Job Scope

The Custodian will maintain the building and grounds so that the facilities can be used at all times for optimal educational functions in an environment that is clean, comfortable, safe, and attractive for all students, staff, and public. The Custodian is primarily responsible for performing housekeeping tasks, preventative maintenance and performing minor repairs. This position is also responsible for event set-ups, furniture moving and exterior grounds maintenance including minimal snow removal. As an essential employee, this position may be called in to work during hours when the College is closed if assigned to do so by the Director of Facilities Operations or Center Director.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Maintain an attractive facility through daily routine cleaning of classrooms, offices, restrooms, common areas. Duties include dusting, wet and dry mopping, vacuuming, cleaning chalk and marker boards, emptying trash receptacles, cleaning accessible glass surfaces, disinfecting tabletops and desk surfaces, laundering of rags, restocking consumables, and other related items.
  2. Periodic cleaning includes stripping, waxing and buffing floors, carpet extraction, cleaning light lenses and fixtures, high dusting and diffuser area maintenance, wall washing, and furniture cleaning.
  3. Move furniture, set up and tear down special events. Occasional assisting with inter-campus moves, pick up or delivery of materials or parts, painting, hanging items like shelves, cabinets, personal items, marker boards, SmartBoards, etc.
  4. Perform minor HVAC maintenance such as filter changes, lubrication, changing of belts, and the ability to operate a DDC building control system. Report major maintenance issues to the Director of Facilities Operations in a timely manner.
  5. Performs minor electrical repairs including replacing switches, receptacles, fuses and breakers, changing lamps and ballasts, troubleshoot, and repair minor equipment.
  6. Performs minor plumbing repairs such as soldering, opening clogged drains, perform repair or replacement of plumbing components such as diaphragms, flush-valves, faucets, and valves.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Direct Reports

No direct reports 

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education: High school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D.) Formal education in HVAC, plumbing and/or electro mechanical trades preferred.

Experience & Knowledge: Prior housekeeping experience and the use of various housekeeping and grounds-keeping equipment is a plus. A minimum of three years of related work experience is required along with an ability to read and interpret blueprints and mechanical drawings, cut sheets, product guides, and instruction sheets.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Outlook

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid PA driver’s license, Criminal Background Clearance

Physical Demands: Must be able to stand on feet or walk for long periods of time, use hands and arms, climb ladders to 20 feet, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. On occasion, items weighing more than 100 pounds must be pushed, pulled, lifted, or carried. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work Environment: The work environment includes the possibility of wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outdoor weather-related extreme conditions, dusty or dirty areas, contact with oil or petroleum products.

Location: Work location will be at the Blair Center; however, candidate must be willing and able to travel to the Huntingdon Center.

Pay Rate: Pay range begins at $10.43 per hour and is dependent upon education and experience.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, August 31, 2018 by 4:00 p.m.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those received by the deadline with all required application materials will receive guaranteed priority consideration.

Application materials required for full consideration:

  • Employment Application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

To Apply: Click here for the Employment Application.

Benefits: The College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. Benefits package also includes short-term/long-term disability, retirement, life insurance, generous paid time off, and 11 paid holidays.

Please note that reference to a resume on the employment application may not be substituted for a fully completed employment application. Please do not fax or mail any documentation. Official transcripts are required upon hire.

Employment is contingent upon submission and satisfactory review of any background check clearances as may be required by Pennsylvania Act 153. Please refer to our Pre-Employment Background Check Information page for more detailed information.

At this time, Pennsylvania Highlands Community College cannot sponsor applicants for work visas for any position.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Pennsylvania Highlands Community College promotes a drug-free workplace.

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.