Maintenance/Custodian (3rd Shift)


Date Posted:
1858 West Grandview Boulevard
United States of America
Employment Status:

JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of housekeeping duties focusing on proper floor cleaning in order to provide a clean, orderly and safe environment; and perform related work as required. Performs a variety of skilled custodian work requiring the knowledge of one or more skilled trades (e.g., construction, painting, electrical, masonry, plumbing, carpentry…etc.) under the general support of the Director of Facilities, to resolve Institutional operational and/or safety concerns; maintaining the Institution for students, faculty/staff and the general public in safe and operating condition. This is a full time, third shift position, Monday through Friday, 11:00 PM - 7:30 AM and includes benefits.


  • Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms using established practices and procedures;
  • Clean, dust, and wipe furniture; sweep, mop, and/or vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; refill restroom dispensers;
  • Performs duties in and around campus facilities; implements setup and takedown for a wide variety of campus and community events; works closely with employees and the public to meet the custodial needs of the area; and resolves problems to ensure efficient and safe operations;
  • Strip, clean and buff floors, vacuum and shampoo carpets on an as needed basis;
  • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools; buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.;
  • Wash walls and equipment; use equipment in accordance with OSHA and other Institutional safety procedures when required in work assignments;
  • Lock and unlock assigned buildings: secure building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors, report any unauthorized occupants, turn off lights…etc.;
  • Follow instructions regarding the use of cleaning materials and supplies in accordance with OSHA and Institutional Safety Protocols;   
  • Move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an as needed basis;  
  • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows and clean associated blinds on an as needed basis;
  • Handle trash and other recycling materials in accordance with proper disposal procedures;
  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance; and
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
  • Coordinates with administration and other trades for the purpose of completing projects/work orders efficiently;
  • Inspects facilities, systems and their components for the purpose of ensuring safety (e.g. OSHA) and cleanliness, and identifying necessary repairs;
  • Repairing a variety of items and/or system components frequently of a complex nature (e.g., cabinetry, doors and hardware, windows, classroom and office equipment and facility components) for the purpose of maintaining the Institution in a safe, comfortable and operating condition;
  • Performs a variety of facility and equipment repair and maintenance activities within areas of trade expertise (e.g., electrical, heating/air conditioning, carpentry, plumbing, locksmithing, drywall, stucco, painting) for the purpose of ensuring that Institutional facilities and equipment are maintained in a safe and effective working order; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned and/or needed to effectuate an effective and efficient department.

Applicant must be reliable and have a stable work history. Background check required as a condition of employment.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations that the essential functions required to perform algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: materials, tool, methods and equipment used in building trade i.e. electrical, plumbing, locksmith, HVAC, etc.; concentration of knowledge in a specific skilled craft; various types of electronic test equipment; preparing estimates; work with plans and specifications; and safety practices and procedures;

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast paced environment;
  • Knowledge of various methods of maintaining, cleaning and preserving a variety of surfaces; proper use of a wide range of chemicals according to state and federal regulations; handling and disposing of hazardous materials with care;
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Confident in handling ambiguity and fluid situations and have an abundance of common sense and pragmatism;  
  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels in the organization and throw equal enthusiasm behind the more routine, hands-on activities, as well as those requiring a higher profile;
  • Organizational skills; must be accurate and attentive to detail;
  • Ability to maintain an established work schedule; assess and prioritize multiple tasks and demands;
  • Interpersonal skills to include tact and diplomacy;
  • Organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through;
  • Maintain confidentiality of work related information and materials;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Ability to learn quickly; 
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed;
  • Flexibility to accept other duties needed/assigned for the department needs;
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;
  • Ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM; and
  • Ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner. 

Education and experience equivalent to:

Education: High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent preferred.

Experience: Two to five (2-5) years’ of custodial and maintenance experience. Housekeeping and maintenance in a school setting with knowledge of cleaning products and use of floor, carpet cleaning equipment preferred. 

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine offers challenging, enjoyable, and rewarding positions as faculty and staff at our campuses in Erie and Greensburg, Pennsylvania; Elmira, New York; and Bradenton, Florida.

Each employee contributes directly to LECOM’s growth and success and takes pride in being a member of the LECOM family. Employees embrace the osteopathic principles of compassionate and caring primary health care and serve as professional role models for LECOM students.

We are very excited to welcome you to our vibrant and engaging work culture, where you can grow, develop, and share your talents. We look forward to your personal contribution to LECOM’s mission of excellence in education, research, clinical care, and community service. You will find that we provide a highly productive and energetic workplace, with unlimited opportunities for personal satisfaction and career advancement. We are confident that you will agree that LECOM is a great place to work!

LECOM offers competitive wages and benefits. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled