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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

Cleaning

  • 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

Supplies

  • 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

Delivery

  • 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

Schedule

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 jobapplications@piscatawaylibrary.org Applications will be accepted through March 27.

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

 

Contact Information
  1. jobapplications@piscatawaylibrary.org