Human Resources

Custodial Services


Custodian/Combination Worker

Reed College, located in Portland, Oregon, was founded in 1908 as an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian college of the liberal arts and sciences. Devoted to the intrinsic value of intellectual pursuit and governed by the highest standards of scholarly practice, critical thought, and creativity, Reed has served for over a hundred years as an exemplar of the liberal arts while consistently providing one of the best academic experiences in the United States. In support of this mission, we are seeking a dynamic Custodian/Combination Worker to join our Night Shift team from 11:30pm to 8:00am.

Position Summary
This is a full-time, non-exempt, union position, working 40 hours per week working from 11:30pm to 8:00am.  Starting pay is $13.37 per hour.  Reed College offers a benefits package that is unparalleled.  Benefits include comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and discounted TriMet bus passes.

Essential Functions

- Performs a variety of floor cleaning tasks including vacuuming, spotting and shampooing carpets , sweeping, damp mopping, striping and refinishing non-carpeted floors.

- Cleans and disinfects bathroom and kitchen fixtures, drinking fountains, and other facilities; cleans and polishes mirrors and restroom hardware; restocks all supplies when required.

- Collects trash and waste paper and deposits in appropriate waste receptacles.

- Safely operates all custodial equipment, hand and power tools, or vehicles to perform cleaning and light maintenance duties.

- Sets-up and dismantles for events and meetings; arranges tables, chairs, and other furniture as requested.

- Moves furniture for maintenance work in offices or public spaces.

- Maintains cleaning supplies and requests additional supplies as needed. Picks-up and delivers supplies and materials on campus as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of equipment, tools, materials, supplies and chemicals required for custodial operations.

• Ability to identify hazards and use safety precautions. • Ability to perform a full range of custodial duties using hand and power tools and equipment.

• Ability to work independently.

• Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

• Ability to lift heavy furniture and equipment up to 50 lbs.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.

Working Conditions

Majority of work is performed indoors with exposure to chemicals and cleaning agents. Physical effort may be required to safely lift heavy objects up to 50 pounds.

 Education and Experience

• Six months of custodial experience; or any combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.

• Valid Driver’s License required.

• Pre-employment physical required.

• Union membership is a condition of employment.

TO APPLY: Please e-mail all of the following to employment@reed.edu  

(1) Cover letter discussing your qualifications and interests

(2) Resume

(3) Reed Application for Employment

 

Reed College values cultural diversity and intellectual pluralism as critical components of academic excellence.  We welcome applications members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community.

 

Deadline: Applications will be considered as they are received