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Full-Time Custodian

Hope College invites immediate applications for this full-time, 1st shift position. Hope College is a Christian, co-educational, undergraduate, residential, multicultural, liberal arts college of 3,200 students, affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, located in Holland, MI.

Minimum qualifications: High school graduate with 3 years experience in trade preferably in a maintenance environment. Must pass a background check, physical examination and possess no physical limitations that would inhibit work performance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • This person will be responsible for running a variety of floor cleaning equipment. Experience with this type of work is preferred.
  • Must be able to work independently and follow oral and written instructions.

Principal Dutiesand Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

This is routine manual labor associated with the daily cleaning of buildings. Employees in this job classification are not under close supervision but receive instructions and direction from their lead custodian and perform various duties requiring moderate physical strength. This position is an approximately 40-hr/wk job requiring flexible working hours to be adjusted by the supervisor to meet seasonal and special college requirements. It could involve Saturday and Sunday weekend work.

Typical routine duties include but are not restricted to: dust mopping, sweeping, wet mopping, vacuuming, dusting, waxing, cleaning restrooms, removing trash, polishing furniture, and simple operation of basic mechanical equipment.

Examples of routine work:

Police public areas, vacuum clean rugs and carpets scrub and clean restrooms and all fixtures, keep restrooms supplied with towels, soap, and toilet paper, dust and clean walls, doors, windows, woodwork, and others above surface, polish furniture, clean elevators and stairwells, police and sweep all outside stairs and steps, notify supervisor of equipment and facilities needing repair or replacement, replace accessible lights, perform related work as required and instructed, help in the distribution of linen and the making of beds. (seasonal)

Characteristic non-routine work:

Stripping and refinishing floors, spray buffing floor with machine, window cleaning, walls, vents and radiator cleaning, waste receptacle cleaning, snow removal in related areas, carpet cleaning, set up rooms for conferences, lectures, and special events, move furniture.

Application Process:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, professional resume, and names of three references via email to:
Subject: 1st Shift Custodian

Resumes must be received by Friday, May 10 at 4:00 pm.

Hope College places a high priority on sustaining a supportive environment that recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty and staff in order to best prepare our students for successful careers in our multi-cultural nation and global community. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds and cultures, including women and persons of color are, therefore, welcomed. Hope College complies with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.