Elementary School Custodian

Posted a month ago
Position Areas
Business Education


Job Description
School Custodian

Payroll Grade: 9                                                                      FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Nature of Position: The job of Custodian was established for the purpose/s of maintaining an attractive, sanitary and safe facility for students, staff and public; providing equipment and furniture arrangements for meetings, classroom activities, and events; and performing minor repairs and preventive maintenance; and minimizing property damage, loss and liability exposure.

Reports to: School Principal.

Supervises: None

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
Any or all of the following duties many be assigned;Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Physical requirements:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting up to 30 pounds unassisted for the purpose of lifting equipment necessary to complete assigned tasks, occasionally may need to lift up to 75lbs, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing using ladders and/or scaffolding for the purpose of cleaning, changing light bulbs, replacing ceiling tiles, etc.; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 5% sitting, 90% walking, and 5% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Educational Requirements:

  • Arranges furnishings and equipment for the purpose of providing adequate preparations for meetings, classroom activities and special events.
  • Cleans school facilities (e.g. classrooms, offices, restrooms, lunch rooms, halls, carpets, removes graffiti, windows, walls, gyms, bleachers, stage, locker rooms, sidewalks, grounds, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a sanitary, safe and attractive environment at the school.
  • Completes employer required training for the purpose of maintaining current knowledge regarding specific job and/or diocesan, state and federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures and laws.
  • Distributes supplies, equipment and/or mail (e.g. fill soap dispensers, towel/toilet paper dispensers, packages, furniture, TV/VCR carts, etc.) for the purpose of disseminating materials to appropriate parties and/or locations.
  • Executes minor repairs (e.g. assembles furniture, changing ballast, plumbing, locks, windows, ceiling tiles, filters, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that items are available and in safe working condition.
  • Informs students, staff, and visitors for the purpose of providing information regarding activities, safety and/or proper maintenance of facilities.
  • Inspects school facilities for the purpose of ensuring that the site is suitable for safe operations, maintained in an attractive and clean condition, and/or identifying/reporting necessary repairs due to vandalism, equipment breakage, weather conditions, etc.
  • Maintains supplies and equipment (e.g. cleaning solutions, paper products, vacuum, mops, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items required to properly stock facilities.
  • Prepares facility for daily operations (depending on shift) (e.g. opening gates, raising flags, unlocks doors, removing snow, crossing signs, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring facilities are operational and safe for occupancy.
  • Provides assistance to others to schedule the facilities for the purpose of ensuring facility usage is accurately scheduled and providing assistance and information to those requesting use of facilities.
  • Helps respond to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g. facility damage, alarms, etc.) for the purpose of taking appropriate action to resolve immediate safety issues and maintaining a functioning physical and educational environment.
  • Secures facilities and grounds (depending on shift) (e.g. lock doors, turn off lights, sets alarm, etc.) for the purpose of minimizing property damage, equipment loss and potential liability to the district
  • Attends in-service training (e.g., instruction on blood-borne pathogens, cleaning solvents, floor care, first aid, etc.) for the purpose of receiving information on new and/or improved procedures.
  • Services job-related machinery/equipment (e.g., adjusting, cleaning, and oiling vacuum cleaners, scrubbers, buffers, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining equipment in good working condition. Also changes brushes, pads, rollers, etc. on equipment.
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
  • Works under direct supervision using standardized routines.
  • Provides information and/or advises others and operates within a defined budget.
  • Utilizes some resources from other work units as required to perform the job's functions.
  • SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating equipment used in industrial maintenance including electrical cleaning equipment, common tools, etc.; and adhering to safety practices.
  • KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: methods of industrial cleaning; and safety practices and procedures.
  • ABILITY is required to schedule activities and/or meetings; collate data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using a variety of standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Some problem solving may be required to identify issues and select action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups; and working as part of a team. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.
  • Job related experience is desired and less than high school GED acceptable.
  • Valid PA Driver’s License required and Evidence of Insurability
  • CPR/First Aid Certificate, Blood Borne Pathogen Training

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Diocese of Harrisburg

4800 Union Deposit Road , Harrisburg, PA 17111

At the following locations

Our Lady of the Angels School

404 Cherry Street , Columbia, PA 17512