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Pacific Lutheran University

Job Summary

Full Time
Posted on
July 17, 2017
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA
Years of Experiences
1 - 3
Career Level
Entry Level, Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education Level
High School or equivalent
12.00+ per hour, DOE + excellent benefits

About Pacific Lutheran University

Located on a 156-acre woodland campus, six miles south of Tacoma, in suburban Parkland, Washington, PLU is a private university dedicated to doing things differently since 1890. More than 800 employees at PLU hold positions as faculty members, administrators, academic and administrative staff, including trades and support services. With a tradition of rigorous liberal arts and professional programs, we are committed to developing ethical and educated individuals who are prepared for a lifetime of success—both in their careers and in service to others. The faculty, staff, and administrators of PLU are similarly devoted to service. Working on a university campus requires a commitment to caring for our students, colleagues, campus, and community. Whether staff are preparing meals in the dining hall, processing payments in the Business Office, maintaining our trees and grounds, or teaching a class, all positions are critical to the success of PLU, our students, and staff.

Contact name
Human Resources

Job description

Work Schedule:
FT; Saturday – Wednesday, 9:00pm – 5:30am

General Description:
The custodial staff is responsible for custodial care in assigned buildings each shift. Some overtime is required and vacation approval may be limited during peak activity periods. Reports to the Environmental Services Manager.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Clean and sanitize restrooms with established procedures/standards, may include showers.

  • Empty all trash containers, both indoor and outdoor.

  • High and low dusting.

  • Sweep, mop, and/or vacuum floors. Maintain exterior entry ways out to ten feet of entry.

  • Clean interior and easily accessible exterior windows.

  • Follow verbal and written instructions regarding the use of chemicals, supplies, and equipment.

  • Lock and unlock rooms/buildings when cleaning; secure building when not in use.

  • Report unauthorized occupants and unsecured doors.

  • Participate in safety training as necessary.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of floor care practices and equipment.

  • Ability to work well as an individual, as an active member of a team, and without close supervision.

  • Ability to effectively interact with diverse individuals.

  • Willingness and ability to follow verbal and written instructions in English.

  • Knowledge of cleaning practices/safety procedures related to the use of hazardous chemicals (MSDS).

  • Knowledge and prior use of commercial cleaning equipment.

  • Ability to recognize safety hazards and conduct work in a safe manner.

Required Qualifications:

  • One year work experience in all phases of custodial cleaning preferred, but willing to provide on-the-job training for a highly motivated, fast learning, team player.

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Valid Driver’s License (Must have had a valid driver’s license for at least 2yrs).

  • Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check, physical exam and drug screen (including marijuana), pass PLU’s Driver’s Certification Training; and provide an original copy of their Driving Record (5yr Employment Abstract).


Work Conditions:

  • Work is performed primarily inside several buildings and occasionally in outside weather conditions.

  • Will be occasionally exposed to wet and or humid conditions.

  • May occasionally work in high precarious places.

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, bend, stoop, and kneel in the completion of normal cleaning duties. Other repetitive motions are required.

  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move 25 to 50 pounds unassisted as a regular part of cleaning duties. May occasionally be required to lift or move over 50 pounds with assistance.

  • Good hearing and vision. Able to visually examine cleaning products for labeling accuracy.


PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for employees and their dependents, retirement plan, medical, dental, paid vacation, major holidays off, and many other great university benefits.

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