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Employment Opportunities


Custodian (Night Shift)

Position Overview:  Under the supervision by the Foreman and Supervisors, the Custodian will be responsible for the housekeeping operations and will perform duties in accordance with established standards and instructions.


  • Sweep, mop and scrub floors, stairs (inside and outside buildings) and other surfaces.
  • Use light and heavy (industrial type) floor machines and attachments.
  • Scrub, strip, wax and polish floors using heavy (industial type) powered scrubbers and buffers.
  • Vacuum rugs in offices and public areas. Shampoo rugs periodically using heavy vacuum cleaner and rug shampooing machine.
  • Clean and dust furniture, items, and pictures, door trim, chalk and white boards.
  • Wash window sills, glass in corridor doors, and all glass surfaces. Wash glass and trim in entrance doors.
  • Wash and/or clean interior wall spaces by hand or powered wall washing machine, working on ladders and scaffolding, as required.
  • Clean and service lavatories, toilet rooms and rest rooms.
  • Clean and service cigarette urns (outside buildings).
  • Collect and place in containers or plastic bags trash and debris, place trash in collection area for removal by sanitation trucks.
  • Replace liners in wastebaskets and trash containers.
  • Move heavy furniture, supplies and miscellaneous equipment, as directed.
  • Adjust, clean and oil cleaners and scrubbers and change brushes, pads, rollers, buffers and other attachments.
  • Remove, wash and replace venetian blinds and wash ceiling fixtures using ladders and scaffolding.
  • Report items that need repair (doors, door checks, furniture, lights, faucets, etc).
  • Sweep or shovel snow from steps and walks at building entrances and connecting walks.
  • Will be required to properly and safely use cleaning chemicals per manufacturer, and Merrimack College standards.
  • Replenishes supplies.
  • May drive a golf cart or other vehicles
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Must be able to speak English; Bilingual preferred
  • Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions in English.
  • Will be required to pass a fitness-for-duty-exam
  • Experience with custodial work.
  • Experience working on ladders and scaffolding.
  • Experience with scrubbers, buffers, and other custodial equipment.
  • Must have valid drivers license

To Apply:  Please apply online with cover letter and resume.

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Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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