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This recruitment may be used to fill more than one opening.
Please note that this position has been re-posted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.
Are you interested in being part of an award-winning cleaning team? Do you take pride in your work and enjoy seeing the results of what you do? Do you like working as a team member as well as independently? Are you known for your quick thinking and new ideas? If so, the Building Services Department wants to hear from you!
Building Services Department (BSD)has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Custodial staff member.
BSD is known for its environmentally-friendly green cleaning practices and proudly supports its staff through employee development programs such as: English language/writing classes, computer instruction and leadership training for motivated employees.
As University employees, Maintenance Custodian 1 staff members may be eligible to receive the following benefits:
Medical benefits for self and family. (Insurance benefits generally begin the first of the following month. However, if an eligible appointment begins on the first business or calendar day of the month, eligibility begins on that day.)
Free dental care premium (paid by University of Washington)
Generous vacation accrual (earn 8 hours per month in your first year)
Ten (10) paid holidays + one (1) personal holiday
Tuition exemption program for classes at UW and partnering institutions
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Under general supervision, the Maintenance Custodian I is responsible to perform custodial tasks to maintain cleanliness and care of facilities within assigned area and perform simple maintenance work.
- Clean and sanitize restrooms/shower rooms and fixtures in accordance with established procedures and standards; refill restroom dispensers; - Clean classrooms in accordance with established procedures and standards; - Dust and wipe furniture; sweep, mop, or vacuum floors; empty wastebaskets; - Set-up and take down equipment, such as chalkboards and easels, and furnishings, such as folding chairs and tables needed for meetings, classrooms, conferences, and events; - Collect all recyclable materials; - Use assigned power equipment and hand tools such as wet- and dry-vacuum cleaners, restroom cleaners, blowers, steam cleaners, carpet extractors, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the general maintenance of floors, restroom facilities, walls, carpets, stairwells, and furniture; - Lock and unlock buildings; secure building when facilities are not in use by checking for unlocked doors and windows; report unauthorized occupants; - Follow written and/or verbal instructions regarding the use of chemicals, supplies, and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures; - Replace/fill dispenser for soap, tissue, hand towels (restroom supplies). - Replace Waterless Urinal Cartridges. - Repair and/or replace dispensers for soap, tissue, hand towels (restroom supplies). - Maintain/(minor) repair/replace assigned power equipment and hand tools and their components, such as wet- and dry-vacuum cleaners, restroom (deep) cleaners, blowers, steam cleaners, carpet extractors, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the general maintenance of floors, restroom facilities, walls, carpets, and furniture, to include:
Floor-pad holders (floor machines)
Squeegees (floor machines)
Belts, beater bars, hoses, filters (vacuums) - Maintain wet-battery-operated (floor) equipment; change out water in MondoVap (dry-steam) machines; change out water in Eye Wash stations. - Assist in records maintenance of appropriate (battery-operated) power equipment use and water-replacement in Eye Wash stations and MondoVaps. - Polish/recondition cement/concrete floors. - Remove finish (strip), recondition, polish, and refinish wood floors. - May perform cleaning and related activities in areas within a reasonable distance from buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment (such as blowers and pressure-washers) to remove debris, or sweeping sidewalks or stairs; - May use shovels to remove snow; may distribute and apply de-icing chemicals and sand; - May move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an incidental basis; - Perform related duties as required.
Cleaning responsibilities are broad and include restrooms, floor care, classrooms, conference rooms and other public spaces on campus. The right candidate must be comfortable in using and maintaining power equipment and tools (such as vacuums, brooms, mops and squeegees).
Other required duties as assigned:
Wash interior or easily accessible exterior windows.
Perform cleaning and related activities in areas within a reasonable distance from buildings using hand-operated tools or small, hand-held power equipment (to remove snow /debris, sweep sidewalks or stairs).
Comply with safety policies and procedures.
Move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an occasional basis in order to clean a space.
Operate high-pressure washer.
Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness
Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively
Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems
Be responsible and accountable
Use organizational skills and provide attention to details
Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude
Exercise professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous
Exhibit a professional work ethic
Continuously promote a safe work environment
The ideal candidate is a fast learner, enjoys providing excellent customer service and being part of a team. Having the physical ability to do the required work AND one year of experience in custodial or general maintenance work is required. Must be able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of cleaning materials, supplies and equipment. You will need to be able to work Monday through Friday from 5:00a.m. to 1:30p.m.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desired Qualifications include:
Basic computer skills.
Valid Washington State Driver's License.
Conditions of Employment include:
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
Must be able to clean and disinfect with various cleaners, chemicals, disinfectants and cleaning cloths.
Must physically be able to perform tasks and be on your feet for most of the day.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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