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2nd Shift Housekeeping Worker

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: VP Campus Planning and Facilities
Department: FS - Facilities Operations
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Housekeeping

Job Description

Reporting to the Second Shift Maintenance Supervisor, as a member of the Second Shift Operations Control Center Team, the Second Shift Housekeeping Worker provides emergency clean up functions across campus and housekeeping services to designated areas to assure a clean, sanitary and safe environment. This position is responsible for meeting high standards of housekeeping in offices, classrooms, hallways, meeting rooms, public areas, bathrooms, stairwells, housekeeping closets, and other areas within the facilities. Duties may include, but not limited to: floor and window maintenance, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, gathering and removal of trash, and snow and ice removal from entrance ways and sidewalks. Reports needed equipment and building repair and any unsafe or unusual housekeeping situations. Responsible for the care and handling of housekeeping supplies, equipment and assigned keys. Occasionally assists with the preparation of regularly scheduled events. This position is designated Emergency Personnel, and requires employees to report to work during emergency situations, closings, and per supervisor's instructions.||The position will report to the Second Shift Maintenance Supervisor as well as the Associate Director of Housekeeping and Grounds.

Required Qualifications

Ability to comprehend and follow instructions, and properly use or learn to use cleaning chemicals and agents, including dilution and dispensing systems. Must be able to walk and stand extensively; climb stairs; safely move or handle up to 35 lbs.; bend, stoop, reach (including reaching above the head to dust), push/pull, perform repetitive motion, twist, and shovel snow. Must be able to safely and efficiently operate electrically powered and manual cleaning equipment. Must be willing and able to learn the use of heavy floor care equipment. Must be capable of working independently without close supervision. Must have a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with the public and/or customer service experience. Knowledge and experience with various cleaning methods. Housekeeping/cleaning experience in an institutional, or commercial cleaning environment (such as hospitality (hotel/motel), commercial cleaning company, manufacturing, health care facilities, etc.). Housekeeping/cleaning experience working in an educational environment (such as universities/college, school systems, etc.)
Previous experience operating professional cleaning equipment

Salary Information

$24,960 plus $2,080 shift differential. 

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Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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