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Custodian, 1st Shift

Loras College, Dubuque, IA

Full-time, 12-month position working from 5am-1:30pm with 1/2 hour lunch Monday-Friday.  Ability to work weekends and evenings if necessary. New start rate. Full benefits package.


Responsible for cleaning and maintaining the building, equipment, fixtures, and furnishings. Performs routine custodial work including vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping floors; dusting; washing walls, doors, and windows; and emptying trash. Performs minor preventative maintenance and minor repairs. Assists maintenance personnel as needed. Reports major repair and maintenance needs.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Vacuums, sweeps, mops, and waxes floors.
  • Washes and dusts walls, tables, doors, light fixtures, vending machines and windows.
  • Cleans and disinfects toilets, urinals, showers, tile floors, and other fixtures.
  • Fills soap, toilet paper, and towel dispensers regularly.
  • Empties trash containers as needed. Maintains waste receptacles and ensures that they are clean.
  • Picks up litter (inside and outside) as necessary.
  • Completes snow removal as needed.
  • Sets up rooms and areas for meetings and activities.
  • Assists college personnel and service providers as needed.
  • Keeps administration informed of area activities, any significant problems, and maintenance concerns.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as required.
  • Completes required paperwork and checklists of area cleaning and maintenance.
  • Assists in maintaining facility security.
  • Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's Catholic tradition.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Adaptability – Ability to adapt his or her way of working or thinking in response to changing workplace conditions.
  • Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
  • Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Persistence - Ability to complete tasks or continue in a course of action in spite of opposition or discouragement.
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Time Management – Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED).

Experience: Two to four years previous cleaning/janitorial experience required.


Other Requirements: Basic ability to operate/learn personal computer. Knowledge of basic cleaning techniques and maintenance procedures. Understanding of related safety and OSHA requirements. Attentive to detail. Able to follow directions and work well independently. Able to use basic cleaning tools, including vacuums, mops, brooms, etc. Basic interpersonal (written and oral) communication skills.


Physical Demands



C (Constantly)


C (Constantly)


O (Occasionally)

Handling / Fingering

C (Constantly)

Reach Outward

C (Constantly)

Reach Above Shoulder

C (Constantly)


F (Frequently)


N (Not Applicable)

Squat or Kneel

F (Frequently)


C (Constantly)

10 lbs or less

F (Frequently)

11-20 lbs

F (Frequently)

21-50 lbs

F (Frequently)

51-100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

Over 100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)


12 lbs or less

F (Frequently)

13-25 lbs

F (Frequently)

26-40 lbs

N (Not Applicable)

41-100 lbs

N (Not Applicable)


N (Not Applicable)

Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)

Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently)

Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly)

Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Works both inside and outside. Subject to weather.

Loras College is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Job Details

Req Num 12/07/18
ID 550073
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Building and Grounds
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education High School/GED

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