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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Perform all custodial duties using OS1 cleaning system, including use of backpack vacuum. These are basic custodial duties including cleaning restrooms, picking up debris on floor, cleaning offices and all areas of the library.

Operate equipment used for routine maintenance work including but not limited to power washers, upholstery and carpet spot cleaning machines, and counter rotating brush carpet pile lifter.

Who We Are

Custodial Services provides cleaning services to University of Michigan administrative and academic buildings on the Ann Arbor campus. We service over 13 million square feet of floor space in over 250 buildings. Building Services employs over 400 people consisting of custodial, pest management, support, administrative and managerial staff.

Our mission is to maintain the facilities to provide a sanitary, safe and pleasant environment for the University of Michigan’s students, faculty, staff and guests.


Required Qualifications*

  • Ability to effectively communicate with and follow instructions from co-workers, supervisors, customers, and facility managers. 

  • Ability to wear a backpack vacuum for up to 8 hours a day. 

  • Ability to effectively clean/maintain areas that are located in various positions, including several feet off the floor, close to the floor, and under/around obstacles. 

  • Must be able to perform all duties in the job classification with or without a reasonable accommodation

Additional Information

Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.


Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the AFSCME union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.