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Custodian (part time)

College of the Holy Cross


Job Description:

The Custodian is responsible for maintaining the overall cleanliness of the College. Instructions to the employee are generally specific; however, there are times the employee must consider different courses of action to complete the task.

Essential Functions:

• Empty wastebaskets and trash containers.

• Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms using established practices and procedure. Refill restroom dispensers

• Clean, dust, and wipe furniture; sweep, mop, polish, or vacuum floors; clean chalk boards and erasers; replace light bulbs.

• Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc.

• Must have sufficient physical strength and ability to independently and repeatedly lift, move and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds and to repeatedly lift, move and carry objects weighing more than 75 pounds with assistance.

• Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors; vacuum, extract and shampoo carpets.

• Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools; buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high pressure washers, high speed buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture.

• Wash walls and equipment; use ladders when required in work assignments.

• Lock and unlock assigned buildings: secure building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors and windows, report any unauthorized occupants, turn off lights.

• Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies. Use as directed.

• Perform cleaning and related activities such as removing snow or debris from sidewalks and stairs in areas within ten feet of buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment.

• Move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools frequently.

• Wash accessible interior and exterior windows. Clean blinds. Launder cleaning rags and dust mops.

• Have essential capabilities in the following: Interpersonal skills; attention to detail, ability to read, follow, and comprehend directions; communicate effectively both verbally and written.

• Basic math skills with ability to calculate measurements.

• Attend to emergencies when necessary.

• Attend safety meetings and other related meetings.

• Take classes as required in cleaning methods and techniques, new products.

• Handle recycling materials.

• Call in work orders.

• Assist in the instruction and supervision of student help.

• Assist with inventory control and security.

• Safely operate all vehicles and other job related equipment.

• Ability to perform occasional overtime and weekend work.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Open Part-time Shifts:

• Monday – Friday, 6:00 am – 10:00 am This is 20 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.


• High school diploma or GED is required
• Two years of experience as a building attendant or custodial worker. Two years-experience using floor machine such as auto-scrubbers, buffers, burnishes, etc.
• Basic knowledge of housekeeping tools and equipment required

Additional Information:

This position is classified as non-exempt level position for purposes of the federal wage and hour law.

The College of the Holy Cross is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

Holy Cross Benefits at A Glance:

Application Instructions:

Please attach resume and cover letter if possible, otherwise, please submit an online application.

Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.

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