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Custodial Worker 2

The Custodial Worker 2 will complete assigned project work that will assist the Student Life Environmental Services Department in providing a clean and safe environment in the Ohio Union, a 320,000 square foot facility serving students, staff and guests of The Ohio State University. This position will specialize in project work consisting of hard floor surface refinishing, hard floor maintenance and special cleaning, carpet cleaning, and upholstery cleaning; responsible for a variety of other day-to-day cleaning duties to include but not limited to sweeping, mopping, stripping, waxing, and polishing floors; cleans and shampoo rugs and carpets; washes walls, windows and light fixtures; cleans, dusts, empties trash receptacles; removes and hangs drapes; helps maintain outside perimeter of the building and outdoor event space, including the removal of snow and ice; reports need for equipment repair; reports evidence of fire or damage, illegal entry and theft; checks in supplies and stocks supplies closets; picks up, sorts and disposes of trash and food waste; maintains equipment; operates carpet extractor, floor burnisher/buffer, walk behind or ride-on auto scrubber, and /or various other types of cleaning equipment; maintains cleanliness of restroom facilities; assists with event equipment and furniture moves and set ups; typical schedule Monday-Friday, 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.; weekend and holiday work is required. This position will be primarily responsible for the Ohio Union in the West District but may be required to work in any Environmental Services department/building from district to district per operational needs. The Custodial Worker 2 must successfully complete and pass the CMI Basic Module training and exam during their probationary period-failure to do so may result in probationary removal.


Six months in Custodial Worker 1 title or equivalent experience; documentation of successful completion of department specific, advanced custodian certification testing (examples include Cleaning Management Institute, 3M? S.M.A.R.T. Program, or other certification program recognized in the cleaning industry as reputable); ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and to read and write common vocabulary.

Desired Qualifications

Experience (1 year) in institutional or large facility cleaning; experience (1 year) in the operation of carpet extractor, floor burnisher/buffer, walk behind or ride-on auto scrubber, and /or various other types of cleaning equipment; ability to lift and/or move furniture; ability to lift 25 to 75 pounds.