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Vanderbilt University Custodian in Nashville, Tennessee

Custodian (Job Number: 2001022)


The Custodial Services team within the Facilities Group is a key and valued team within Vanderbilt University. Without this team, our University would not look or feel as it does today. In this role, you will help ensure the campus is pristine and presentable to all students, staff, and visitors. We are consistently ranked as a top beautiful campus in the country.

Plant Operations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.

Facilities' annual budget exceeds $100 million in operating expenses and includes over 400 employees. Facilities manages major capital project expenditures totaling $125 million annually and facility renewal, replacement, and large maintenance project expenditures totaling $20 million annually.

This is a full-time opportunity that pays $12.75 per hour for the first shift, $13.75 per hour for the second shift, and $14.00 per hour for the third shift. In addition to great pay, we offer excellent benefits and opportunities to grow. There are three schedules available.

First shift: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (rotating weekends)

Second shift: 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM (Monday through Friday, no weekends)

Third shift: 10:00 PM to 6:30 AM (Sunday through Thursday)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform general cleaning duties; empty trash buckets; dust and polish furniture; wash windows and walls; clean restroom fixtures, sinks, and commodes; replenish restroom supplies such as towels, tissues, and soap

  • Inspect area for cleanliness, mechanical failures, and other inappropriate conditions

  • Report lights out and other mechanical failures, and other inappropriate conditions

  • Sweep, mop, wash, and vacuum floors

  • Spray, buff, and burnish tile floors

  • Move furniture as necessary for cleaning

  • Clean light fixtures

  • Pick up and deliver supplies to various areas at the University

  • Perform trash removal functions and recyclables

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • A High School Diploma or GED is required.

  • At least one year of previous experience as a custodian, houseperson, or housekeeper is strongly preferred.

  • A positive attitude about the role of a custodian is strongly desired.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 37530 - Custodial Services

Job: Service/Maintenance Staff

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action