Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
This position is responsible for the cleanliness of carpets, entry matting, furniture fabric, and walls throughout all Residential Life Center managed buildings. This position is responsible for any areas in residential buildings that are managed by Dining Services, or offices such the police department, Cornerstone, Health Services, STS and Operations.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Shampoo carpeted hallways, floor lounges, study rooms, seminar rooms, conference rooms, fabric walls, entry door matting and fabric furniture within these spaces.
Shampoo carpeted dining rooms, entry matting and furniture fabric within the dining spaces.
Properly clean and maintain equipment on a nightly basis.
Communicate daily with housekeeping supervisor to correct any issues concerning an assignment, a building, or problem with supplies and equipment.
Report all maintenance issues to management related to shampoo or tile cleaning equipment; report any suspicious person to Campus Police; follow the rules and regulations of Washington University in St. Louis; maintain a valid driver’s license at all times in the event you will need to drive the Residential Life Center owned truck.
During summer months, shampoo all living spaces that are occupied by residents during the academic year. As required due to low attendance, continue floor maintenance started by the evening utility housekeeper(s) within buildings managed by the Residential Life Center. Work with other utility housekeepers repairing and replacing furniture.
Perform other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Previous custodial or housekeeping experience.
Sufficient written and verbal communication skills.
Self-motivated individual that can take direction, however works independently and strives to achieve very high personal and departmental standards.
Ability to maintain a clean machine (including filters, tank, hose, wand and machine exterior).
Ability to safely drive vehicle in accordance of the University rules and regulations.
At times when a University vehicle is needed for transport, position may be required to safely drive university vehicle in accordance of the University rules and regulations.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Position requires repetitive use of hands, arms, back and legs and is a position that is performed almost entirely while standing. Proper understandings of how to lift, bend, and support your back muscles when performing this position is required.
Candidate must be physically fit and capable of lifting up to 75 pounds to waist level when needed, and a shared weight up to 50 pounds to chest level when transporting the equipment.
This position includes exposure to dust, dirt, grease or other disagreeable elements, and typical standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping. The individual must be able to operate floor maintenance equipment and may be required to operate a motor vehicle.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Residential College. The position is located at the Thomas Eliot B. House. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The hiring range for this position is $12.69 - $15.45 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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