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Pittsburgh, PA

Job Title: Custodian

Location: Duquesne University (Brottier Hall & St. Martin Hall) in Pittsburgh, PA

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Salary: $15.00-$17.00 per hour. Competitive benefits package

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


COCM is searching for a Custodian who will be responsible for the overall cleanliness of a student apartment community on the campus of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Custodian will collaborate with the overall Facilities Staff to upkeep, maintain, and clean an apartment complex (St. Martin Hall) serving roughly 325 upper-class and graduate students at Duquesne University.  The ideal candidate for this position will project a customer focused and professional image through interaction with all internal and external customers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, and vacuuming of hallways, stairwells, office spaces, and other common areas.
  • Clean around main trash pick-up area and keeps area free from debris and loose trash.
  • Clean, dust, and wipe common area and office furniture on regular rotation.
  • Maintain all common areas, including collecting and disposing of loose trash.
  • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows, door panels, and sills.
  • Use and maintain assigned equipment: floor scrubber, dry carpet extractor, pressure washer, vacuums, brooms, mops, squeegees, etc.
  • Follow instructions and safety procedures regarding the use of chemicals and supplies.
  • Move furniture, equipment, supplies, and tools.
  • Launder cleaning rags and dust mops.
  • Attend to emergencies when necessary.
  • During summer months, assisting in emptying office trash and in cleaning/sanitizing public restrooms, including replenishing bathroom supplies.
  • During summer months, prepare the student rooms for move-in.  This includes extensive deep cleaning of bedrooms, kitchenettes, furnishings, and bathrooms.
  • As needed, provide temporary custodial support for Brottier Hall (an additional apartment complex also on the campus of Duquesne University)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is mid-to-high paced.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Education/Experience/Skills Required:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • At least 1 year of experience in working within a janitorial and/or custodial position which required general cleaning skills. Demonstrated experience in student housing or multifamily housing is desired.
  • Must have troubleshooting and communication skills. 
  • Must be a team player, we all must work together as we strive to provide the best service possible for our customers. 
  • Must have personal initiative when seeing a need for cleaning within the community.

Other Information

This is an hourly, non-exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package, including health benefits, dental benefits, vision coverage, and 401K. 

Applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening.

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To provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Capstone On-Campus Management (COCM) will be based on qualifications, and abilities. COCM does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.