Job No: 496648 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Facilities
Seeking team players with great interpersonal and mechanical skills and stamina!
Our Custodians work to make sure that our buildings are neat, clean, free from clutter and safe. They spend their days picking up trash, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, or using industrial cleaning equipment to clean floors, stocking bathrooms, making sure buildings are secure, cleaning windows, and doing some minor building maintenance and repairs. While the majority of custodians' work is inside buildings, sometimes work might involve some outside work, like setting up for a Bucknell event. Our Custodians need great interpersonal skills and working as part of a team as well as mechanical skills because you'll likely encounter some equipment like industrial floor washers, and fixing small building problems like leaky faucets or faulty light switches. You'll need strength and stamina as most of your time will be spent on your feet. Apply today if this active position sounds like something you'd enjoy!
This is a 1st shift position which is full-time and benefits eligible.
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Checks fire extinguishers, fire alarms, eye wash stations, and emergency lights as required. - Operates and maintains a variety of manual and motor driven tools and custodial equipment - Responsible for the proper safekeeping of master keys; open and locks doors as required. - Stocks and maintains custodial supply closets, rooms and lockers. - Responds to and assists with minor pest removals including insects, mice, bats. - Immediately reports accidents, injuries, security violations, stolen or missing items and safety hazards and conditions to an available supervisor. Adheres to OSHA standards, employs safe practices, and follows safety policies/procedures. Uses cleaning materials and supplies in accordance with Safety Data Sheets (SDS), the Hazard Communication Program and manufacturers' instructions. Uses PPE in a safe manner, sets examples for others, notifies supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrates good housekeeping habits. - Works independently, uses judgement, and makes decisions regarding routine custodial, housekeeping services, general maintenance, and repairs of buildings and equipment. - Communicates effectively and assists customers by responding to their requests for special setups for classes, meetings, deliveries and events to include large scale events and complex event setups. - Works as a team member in providing custodial, housekeeping and other general labor services throughout campus. - Supports and promotes the University's sustainability efforts.
Bucknell University is committed to operating its campus in the safest manner possible, with concern for the individual and the protection of the environment in accordance with all applicable Federal and State statutes. Bucknell remains focused on protecting the health and safety of all staff who may be called upon to assist campus residents during this COVID-19 health emergency.
Minimum Qualifications: - Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written instructions. - Customer service oriented. - Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to take initiative. - Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently, as well as part of a team. - Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
This staff position is classified as part of essential services. This individual is required to report to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by a supervisor or appropriate time off is approved by a supervisor.
Preferred Qualifications: - A high school diploma or equivalent - Prior work experience that includes some duties of a physical nature such as manual labor, custodial, housekeeping, maintenance, etc. - General knowledge and skills related to institutional housekeeping and maintenance work, with some relevant commercial/institutional cleaning experience. - Demonstrated ability to perform basic skills on computers for communication and training.
Physical/Other Demands: - Bends, kneels, stoops, pushes, pulls, reaches above and below shoulders, frequently lifts and carries objects up to 25 pounds unassisted; occasionally lifts items up to 50 lbs that may require help or adjusting loads, assists others in moving objects greater than 25 pounds as needed; climbs and works on stools, ladders, stairs and elevated platforms with training and safety equipment. Must use proper safety equipment for hearing, head, eye, feet (full-time safety shoes), hand and body protection as required. - Daily exposure to dust, dirt, cleaning detergents and chemicals, odors, body fluids and waste, weather and temperature changes.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.