Custodian

Location
Pennsylvania (US)
Posted
15 Aug 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2018
Ref
96-29541
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more. 

The Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES) provides the expertise, business process, policies and standards required to plan, design, construct, operate, maintain and renew the physical assets of the University, excluding the health system. In addition, the Division, comprised of approximately five Departments, is responsible for the strategic planning, management and operation of non-academic University property, and collaborating with the neighborhood to create a safe, diverse and economically vibrant destination. With close to 12M square feet of space, FRES maintains 186 buildings on a campus of 276 acres, completes over 60,000 maintenance requests per year, and starts approximately 250 projects a year. FRES is comprised of the following Departments: Administration, Office of the University Architect, Design and Construction, Real Estate, Operations and Maintenance.

The University of Pennsylvania is implementing a campus transformation entitled Penn Connects (http://www.pennconnects.upenn.edu). This comprehensive, award winning effort is expanding the campus over the next 20 years, including the construction of new academic research and recreational facilities. In addition, the University has secured $300M in Century Bond funding and continues to upgrade existing facilities over the coming years. https://www.facilities.upenn.edu/

Provide daily cleaning, sanitizing and restocking of restrooms and public areas. Work includes cleaning of restroom commodes, vanity, toilets, urinals, floors, walls and any other surfaces. Cleaning of public areas include mopping, vacuuming, cleaning glass surfaces and wiping down of tables. Additionally perform routine cleaning functions of disposing of trash and recyclables, changing liners and policing assigned area to ensure overall cleanliness and replenishment of paper products in restrooms. Performing additional projects as assigned and understanding the importance of product safety. Communicating on a regular basis with the occupants in assigned area and providing feedback to supervisor. In addition to carrying out other cleaning duties and tasks as directed by supervisor.

High School Diploma or GED and 2 to 3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Ability to read and follow directions on products and material data safety sheets.

Ability to follow instructions and operate cleaning equipment and tools; assuring the safety of self and occupants of assigned cleaning tasks in an effective and efficient manner. Having the capability to lift and/or move equipment and supplies up to fifty (50) pounds. The ability to be flexible to work all three (3) shifts as may be assigned or due to emergencies. The ability to perform other tasks including but not limited to snow removal; ensuring the safety of the University’s community. The ability to perform other cleaning tasks as assigned by supervisor or management. 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.