Custodial Services Group primarily provides cleaning services, office/equipment/building relocation services, recycling services and event setup services to customers located on 2.54 million square feet of floor space in 55 buildings across campus. By category, the Group services 22 Academic and Research buildings, 21 University Housing residence halls, 10 service buildings and 2 University Center buildings.
This position is responsible for providing custodian lead work for the Physical Plant Custodial Unit. The Custodian Lead may guide the work of a crew of Custodians, limited term employees (LTE’s) and student workers, the incumbent works under the direction of a Custodial Services Supervisor. The Custodian Lead assists the Custodial Services Supervisor in developing custodial objectives designed to meet the needs of building occupants and the tasks required to achieve these objectives.
This position will work 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Normal working shift is Sunday to Thursday 4:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Some hours and days of work are flexible to meet the operational needs of the Physical Plant.
50% A. Provide lead work, instruction and support for Physical Plant Custodial Unit.
Establish and maintain good working relationships with custodial personnel and with all other persons in all areas.
Coordinate, plan and assign routine work to be performed within assigned areas and for special work projects and events.
Coordinate custodial work with building activities.
Check attendance daily and arrange coverage for unanticipated absences.
Coordinate vacation requests with the supervisor, and arrange coverage for scheduled absences.
Coordinate coverage for buildings with other Custodian Leads.
Make frequent rounds checking progress and quality of services being performed.
Provide initial and ongoing instruction to employees in proper custodial methods and procedures and the safe use of equipment and chemicals.
Coach Custodians in deficient areas making sure they understand job expectations.
Keep abreast of new procedures, products and equipment and pass the information on to others.
Enlist the help of the supervisor in addressing any ongoing concerns regarding work assignments, progress or performance.
Communicate with supervisor and other lead workers regarding building issues as needed.
45% B. Perform a variety of daily, periodic and seasonal duties.
Perform custodial work in assigned area as directed.
Lock and unlock buildings are required.
Fill in for absentees, scheduled and unscheduled, when required.
Clean building areas as shown in the “Building Cleaning Manual Book”.
Fill in campus wide for custodial vacancies when necessary.
Assist other Custodians with project work.
Perform other custodial duties when requested by customers or supervisor, or self-generated.
Participate in campus snow and ice removal efforts.
5% C. Perform miscellaneous other tasks campus wide as directed.
Coordinate and perform bulb and other recycling as necessary.
Train Custodians, student workers, and LTE’s in cleaning practices and paperwork requirements.
Assist in making repairs on custodial equipment as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Some knowledge of standard cleaning procedures, chemicals, tools, products, and equipment used in providing custodial services.
Hold a valid driver’s license
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals consistent with the duties of this position.
Good work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness and resourcefulness.
Work independently and as part of a team environment and on collaborative efforts.
1-year experience in custodial, housekeeping, or maintenance role.
(2) to (5) years’ experience in custodial, housekeeping, or maintenance role.
Experience in working with a diverse staff across multiple buildings.
Prior usage of a work order system for receiving assigned tasks.
Professional experience in using industrial custodial equipment.
Prior forklift experience.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.
UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.
All students are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.
Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
More information about the UW-Stout community and region: http://www.uwstout.edu/about/community.cfm.
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The minimum starting salary is $12.69 per hour. The hourly rate for this position is negotiable based on experience and available budget. A six-month probation is required. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement Plan. Benefit details can be found at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/Univ-staff.pdf.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Final candidate must successfully pass a full background check before an offer of employment can be made.
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