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Easton, PA

Job Title: Custodian 

Location: McCartney Residences at Lafayette College, Easton, PA 

Reports to: Area Manager 

Salary: $16.75-$17.75 per hour and a comprehensive benefits package

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 


The Custodian is primarily responsible, as part of a team, for overall cleanliness and maintenance of the grounds, the interior and exterior of the building, the common areas, all bathrooms and projecting a student focused and professional image with all internal and external interactions. Nights and weekends may be required of this position from time to time. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clean common areas which include halls, stairways, public restroom, offices, lounges, elevators, laundry rooms, corridors, kitchens, etc. 
  • Clean and sanitize public restroom, including replenishing bathroom supplies. 
  • Sweep, scrub, and mop floors as well as vacuuming rugs and carpeting. 
  • Strip, clean, buff, and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors, as well as extract carpeting and upholstered furniture. 
  • Clean, dust, and wipe furniture. 
  • Collect and dispose of trash. Pick up debris and recyclables inside and outside the building. 
  • 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, and squeegees. 
  • Follow operating and safety policies and procedures, and comply with federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.  
  • Move furniture, equipment, supplies, and tools. 
  • Launder cleaning rags and dust mops. 
  • Respond to emergencies when necessary. 
  • Prepare the building and student units for between occupancy periods. This includes painting, maintenance, and extensive deep cleaning of bedrooms and bathrooms as well as common area spaces such as kitchens, lounges hallways, etc. 
  • Snow and ice removal and remediation, which may include shoveling, use of a snow blower, chopping ice, applying sand, ice melt, salt, or a similar product. 
  • Participation in a 24-hour emergency on-call rotation to respond to facilities emergencies at the community. 
  • Work overtime (when approved) and understand that there will be no leave approved during the turn periods of this property outside of emergency and unforeseen situations. 
  • Attend all staff meetings and training programs and participate in on-going training with the McCartney Residences staff on an as needed basis. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Work Hours:
40 hours per week Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  

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 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:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or GED 
  • Ability to lift/move up to 50 lbs. and navigate up/downstairs. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in verbal communication.
  • Possess strong customer service skills. 
  • Must have troubleshooting and diagnostic skills.  
  • At least 1 year of experience working within a janitorial/custodial position.
  • Knowledge of accepted janitorial/custodial practices.
  • Experience using and maintaining common janitorial/custodial equipment (e.g., floor scrubber, extractors, upholstery machines, pressure washer, vacuum, mops, chemical dispensers) 
  • Must be a team player. We all must work together as we strive to provide the best service possible for our customers.  

Other Information

Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package includes health benefits, dental benefits, vision coverage, and 401K.

If you are unable to apply because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact COCM Recruitment from our website. We will make every effort to respond to your request for assistance as soon as possible. 

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.