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Western Washington University-Viking Union Custodian 1

Viking Union   Bellingham, WA   Full-time     Housekeeping / Janitorial
Posted on November 4, 2022
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About the Department

The Viking Union connects a dynamic and diverse campus community, providing welcoming, supportive spaces and activities that advance engagement in leadership, service, adventure, and celebration. We continually strive to enhance the Western Experience through supporting student leadership, campus involvement, creative expression, and by providing services, recreation, and events in our venues. Learn more about the Viking Union's Core Beliefs. We are the home of the Associated Students, Ethnic Student Center, Western Involvement Network, VU Leadership and Community Engagement, Viking Outdoor Recreation, KUGS 89.3 FM, the new Multicultural Center and so much more.

About the Position The Viking Union organization provides management and services to support facilities and activities that enhance student life at WWU. As part of this organization Viking Union Custodial Services provides daily cleaning and upkeep of the Viking Union and the AS Bookstore. This position is one of five staff positions who are critical for creating a welcoming environment and using sustainable practices for cleaning facilities and maintaining furnishings, fixtures, and equipment.

Western Washington University is seeking a Custodian to join the staff of the Viking Union as they provide support, services, and events to students. As part of this organization Viking Union Custodial Services provides daily cleaning and upkeep of the Viking Union and the AS Bookstore. This position is one of five staff positions who are critical for creating a welcoming environment and using sustainable practices for cleaning facilities and maintaining furnishings, fixtures, and equipment.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Daily Cleaning Hallways, Offices, Conference rooms, Etc.
    • Sweep or dry mop, wet mop, and vacuum floors, stairs, and elevators
    • Empty trash and recyclable materials and properly dispose of via established procedures
    • Cleans glass and windows
    • Dust Horizontal Surfaces
    • Use typical custodial hand tools including brooms, mops, ladders, vacuums, etc.
    • Mix, label, and properly stores all cleaning chemicals
    • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment for completing custodial assignments
    • Lay out floor mats and post signs to ensure occupant safety
    • Replace burned out light bulbs and lamps and dispose of CFL lamps in designated areas for collection
    • Use carpet extractor for spot cleaning spills
    • Occasionally move furnishings to support cleaning and operational assignments
    • Secure the work site and store master keys in supplied lock box
    • Keep custodial closet and cart stocked with supplies and make requests for additional supplies to the Custodian 3
    • Other projects as assigned by Custodian 3
  • Daily Cleaning of Restrooms
    • Clean and sanitize restroom sinks, toilets, urinals, and other restroom fixtures
    • Clean mirrors and restroom partitions
    • Stock paper towels, hand soap and toilet paper
    • Remove trash and recyclable materials and dispose of properly
    • Sweep and mop entire restroom

  • Quarterly/Project Cleaning and Upkeep Functions
    • Operate carpet Machines, floor scrubbers, buffers, and other custodial equipment in the restoration of flooring materials.
    • Extract and clean walk off mats, rugs, and furniture.
    • Operate pressure washers and other equipment in cleaning exterior areas of the VU
    • Use ladders, lifts, and extension poles to complete cleaning and dusting assignments
    • Participate in snow removal and applying ice melting substances

  • Staff Functions
    • Attend Staff Meetings as assigned
    • Obtain appropriate certifications and completed trainings to complement custodial responsibilities
    • Work along with student employees and create a positive environment for student development
    • May provide direction to student custodians
    • May participate in committees to help support shared leadership and hiring practices within the organization
    • Other duties as assigned

Staff Statement of Diversity/Cultural Engagement and Responsiveness:

  1. Custodian 1 engages in professional development opportunities that support the continued growth of cultural responsiveness and effectiveness in the areas of inclusion, diversity, multicultural and cross-cultural communication, and other related topics.
  2. The Custodian 1 works in support of:
    1. An inclusive and culturally responsive environment for staff, students, and visitors.
    2. Development of cultural engagement and responsiveness skills.
    3. Conducting work assignments in support of diversity and inclusion objectives of the campus community.
Required Qualifications
  • Experience with professional custodial cleaning.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work positively in an organization that values diversity and inclusion as part of fulfilling its mission
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience effectively following oral and/or written instructions as provided by supervisory personnel.
  • Must be able to physically perform the required job duties including but not limited to lifting up to 50lbs, bending, reaching, climbing, kneeling and being on feet for long periods of time.
  • Basic computer skills to communicate and use web applications for filling out time sheets and leave requests
  • Availability to work Fridays to Tuesdays from 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Preferred Qualifications
  • One year or more of custodial experience in a commercial or educational institution that requires use of industrial cleaning supplies and equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of sustainable and environmentally friendly custodial practices
  • Previous experience waxing and buffing floors using rotary floor machines
  • Has valid Washington State driver’s license

 

 

Pay rate is approximately $18 per hour, full time position. This position is union represented with excellent benefits including: 13 holidays a year, vacation time, cost of living increases, health care benefits, retirement package, etc.

 


Viking Union

516 High St MS9106
Bellingham , WA
VU.wwu.edu