Full Time Custodian

Posted March 9, 2020

Full Time Custodian
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Full Time Custodian

Piscataway Public Library is accepting applications for Full Time Custodian to perform a variety of routine cleaning and maintenance tasks for two busy, public library buildings.

Essential Functions of the Job


  • Vacuums, sweeps, and/or mops all floors
  • Removes trash and litter
  • Cleans all furniture, cabinets, shelving, equipment, glass, windowsills, molding, walls, etc.
  • Cleans refrigerators, appliances, sinks, and water fountains
  • Cleans and sanitizes restrooms
  • Refills and maintains all toilet tissue, soap, towel dispensers, and plastic liners
  • Shampoos and spot cleans carpets as needed
  • Cleans entry windows, floor mats, and doors
  • Removes litter from library grounds
  • Dusts book shelves and other areas
  • Removes graffiti from interior surfaces and some outer surfaces such as windows and doors

Maintenance Tasks

  • Performs light carpentry work and makes minor repairs
  • Moves and/or assembles furniture and equipment as required
  • Inspects fire extinguishers and other equipment
  • Fills out Safety Checklist on a monthly basis
  • Sets up and puts away furniture as needed
  • Prepares items for recycling
  • Monitors buildings and grounds for additional maintenance needs
  • Reports any maintenance issues or safety concerns to supervisor
  • Completes other tasks as assigned


  • Inventories janitorial equipment and supplies to maintain an adequate supply
  • Coordinates supply orders with custodial assistant, supervisor, and bookkeeper
  • Performs or schedules maintenance for custodial equipment

Building Security

  • Secures building at the end of the day
  • Responds to fire and burglar alarm calls for Kennedy and Westergard
  • Follows library security guidelines when working alone in the building


  • Delivers interoffice mail, library materials, and supplies between Kennedy and Westergard and the municipal building daily
  • Takes packages to UPS or post office as needed
  • Purchases supplies locally as required

Van maintenance

  • Completes the weekly inspection report
  • Responsible for getting the van inspected in a timely fashion and for having all pertinent paper work in the vehicle
  • Responsible for physical care and services of the van, including, but not limited to, checking tires, lights, brakes, fluid levels and gas
  • Informs Department of Public Works garage of vehicle maintenance and repair needs. Coordinates routine maintenance with garage supervisor.

Positions Requirements : Knowledge, Skills Abilities

  • High school diploma or approved high school equivalency certificate
  • Valid New Jersey driver’s license
  • Knowledge of basic cleaning and maintenance techniques and products
  • Ability to read, write, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
  • Ability to understand, remember, and carry out written and oral instructions
  • Ability to communicate clearly and courteously with library staff and patrons
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other library and township staff members.
  • Requires the ability to follow hygiene, safety, and security procedures
  • Requires the ability to lift, push and pull vacuum cleaner, carpet shampooer, hand truck, book carts
  • Requires ability to lift and carry medium to heavy loads (up to 50 lbs.)
  • Requires dexterity needed to handle tools required for repairs and assembly work as part of routine building maintenance
  • Requires ability to stoop, reach, and stretch during cleaning and maintenance
  • Requires ability to use step stools and ladders
  • Requires the ability to drive between library buildings, municipal building, and occasionally to other destinations


The ability to work evenings, mornings, weekends on an as needed basis.
Regular schedule: weekdays 3:30pm to 11pm

Salary and Benefits

$45,260 annual salary. 11 vacation days, 3 personal days, 14 holidays, and 12 sick days.

To Apply

Send letter of interest and resume to Applications will be accepted through March 27.

Drug screening and criminal background check are required before beginning employment. Equal opportunity employer.


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