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Custodian Lead – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift -Full time (5 vacancies)

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is recruiting for Custodian Lead positions. Under the direction of a Custodial Services Supervisor (CSS) the incumbent performs the duties as a lead worker by facilitating work performed by a crew of custodians. This position assists the CSS in developing custodial objectives and the tasks required to achieve them. In addition, this position implements work plans under the direct supervision of the CSS and performs assigned custodial tasks. The Custodian Lead will check work, assist with training, and provide instruction on the proper cleaning methods and safe operation of all equipment. Also, custodian leads will be required to deliver equipment, supplies, and employees to various campus buildings using university owned vehicles.

Working schedule will be 1st shift: Monday-Friday from 6a.m.-2:30p.m., 2nd shift: Monday-Friday from 2p.m.-10:30p.m., or, 3rd shift: Sunday-Thursday or Monday-Friday from 10p.m.-6:30a.m.

Applicant for this position must have:

• Demonstrated experience using and maintain custodial tools (e.g., carpet cleaner, auto scrubbers, all types of rotary scrubbers, washing machines, etc.)

• A valid driver license and be able to meet the State’s minimum requirements for driving on State business

• Evidence of the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds stoop, bend, twist, reach, push, pull, squat, kneel, and be on your feet for several hours at a time

• Evidence of the ability to work hours in excess of the regular work shift, including nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime.

Highly qualified candidates will also have:

• Demonstrated experience in a customer service industry

• Evidence of the ability to motivate, develop, and direct people as they work

• Demonstrated experience in a work place using common business productivity software and applications (e.g., Microsoft Office, Outlook, etc.)

Applicants are highly encouraged to utilize the cover letter to thoroughly address your experience (including dates of employment) or applicable coursework as it relates specifically to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above. In instances where the Screening Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidates’ application materials whether he/she meets any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

In your application, please include a professional resume, and a document listing the names and contact information for three professional references.

Finance & Administrative Affairs is required to conduct Post-Offer Pre-Employment screenings on all selected candidates for Custodial positions. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing the screening.

Interested individuals can apply online at:

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

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The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a doctoral research-extensive university in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System, all broadly governed by the State’s Board of Regents. It was founded on the belief that if Milwaukee were to be a great city, it would need a great, urban public university. The themes of educating students, excelling in research, and serving its urban community are echoed in all University activities. The University offers more than 180 degree programs, serving 26,000+ students. The 104-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee. The Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs (FAA) delivers essential business services that provide a foundation for UWM’s student success, research excellence, community engagement, climate and culture, and visibility and image. The departments within Finance and Administrative Affairs provide a wide array of services to steward and facilitate the management of the university’s primary resources: human capital, finances, facilities, and information technology. FAA staff perform the accounting functions, plan for building construction and remodeling, provide technology infrastructure and enterprise IT services and resources, maintain healthy and safe research environments, provide security and protective services, clean and maintain the campus buildings and grounds, ensure fiscal integrity of campus financial operations, and provide legal advice and representation. Consistent with UWM’s guiding values, we strive in all we do to model and promote innovations and collaboration, integrity and responsibility, positive transformation of individuals, transparent and inclusive decisions, a caring community, stewardship of resources, diversity in all it definitions, and pride in our vital role. For more information about UWM, visit us at For more info about FAA, visit us at


Milwaukee, WI 53211
Milwaukee, WI