Requisition ID:  28953

Senior Custodian (Day) - Building Services

Job Summary

As a Senior Custodian, you will:

  • Work independently under limited supervision, provide custodial and specialized cleaning support to cover vacancies and supplement work crews anywhere on campus.
  • Respond to customer needs and requests, often relying on personal judgment and application of previous experience and knowledge of established practices and procedures.
  • Respond to campus crises situations to enhance public safety and minimize infrastructure damage. 
  • Respond to emergency calls and assist with snow and ice removal.
  • May work in restricted access areas that require highly specialized procedures, training, or certification.


DAYS/HOURS: M-F, 730am to 4pm

Pay: $17.50/hr 


What We're Looking For:

  • Eighteen months of custodial experience with three years total work experience
  • Must have completed Building Services Custodial Development Program, or be enrolled in program within 90 days of hire
  • Ability to supervise and train small (3 – 10) groups
  • Ability to read, write and speak English; must be able to communicate effectively with supervisor, co-workers, and customers both verbally and in writing  
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematics and effectively communicate via a computer
  • Good work organization ability
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures regarding building maintenance and security
  • Working knowledge of power and non-powered floor care equipment
  • Personal protective equipment will be required during specific work duties as determined by the department
  • Ability to lift and carry 25-50 lbs. frequently, and up to 60 lbs. occasionally required
  • Ability to work efficiently and professionally in a fast paced and diverse team setting
  • Will work outdoors 10% of the time in temperatures below 32 degrees or above 90 degrees  
  • A valid US or Canadian driver's license


What's Nice to Have:

  • High school diploma/GED
  • One year of supervision experience
  • Knowledge of campus buildings and locations


What We Want You to Know:

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary CLICK HERE  
  • 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  


Minimum of 3 years of experience.

FLSA Status


Nearest Major Market: Lafayette