Custodian, Nights - Building Services

Updated: about 3 hours ago
Location: Hammond, INDIANA

Overview of Custodian, Nights

Our Building Services department at Purdue University Northwest is seeking Custodians to join our campus community.  Our Custodial Staff play a pivotal role in maintaining a clean, safe, and healthy environment by providing services for university classrooms, offices, research labs, and public spaces.


  • $13.00/hour plus $.50 shift differential


  • Sunday through Thursday from 11:00pm to 7:30am

Benefits of Custodian
  • Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Retirement, Life Insurance and more
  • Ten paid vacation days first year of employment
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • University paid and matching contribution to retirement
  • University contribution to Health Savings Account –  
    • Plus, a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children at any Purdue campus

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

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Duties and Responsibilities of Custodian
  • Perform custodial duties which include but are not limited to: 
    • Mopping, sweeping, scrubbing, s tripping, waxing, and buffing floors
    • Disinfecting toilets and sinks
    • Cleaning walls and washing windows
  • Operate and maintain power and non-power equipment including: Mops, shovels, brooms, pressure washers, scrubbers, power floor sweepers, shampoos, vacuums, high speed floor machines, buffers, walk behind floor machines and floor machine riders.
  • Perform floor preparation, care and maintenance of public areas.  
  • Provide assistance as needed in setup of tables, chairs and other equipment to accommodate a wide variety of on campus event activities.

Education of Custodian
  • High School diploma/GED

Experience of Custodian
  • No experience required.  Previous custodial/janitorial experience preferred.

Core Competencies of Custodian
  • Ability to work individually or with others in a team-oriented environment with direct or minimum supervision
  • Ability to maintain constructive relationships/partnerships with co-workers
  • Ability to provide excellent service to internal and external customers
  • Must have basic computer skills
  • Ability to bend, kneel, climb a ladder up to 10 ft. high, and lift up to 60 lbs
  • Ability to work adjusted schedule dependent upon area of coverage and work overtime to meet the business needs of the University

Additional Information

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check.


Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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