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Columbia University Heavy Cleaner in New York, New York

Position Summary

The Heavy Cleaner will ensure that the cleaning of assigned building is consistently and appropriately performed. The incumbent will move materials and furniture as required; report building malfunctions as instructed, i.e. power failures, leaks, building equipment and any other damages; operate any/all motor-cleaning equipment to strip and wax floors, stairwells and corridors; sweep and mop entrance lobby, stairwells and elevator landings; polish marble or brass; wash walls and blackboards; clean mirrors, glass partitions, banisters and mailboxes, window-sills and baseboards in common area and dust assigned areas. The incumbent will also clean all bathrooms and kitchens; remove spots and shampoo carpets; sweep and wash with hose exterior sidewalk, steps and courtyard; dispose of trash and recycling as directed by supervisor or management; clean compactor room; check all drains and remove debris and inspect, restock, and clean all areas of the building. Additionally the Heavy Cleaner will remove ice and snow and de-ice areas; receive and store 55-gallon drums, household supplies, and equipment; be responsible for the safekeeping, minor repairs, and preservation of all janitorial materials and equipment and perform other duties as assigned.

In accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, may be required to respond to any emergency on a 24-hour basis, and may be required to work overtime. Employees hired after March 26, 1999 will be subject to a four-year wage progression in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A High School Diploma or Equivalency certificate required. Good communication skills. Must be physically fit to do excessive walking, stair climbing, lifting and carrying load(maximum of 50 lbs.) and do overhead work. Must be able to work all shifts. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures. In accordance with Columbia University Medical Center policy, finalist will not start employment until after successful completion of background verification and drug screening.Applicant's resume and application must be accurate and up-to-date.Must provide current contact telephone number(s).

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.