Custodian Specialist (2nd Shift)

Custodian Specialist (2nd Shift) - POSITION FILLED
Department:  Facilities Services
Date:  07/30/2019


Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of:


Facilities Services

Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Staff Appointment

Facilities Services is seeking a flexible, motivated, and conscientious individual to join our diverse and committed team on the evening shift. The custodian specialist will perform a variety of specialty tasks surrounding light duty, restroom, utility, and vacuum. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

  • Provide general cleaning and maintenance of assigned areas, complete work orders, and accomplish project work as directed
  • Complete event setup and cleanup for College functions
  • Pick up trash in common areas; empty trash, recycling bins, and reinstall liners in all common spaces including rest rooms; haul trash to dumpster
  • Vacuum all traffic areas and other surfaces as necessary; spot clean where needed
  • Clean and maintain high visibility and first impression areas
  • Dust all appropriate horizontal and vertical high and low surfaces
  • Spot clean surfaces including walls, fixtures, door, drinking fountains, elevators, stairwells, push plates, and glass (marks and dirt); polish brass
  • Refill toilet tissues and other dispensers; turn out lights and secure areas as needed
  • Clean and disinfect all fixtures, mirrors, partitions, and doors in rest rooms; sweep and mop floors
  • Assist with maintaining inventory of custodial equipment, schedule service repairs as needed
  • Support emergency response/cleanup of biohazards, follow bloodborne pathogen protocols
  • Provide support of snow removal during and after storms
  • Assist with Universal Waste Management Program and Colby sustainability initiatives
  • Comply with all safety rules, OSHA regulations, and Colby’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements, including following posted speed limits
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; professional coursework or post-secondary education are a plus
  • Ability to follow all safety rules and procedures is required
  • Attention to detail, dependability, and initiative required
  • Previous custodial experience desired
  • Ability to repair equipment especially vacuum cleaners is highly desired
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills with a high level of motivation
  • Must be able to work independently, exercise judgment, and manage projects with minimal supervision as well as to adjust as new projects are assigned
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
This position reports to the custodial supervisor and interacts regularly with faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

General indoor and outdoor campus environment. Position involves frequent movement, including walking, standing, bending, twisting, shoveling, reaching, and lifting. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. The hours for the position are 2 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Custodian Specialist (2nd Shift) - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855


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A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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