Lakeland University
  • 05-Jul-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Plymouth, WI, USA
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefit Package


This entry level custodian is to perform any combination of cleaning duties to maintain the University in a clean, safe and orderly manner by hand or mechanical cleaning methods. Duties may include but are not limited to restocking supplies, cleaning rooms, walls, hallways, restrooms, stairways, collecting trash and vacuuming. To effectively and efficiently maintain all building areas interior and exterior to the highest standards of cleanliness.


All Lakeland University staff members are expected to:

  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission;

  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the University;

  • Be good stewards of the universities resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community;

  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;

  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;

  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the universities community;

  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;

  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram form.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.


  • Shovels and removes snow and ice from designated areas such as, sidewalks and entryways as required.

  • Assists in the creation of a culture of safety and environmental protection by performing work safely in accordance with departmental safety procedures. Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work conditions or practice to supervisor.

  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, showers, locker rooms, stairways and all other areas so that health standards are met.

  • Empty trash containers and reline if necessary including exterior cans and cigarette containers.

  • Replenish rest room supplies.

  • Keep closet stocked, clean and tidy.

  • Dust furniture and equipment.

  • Sweep, mop and scrub floors using brooms and mops.

  • Clean rugs, carpets and upholstered furniture by using vacuum cleaners.

  • Wash windows, walls, ceilings and woodwork and wax or polish as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned by the manager of housekeeping or team lead.


  • Ability to complete the following training as required but not limited to: hazardous communication, fall arrest, MSDS, asbestos identification, ladder safety, emergency evacuation, respirator training.

  • Ability to mentor fellow staff to enhance their performance, development and productivity.

  • Ability to work in fast paced, rapidly changing environment and a STRONG work ethic and desire to learn.


  • May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling, stooping and lifting up to seventy (70) pounds.

  • May be required to work in locations that involve hazardous environments requiring protective equipment that conforms to OSHA regulations and some physical discomfort due to temperature, dust and noise.

  • May be required to work on ladders and in adverse weather conditions.


  • Requires a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.

  • Requires a working knowledge of cleaning methods.

  • Safe usage and storage of all chemicals.

  • Proper usage of PPE.


  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Full tuition remission for candidate, spouse, and dependents.

  • Two-week's vacation upon hire.

  • Two-weeks paid sick time.

  • 14 paid holidays.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.

  • Life Insurance.

  • 403(b) retirement savings plan.

Lakeland University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

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