Custodian I

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


WORK YEAR: Full-time, year round position; 8 hours per day; 3:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (midnight)


SALARY: $15.86 per hour (entry level - base rate) plus an additional rate based upon licenses held.

BENEFITS:  Benefits available.
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Job Summary:

  • Complies with all School District and OSHA policies.
  • Completes all duties listed on the daily schedule and maintains daily upkeep of assigned area and equipment.
  • Performs janitorial duties, and completes assigned daily cleaning area.
  • Organizes and cleans assigned custodial closet.
  • Ensures building and property is secure during shift and reports incidents and hazardous conditions to Custodial Lead.
  • Operates motorized equipment used for cleaning and snow removal.
  • Removal of snow/ice and application of snow melt around the building to insure safety.
  • Performs a variety of cleaning and semi-skilled duties which includes but is not limited to: vacuuming, mopping, washing tables, windows, bathrooms, dusting, waxing, stripping floors, moving heavy furniture, etc.
  • Moves up to 50 pounds of project materials and/or tools to remote building locations.
  • Stand on ladders, and platforms lifts at heights up to 30 feet for extended periods of time.
  • Performs essential maintenance to the facility or equipment which may involve, but not limited to the following activities: reaching, crouching; kneeling; shoveling; working in narrow and/or confining spaces: underground, overhead, and at ground level; twisting of the waist, shoulders, and legs; and lying on stomach and/or back.
  • Works under the supervision of the Lead Custodian, Building Principal and the Coordinator of Maintenance Services.
  • Performs other duties within the level of responsibility assigned by the supervisors.
 License Requirement:
  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Special Boilers Operator License Preferred, not required.
  • Minnesota Driver’s License.

Required Skills:
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional customer services skills
  • Exceptional record keeping and documentation skills required
  • Ability to work effectively with others and utilize effective team-building skills
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of cleaning methods and equipment
  • Basic understanding of the upkeep, care and safe operation of motorized equipment used for cleaning i.e. auto scrubber, buffer, snow blower, tractor, genie lift, pressure washer, extractors, sweeper, Kaivac, etc.
  • Able and willing to use a backpack vacuum for cleaning is required.
  • Willingness to learn and share new and better methods of cleaning with supervisors.
Physical requirements: 
  • Stooping, bending, occasional awkward positions. Must be able to lift over 50 lbs., 80 lbs. assisted.
  • Ability to work in moderately hazardous conditions in outdoor environments and within buildings
  • Moves up to 50 pounds of project materials and/or tools to remote building locations.
  • Erect and stand on scaffolding, ladders, and platforms lifts, at heights up to 30 feet for extended periods of time.

Commitment to Equity:
Rochester Public Schools is committed to diversifying its workforce to better reflect the community we serve.  We believe the practices used in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supporting, and promoting staff must include and honor, at every level, those who represent the diverse identities of our schools and community.

Common and Shared Accountabilities for All Positions 
Employees of the Rochester Public School District #535 are expected to support the goals, model and promote an environment that is respectful for all, and work collaboratively with other staff to focus on the needs of the learner. A quality, customer focus that conveys a welcome attitude, an adaptability to change, and a desire for continuous improvement is also expected of all employees. In addition, staff are to respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the schools, and be dependable and accountable employees.

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Rochester Public Schools Independent School District 535

615 7th Street SW , Rochester, MN 55902

At the following locations

Mayo High School

1420 11 Ave SE , Rochester, MN 55904