Custodian, 401 Main Campus, Chaska MN - Job #480

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Full-time Evening Custodial position

The SWMetro Intermediate District 288 has an immediate opening for a full-time Evening Custodian for the second shift working from 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
This position will be at our Main Campus building located at 401 East 4th Street in Chaska, MN. The custodian is responsible for work at Shakopee Town Square and East Creek Family Center.

Standard Starting hourly range: 18.05 - 20.15 depending on years of experience. Additional Shift Differential rate of $2.00 per hour will also be paid above the standard starting range.

Position Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Must possess a valid Specialists license or 2nd class C low-pressure Boilers License required at the start or able to obtain within the 90 DAY probationary period to continue employment

Required: High School Diploma or GED equivalent;

Department/Location: Various

FLSA Category: Non-Exempt

Reports To: Facilities Manager

Work Days Per Year: 260

Supervisory: None

Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Facilities Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: Incumbent is responsible for performing a full range of cleaning and custodial work in an assigned area. Incumbents must be in good physical condition to perform difficult tasks such as moving, carrying and storing heavy items; and the ability to withstand the physical demands necessary to clean, dust, and wipe rooms and large furniture, as well as floors and carpets; washing walls and equipment with the help of ladders when needed. The incumbent is accountable for the completion of assigned duties with a minimum level of supervision. The incumbent interacts positively with staff members and students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

Typical Duties Performed

  • Responsible for the repair, maintenance, and custodial work of the assigned facilities, such as:
  • Monitoring, maintaining, and repairing boiler and other facilities equipment as required;
  • Estimating costs of repairs; determines supplies and equipment necessary to maintain facilities;
  • Performing preventative maintenance on equipment and structures;
  • Clean, maintain, and set up facilities to ensure a safe and clean environment for the staff, faculty, and students.
  • Sweeps, dust mop, and wet mop hallways, floors, and stairs; mops, strips, seals, and waxes floors; operates industrial buffers and scrubbing machines; vacuums and shampoos carpet using powered cleaning equipment.
  • Cleans washroom walls, floors, tiles, and fixtures; replenishes washroom supplies including towels, soap, tissue, and sanitary napkins.
  • Carries large containers of trash and garbage to the disposal area; carries boxed supplies from storeroom to other parts of the building.
  • Cleans debris and waste matter from clogged drains and toilets and check that toilets, urinals, faucets & drain are working properly
  • Washes walls and furniture with industrial wall-washing and furniture-washing machines.
  • Operates gasoline-powered snowblower and manual tools to remove snow and ice from sidewalks and other paved surfaces; spreads sand and salt; mows and trims grassy areas surrounding the building, using powered and manual mowing equipment.
  • Patch broken windows; repairs and/or replaces window shades.
  • Replaces light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, fuses and washers, and clean light fixtures,
  • Mop and disinfect floors; clean and disinfect sinks; mirrors; toilet bowls-seats, urinals, & pipes;
  • Empty wastebaskets and sanitary napkin receptacles
  • Clean doors and partitions and spot clean walls and ceiling; baseboards and radiators
  • Clean exterior of all dispensers (tissue, soap, etc.


Requirements are representative of the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Must possess a valid Boilers license at the time of hire or obtain within

the 90 DAY probationary period to continue employment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • General cleaning knowledge and ability to safely work with chemicals;
  • Knowledge of proper lifting technique;
  • Knowledge of operation of equipment that is required in the performance of the job;
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions;
  • Ability to inter-relate with others and present a positive interaction with public, peers and administration in all communications;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality in handling district information;
  • Ability to read, write and to follow simple oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to endure sustained periods of physical activity;
  • Ability to perform work requiring continuous standing and frequent walking;
  • Ability to climb stairs frequently and ladders occasionally;
  • Ability to occasionally balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl;
  • Ability to frequently perform fine hand motion skills and grasp objects and to perform repetitive arm motions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with staff, business associates, and the general community;
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Ability to exercise initiative and make independent decisions to reschedule work to meet deadlines or to effectively handle emergency work;
  • Ability to manage and attend to emergencies as needed;
  • Ability to withstand the physical demands of the position for 8 hours a day.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices, and Software:

  • Working ability to use powered mechanical equipment including, snow blowers, buffers, and scrubbers; carpet cleaners; vacuums
  • Working ability to operate grounds equipment: lawn mower, lawn trimmer, leaf blower, pressure washer
  • Working ability to operate hand tools and ladders
  • Working ability to operate sander/salt spreader
  • Ability to use computer systems to utilize district communication such as email services using Gmail

Mental Job Requirements:

  • Position involves accomplishing daily tasks with many interruptions
  • Position requires accepting direction from multiple sources
  • Position requires communication within the work team


Minimum Qualifications – - High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Must possess a valid Boilers license.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Boiler license appropriate to the assigned building; Valid Minnesota driver’s license. Must possess a valid Boilers license at the time of hire or obtain within the 90 DAY probationary period to continue employment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Describes physical conditions of this position):

Medium Work: Exerting up 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up-to 30 pounds of force frequently and/or up-to 20 pounds of force constantly;

Heavy Work: Occasionally - Ability to push and/or pull up to 110 pounds occasionally.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: (Physical activities of the job are listed below and are with or without accommodations for disabilities for this position. Frequency of each applicable activity is noted according to the following:

R = Regularly; F = Frequently; O = Occasionally, S = Seldom)

R - Sitting Resting with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs.

R - Standing Assuming an upright position on the feet particularly for sustained periods of time.

R - Walking Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.

R - Balancing Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.

R - Bending Lowering the body forward from the waist.

R - Stooping Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist through the use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

R - Kneeling Bending legs at the knee to come to rest on the knee or knees.

R - Crouching Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

R - Twisting Moving body from the waist using a turning motion.

R - Reaching Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction

O - Pushing Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.

O - Pulling Using upper extremities to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

R - Lifting Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position- to position through the use of the upper extremities and back muscles.

R - Finger Dexterity Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm.

R - Grasping Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

R - Feeling Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips

O - Repetitive Motion Substantial and continuous movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

R - Talking Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed accurately, loudly, or quickly.

R - Hearing Acuity The ability to perceive speech and other environmental sounds at normal loudness levels.

R - Visual Acuity The power to see at a level that allows reading of numbers and text, operations of equipment inspection of machines, etc.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Conditions the worker will be subject to in this position with or without accommodations for disabilities. R – Indoors / O - Outdoors

  • The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions but may also be subject to extreme weather.
  • Frequent exposure to chemicals, dust, fumes, and dirt
  • Occasional exposure to confined spaces, heights, mechanical equipment/moving parts and bodily fluids
  • Position may require evening/night hours and may involve traveling between buildings, within the building, and work areas

CLEARANCE: Must have acceptable Back Ground Screening (Criminal Record Check), Act 151 (Child Abuse History Check) and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Criminal History Check.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Terms and conditions of employment shall be consistent with the SWMetro Intermediate District #288 MSEA Labor Agreement.

EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of SWMetro Intermediate District #288 practices and MSEA Labor Agreement.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Competitive salary and full benefit package


Posted By

SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288

792 Canterbury Road Suite 211, Shakopee, MN 55379
Compare with State

Amount per Student

State Average: $13,408

% ELL Students

State Average: 8%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 15.44

% IEP Students

State Average: 15%


State Average: 200