University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 234320

Position Summary:
Under the direction of a Custodial Services Supervisor (CSS) perform the duties as a lead worker by facilitating work performed by custodians and LTE's. Assist the CSS in developing custodial objectives and the tasks required to achieve them. Implement work plans under the direct supervision of the CSS. Check work, assist with training and instruction on the proper cleaning methods and safe operation of all equipment. Remove faulty equipment from service, and make arrangements for repair, order supplies, and perform assigned custodial tasks.

The University of Wisconsin Physical Plant is committed to the highest standard of customer relation's principles for its customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers and fellow staff members.

Principal duties:
Goals and Worker Activities

1. Under the direction of the CSS, assume responsibility for ensuring the areas assigned are cleaned to established standards.
2. Under the direction of the CSS, ensure that work schedules are met and work assignments completed.
3. Review and report progress of the work group to the CSS on a daily basis.
4. In accordance with instructions provided by, and in the absence of, the CSS, reassign work within area to cover for custodial absences.
5. Issue equipment and supplies to Custodian's.
6. Maintain control and inventory of cleaning supplies.
7. Keep records of employee attendance, time, and vacations.
8. Make rounds of assigned area to check the progress and quality of the custodial services being performed.
9. Complete blood borne pathogen training within six weeks of assignment. Respond to significant blood and other body fluid spills.
10. Pick up and deliver cleaning supplies, laundry and equipment. Be available to transport custodians to alternate work sites and, when necessary, to the hospital emergency room for treatment.

1. Dust mop, wet mop, spot mops floor; sweep, wet mop, stairs, and stair landings.
2. Dust and polish furniture, door, woodwork, radiators, desks, window sills.
3. Vacuum carpets.
4. Empty waste and recycling containers and ash urns.
5. Wash and spot clean walls.
6. Clean glass in partitions, entryways, doors to offices, classrooms, etc.
7. Clean, deodorize, and sanitize rest room facilities.
8. Replenish rest room supplies.
9. Strip, seal and finish floors.
10. Spot clean, extract, and apply protective treatment to carpeting.
11. Operate and maintain vacuum cleaning equipment
12. Operate and maintain carpet cleaning equipment.
13. Operate and maintain floor care equipment.
14. Remove snow and ice from assigned areas around buildings.
15. In summer, clean debris from areas around building.
16. Perform other custodial and administrative duties as assigned by the CSS.

1. Assist CSS in the training of personnel in proper cleaning procedures and equipment usage.
2. Assist in the development of, and learn new, procedures and methods for use of new equipment and materials for subsequent training of Custodian's.
3. Assist supervisors in maintaining accurate and complete training records.

1. Become proficient and use electronic mail for routine correspondence and to report material discrepancies to CARS (Central Answering and Response Service).
2. Become proficient and use word processing software to draft correspondence and other documents as required.

Knowledge and Skills

1. Knowledge of proper cleaning methods and procedures.
2. Knowledge of cleaning chemicals, their proper use, and safety precautions.
3. Knowledge of various floor finishes, their proper application and use.
4. Knowledge of correct operating procedures and safety precautions for power equipment used in floor care (i.e. rotary floor scrubbers, automatic floor scrubbers, water vacuums, and vacuum cleaners).
5. Ability to perform all tasks and operate all power equipment used in custodial operations.
6. Knowledge of proper techniques to be used for training new employees, i.e., Job Instruction Training (JIT).
7. Ability to evaluate performance of subordinates, counsel and assist them in improving job knowledge and skills.
8. Ability to evaluate new products and equipment.
9. Knowledge of common supplies and materials kept in inventory.
10. Knowledge of departmental purchasing/requisitioning procedures.
11. Knowledge of policies and procedures for maintaining time/attendance records.
12. Knowledge of provisions of labor agreements on wages, hours worked, premium pay, use of sick leave and vacation.
13. Knowledge of the provisions of the FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act).
14. Knowledge of procedures for accident reporting, handling disciplinary actions, etc.
15. Knowledge of MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) content and use.
16. Ability to maintain a professional and service oriented relationship with customers and co-workers.
17. Knowledge of electronic mail and word processing software programs.
18. Ability to lead a group of employees.
19. Detailed knowledge of UW Work Rules.
20. Be knowledgeable with regard to the clean up and disposal of blood borne pathogens and other potentially hazardous body fluids. (Complete required training and get series of hepatitis B shots. If shots are not desired, sign a waiver stating the shot program was offered, but declined participation.)
21. Work Performed: Dust mopping and wet mopping floors and halls. Physical Demands: Mop buckets are normally 32-quart size. When filled 2/3 full of water they will weigh approximately 50 lbs. Must be able to lift/carry buckets filled to 2/3 capacity. Mopping requires considerable movement of arms, twisting and bending of back.
22. Work Performed: Manually, or by machine, strip floor finish and apply new floor finish. Physical Demands: Application of floor finish is similar to mopping demands. Operation of electric floor buffers involves considerable twisting of back. Must be capable of carrying 5 gallon cans of floor finish weighing approximately 47 lbs.
23. Work Performed: Scrub bathroom sinks, toilets, fixtures, floors and walls. Wash inside of windows and ceilings. Physical Demands: Duties require frequent bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, and use of arms above shoulder level. Frequent exposure to cleaning solutions, disinfectants and chemicals some which have strong odors. May be required to work from a stepladder.
24. Work Performed: Operate industrial vacuum cleaners and carpet extractors. Physical Demands: Considerable movement of arms and torso. "Backpack" vacuums, weighing approximately 15 lbs. are used on stairways.
25. Work Performed: Move furniture, file cabinets tables and other equipment. Physical Demands: Carts or dollies available for moving some desks and equipment. Requires lifting, bending and twisting. Other furniture and items must be moved by hand.
26. Work Performed: Pick up waste paper and recycling from offices, classrooms, labs and empty into outdoor rubbish containers. Physical Demands: Bending, squatting and twisting required to pick up paper and items from floor and from under furniture. Full waste cans (some which may be heavy) must be emptied into carts. paper pick-up cart weighs approximately 50-60 lbs. when filled with paper. Cart must be lifted and emptied into a large rubbish container which is about 48" above ground level.
27. Work Performed: Climb ladders and replace light bulbs. Physical Demands: Agility is required to climb stepladder and work with hands above head. Six, eight and ten-foot stepladders are most common sites in use.
28. Work Performed: Snow and ice removal from steps and sidewalks. Physical Demands: Hand shoveling of snow from steps and entranceways. Requires lifting, bending and twisting. May be required to operate a snow blower. Must be able to work in winter weather conditions.
29. Work Performed: Cleaning and dusting floors, furniture, doors, radiators, desks, windowsills, chalkboard, etc.
30. The majority of the employees in these classifications are employed on the second and third shifts. This requires an individual who can adjust to the changes in eating and sleeping schedules.
31. Most work is performed indoors. However, some assignments require going from building to building, and the employee may be exposed to inclement weather (rain, snow, heat, cold, etc.).
32. Must be able to understand oral and written work assignments and safety instructions.
33. Must have the ability to work alone performing duties in assigned area (floor/building).
34. Some work assignments involve cleaning in laboratory or medical-type buildings.

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