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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Custodian in Cambridge, Massachusetts


  • Job Number: 23404

  • Functional Area: Custodial

  • Department: Dof Custodial Services

  • School Area: Department of Facilities

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: F-T, 11:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M. (W, H off)

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    Job Description

CUSTODIAN, Facilities-Custodial Services, to clean all assigned areas of the Institute, which may include classrooms, laboratories, research facilities, conference rooms, lounges, bathrooms, hallways, stairwells, entryways, elevators, private offices, auditoriums, gymnasiums, and secure areas such as entrance and office doors. Duties will include emptying trash and recycling receptacles located inside buildings and placing trash and recycling in bins and dumpsters; cleaning and disinfecting restrooms including the fixtures; restocking paper products and soap and removing used products; cleaning and polishing furniture; cleaning chalkboards, chalk trays, and erasers; cleaning event spaces before and after; dry and wet mopping and vacuuming floors; dusting and spot cleaning walls and doors in high and low areas; cleaning and disinfecting drinking fountains; cleaning interior windows and interior/exterior doorway windows; cleaning mirrors and other glass surfaces; and cleaning up water and debris due to leaks and flood with wet pickup vacuums.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: ability to lift weights of up to 50 lbs., push and pull tilt trucks that hold up to 100 lbs., walk/stand for a majority of the shift, climb stairs, and perform custodial tasks. Personal protective equipment (PPE) must be worn as required by the specific assignment. PREFERRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent and two years’ relevant experience. Job #23404Schedule: Friday to Tuesday, 11:00 P.M. – 7:00 A.M. (Wednesday and Thursday off)Custodians assigned to the day shift or the irregular shift, which includes weekends and holidays, must have a valid driver's license. (Custodians who were already assigned to these shifts prior to January 1, 2016, are exempt from this requirement.) Custodians assigned to other shifts are not required to have a valid driver’s license. However, custodians who possess a valid driver’s license may be asked to drive on a voluntary basis.Employees who are assigned to an irregular shift are considered essential personnel in accordance with the MIT Policy on Emergency Closing or Early Release. During emergencies, these employees are excused from their regularly scheduled work only with the specific authorization of their supervisor, regardless of any public announcement that the Institute is closed. Other employees, who work a regular established work scheduled, are not considered essential personnel.Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.11/17/23