The Senior Housekeeper is part of the Plant Operations Building Services department at Vanderbilt University and is an individual contributor responsible for performing general housekeeping and cleaning duties in various buildings across the Vanderbilt University campus. The Senior Housekeeper is also responsible for cleaning the Deans' apartments on campus and the Chancellor's residence. This position reports directly to the Housekeeping Supervisor.
Plant Operations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.
Facilities' annual budget exceeds $100 million in operating expenses and includes over 400 employees. Facilities manages major capital project expenditures totaling ~$125 million annually and facility renewal, replacement and large maintenance project expenditures totaling ~$20 million annually.
Duties and Responsibilities
Perform general cleaning duties; empty trash buckets; dust and polish furniture; wash windows and walls; clean restroom fixtures, sinks and commodes; replenish restroom supplies such as towels, tissues and soap.
Loading and unloading of dishwasher
Laundering clothes i.e. for pick -up & in house services
Inspect areas for cleanliness, mechanical failures, and other inappropriate conditions.
Notify supervisor when maintenance repairs are needed
Maintain individual custodial closet supplies inventory and request supplies and equipment as needed
Turn on and off lights, and assigned equipment
Sweep, mop, wash, and vacuum floors.
Move furniture as necessary for cleaning.
Clean light fixtures.
Clean appliances (when requested)
Clean plumbing fixtures
Dispense cleaning chemicals from J-fill station
Perform trash removal functions and recyclables.
Snow removal from entrances of assigned building
Respond to custodial emergency calls if on call
Perform other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or GED is necessary.
Valid Driver License is required
5 years of custodial, housekeeping experience is required.
Previous experience in higher education is preferred
Customer Service driven attitude is necessary
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
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