Custodian II
Rice University 68 reviews - Houston, TX

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The Custodian II will provide routine housekeeping duties in an assigned area. The Custodian II is responsible for maintenance of flooring throughout the residential colleges including buffing, stripping, and sealing of hard surfaces and shampooing of carpets. The Custodian II also assists with movement of furniture and minor maintenance assignments. This individual may lock and unlock assigned buildings and secure building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors and windows, reports any unauthorized occupants, and turn off lights. The Custodian II turns in work order requests to the supervisor daily.

Education Required
No formal education


Experience Required
1 year

Floor work training.

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

License/Certification Required

Other Skills Required
- Must be able to speak, read, and write English.
- Must have a general knowledge of housekeeping operations as well as the use of general housekeeping equipment (mops, wringers, vacuums, etc).
- Must be proficient in the use of large commercial buffers.

Education Preferred
High School diploma or equivalent.

Experience Preferred
- One year previous custodial/housekeeping experience.
- Custodial/housekeeping experience in a college/university setting preferred.

License/Certification Preferred

Other Skills Preferred
- Knowledge of the standard methods, practices, tools, and equipment used to clean buildings and furniture.
- Ability to identify stains and use proper chemicals for
their removal.
- Ability to use carpet extracting and high pressure washing equipment.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team with others; work effectively in and around the public; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population.
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions.

Physical Demands
Must be able to lift and carry objects up to 50 lbs several times each day. Requires walking or standing up to 8 hours per day. Other physical requirements of the job include bending/crouching/or kneeling, lifting, seeing, reaching, climbing, and balancing.

Working Conditions
(e.g. Weekend/evening work, travel, inclement weather, hazards)

Work Environment: Primarily an indoor work environment in a variety of university settings which may include offices, food serveries, and residential facilities. May be exposed to temperature extremes in facilities that are not climate controlled. Work Hazards: Some work may occur at heightened elevations on ladders or scaffolding, or in wet areas. Possible exposure to toxic and caustic chemicals. Work with some heavy cleaning equipment such as buffers, sanders, etc. Work Schedule: May be required to work on holidays, weekends, and during emergencies as needed. Overtime is required weekly in May through August. This position is considered essential during a campus emergency. The incumbent in this position is expected to report to campus, provide the essential services designated and work under the overall direction of the Crisis Management Team for the duration of a campus emergency.


Salary Information
$9.70 - $10.48

Benefits Eligible
Benefits Eligible

Eligible for Overtime

Work Schedule
Basic weekly work schedule will vary, but standard work week is 40 hours per week. The specific days of the week will be determined and can include weekends. Must be flexible.

Eligible for Shift Differential
Not Shift Differential Eligible

Security Sensitive

About this company
68 reviews
You have to be as wise as an owl to attend Rice University, and have really good SAT scores. Often referred to as the "Ivy League of...