Custodian

Location: Saco, ME

Department: Maintenance

Reports to: Maintenance Supervisor

Schedule: Monday-Friday 6:00am-2:30pm

Summary: Custodian will be responsible for performing heavy cleaning duties such as cleaning floors, polishing floors, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include notifying management of need for repairs, cleaning snow and debris from doorways, and salting doorways and walkways.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Cleans and sanitizes the facility including but not limited to: cleaning and supplying restrooms, cafeteria, offices and warehouse.
  • Proactively gather and empty trash.
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
  • Maintains a neat and orderly janitor’s closet; ensures cleaning and maintenance supplies are stocked. Notify Maintenance Supervisor of the need to requisition new materials.
  • Notify Maintenance Supervisor concerning the need for major or minor repairs or additions to building.
  • Assists in examining facility for safety hazards; reports deficiencies to Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Perform weekly restocking of building First Aid Kit cabinets, sanitize and inform Maintenance Supervisor of the need to requisition new materials.
  • Cleans windows and mirrors using appropriate equipment and chemical cleaners.
  • Strip, seal, finish and polish floors on weekends as needed.
  • Remove snow from doorways and common walking areas using shovels and snow-blower.
  • Spread snow-melting and ice-melting chemicals to ensure safety, as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Comply and adhere to Yale Cordage safety policies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of safety hazards and proper use of various cleaning and sanitizing solutions.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and thorough.
  • Ability to keep the facility clean and orderly.
  • Ability to interact with staff and visitors at facility while remaining professional, polite, and courteous.
  • Ability to bend, twist, pull and stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 70lbs.

Working Conditions, Physical Demands, and Work Environment: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job; the employee regularly and for sustained periods is required to stand; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift, carry and/or position heavy objects up to 70 lbs., utilizing proper body mechanics and techniques.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment may be loud.


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Yale Cordage, Inc. reserves the right to change or revise duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This document is not a written or implied contract of employment.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.