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Custodial Project Lead

Description of Job

The Custodial Project Lead will report directly to the Custodial Services Manager.   This position is designed for a working supervisor who performs the duties of a custodial worker in addition to providing competent team leadership, training and supervision to custodial staff.  This individual will monitor and endeavor to improve the overall cleanliness, sanitation, and appearance of the College’s working and living environment by providing exceptional supervisory skills and janitorial expertise blended with outstanding customer service skills.

3rd Shift Work Schedule: Sunday through Thursday 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Pay: $17.50/hr


As a custodial worker, the responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain all types of flooring and stairways.  This may include sweeping, mopping, dusting, vacuuming.
  • Stripping and waxing of vinyl tile floors, bonnet shampoo and extract carpeting, and deep clean ceramic tile and grouting as needed.
  • Clean and sanitize restrooms including all fixtures and partitions.
  • Clean and maintain a variety of college buildings including residence halls, offices, classrooms, meeting rooms and common areas.  This includes, but is not limited to, cleaning windows, walls, furniture, technical equipment, laboratory equipment and appliances. 
  • Move and arrange furniture and equipment as needed.
  • Perform incidental building maintenance tasks, such as replacing light bulbs.
  • Snow removal which may require the use of machines.
  • Empty wastebaskets and recycle containers.
  • Assist with event set ups as needed. 
  • Care for equipment and supplies.
  • Maintain an inventory and requisition of supplies.
  • Collection of litter and debris.

This position will serve to support the Custodial Supervisor in leadership and management of staff and contracted labor. 

  • Working with the Custodial Supervisor to establish long- and short-range goals for self and other staff.
  • Possess the technical skills to develop proper floor care including stripping and waxing, carpet extraction, and other cleaning techniques.
  • Work with Custodial Supervisor to plan for project work including floor stripping /waxing, window cleaning, carpet and furniture extraction, etc.
  • Assist with training of new employees and contracted labor by demonstrating use of cleaning materials and equipment to ensure the most efficient and economical use of materials and manpower.
  • Assist with inspecting the work and monitoring the conduct of personnel assigned to their shift; working with the Custodial Manager in providing corrective measures to ensure satisfactory performance.
  • Working with the Custodial Supervisor to develop a training program for all employees in methods and safe use of materials and equipment.
  • Reporting all hazards, defects, deterioration and wear and tear of the facilities to Director of Facilities and/or the Custodial Manager and the Health, Safety and Risk Manager.
  • Ensuring that the rules and regulations of the College, policies and procedures of the Facilities Department, and all safety regulations, are known and observed by custodial staff.
  • Adherence to all department training and safety policies.

Supervise and perform duties of maintenance of equipment and control of cleaning chemicals and supplies common to the trade.  This includes:

  • Supervision of the supplies requisitioning process of the staff. 
  • Inspecting equipment used by the night staff to determine need for new parts, repairs, overhaul, replacement and cleanliness.
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in all janitorial closets used by the staff.

Miscellaneous work assignments may include:

  • Overseeing the set-up of College functions and events.
  • Working with the Events Coordinator to prepare residence halls, meeting rooms and classrooms for occupants attending summer programs.
  • Performing other routine work of the Facilities Department as assigned by the Director and/or Custodial Supervisor.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Minimum of two years supervisory experience in some capacity.  Preference will be given to those who have supervised a staff of three or more people.
  • Ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Good knowledge of the practices and principles of supervision.
  • Two or more years of actual custodial experience.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, analyze, and execute.
  • Ability to be trained and serve in the on-call rotation.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Working knowledge of custodial equipment and chemicals.
  • Exemplary customer service skills are necessary.
  • Computer literacy including some proficiency with email protocols.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing and to take instructions from either. 
  • Ability to express ideas effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively with other members of the department, faculty, staff and students and meet the public well.

Other Qualifications:

  • Walking, bending, lifting may be required in order to supervise the work of others and to demonstrate proper cleaning techniques.
  • Attend meetings, seminars and workshops as required.
  • Professional demeanor.

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - CSTL
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer