This position is a temporary job starting as soon as possible lasting for 12 months. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.
Facilities Services (FS) is a world-class organization providing exceptional services anywhere, anytime in support of the University of Washington's mission of teaching, research, and discovery. FS engages employees through LEAN practices and continuous improvement.
FS includes eight departments that operate, maintain and support the University: Building Services Department, Campus Engineering & Operations, Emergency Management, Facilities Employee Services, Facilities Maintenance & Construction, Finance and Business Services, Integrated Operations & Engagement and Transportation Services. Our staff must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Our Building Services Department has an outstanding opportunity for a Weekend Custodian (Sat Sun, 5:00AM 1:30 PM).
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.
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.
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.
Please note that this position has been re-posted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.
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