Custodian - 3rd Shift
Company: Bucknell University
Posted on: September 18, 2023
Custodian - 3rd Shift
Job No: 497506
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Facilities, Other
This position performs routine and non-routine custodial services
for campus buildings and equipment. Primary responsibilities
include the proper use of custodial materials, supplies, and
equipment to perform custodial and housekeeping services. Acts as
Facilities representative for customer building needs. Identifies
building deficiencies and resolves and/or reports needs and
deficiencies to appropriate personnel. Required to respond to
facilities issues throughout campus.
This position is full-time, benefits eligible, scheduled every
other weekend (mandatory).
Performs custodial duties to maintain all interior and exterior
building surfaces, including custodial equipment. Ensures students,
staff, faculty and visitors experience a safe, clean and welcoming
Performs visual monthly inspections (e.g. checks fire
extinguishers, fire alarms, eye wash stations, and emergency
Responsible for the proper safekeeping of master keys; open and
locks doors as required.
Stocks and maintains custodial supply closets, rooms and
Adheres to OSHA standards, employs safe practices, and follows
safety policies/procedures including immediately reporting
accidents injuries, security violations, and safety hazards and
conditions to an available supervisor.
Uses cleaning materials and supplies in accordance with Safety Data
Sheets (SDS), the Hazard Communication Program and manufacturers'
instructions. Uses PPE in a safe manner, sets examples for others,
notifies supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrates good
Primarily works independently, uses judgement, and makes decisions
regarding routine custodial, housekeeping services. Periodically
may work with a team in providing custodial, housekeeping and other
general labor services throughout campus.
Communicates effectively and assists customers by responding to
their requests for special setups for classes, meetings, deliveries
Supports and promotes the University's sustainability efforts.
Performs other duties as assigned in support of University
operations and special events.
Assigned full time to the Langone Center, this custodial position
serves as the Facilities representative after traditional work
hours (Monday through Friday and on weekends) to manage and respond
to requests from campus constituents and Public Safety that may be
outside of the traditional duties and responsibilities of a
custodian (off-shift "callouts"). Examples include but are not
limited to addressing plumbing issues (unclogging toilets, securing
leaking fixtures, and cleaning up water); cleaning up broken glass,
vomit, and blood; capturing rodents and bats; salting icy walkways;
and locating and resetting breakers. Will require navigating
interruptions; prioritizing call-out requests against the regular
workload; communicating and working with colleagues and/or leaders
across campus; timely response and resolution; and appropriate
follow up/reporting on campus wide call-out activity to facilities
leadership as instructed.
Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written
Customer service oriented.
Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to take initiative.
This staff position is classified as part of essential services.
This individual is required to report to work even if campus has a
delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed
otherwise by a supervisor or appropriate time off is approved by a
Post offer drug screening will be conducted.
ACT 153 background checks will be conducted.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently, as well as
part of a team.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
A high school diploma or equivalent
Prior work experience that includes some duties of a physical
nature such as manual labor, custodial, housekeeping, etc.
General knowledge and skills related to institutional housekeeping,
with some relevant commercial/institutional cleaning
Demonstrated ability to perform basic skills on computers for
communication and training.
Bends, kneels, stoops, pushes, pulls, reaches above and below
shoulders, frequently lifts and carries objects up to 25 pounds
unassisted; occasionally lifts items up to 50 lbs that may require
help or adjusting loads, assists others in moving objects greater
than 25 pounds as needed; climbs and works on stools, ladders,
stairs and elevated platforms with training and safety
Must use proper safety equipment for hearing, head, eye, feet
(safety shoes), hand and body protection as required.
Daily exposure to dust, dirt, cleaning detergents and chemicals,
odors, body fluids and waste, weather and temperature changes.
This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all
candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of
submission of the application.
This is a Staff Non-exempt position with a hiring rate of $15.00
plus $1.25 per hour shift differential.
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base
salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not
- flexible scheduling options determined by role;
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term
disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan
(no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a
community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full
weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are
eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally,
full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition
remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for
various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time
benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher
education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee
assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of
your Bucknell ID card
To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility
criteria and waiting periods may apply.)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces
diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will
contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of
a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to
value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity
brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not
discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or
activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin,
age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity
and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status,
military or veteran status, or genetic information.
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