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Utility Custodian

Requisition ID:  16561

Job Summary


The Building Services department is seeking a Utility Custodian. This position supplements daily cleaning crew to perform routine custodial duties and completes special cleaning projects as assigned. Job responsibilities include:

  • Relieves due to absence or supplements daily cleaning crew.
    • These work duties include trash removal,dust mopping, wet mopping, vacuuming floors, dusting, waxing and operation of basic mechanical cleaning equipment
      • Examples of areas cleaned are classrooms, offices, labs, restrooms, locker rooms, stairwells, halls, public areas, elevators, athletic floors and any area requiring routine cleaning of University buildings
  • Supplies restrooms with hand towels, soap, other supplies and performs related work as required and instructed by supervisor
  • Completes special cleaning projects which include stripping and refinishing floors, carpet cleaning scrubbing floors, cleaning furniture, walls, partitions, window cleaning, carpet spotting
  • Operates all equipment used in the department such as floor scrubbers, carpet extractors, burnishers and other specialized equipment.
  • Completes special cleaning assignments as assigned.
  • Replaces accessible light bulbs, assists with special event set-ups, movement of supplies and furniture
  • Completes assigned work orders that may be necessary when required by University staff
  • Shovels snow at building entrances, notifies supervisor or writes work orders regarding equipment or facilities needing repair



  • One year custodial cleaning experience
  • Knowledge of cleaning methods, materials and equipment
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and remain in compliance with the Purdue University Motor Vehicle Records policy
  • Must be able to move 10 to 25 pounds frequently
  • Criminal Conviction Records check required because the employee will have key to buildings, offices and other sensitive areas




  • Familiarity with campus buildings

Additional Information


  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Non-Exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Non-Exempt Defined Contribution Plan

Purdue University Fort Wayne seeks to develop and nurture its diversity.  Purdue Fort Wayne is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect.  Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.



Find out why so many are taking advantage of a career at Purdue University Fort Wayne!  Employees enjoy:


  • Free tuition through Purdue University Global
  • Fee remission for a traditional Purdue degree for yourself, spouse, and children
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance available on first day of employment
  • Additional voluntary benefits
  • Retirement benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Support for professional development opportunities
  • Live and work in an affordable, family friendly community
Jan 19, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne

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