Custodian

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

CUSTODIAN, Facilities-Custodial Services, to clean all assigned areas of the Institute, which may include classrooms, laboratories, research facilities, conference rooms, lounges, bathrooms, hallways, stairwells, entryways, elevators, private offices, auditoriums, gymnasiums, and secure areas such as entrance and office doors. Duties will include emptying trash and recycling receptacles located inside buildings and placing trash and recycling in bins and dumpster; cleaning and disinfecting restrooms including the fixtures; restocking paper products and soap and removing used products; cleaning and polishing furniture; cleaning chalkboards, chalk trays, and erasers; cleaning event spaces before and after; dry and wet mopping and vacuuming floors; dusting and spot cleaning walls and doors in high and low areas; cleaning and disinfecting drinking fountains; cleaning interior windows and interior/exterior doorway windows; cleaning mirrors and other glass surfaces; and cleaning up water and debris due to leaks and flood with wet pickup vacuums.  


Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  ability to lift weights of up to 50 lbs., push and pull tilt trucks that hold up to 100 lbs., walk/stand for a majority of the shift, climb stairs, and perform custodial tasks. Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn as required by the specific assignment.  PREFERRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent and two years’ relevant experience.  Job #21772

The schedule for the position is Monday and Tuesday, and Friday through Sunday, 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. (Wednesday and Thursday off)

Custodians assigned to a day or irregular shift, which includes weekends and holidays, must have a valid driver's license. (Custodians assigned to these shifts prior to January 1, 2016, are exempt from this requirement.) Custodians assigned to other shifts are not required to have a valid driver’s license; however, custodians who possess a valid driver’s license may be asked to drive on a voluntary basis.

Employees who are assigned to an irregular shift are considered essential personnel in accordance with the MIT Policy on Emergency Closing or Early Release. During emergencies, these employees are excused from their regularly scheduled work only with the specific authorization of their supervisor, regardless of any public announcement that the Institute is closed. Other employees, who work a regular established work scheduled, are not considered essential personnel.

MIT will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for finalists. For current MIT SEIU members, this background check will be done for finalists who are bidding for a promotion or for a voluntary transfer to another classification or seniority unit.


9/2/22


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