Custodian/Housekeeper Salary: $10.37 Hourly Location: Kearney, NE Job Type: PERM FULL TIME Department: Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs Job Number: 25707684 Description Under immediate supervision, cleans and maintains work and living areas, rest rooms and other public areas at Central Nebraska Veterans' Home. Work is assigned by a housekeeping/custodial supervisor and is intended to maintain high standards of sanitation required for bacterial infection control and accreditation or regulatory standards, and to ensure a clean and orderly appearance in a variety of work and/or living environments. Work assigned requires use of conventional and industrial size cleaning equipment and industrial strength chemicals and other cleaning agents; performs related work as assigned.
Work Schedule: 07:00 am - 03:30 pm with rotating weekends Examples of Work Cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes showers, bathtubs, lavatories, beds, sinks, mirrors, pipes, and other fixtures using disinfectants or other chemical solutions. Washes walls, windows, and ceilings using ladders, scaffolding, and other equipment. Vacuums and performs floor cleaning duties using dust mops, wet mops, machine scrubs, and industrial size equipment; shampoos and vacuums carpets and similar material; selects and mixes cleaning or chemical solutions. Observes building or facility standards of sanitation and safety in cleaning procedures, i.e., frequent changing of cleaning water and mop heads and correct use of antibacterial agents. Empties individual trash containers, replaces old trash liners with new, and removes trash from buildings or facilities; physically lifts and moves material or objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more. Dusts, washes, and/or waxes furniture, wood surfaces, and fixtures. Cleans up after guests, visitors, staff, or members to ensure that high standards of sanitation are maintained. Maintains and repairs/replaces minor components of cleaning equipment; informs immediate supervisor of broken/malfunctioning equipment and fixtures to facilitate repair or replacement. Stocks necessary cleaning and paper supplies in janitor closets; refills/replaces hand towels, soap, and other materials to have them available for use. Qualifications / Requirements No specific education, training or experience is required for entry to this class. Prefer working knowledge and cleaning experience in commercial business, hospital, medical building or long term care facility. Experience with floor care equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of: established sanitation standards and cleaning procedures. Ability to: read or comprehend and follow instructions; communicate information so others will understand; learn to operate and maintain cleaning equipment; perform highly unpleasant tasks such as cleaning up human wastes as necessary; learn to select and mix cleaning solutions in proper proportions for a variety of cleaning purposes; endure walking, standing, sitting, bending, climbing and descending ladders, kneeling, squatting, grasping, reaching, and pushing/pulling/lifting 50 or more pounds,on a daily basis. Personal characteristics: sufficient physical strength and agility to operate heavy commercial cleaning equipment and lift/move heavy objects as needed.
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