Custodian

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7089617 (Ref.No. BSU28326)
Posted: November 23, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Under supervision, perform custodial work required for the cleaning and maintenance of facilities following proper procedures and techniques for equipment and cleaning products.

The Student Center has an opening for a full-time Custodian position on the beautiful Ball State University campus. This opportunity includes a generous benefits package with health and dental insurance plans that include prescription coverage, flexible spending and health savings accounts, paid time off,  holiday pay,  retirement programs, tuition discounts, employee discounts to the pools and workout facilities and much more.  A shift premium is included for this third shift position.  Schedule is Sunday – Thursday 10:30 pm – 7:00 am.

Job Function:

Under supervision, perform custodial work required for the cleaning and maintenance of facilities following proper procedures and techniques for equipment and cleaning products.

Minimum Education:

1.High School diploma or equivalent (GED).

Minimum Experience:

1.No allergies to soaps, cleaning agents, chemicals or environmental factors in custodial service. 
2.Must be able to climb ladders, scaffolding of various heights to perform duties. 
3.Must be able to read and comprehend all specified policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials information, University policies, procedures and communications, and perform basic mathematical functions. 
4.Must possess and maintain a valid Drivers License, if required by assignment, and be insurable under the university's auto fleet policy. 
5.Must be able to perform all mental and physical requirements as outlined in each job duty. 
6. Must have at least one year work experience (full time or part time). 
7.You must be 18 years or older.

Preferred Experience:

1.No allergies to soaps, cleaning agents, chemicals or environmental factors in custodial service. 
2.Must be able to climb ladders, scaffolding of various heights to perform duties. 
3.Must be able to read and comprehend all specified policies and procedures for safety, hazardous materials information, University policies, procedures and communications, and perform basic mathematical functions. 
4.Must possess and maintain a valid Drivers License, if required by assignment, and be insurable under the university's auto fleet policy. 
5.Must be able to perform all mental and physical requirements as outlined in each job duty. 
6. Must have at least one year work experience (full time or part time). 
7.You must be 18 years or older.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clean, renovate, and renew, resilient, wood, and hard floor surface finishes, i.e., dust mop, sweep, wet mop, spot mop, scrub, polish and spray buff, strip, seal, wax, etc.
  • Maintain carpet floor coverings, i.e., vacuum, remove spots and stains, extraction cleaning of carpet and upholstered furniture, etc.
  • Clean and service all areas in restrooms to include, but not limited to, lavatory, toilet, urinal, showers, bath tub areas, etc.
  • Dust, vacuum, clean and/or polish furniture and surfaces; clean facilities, fixtures, hardware and windows; change lighting and clean fixtures as required.
  • Collect and dispose of trash, refuse, recycling materials and debris into designated receptacles.
  • Sweep debris, and/or sweep or shovel snow from outside entrances, landings, steps, walks, etc.; clean exterior surfaces of windows, doors, and other building fixtures.
  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of job related chemicals, and environmental, health and physical concerns.
  • Lock and unlock doors as required to perform job related duties in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
  • Set up audio visual equipment in meeting rooms and lounges, when needed.
  • Guide, assist and train student custodial employees.
  • Set rooms according to custodial worksheet and customer specification; arrange, move and/or replace furniture, supplies and miscellaneous equipment from room to room as required; report all items requiring repair to supervisor and/or group leaders; perform minor repairs to furniture and building fixtures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.