Requisition ID:  28178

Lead Custodian Crew Chief (Night) - Building Services

Job Summary

As Lead Custodian Crew Chief, you will:

  • Ensure the cleanliness, safety and appearance of assigned buildings in accordance with established standards. 
  • Plan and coordinate daily work assignments to cover vacancies, provide continuous delivery of services, and ensure equitable distribution of work. 
  • Train, coach, support and supervise custodians in single or multiple locations.  
  • Interface with customers to resolve problems and complaints and respond to queries.
  • Maintain an inventory of custodial tools, supplies and equipment and maintain on-site administrative records. Perform custodial duties to cover vacancies, absences or special requests. 
  • Respond to campus crises situations to enhance public safety and minimize infrastructure damage.


HOURS:  Sunday-Thursday:  1030pm - 7am

What We're Looking For:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Two years of custodial experience with four years of total work experience
  • One year of supervision experience
  • Must have completed initial entry training, or be enrolled in program within 90 days of hire
  • Must be able to functionally supervise and train moderate sized (12 – 18) groups
  • Ability to read, write and speak English is required; must be able to communicate effectively with supervisor and co-workers, fill out work orders, give and direct work assignments, and communicate both verbally and in writing with customers
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematics
  • Good work organization ability
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Must be able to work well with others
  • Working knowledge of powered and non-powered floor care equipment
  • Computer experience
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures regarding building maintenance and security
  • Ability to lift and carry 10 to 25 lbs. frequently, and up to 60 lbs. occasionally required  
  • Required to work outdoors 10% of the time in temperatures below 32 degrees
  • A valid US or Canadian driver's license
  • Preferred:
  • Knowledge of campus buildings and locations


  • What We'd Like You to Know:
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • This position may require mandatory overtime to support the business need
  • 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.

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