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Custodian

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Facilities

Seeking team players with great interpersonal and mechanical skills and stamina!  

Our Custodians work to make sure that our buildings are neat, clean, free from clutter and safe. They spend their days picking up trash, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, or using industrial cleaning equipment to clean floors, stocking bathrooms, making sure buildings are secure, cleaning windows, and doing some minor building maintenance and repairs.  While the majority of custodians’ work is inside buildings, sometimes work might involve some outside work, like setting up for a Bucknell event. Our Custodians need great interpersonal skills and working as part of a team as well as mechanical skills because you’ll likely encounter some equipment like industrial floor washers, and fixing small building problems like leaky faucets or faulty light switches.  You’ll need strength and stamina as most of your time will be spent on your feet.  Apply today if this active position sounds like something you’d enjoy!  These positions are full-time, 12 months, and benefits eligible.

Other duties include but are not limited to:
• Checks fire extinguishers, fire alarms and emergency lights as required.
• Immediately reports accidents, injuries, security violations, stolen or missing items and safety hazards and conditions to an available supervisor.
• Operates and maintains a variety of manual and motor driven tools, custodial equipment
• Responsible for the proper safekeeping of master keys; open and locks doors as required.
• Stocks and maintains custodial supply closets, rooms and lockers.
• Performs outside custodial services around buildings to include but not limited to: cleaning stairs, landings, sidewalks, pavements, windows, window wells, mats, light fixtures, drains, trash and litter pickup around buildings and snow and ice removal. Assist with furniture moves and routine care and maintenance of grounds and plant beds.
• Adheres to OSHA standards, employs safe practices, and follows safety policies/procedures.  
• Works independently, uses judgment, and makes independent decisions regarding routine custodial and housekeeping services and general maintenance and repairs of buildings and equipment.
• Communicates effectively and assists customers by responding to their requests for special set ups for classes, meetings, deliveries and events.
• Works as a team member with others in providing custodial, housekeeping and other general labor services throughout campus as needed.
• Contributes to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
• Supports and promotes the University’s sustainability efforts.

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:
• Demonstrated ability to understand oral and written instructions required.
• Customer service oriented attitude.
• Detail oriented and demonstrated ability to take initiative.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as effectively part of a team.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Other Requirements:
• This staff position is classified as part of essential services. This individual is required to report to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by a supervisor or when the individual has concerns related to their personal safety.
• Post offer drug screening and background checks will be conducted."

Preferred Qualifications:
• A high school diploma or equivalent
• Prior work experience that includes some duties of a physical nature such as manual labor, custodial, housekeeping, maintenance, etc.

Physical/Other Demands:
• Bends, kneels, stoops, pushes, pulls, reaches above and below shoulders, lifts and carries objects up to 25 pounds unassisted; assists others in moving objects greater than 25 pounds as needed; climbs and works on stools, ladders, stairs and elevated platforms with training and safety equipment.  Must use proper safety equipment for hearing, head, eye, feet, hand and body protection as required.
• Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 25 pounds.
• Daily exposure to dust, dirt, cleaning detergents and chemicals, odors, body fluids and waste, weather and temperature changes.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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