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Job Summary

Under general supervision, performs a variety of custodial duties to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of assigned rooms, common areas, buildings and related University facilities.

This is a second shift position.


Clean assigned area of work and equipment.

Operate and Maintain mechanical cleaning equipment.

Operate and maintain carpet shampooing and upholstery cleaning equipment.

Strip and wax floor surfaces.

Maintain entrances by performing such duties as hand shoveling snow, ice removal.

Clean grounds and area by performing such duties as picking up paper or trash around buildings.

Operate and maintain vacuum cleaning equipment.

Clean and wax furniture, cases, fixtures, and furnishings.

Clean mirrors, interior and exterior glass.

Unplug commodes, urinals, and sink drains without dismantling the fixture.

Clean toilet rooms and fixtures.

Stock restroom supplies.

Clean vents.

Dust window blinds.

Spot wash walls.

Wipe tabletops as needed.

Collect and dispose of waste materials.

Report items for repair; issue service orders.

Sweep, dust and wet mop floors and stairways.

Maintain an inventory of supplies in accordance with specific instructions.

Turn on or off lights and equipment; Charge equipment as needed.

Move and arrange furniture or furnishings for cleaning purposes only.

Required Qualifications*

Two year of full time custodial experience in institutional facilities. 

Experience in operating and maintain institutional type custodial equipment (ex: carpet extractors, riding and/or walk behind scrubbers). 

Ability to read, interpret and utilize a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

Experience with safely mixing and utilizing chemicals. 

Able to lead/work with a team of temp workers, minimum of 3 employees.

Train, motivate, and assign duties to temp employees.

Experience in evaluating and quality controlling a custodial workforce. 

Effectively communicate and provide quality service to building occupants. 

Possess positive attitude and also thrive in a Team Environment. 

Computer proficiency is required including Microsoft, Outlook and the ability to put in and retrieve work orders. 

Must be able to communicate verbally as well as in written form to supervisors and staff.

Must have experience coordinating the work of others and following up on results.

Demonstrated customer service competencies as evidenced by the ability to focus on the needs of others resulting in being recognized as a provider of choice.

Demonstrated ability to be a positive influence on the work team as evidenced by an approachable, positive attitude resulting in increased collaboration and support of group initiatives.

Demonstrated development of self (reflective) as evidenced by seeks areas of personal improvement resulting in growth in personal and professional skill set.

Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills as evidenced by clear written procedures and/or oral presentations resulting in messages being understood by constituents.








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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.