The Hun School of Princeton
  • Princeton, NJ, USA
  • Part Time

The Facilities Department at The Hun School of Princeton is seeking a part-time Lead Custodian to work Monday through Friday, 5 pm to 10 pm.  Assisting with general supervision and some direction to the evening shift custodial staff who is responsible to provide a clean, sanitized, orderly, and safe environment.  It is essential that the candidate must be friendly, professional and customer service oriented.

 Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting Custodial Supervisor in providing work direction to evening shift custodians;
  • Must be able to follow instructions with limited supervision;
  • Cleaning tasks such as sweeping, mopping, wiping, dusting and scrubbing in multiple settings such as classrooms, residential areas, restrooms, offices, entryways, and common areas;
  • Perform tasks in cleaning, sanitizing, polishing walls, floors, fixtures, and loose equipment throughout the School using established practices and procedures;
  • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools: buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high-pressure washers, high-speed buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.;
  • Implement setup and takedown for a wide variety of campus and community events, some of which will occur on weekends.  These activities require lifting, carrying and placement of desks, chairs and other various types of furnishings;
  • Lock and unlock buildings: secure buildings when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors and windows, report any unauthorized occupants, turn off lights, and other utilities;
  • Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors, vacuum and shampoo carpets;
  • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows;
  • Expected to use cleaning chemicals as directed and in accordance with all safety standards;
  • Reports and responds to emergency calls for custodial assistance;
  • Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, which may be altered or redesigned as necessary.

 Physical Demands:

Not all buildings on campus have elevators. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • Standing for long periods as well as stooping, squatting, lifting, carrying, pushing, and climbing;
  • Ability to bend and lift between 5 and 25 lbs. out of receptacles, carry bags to the dumpster, lift 5' or higher to place in dumpster;
  • Driving a truck, climbing in and out of the vehicle (valid drivers' license is required);
  • Emptying mop bucket, weight approx. 10-15 lbs. into service sink;
  • Ability to lift and carry 20 lb. vacuum up and down a flight of stairs; 
  • Use of floor waxing/polishing machinery (buffing machine);
  • Reaching to wipe glass and whiteboards above the head and working in a side-to-side motion.  

 The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of custodial and maintenance duties;
  • Experience using power equipment such as, but not limited to, floor waxing machines, pressure washers, carpet extractors;
  • Be able to clearly communicate and understand directions;
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills;
  • Plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including utilization of appropriate judgment;
  • Must possess good social skills and ability to interact and work with a diverse group that makes up the Hun School community including co-workers, staff, faculty, students, alumni, and parents;
  • Candidates must be fingerprinted and pass a State of New Jersey criminal background check.

The Hun School of Princeton working environment is a professional office and school located on a hilly 45-acre campus in Princeton, New Jersey. The Hun School of Princeton is an independent, coeducational boarding/day school enrolling a diverse student body in grades 6-PG.  It is defined by its highly engaging college preparatory curriculum; broad extracurricular programs; supportive faculty who know and care for their students; and a happy, kind, respectful spirit.

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