• Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
  • Facilities
  • Business & Finance
  • Custodial, Operations, & Facilities
  • Staff Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 18 2022
  • Closing on: Jan 3 2023

Title: Custodian

Employee Classification: FM

Division: Business and Finance

Department: Facilities

Campus Location: Main Campus

General Summary

Perform routine and heavy cleaning, and upkeep of University buildings and facilities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Clean and maintain floor surfaces and stairways by sweeping, mop-ping, stripping, sealing, refinishing, and polishing, using hand and/or mechanical cleaning, scrubbing and buffing equipment.

Clean mirrors, blackboards, interior glass and windows, drinking fountains, ceilings, walls, doors and other appliances and equipment.

Vacuum and clean carpeted floors, stairways and upholstered furniture.

Clean carpeted floors as needed.

Clean lavatories and fixtures.

Empty waste containers, ash trays and cigarette urns; and pick up refuse in buildings. Empty waste containers outside building entrances.

Stock lavatories and other applicable rooms with necessary supplies such as soap, toilet paper and towels, and maintain an inventory of various supplies and equipment in accordance with specific instructions.

Replace burned-out light bulbs.

Clean, dust and polish items such as cases, ledges, furniture, equipment, fixtures, furnishings, venetian blinds and window casings.

Remove snow and ice from building entrances, as directed.

Move and arrange furniture, supplies, equipment and furnishings, as required, to perform assigned cleaning or to set up for various meetings and events.

Maintain cleanliness of work and storage areas and all supplies and equipment used in the performance of duties.

Report any damage, malfunction, irregularities and/or potential hazards in equipment or supplies to supervisor.

Lock and unlock rooms and buildings.

Perform related Departmental duties, as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ability to read, write, interpret instructions and perform basic arithmetic, typically acquired through the completion of a high school education, is necessary.

Ability to perform physically active work of a medium-heavy nature, requiring frequent walking, climbing, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling and crouching activity to perform routine cleaning functions; and frequent lifting requiring the exertion of up to 50 pounds of force to lift a mop bucket, vacuum, ladder, or other supplies and equipment, is necessary.

Ability to meet Departmental standards of reasonable personal hygiene is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of cleaning techniques and operation of custodial equipment is desirable.

Special Instructions:

Judy Sturgis Hill Building, Tuesday-Saturday, 11 AM-7:30 PM (September-May) and Monday-Friday, 6:30 AM-3:00 PM (June-August). Varied hours with this position because it is an event-based building.

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