Purpose of the Position The Custodian is responsible for performing custodial duties, minor maintenance and other miscellaneous duties in order to ensure that the buildings and facilities are maintained in a healthy, safe and sanitary manner.
Scope The Custodian reports to the Lead Project Manager/Assistant Project Manager and cares for the areas assigned. Maintaining these responsibilities will help to ensure the health, safety and security of the public.
Responsibilities 1). Essential Duties:
Clean offices, meeting chambers and recreational facilities
Mop tile and concrete floor areas
Vacuum all carpeted areas
Dust all furniture and fixtures as required
Wash and disinfect all washroom floors, toilets, toilet seats, hand dryers and fixtures
Clean all mirrors
Replenish toilet tissue and soap as needed
Empty all waste baskets and garbage cans
Place garbage in outside storage bin
Clean entrance and exit including glass, doors and hardware
Keep outside area near exit and entrance clear of snow, cans, paper, etc.
Clean, wash and disinfect drinking fountains
Wash all finger marks from walls, doors, hardware and glass
Clean break room sinks and counters
Report damages and acts of vandalism
Wash and buff floors with floor polisher
Wash entrance and exit floors
Clean walls and toilet partitions
2). Maintain storage areas and cleaning equipment, materials and supplies in a safe and orderly manner in order to ensure the safety of staff and the public. Main Activities:
Secure storage areas
Ensure cleaning materials and supplies are stored in a safe and orderly manner
Maintain an adequate supply of cleaning materials and supplies
Restock materials and supplies
Make note of the need for equipment repairs
3). Perform other related duties as required
Qualifications Education and/or Experience
High School Diploma or equivalent
Two years custodial experience
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes Knowledge The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:Knowledge of standard cleaning procedures, chemicals, products and equipment
Knowledge of the chosen custodial information system
Ability to read and understand labels and instructions, particularly on the use and application of cleaning chemicals and products
Ability to work under little supervision
Skills The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:
Decision making skills
Problem solving skills
Strong and effective verbal and listening communications skills
Time management skills
Ability to work with little supervision
Personal Attributes The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties within the Mark Center. The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
Honesty and trustworthiness
Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
Sound work ethics
Working Conditions Physical Demands
The Custodian is a physically demanding position. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is frequently required use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects tools or controls. The incumbent must spend the entire time at work standing, walking, lifting heavy objects, operating medium-weight cleaning equipment such as floor buffers, sweeping and mopping floors and moving desks and furniture. The incumbent is required to do a great deal of stretching and bending, often in awkward positions. The incumbent must also use back-pack vacuums when assigned.
Note: Operating floor polishers and waxers are particularly hard on back muscles. The incumbent must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Environmental Conditions The incumbent works on a daily basis with dangerous and toxic cleaning products that can be very harmful to ones health if not properly utilized. The incumbent also regularly cleans up blood, saliva and other bodily fluids that are unpleasant to deal with. The condition of washrooms is often unpleasant.
Sensory Demands Many of the cleaning materials give off noxious fumes and have powerful odors. If not handled properly, the cleaning materials can cause injury, sickness and/or skin irritation and rashes.
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.