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Apply now Position Number: 993756
Work Type: Staff/Classified AFSCME
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: Recreational Services - Kent Campus [100486]

Job Title:

Custodial Worker

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus - Kent, OH


 $12.43 - $12.98 (6 month rate)

Basic Function:

Performs custodial duties to provide for care, cleaning, and routine maintenance of buildings, furniture, and fixtures according to established work rules. Reports to Custodial Crew Leader, Housekeeping Supervisor, Assistant Housekeeping Manager or other designated supervisor.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Sweeps, mops, scrubs, strips, waxes, and polishes to renew floor surfaces; cleans and shampoos carpets; operates various cleaning machines (e.g., buffers, shampooers, vacuums, hall machines, extractors).

Cleans, dusts, and waxes furniture and fixtures; shampoos upholstered furniture; washes walls; cleans glass and mirrors; removes and hangs drapes.

Empties and cleans trash receptacles and/or recycling bins.

Changes light bulbs and cleans light fixtures.

Scrubs, cleans, and sanitizes restrooms, shower facilities, and/or food service areas and equipment; replenishes supplies.

Moves and arranges furniture and equipment; may set up rooms for functions and events.

May launder bed linens, towels, wash cloths, mop heads, rags, and other custodial equipment.

Maintains a clean and orderly supply closet; monitors supply levels and reports supply needs to supervisor.

Maintains equipment, reports need for repairs; reports evidence of fire, illegal entry, and theft of property.

May perform room service duties for University guests; make beds, replace towels, etc.

Removes snow and ice from walkways; picks up paper and other debris in area surrounding buildings.

May train and direct student employees; may participate in training new employees.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

Six months of custodial experience.


First Aid/CPR/AED certification must be obtained in first 30 days of employment for positions assigned to Recreational Services.

Knowledge Of:


Skill In:

Interpersonal and written communication to effectively interact with University personnel and public in person and over the telephone *

Ability To:

Operate cleaning equipment (e.g., buffers, shampooers, vacuums, hall machines) *
Lift 75 pounds *
Read (e.g., warning labels), write (e.g., brief messages), and accurately follow oral and/or written instructions *
Apply appropriate safety practices *
Perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions and decimals, and to calculate percentages), if required by position
Identify threatening or unusual conditions and take appropriate action *
Work independently and with a team *
Promote customer service *
Work varied hours and shifts to include evenings, weekends, and holidays *

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:

For positions assigned to Residence Services: Cleaning experience in hospitals, nursing homes, residential housing, hotels and other residential environment.For positions assigned to University Facility Management: Cleaning experience with large facility/multi-use buildings, office and conference space, athletic facilities, and classroom and lecture space.For positions assigned to Kent Student Center: Cleaning experience in large facilities, offices, kitchen, or retail.


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Exposed to dust, dirt, odors, heights, cleaning chemicals, and variable weather conditions; may be required to clean up bodily fluids to include blood, vomit, urine and feces; requires moderate physical effort to include frequent lifting and moving of up to 50 pounds and occasional lifting of up to 75 pounds (e.g., furniture); frequent stooping and bending, climbing ladders, and extended periods of standing and walking; may work varied hours and shifts to include occasional evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Working Schedule:

 Friday through Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.; however, schedule may vary to meet departmental needs.

Additional Information:

 First Aid/CPR/AED certification must be obtained in first 30 days of employment for positions assigned to Recreational Services.

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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