Campus Custodial Assistant

California, United States
01 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community.

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Custodial Supervisor, performs a variety of cleaning techniques in a research environment in order to maintain campus buildings and student housing areas clean, orderly and safe.  Performs work in accordance with Institute safety standards and regulatory agencies (e.g. OSHA).

Job Duties

In coordination and cooperation with other trades, performs various cleaning support duties that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Sweep and mop floors and stairwells, vacuum carpeting and upholstered furniture, and spot clean carpets and upholstered furniture as necessary
  • Clean and disinfect restrooms, showers, kitchens, drinking fountains, telephones, and replenish supplies
  • Dust, wash or polish furniture and horizontal surfaces
  • Clean walls, blackboards and elevators
  • May operate backwash filters for fountains
  • Empty waste baskets and move trash containers by hand or cart to disposal areas, including recycling containers
  • Collect recyclables from assignment areas and move to central collection points
  • Police and clean debris around immediate entrances of buildings
  • Work at heights while replacing burnt out lights, washing exterior windows, and lift up to 50 lbs. on a daily basis
  • Responsible for custody of assigned keys, locks and unlocks doors, and turns off lights in unoccupied areas
  • Work overtime when required

– Perform other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience working in all phases of the custodial field (industrial, commercial, and residential)
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, pull, push, walk and kneel for most of the workday and lift/carrying lab supplies, equipment and/or objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work overtime when required
  • The ability to work at heights of 10 ft.

Required Documents

  • Resume