Southwestern University is currently accepting applications for a Lead Custodian for the day shift.  The schedule for this shift is Monday – Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm.  This position is a full-time, benefited position with responsibilities to include:  

  • Together with the Supervisor, determine daily work assignment for assigned staff & communicate with the staff.
  • Check keys, equipment, and chemicals in and out for the staff member’s assignments.
  • Inspect equipment and alert Supervisor of needed repairs.
  • Inform Supervisor of needed supplies.
  • Distribute supplies as needed.
  • Collect, process, and distribute laundry.
  • Perform regular custodial assignment.
  • Respond to campus emergencies as needed.

Additional Duties:

  • Assume responsibility of the department when Supervisor is out.
  • In addition to primary assignment, perform additional assigned custodial duties.
  • Inspect buildings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Successful applicants will meet the following job requirements: high school diploma or GED; minimum of five year of experience in a custodial position OR at least three years in a lead position in custodial or other industries; ability and willingness to supervise others in accordance with University policies and practices;  possess proven leadership qualities, honesty, strong work ethic, and dependability in order to maintain a high unit of productivity and morale; possess demonstrated skill, knowledge, and experience of all aspects of custodial operations, including an understanding and ability to demonstrate the proper use of chemicals, equipment and tools; possess flexibility with schedule; ability to adjust schedule as needed or work longer hours when emergencies arise and deadlines must be met; ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds;  willingness to adhere to the University’s core values; willingness to comply with University Safety Program; knowledge of OSHA and other environmental/safety regulations; possess good interaction and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to be flexible, adjust to fluctuating priorities, and produce reliable work product; ability to attend work consistently and maintain a regular work schedule; possess a valid Texas driver’s license in good standing with the Department of Motor Vehicles and record meets standards of the University’s insurance carrier. Preferred requirements:  More than five years of experience as a custodian in a commercial setting; one year of experience in a lead or assistant supervisory position in custodial services OR more than three years in a lead position in custodial or other industries; knowledge of OSHA regulations regarding cleaning chemicals; possess a willingness to seek training to enhance or learn new skills on cleaning techniques; ability to speak and understand conversational Spanish related to issuing instructions for work tasks and use of equipment, materials, and chemicals; fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred; prior experience using scheduling and/or project management software for staff and cleaning assignments.

Applications may be obtained from our website: returned to Southwestern University, Office of Human Resources, Cullen Building, at the corner of University and Maple Avenue, Georgetown, TX or emailed to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please no third party submissions.  All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F