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Requisition ID:  11565

Hospital Custodian

Job Summary

<span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">*Posted 9/25/2020*: At this time, this position is actively recruiting and accepting applications.


The successful candidate will clean and disinfect assigned areas of the hospital. Monitor and maintain the physical and environmental conditions of animals. Oversee animals' health:  feed and water animals, change litter/bedding and clean cages/pens/stalls. Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned. Will participate in weekend rotation with time off during the week to compensate.



  • Two years of custodial or related experience
  • Must be able to read/write English
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Must be able to operate power tools
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 to 80 pounds frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally
  • Must be comfortable working around small and  large animal species: may include, but not limited to dogs/cats/horses/cattle/goats/sheep/llamas
  • Valid US or Canadian driver's license



  • Animal handling experience
  • Forklift experience


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 is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette