University Staff, Permanent - Custodians, 3rd Shift (Public May Apply)

University Staff, Permanent - Custodians, 3rd Shift (Public May Apply)

Code: 12492 Posted: 10/21/2016


The University of Wisconsin Parkside currently has a vacancy a for 3rd t shift Custodian in the Facilities Management Department

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.

This is a full-time, non-represented, non-exempt position. A six month permissive probation period will be required.

3rd shift Sun – Thur 10: 00 PM – 6:00 AM

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.


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.


  • 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


Hourly rate will be $12.50/hour.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.


Applications submitted by Friday, November 4, 2016 will have full consideration; position is open until filled.


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

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:
External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:
  • "Advanced Search", Job Opening ID: "12492"
  • Find Jobs Posted Within: "Anytime" click "Search"
  • Select "3rd Shift Custodian", click "Apply Now"
You must log in before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login". If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


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

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds 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.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at 262-595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

Contact Name: Jennifer Wagner

Contact Phone: 262-595-2576

Contact Email:

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