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Job Title: Custodian
Job Family: Service Workers
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time
Compensation Grade: 2H
Pay Type: Hourly
Department: North Village
Job Summary: The Housing Custodian staff member has general responsibility for cleaning and maintaining all campus housing and surrounding grounds to provide efficient service, safe and comfortable accommodations and attractive surroundings for the occupants.
Creates an environment in campus housing which contributes to the total development of each individual by completing the following, but not limited to:
Replacing burned out light bulbs and/or broken light covers
Changes filters upon individual request from residents
Assists mechanical department in repair of A/C units whenever possible to speed repair process (placing frozen units in thaw cycle, etc.)
Repair and/or replace window blinds
Repair and/or replace window screens
Minor sheetrock repair of ceilings and walls when possible
Touch up painting when required
Repair and/or replace closet shelves, towel rods, toilet paper holders, etc.
Repair and/or replace door fittings and/or locks if repairs are minor
Checks appliances for working condition and complete repairs if minor (broken crisper covers, door brackets, oven doors, etc.)
Maintain pool log as required by law (if applicable)
Removal of broken glass or other debris creating a safety hazard
Complete other minor repairs when possible
Refers work order to immediate supervisor and/or Facilities Services when repairs cannot be completed in-house.
Inspects and maintains equipment used to perform maintenance/custodial duties.
Moves furniture or linens as requested.
Corrects or reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate Housing Custodial Supervisor.
Maintains appearance of custodial storage rooms.
Wears designated uniform unless approved by the appropriate Housing Custodial Supervisor.
Follows safety procedures and attends scheduled safety meetings.
Assists with summer programs as needed and as directed by the appropriate Housing Custodial Supervisor.
Transports supplies and/or linens from Facilities Services, Home Depot, Linen Cleaning Vendor, etc. as needed.
Completes performance review process with supervisor to understand job performance expectations and how they fit into the department and university goals.
Communicates openly and recognizes contributions of co-workers and supervisor.
Conducts scheduled maintenance inspections, complete repairs identified during the inspection whenever possible and report all others to the appropriate Housing Custodial Supervisor and/or Facilities Services.
Pursues professional development to keep pace with demands for services and information; including maintaining up to date information about the department and university.
Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate Housing Custodial Supervisor in support of the goals and objective of Student Life Division.
The intent of this job classification description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions in this classification and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.
Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically present in this description.
Daily works with members of own work unit, immediate supervisor, and members of other departments to exchange factual information and explanation of rules, regulations, practices or functions.
Responsibility for Final Decisions:
Responsible for own work. May assist or instruct other doing similar work; including student workers.
Tasks are well-defined and repetitive, following prescribed steps, methods and/or procedures. Work involves limited choice with regard to the selection of appropriate tools, methods or materials.
Errors are readily detected in the normal course of work by standard check or crosscheck.
Reports to: Housing Custodial Supervisor
Completed work is referred to supervisor for review.
1-2 years experience in related field.
Ability to read and understand written instructions and product labels.
Ability to operate basic cleaning equipment.
Ability to complete work independently.
Work is performed 50 to 90% inside under usual office/gym conditions and 10 to 50% outside under varied weather conditions. (assigned area dictates percentage of indoor versus outside work tasks)
Continuous exposure to cleaning chemicals, dust, dirt, and requires following safety precautions.
Frequently requires lifting of up to 30 lbs. unassisted and up to 50 lbs. with assistance.
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
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