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UW Facilities manages the University’s buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. The Asset Management group includes Capital & Space Management, Real Estate, Sustainability and other teams responsible for planning and workload management. The Operations group includes Project Delivery, Maintenance & Construction, Campus Utilities & Operations, Building Services, Transportation Services and Safety. Supporting these groups, as well as the separate Emergency Management team, are the Business Intelligence & Information Technology group and the Finance & Administration group.
Building Services Department has an outstanding opportunity for a Custodian.
Under general supervision, a Custodian will:
-Clean and disinfect restrooms/shower rooms, fixtures & equipment, in assigned areas, in accordance with established procedures and standards; refill restroom dispensers; -Clean whiteboards, chalkboards and erasers; dust and wipe furniture; sweep, mop or vacuum floors; empty wastebaskets, trash, and recycle containers; -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; -Strip, clean, buff and apply finish to floors; use high speed floor buffers/polishers; vacuum and clean carpets; -Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools such as vacuum, broom, mop, squeegee for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, 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; -Report need for repair and/or maintenance; -May wash interior or easily accessible exterior windows; -May perform cleaning and related activities in areas within a reasonable distance from buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment to remove snow or debris, or sweeping sidewalks or stairs; -May move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an incidental basis; -May operate high-pressure washer; -Perform related duties as required.
The custodian must be physically able to perform all of the above duties.
-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 attention to details -Maintain a positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude -Exercise professional demeanor which includes being tactful and courteous -Exhibit a professional work ethic -Continuously promote a safe work environment
Physical ability to do required work.
Additional Requirements include:
Must be able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of chemicals, supplies, and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures.
Regular and predictable attendance.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Basic computer skills
Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s License or a license recognized as valid by the State of Washington and two years driving experience.
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.
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.