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Custodian, Day Shift (Mon-Fri 6:00am-2:30pm), UMKC Campus Facilities

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Job Location:
Facilities Management
Hiring Department

DEPARTMENT: Campus Facilities Management (CFM)

LOCATIONS: Multiple Openings Available on Volker and Health Sciences Campuses

Job Description

The Campus Facilities Management (CFM) team is seeking candidates to fill multiple Custodian II openings across the campus community. In CFM, our mission is to provide outstanding service, support, and safety for the university community through innovative and cooperative efforts promoting customer satisfaction and team pride.


As a Custodian II, you will perform routine, manual work utilizing knowledge of various custodial materials, equipment, methods, and procedures used in maintaining clean, neat, and orderly buildings.  This role involves cleaning and maintaining multiple campus structures, including parking garages, providing specialized services to the Chancellor's residence, and offering emergency support to the Special Work Assignment Team (SWAT).  Duties may extend to the maintenance of designated buildings, routine repair of fixed equipment and buildings, and occasional support for large moves or campus events.


  • Care and cleaning of buildings, including parking garages, offices, classrooms, entryways, common areas, and restrooms.

  • Floor maintenance activities such as sweeping, mopping, and waxing.

  • Trash removal, dusting furniture, and cleaning windows.

  • Snow removal through sweeping and shoveling.

  • Ordering cleaning supplies and facilitating equipment repairs as needed.

  • Setting up rooms for meetings, including arranging chairs, tables, and necessary equipment.

  • May perform some building security duties, such as locking or unlocking doors and reporting damages and repair needs to appropriate staff.

  • May periodically check and maintain building equipment, including pumps, motors, fans, heaters, etc.

  • May provide emergency response support and/or assist with large moves and campus events.

  • May be assigned to work in areas requiring special use of disinfectants, specialized cleaning techniques and sanitation procedures, or be required to use specialized cleaning equipment such as large sweepers or power washers.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


6:00am through 2:30pm (Monday through Friday)

Minimum Qualifications

  • One year of general maintenance and/or custodial experience preferred

  • Ability to read and write.

  • A valid driver's license may be required for certain positions.

  • Some knowledge of methods for cleaning equipment and buildings.

  • Good physical coordination and mechanical aptitude sufficient to perform assigned duties.

  • Ability daily to:

    • Visualize work area and determine what tasks need to be performed

    • Physical ability to bend, squat, reach, stretch, walk, stand, sit, grasp, and twist repeatedly

    • Physical ability to climb and descend stairs, step stools, and ladders

    • Physical ability to lift, carry, and set down objects of moderate weight (25-50 lbs)

  • Work may include one or more of the following:

    • Working in areas of extreme temperatures

    • Wearing a backpack vacuum for long periods of time

    • Wearing protective mask and hearing protection devices

    • Working around dust and cleaning chemicals

Anticipated Hiring Range

$15.00 to $17.00 per hour, commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity.

Shift differential of $0.70 per hour for eligible shifts (see HR-213 Shift Differential for more information)

Application Deadline

This position will remain open until filled. Review of applications to begin immediately. Apply today!

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person's success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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