencies.
Respond to emergency custodial requests (which could include blood and body fluid clean up).
Set up tables, chairs, and other related furniture as needed.
Sweep, wet mop, refinish hard surface floors, clean carpet, and vacuum.
Utilize household plunger to unplug commodes, urinals, and sink drains without dismantling the fixture.
Work with different cleaning chemicals and equipment and follow procedures for safe handling and use, and wear assigned protective equipment.
Other duties may be assigned.
Skills and Abilities:
Communicate and work effectively with students, staff, faculty, and visitors.
Exercise good judgment in resolving situations related to cleaning and proper chemical use, referring unusual problems to supervisor.
Maintain high standard of cleanliness and follow safety and disinfecting standards and practices.
Read, understand, and follow instructions, safety and direction lables, equipment operations manuals, etc.
Train and direct others in the performance of the characteristic duties.
Work harmoniously with and lead others in all situations including those environments which may involve variable temperatures, noise, and stressful workloads.
Lift supplies and equipment, mop, empty trash containers and/or bags.
May be required to work in a hot, humid area and/or cold weather environments and/or wear personal protective equipment.
May frequently lift up to 50 lbs. When required to lift, pull, push, etc. heavy objects over 50 pounds; employee must use good judgment by obtaining additional assistance such as the help of a second person or a mechanical means.
Operate heavy powered cleaning equipment such as carpet extraction/shampoo equipment, high speed burnisher, scrubber, etc.
Stand for most of shift.
Climbing, driving, reaching, twisting, inclement weather, heights, balancing, carrying, pulling/pushing, repetitive movement, standing, and bending.
Cover Letter and Resume
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Initial Application Review Date:
August 20, 2020
Posting Close Date:
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