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Custodial Shift Leader

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

Facilities is seeking a responsible team member with strong communication skills, who would like to be in a physically active role helping maintain Bucknell’s beautiful campus. The Custodial Shift Leader will provide assistance to the Custodial Section Supervisor in addition to performing routine custodial and housekeeping services. This position will assist with work assignments and relaying information between shift employees, as well as overseeing the execution of those assignments. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position which is generally scheduled to work 2:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Job Duties:
● Coordinates, assigns, and oversees the work of custodians on various shifts. Oversees the completion of custodial work assignments including inspecting work areas. Coordinates labor and custodial support to ensure customer requests are met and cleaning standards are maintained.  Provides input to Custodial Section Supervisor on areas needing improvement and recommended coaching for custodial staff not performing to standards.
● Stores, mixes, transports, applies, uses and disposes of various custodial cleaning materials and supplies in accordance with Safety Data Sheets (SDS), the Hazard Communication Program and manufacturer instructions. Conducts recurring related training and recommends training topics to supervisor.
● Uses judgment and makes independent decisions regarding daily work activities. Negotiates changes and resolves conflict as required.
● Communicates and relays information and requests from Custodial Section Supervisor to custodial staff. Communicates effectively with students, visitors, contractors, vendors and other University staffs, through the use of a computer, notes, discussions, meetings, and telephone calls.
● Works as a team member with others in providing custodial, housekeeping and other general labor services throughout campus. 
● Performs housekeeping services.
● Performs minor facility repair and preventive maintenance tasks, and reports necessary repairs, damages, charge back damages and maintenance requirements.
● Immediately reports accidents, injuries, security violations, stolen or missing items, and safety hazards and conditions to an available supervisor. Checks fire extinguishers, fire alarms and emergency lights as required.
● Responsible for the proper safekeeping of master keys. Opens and locks doors as required.
● Stocks and maintains custodial supply closets, rooms, and lockers.
● Performs outside custodial services around buildings.
● Augments outside labor crews by performing routine maintenance of grounds and plant beds.
● Adheres to OSHA standards, employs safe practices, and follows safety policies/procedures.  Uses PPE in a safe manner, sets examples for others, notifies supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrates good housekeeping habits.
● Supports and promotes the University’s sustainability efforts.
● Performs other duties as assigned in support of University operations and special events.

Minimum Qualifications:
● 3 years of custodial or housekeeping experience
● A high school diploma or equivalent
● 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.
● Experience operating and training others on the proper use of a variety of custodial manual and motor driven tools and equipment.
● Demonstrated willingness to learn and use University’s ERP systems, email and the work order/facility maintenance software system.

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 will be conducted.
● ACT 153 background checks will be conducted.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Prior supervisory or team leader experience.

Physical 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.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The 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. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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