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.
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.
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
Education and/or Experience High School Diploma or equivalent Two years custodial experience
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes
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
The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills: Team building Decision making skills Problem solving skills Strong and effective verbal and listening communications skills Time management skills Ability to work with little supervision
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 Respectfulness Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity Flexibility Sound work ethics
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.
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.
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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