Job Requisition Number: 24874. UC Berkeley’s University Health Services (UHS) provides comprehensive medical, mental health, insurance and health promotion services to all Berkeley students, and a variety of health programs for faculty and staff. Services are designed to minimize the impact of illness, emotional distress and injury on studies and work.
Under the supervision of the Facility Manager, the Lead Custodian provides the daily coordination of work assignments, service requests and general oversight for the custodial team for the University Health Services. The Custodian Leader’s responsibilities includes training custodial staff in all aspects of custodial duties. Must demonstrate the proper use of all custodial equipment and cleaning solutions. Issues supplies and equipment. Inspects employees assigned work zone daily and must complete periodic safety inspections of equipment to ensure all equipment is functioning properly. Maintains established custodial performance standards. Performs related custodial duties as assigned.
1. Clean offices, hallways, stairwells, staff kitchens, clinical exam rooms, practitioner offices, patio’s, roll up doors and other area of the building as assigned moving furniture as necessary. Wash walls, mirrors, oven, microwave ovens, clean & polish water fountains, windows, office partitions, floors, stairwell railings, waste containers and office furniture. Empty waste containers and safely remove to the designated collection area. Replace fluorescent bulbs and place used bulbs in recycling containers. Sweep and or vacuum offices as scheduled. Sweep exterior walkways, office spaces, hallways and atrium and keep clean from debris. Maintain restroom facilities in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition. Sweep floors, clean sinks mirrors, showers and plumbing fixtures. Replace toilet tissue, seat covers and soap supplies as required. Housekeeping carts must be cleaned and stocked with supplies at the end of the shift, reporting supply shortages. Fulfill service order requests. Receives and logs all building visitors performing work.
2. Instructs and trains custodial staff in the use of all custodial equipment, cleaning products and cleaning methods to ensure the most efficient use of material and staff time. Must effectively demonstrate ability to operate industrial type janitorial equipment. Assist in maintaining custodial supplies and equipment by cleaning and promptly reporting any malfunction equipment. Submit UHS requisitions for the purchasing of all custodial equipment and supplies. Organize and issues, supplies and equipment to custodial staff and maintains custodial storerooms in an organized manner.
3. Trains and works closely with custodial staff until fully trained in the following areas: •Medical Waste Handling •Equipment Usage and Care •Carpet & Upholstery Maintenance •Stripping and Waxing •Proper Lifting Techniques
4. Must demonstrate ability to direct custodial work assignments effectively. On a quarterly basis, retrieve biotrack medical waste statements from Stericycle and submit originals to Supervisor and/or EH&S, and maintaining reference copies in binder. Independently organize and complete the annual summer cleaning projects of the facility. Cleaning of specialized areas, such as laboratory, minor procedures, and proper handling and disposing of medical waste. Performs related duties as requested by unit manager, may perform the duties of a Custodian during relief or emergency periods.
5. Sweep, mop, strip floor finish, seal, wax and spray buff floors using wet vacuums, buffers and furniture moving equipment. Moving heavy furniture, cabinets, desks, examanation tables, bookcases,etc, is required. Use of 3’, 6’, 8’ and 12’ ladders. Perform carpet cleaning with industrial type carpet extractors, wet vacuums and sprayers for carpet maintenance.
6. Maintain and clean custodial equipment including wet/dry vacuums, buffers, furniture moving equipment, high pressure washers, steam cleaners, vacuum blowers and carpet extractors.•Previous custodial experience and advanced understanding of custodial duties and assignments •Ability to operate industrial type custodial equipment, wet/dry vacuums, standard buffers, high speed buffers, furniture moving equipment, high pressure washers, steam cleaners, vacuum blowers and carpet extractors. •Ability to use 3’, 6’, 8’ and 12’ ladders •Ability to lift 50 lbs., medium to heavy equipment •Experience with proper disposal of biohazardous materials •Ability to follow through on assignments and assignments of team without direction •Ability to work independently and as a team •Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, ability to follow written and oral instructions •Good customer service skills •Ability to adhere to work schedule •Demonstrated excellent attendance •Attention to detail •Leadership ability
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.