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University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


Position Overview

Facilities Services supports KU's mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the University's physical plant and grounds.  The incumbent will be responsible for performing routine custodial work in an assigned area. Employee sweeps and mops floors, vacuums carpeted areas, dusts and cleans offices, classrooms and cleans/disinfects restrooms. Strips, waxes and polishes floors/furniture. Collects and removes trash. Cleans exterior approaches to the building.
In addition to a competitive salary, KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 96 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. KU is a great place to work!

The University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Work schedule: Monday-Friday 6:00 am to 2:30 pmJob Description

40% - Office, Classroom and Facilities Maintenance:  Vacuums, bonnets and extracts carpeted areas using appropriate equipment and chemicals.  Dust mops clean tile floors, wet mops stains and spots on tiled floors using paid method and semi-automatic scrubbers.  Empties trash, using special care in research and lab areas, cleans containers and replaces liners.  Dusts furniture, blinds and other surfaces.  Cleans glass, ledges, chalk and dry marker boards.  Some work locations require attention to bio-hazards.

15% - Hallways, Stairways, Elevators, Entrances and Exteriors: On resilient surfaces, dust mops, scrubs and burnishes with a variety of specialized equipment.  Wet mops spots and stains on tiled areas and floor mats.  Spot cleans walls, doors, carpets, jams, and kickplates.  Washes windows and rails.  Dusts and polishes surfaces.  Cleans fire extinguishers cases and reports damaged and/or missing equipment to the supervisor.  Cleans display cases, drinking fountains, furniture, etc.  Cleans exterior entrances daily, removing snow and ice when necessary.  Checks and maintains exterior areas, handicap access ramps and equipment, elevator cabs and doors, etc.

15% - Floor Maintenance:  Strips floors, chemical detergent scrubs in non-carpeted areas.  Burnishes tile floors, bonnets and deep extracts carpeted areas, cleans and maintains specialty floors such as wood, cork, quarry tile, etc. using a variety of automatic equipment.  Follows associated safety procedures in order to avoid injury to self, others, and equipment damage.

15% - Restroom/Shower Cleaning:  Cleans and disinfects sinks, stools, urinals, sanitary napkin receptacles and trash containers.  Cleans and polishes fixtures, wet mops floors, dusts and cleans all surfaces.  Replaces soap and paper goods.  Cleans floor drains and adds water according to established schedule.  Scrubs walls, detergent scrubs floors with semi-automatic scrubbing equipment.  Acid cleans urinals and toilets.  All work is performed following standard procedures and safety precautions.

5% - Supplies, Chemical and Equipment Maintenance:  Cleans and performs minor maintenance on hand tools and mechanized equipment such as burnishers, scrubbers, dry/wet vacuums, etc, reporting equipment malfunctions or repairs that are not minor to supervisor.  Remains knowledgeable concerning proper use and purposes of chemicals, the proper mixing of chemicals, and associated safety procedures in order to avoid injury to self, others, and equipment damage.

5% - Other Related Work:  Includes but is not limited to locking and unlocking building doors, assisting in other areas/buildings with special university events and emergencies.  Reports building repair needs and concerns to supervisor.  Reports and turns in all found items according to established policy.  Raises and lowers flags in certain university buildings and areas.  Participates in training sessions and in-service classes.  Participates in departmental staff meetings and committees as assigned.  Assists with snow removal and surface treatment.

5% - Performs other related work as assigned.Required Qualifications

None required.Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application will include your current contact information including email and phone number and your previous work experience including dates of employment. 
Please include the name and contact information to three references with your application.

Application review begins Friday, September 2nd and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is identified. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65271073
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Position Title: Custodian (6am - 2:30pm)
  • Company Name For Job: University of Kansas
  • Job Function: Academic Administration,
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