Custodian, Full-time

Job Locations US-MN-St. Paul
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/4/2020 10:25 AM)
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Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is seeking a full-time Custodian to provide all the cleaning, waste, and recyclable removal services, snow clearing of all entrances, carpeting and hard floor maintenance, and light bulb changes on campus. These custodians are also responsible for event set ups, including delivery and set of up tables, chairs and equipment, cleaning prior to and after an event and tear down of the equipment. 


This position has a starting rate of pay of $17/hour with an increase to $19/hour after 6 months. Upon completing one year of service, this position is eligible for an increase of $22-$23/hour. 


This position is a union opportunity, annual bidding occurs in June. You must be available and willing to move from first, second or third shift. 


  • Routine cleaning to include dusting, vacuuming, cleaning/washing/disinfecting surfaces, collecting and hauling trash, care of hard-surfaced and carpeted floors, cleaning restrooms and shower rooms, cleaning elevator interiors and pits
  • Additional periodic duties may include washing exterior windows, stripping and refinishing of floors, replacing light bulbs, removing snow by shoveling and/or the use of power snow blowers, and performing necessary College event set-ups and other work as required and instructed
  • Complete and maintain supply order requests, and insure an adequate supply stock is maintained in the building
  • Observe building conditions and take necessary actions to maintain or repair situations by submitting work orders for repairs and performing minor repairs and reporting any loss, damage, breakage or unsafe conditions, or maintenance problems immediately
  • Maintain security of assigned keys, building lock-up and unlocking, room opening and closing per instructions
  • Train, work with, and/or coordinate the responsibilities of Facilities Services student employees


  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of 1 year professional custodial or janitorial experience required
  • Ability to fluently read, write, and speak the English language required
  • Ability to use all types of automatic and power cleaning equipment in association with the professional experience
  • Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to write short work orders describing maintenance problems
  • Physical demands to be tested for will include: 
    • Ability to perform bending, twisting, squatting, crawling, and climbing
    • Lifting 50 lb mop bucket (on floor) so that the lip of the bucket reaches 30” height as in dumping in a sink (1 time; may use two hands)

Application Guidelines

For best consideration, please submit resume through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage. Review of applications will begin immediately.


Direct all inquiries to Ashley Ellingson, Employment Services. 


Macalester College strongly encourages people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals to apply.


Macalester College - Institutional Overview

Since its founding in 1874, Macalester College has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Macalester is proud of its longstanding commitment to social justice and creating a safe environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, religion, age, or ability. Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA+ individuals.


Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none. Please visit Macalester Benefits for more information about what Macalester has to offer its employees.