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Lead Custodian

Type: full time
Company Type: Facility
Location: NJ
Apply at: https://www.click2apply.net/oXoZbgcdV2VM5IxYyiBbJ2


The Lead Custodian is a member of Facilities Operations(https://facilities.princeton.edu/about-us/operations) and is committed to the success of our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors by maintaining our beautiful campus. We invite you to be a part of our inclusive Building Services team where we promote an atmosphere of teamwork, innovation, integrity, inclusiveness, respect, and sustainability. Our goal as Building Services is to provide an experience for customers that creates a caring and supportive environment. We seek individuals who will spend a significant portion of their time in campus buildings and interacting with the end-users to meet this expectation.

Additionally, the Lead Custodian is responsible for the running and leadership of the shift in the absence of Supervisor. When the Supervisor is present, the Lead Custodian may also be responsible for directing smaller work groups. While this position does not have disciplinary authority, the Lead Custodian will report performance issues to the Supervisor.

The Lead Custodian is responsible for all phases of cleaning within the University. Our staff has a daily presence in every building on Princeton`s campus and provides cleaning and logistical support of campus events. We maintain student laundromats and campus fire extinguishers. Our team cares for over 10,000,000 square feet daily, and help setup and take down over 125 pieces of rental equipment each year. This position routinely interacts with members of the campus community and serves a vital role in providing excellent service.

Open positions may include one of the following shifts. Please indicate in the application process your preferred shift and we will do our best to accommodate your preference.

Monday through Friday

4:00am – 12:30pm

5:00am - 1:30pm

6:00am - 2:30pm

7:00am - 3:30pm

2:00pm - 10:30pm

4:00pm – 12:00am

11:00pm - 7:00am*

* Beginning on Sunday night at 11:00pm, last day on Friday morning at 7:00am

Weekend shifts are also available and include Saturday and Sunday, with different days off and the same start times as listed above, subject to availability.


• Performs general, routine custodial duties, to include dusting, mopping, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, and restocking paper and soap supplies.

• Performs routine maintenance to custodial equipment and supplies.

• Empties waste receptacles and transports to designated containers for proper disposal.

• Unlocks doors, ensuring doors are locked after cleaning areas.

• Reports needs and concerns to appropriate staff.

• Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.

• Performs cleaning functions specific to the assigned facilities and/or based on seasonal/project requirements.

• May assist or perform snow removal activities and minor maintenance, such as replacing light bulbs, adjusting furniture, or other similar activities.

• Able to exercise initiative in completing work assignments.

• Able to work flexible hours, such as overtime, to meet the needs of the university operations.

• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Essential (including physical requirements):

• High School Diploma or equivalent work experience.

• Demonstration of good interpersonal and communication skills in reading, writing and in receiving oral instructions in English.

• Demonstration of customer service with emphasis on positive attitude.

• Utilize an iPad to execute work orders.

• Able to work overtime; before start of shift, at end of shift, weekends, etc.

• Able to learn how to operate equipment and practice current methods used in the cleaning industry.

• Must have a valid Driver`s License for operating University golf carts/scooters.

• Able to stand or walk 2-4 hours at one time for 6-8 hours per day.

• Able to lift or carry up to 10 pounds frequently (33% – 66% of the workday)

• Able to lift or carry up to 50 pounds occasionally (up to 33% of the workday) and in a range of motions from floor to shoulder height.

• Able to lift up to 30 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead.

• Able to push or pull using forces up to 10 pounds constantly (over 66% of the workday).

• Able to push or pull using forces up to 60 pounds occasionally (up to 33% of the workday).

• Able to frequently use hands for simple grasping, pushing, or pulling.

• Able to bend, push, or pull frequently (33% - 66% of the workday).

• Able to squat, kneel, climb, reach overhead, or lift overhead occasionally (up to 33% of the workday).

• Able to climb stairs or ladder, shovel snow, and work outdoors in a variety of environmental conditions.

• Able to work at heights, possess full range of body motions and physical agility, and have the ability to maintain balance.


• Experience in working in a higher education custodial environment or equivalent.

• Previous experience leading a custodial or janitorial services team.

• Fundamental knowledge of computer skills, accessing online resources and trainings.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer(https://rrr.princeton.edu/eop) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW(https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)


Apply at: https://www.click2apply.net/oXoZbgcdV2VM5IxYyiBbJ2