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Job Summary Under direct supervision, applies knowledge of cleaning techniques and performs a variety of custodial duties required to maintain campus buildings and student housing areas clean, orderly and safe by using hand tools or equipment. Performs work in accordance with Institute safety standards and regulatory agencies (e.g. OSHA and CDC guidelines).
Job Duties In coordination and cooperation with other trades, performs various cleaning support duties that include but are not limited to the following:
Performs floor care, including stairwells by sweeping and wet mopping different types of floor surfaces using hand tools or equipment
Performs carpet care and soft porous surfaces by vacuuming and spot cleaning carpets and upholstered furniture using tools or equipment
Cleans and disinfects restrooms, showers, kitchens on a high frequency schedule
Cleans and sanitizes high-traffic areas and frequently touched sources on a high frequency schedule
Washes and cleans walls, blackboards, windows, light covers, glass surfaces and elevators
Dusts horizontal and vertical surfaces, which may require working at heights
Removes trash by hand or cart and moves trash to designated trash disposal areas
Removes recyclables from building interior and breaks down cardboard boxes
Maintains building entrances and immediate area surrounding building of assignment
Climbs ladders, moves/arranges furniture, and lift/carry items in the course of the daily assignments
Responsible for the custody of keys in assigned work area; and unlock entry building doors as directed on security building schedule
Must be able to work overtime, including weekends when required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school education or equivalent; and ability to communicate and follow verbal and written instructions
At least six months of experience working as a custodian in a fast pace educational or commercial environment
Must be familiar with custodial hand tools, floor care equipment, and cleaning techniques
Ability to walk, push, pull, climb, twist, stoop and bend to accomplish job requirements on a consistent/regular basis
Must be able to lift/carry a minimum of 50lbs. on a regular basis
A valid California Driver's license, or be able to obtain one before employment begins and maintain it throughout the course of employment is required
Must be able to work this assigned work schedule: 5:00AM - 1:30PM, Monday - Friday
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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