1st Shift Custodian
Babson College - Babson Park, MA

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Job Description Summary

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year position working Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Custodian is responsible for performing all routine cleaning, servicing, and restocking of supplies in assigned building. Also, responsible for any other cleaning needed as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Performs all routine cleaning, servicing, and restocking of supplies in assigned building.
  • Sweeps, mops, vacuums, cleans rest rooms, washes windows and walls and other duties as assigned, using prescribed procedures. This could include offices, residence halls, and other campus buildings.
  • Removes trash to designated areas, sanitizes, and re-lines waste containers as needed.
  • Responsible for detail work such as polishing brass, stainless steel, drinking fountains, dusting ledges, corners, baseboards, and all furniture without disturbing customers’ personal belongings.
  • Follows proper recycling procedures; reports damages noticed in assigned areas, or other items that may not be working properly; changes all burned out light bulbs.
  • Cleans and supports special events on campus; shovels snow and sands entrance of buildings, as well as assisting with snow removal on campus during winter months.
  • Follows key sign-in and sign-out procedures; implements technical and safety methods as instructed by his or her supervisor.
  • Uses all chemicals in accordance with the chemicals material safety data sheets to prevent property damage and safety to self.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
Minimum Experience

At least 6 months of previous cleaning experience desired.

Valid unrestricted U.S. Driver’s License, with an insurable driving history as determined by Babson’s insurance carrier; must successfully complete and pass the Babson College vehicle training program within the first 30-60 days of employment; will attend safety training as required by management.

Minimum Education

Working Conditions

Additional Required Skills & Abilities

  • Must be able to function well in a team/community environment, displaying common courtesies and politeness. Frequently interacts with students, teachers, co-workers, administrators and government officials.
  • Knowledge of cleaning methods and procedures, materials and equipment and ability to operate mechanical cleaning equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relations with supervisors, fellow workers, students and faculty members.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work alone, as well as in a team and in different shifts if needed.
Working Conditions:
  • Ability to work weekends, overtime, and during special events as needed.
A. Physical Environment:
  • Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, precarious places, hazardous chemicals, outside weather conditions and extreme heat.
  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.
  • Usually moderate noise level.
B. Physical Demands

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and smell.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Regularly climb and/or balance up to 10 feet, and occasionally climb and or balance up to 20 feet.
  • Regular use of close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

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