Bethel University

3rd Shift Nightwatch Custodian

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/7/2018 9:33 AM)
Position Number
# of Openings
Facilities Management
FLSA Status
Months per year
Benefit Eligible
Benefit Eligible

Job Summary

Support the mission and values of Bethel University by performing custodial and security services to the academic buildings.


  • Perform nightly custodial duties which include, but are not limited to: Vacuuming all hallways, lounges, and common areas; straightening and arranging all lounge furniture; maintaining and preparing the gym floor and fitness room; trash / recycling / vacuuming of the HC4th floor library, Facilities Management and Security office suites; auto-scrubbing the BC tile; and removing hallway trash and recycling
  • Secure the academic complex by locking all exterior and interior doors. Check all remaining students for required late-night building passes; escort those without passes from the academic buildings
  • Unlock the academic complex; verify all event set-ups have been completed, and all areas are clean and ready for use
  • Perform carpet extraction and hard floor maintenance and resurfacing throughout the academic complex, including the library and dining center special projects
  • Perform security rounds and monitor all building systems and alarms throughout the night. Act as 1st responder to any issue, and contact appropriate emergency or on-call personnel as needed. Report non-emergency building maintenance needs via work order system
  • Oversee the work performed by student workers in the absence of 3rd Shift Lead Custodian Supervisor
  • Perform maintenance work orders, and other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Perform snow removal and other contingency operations. These services require after-hours work or forfeit of other nightly duties

Required Skills

  • Individual should have demonstrated the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and students is essential. 
  • Working knowledge of communicating via email is required; experience with Google calendar & email, and event management databases preferred

Required Experience

Requires one year of custodial experience.  Previous experience with carpet extraction, hard floor resurfacing, and building security preferred

Required Education

Requires a high school degree or equivalent

Additional Information

  • This is a 12 month, 40 hours per week position
  • Working hours are 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m., Thursday-Monday
  • This position is considered essential personnel and must be available outside of normal working hours if needed to support contingency operations such as snow removal or support of special events
  • Summer maintenance work presents unique demands on the department and vacation opportunities are normally limited near Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends due to graduation and welcome week events
  • Also, vacations are also normally limited beginning the first full week of August through Labor Day due to the wrap-up of summer projects and preparation for the start of the school year
  • Must have a strong customer orientation and be committed to building a team that provides superior service to Bethel and local community
  • Complies with environmental health and safety requirements and procedures as outlined in University and State policies and directives
  • Primary work environment is indoors, however occasional work outdoors is required regardless of weather conditions
  • Work environment includes exposure to standard cleaning chemicals and products, as well as exposure to high concentrations of airborne dust
  • This position requires continuous walking for an hour or more at one time, several times per shift.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds is required


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