University Staff - Public May Apply - 1st and 3rd Shift Custodians, Facilities

Code: 120 Posted: 07/17/2015

Custodians, 1st and 3rd shift (2 vacancies)
Facilities Management Department
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The University of Wisconsin Parkside currently has two vacancies for Custodians in the Facilities Management Department: one for 1st shift and one for 3rd shift.

Members of the public and UW Parkside and UW System employees with expected continuous employment (formerly known as Permanent), Project and Limited Term Employees, are encouraged to apply.

These are full-time, non-represented, non-exempt positions. A six month permissive probation period will be required.

1st shift M-F 5AM to 1:30PM
3rd shift SU-TH 10PM to 6AM


The primary responsibilities for the Custodian position is maintenance of campus buildings and furnishings; maintenance of custodial equipment and supply closets; perform detailed cleaning as needed; and recognize problems and take appropriate corrective action to perform required routine maintenance.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


90% A.  Maintenance of campus buildings and furnishings to provide an environment conducive to the educational process.
A1. Operate power equipment/manually sweep and clean offices, classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, stairs and elevators.
A2. Operate power equipment/manually mop and wax floors and hallways.
A3. Collection of waste and recyclable materials including their placement in proper receptacles or collection sites.
A4. Wash windows, walls, chalk boards and stair risers.
A5. Replenish restrooms with building supplies.
A6. Clean lighting fixtures and replace light bulbs.
A7. Operate power equipment to shampoo carpeting and clean upholstered furniture.
A8. Wash and dust furniture routinely, as needed.
A9. Remove snow from walls and drives to allow access to buildings.
A10. Detail cleaning: Detail duties, i.e., dust shelving, paintings, and wall hangings, dust/clean blinds, wash doors, walls and handrails as needed.


3% B.   Maintenance of custodial equipment and supply closets to insure smooth operation and continuous maintenance in one's assigned area.
B1. The operation of custodial equipment with regular cleaning and inspections for adjustment and repair.
B2. Maintain an orderly stock of supplies in supply closets for distribution.


5% C.   Recognize problems and perform required routine maintenance in order to take the appropriate corrective action.
C1. Coordinate work schedules to fit into daily activity or assigned area and establishes a routine.
C2. Participate in training session on operation of equipment and maintenance methods.
C3. Notify superior of equipment and facilities in need of repair.
C4. Communicate and work with management and the occupants of assigned areas to ensure a high degree of cleanliness and proper waste handling.


2% D.  Performance of other maintenance operations as directed by Supervisor.
D1. Maintain simple records and make reports on activities as needed.
D2. Move furniture and equipment as required.
D3. Assist other crew members with supervisor's permission, expediting big cleaning duties.



Required knowledges skills and abilities

·      Physical strength and stamina necessary to perform required work such as the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, move furniture, and work on feet for long periods of time.

·      Ability to conduct Inventory/Tagging of new equipment and furniture.

·      Ability to conduct routine repair of custodial equipment.

·      Willingness to accept supervisor's suggestions.

·      Aptitude to learn from oral instruction by listening and asking questions.

·      Aptitude to learn functions and use of standard cleaning implements.

·      Able to read work instructions and schedules, warning signs and instructions for equipment operation.

·      Knowledge of proper methods, materials, and equipment used in a variety of building cleaning, sanitizing and preservation work.

·      Willingness to perform repetitive tasks.

·      Acceptable attitudes toward type of people encountered on the job.

·      Ability to work as a team member.

·      Ability to work effectively in a diverse, multicultural environment.

·      Ability to read written directions without assistance.

·      Ability to use cleaning supplies, floor stripper and wax, carpet cleaning supplies

·      Ability to use a vacuum, broom, mop, window washing equipment, carpet cleaner, screwdriver, scrapper, and manual cleaning equipment.


Ergonomic Requirements:

(ie excessive mobility to make deliveries on campus, climbing ladders, extensive computer use)


Frequent lifting and bending.

Must be able to lift at least 75 pounds.

Walking between various parts of the building is required.

Frequent back and forth motion of arms required for vacuuming.

Frequent pushing/pulling of various sized carts.

Frequent reaching above head to clean high areas.

Frequent up and down motion of the upper arms required for cleaning.

Occasional shoveling of snow.

Frequent stooping and kneeling

Frequent standing on feet for long periods of time

Frequent climbing of ladders

Frequent repetitive motions


Equipment to be used on the job:

(By each piece of equipment, "F" for frequent use, "O" for occasional use, or "R" for rare use.)


1. Tools: (power or manual tools)

Vacuum – F, Dust mop – F, Wet Mop – F, Window Washing equipment – O, Screwdriver – R, Scrapper – O.


2. Large Machinery: (includes vehicles)

Pressure Washer – R, Auto scrubber – R, Rotary Scrubber – O, Vacuum Cleaner – F, Carpet Cleaner – O,


3. Electrical Equipment: (i.e.: floor buffer, includes office equipment)

Same as number 2.


4. Chemicals: (includes cleaning supplies, lab chemicals, hazardous waste)

Cleaning supplies, floor stripper, wax and carpet cleaning supplies, restroom cleaners, acid bowl cleaner and descaler


Additional information – these positions works primarily in campus classrooms, restrooms, offices, Library and Sports and Activity Center.





Previous custodial experience

Eighteen years of age or successful completion of a recognized high school level general education development test


Salary and Benefits

Hourly rate will be $11.511/hour.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.



Review of Applications

Applications submitted by Friday, July 31st, 2015 will have full consideration; position is open until filled.



Application Process

All applications are to be submitted electronically through our employment portal:


Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can submit your application. If you have not registered, click on the "Click Here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input you User Name and Password and select "Login." If you have questions about how to apply from the Candidate Gateway, go to


Interested candidates should submit the following:

Cover Letter outlining qualifications for the position and including your preference for what shifts you are willing to work
Names and Contact information for 3 professional references


Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Incomplete applications may not receive further consideration.


A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.


UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer.  Women, minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.



Contact Information

If you have application questions call or email:

Jennifer Wagner
University of Wisconsin Parkside
Facilities Management Department
Office (262) 595-2576

Contact Name: Jennifer Wagner

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2576

Contact Email:

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