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Now Hiring Custodian

The Custodian oversees all cleaning duties throughout the warehouse and office facilities to maintain a high level of sanitary standards at all times.

Shift: 4pm – 12:30am

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sweep and mop office and warehouse  floors;
  • Gather and empty trash, recycling, and compost daily;
  • Service, clean, sanitize, and supply restrooms daily;
  • Clean kitchen and break rooms;
  • Clean windows and mirrors, using cleaners, sponges, and squeegees;
  • Dust furniture, walls, machines, and equipment;
  • Mix water and detergents prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications;
  • Follow procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures;
  • Monitor building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors after operating hours and checking electrical appliance use to ensure that hazards are not created;
  • Move heavy furniture, equipment, and supplies, either manually or by using hand trucks;
  • Notify managers concerning the need for major repairs or additions to building operating systems;
  • Keep track of supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties. Request replacements when necessary;
  • Maintain detailed and accurate cleaning logs and records;
  • Perform all tasks in accordance with the company’s food safety policy;
  • Work closely with the other custodial staff on duty and the operations team;
  • Observe equipment operations so that malfunctions can be detected, and notify management as necessary;
  • Ensure work is performed safely at all times;
  • Wear proper safety equipment at all times;
  • Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance.

Perform other duties as directed, developed or assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Non-applicable.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Education and/or Experience: Minimum High School degree preferred. Minimum one year of related work experience and preferably knowledge of produce varieties, or overall equivalent experience in a warehouse or logistics environment. Experience with shipping, receiving and storage, warehouse safety and meeting customer expectations. Previous work experience in a perishable products industry preferred.  Previous experience in warehouse sanitation related to food safety requirements.

Language Skills: Excellent Communication skills including reading, writing, and verbally communicating effectively and professionally with other business departments. Ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations and people while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism.  Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred.  

Reasoning Ability: Ability to think independently and to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of different situations without set guidelines. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, report or schedule form.

Equipment: Operate equipment such as, but not limited to, stand up pallet jack, electric pallet jack, copier, phone.

Other Skills & Abilities: Must be able to work variable hours, days, weekends and Holidays. Ability to multi task and prioritize in a time-pressured environment.  Excellent organizational skills. High accuracy in work with attention to detail.  Ability to complete projects in a timely manner. Ability to get along and work cooperatively with others.  Positive and professional attitude.  Ability to respond positively to constructive feedback.  Ability to manage a project from its initiation to completion with minimal supervision.  Solution-oriented attitude with willingness to proactively solve issues.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Stand and walk or sit alternatively depending on specific needs of day.  Estimate 80% of time is spent on feet and 20% sitting at desk.

Have constant need to perform the following physical activities: bending/stooping/squatting, climbing stairs, pushing, pulling, twisting, lifting and reaching above shoulders.

Have frequent need to perform standing and walking activities.

Consistent need to perform the following physical activities: writing/typing, grasping/turning, finger dexterity.

Lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. frequently and over 50 lbs. occasionally. 

Vision requirements: consistent need to complete forms, view computer screen.  Frequent need to see small detail.  Frequent need to see things clearly beyond arm’s reach.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The noise level in the work environment is generally moderate but may be high during certain times of the day due to business level.  This position is exposed to temperatures varying from 34 to over 70 degrees and humidity levels varying from 80 to 95%. 

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