Full-Time Building Service Worker (Custodian/Janitor)

Posted Date 2 months ago(5/24/2021 4:22 PM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
700105, 700109, 700115
St Paul
Facilities Management – Business Affairs
FLSA Status
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year
Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions
Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.


The University of St. Thomas Facilities Management Department is accepting applications for a Full-Time, benefits eligible Building Service Worker (Custodian/Janitor). 


This is a full-time benefits eligible position that is part of a collective bargaining agreement. 


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.



The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


Duties of the Full-Time Building Service Worker (Custodian/Janitor) include cleaning in assigned buildings which may include but are not limited to offices, athletic facilities, food service areas, classrooms, restrooms in accordance with university safety and quality standards.  Duties will also include carpet and hard floor project work, bulb replacement, setting up areas for events, snow removal, occasional heavy lifting of supplies or furniture, and operational maintenance of custodial equipment.


The pay for this position is $18.68 an hour.  Shift differential pay may be available depending on the shifts worked 


All full-time positions work 5 consecutive days on and 2 consecutive days off for the 7 day week schedule. Our team operates with staff all 7 days per week. Current shift hours available are 10:45 PM to 7:15 AM with the potential to transition to shift hours of 8:30 PM to 5:00 AM. Assigned shift hours and days on/off will be determined during initial training probationary time-frame.  Most positions include weekends as part of the 5 consecutive days.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A valid Driver's License
  • Knowledge and experience with methods, practices, materials, and equipment used in cleaning operations is required
  • Candidates who can read and understand instructions plus communicate for purposes of supporting event set-ups and safety procedures with attention to detail

Successfully completing a criminal background check and pre-employment physical are conditions of employment for this position.


Preferred Qualifications 

  • High school diploma or accepted equivalent
  • Six months of custodial/janitorial experience in a large residential or commercial building
  • Experience and working knowledge of proper custodial/janitorial cleaning procedures

This is a full-time benefits eligible position that is part of a collective bargaining agreement.  New employees must satisfy a 90 working day probationary period and join the union after its satisfactory completion.


The position may be considered emergency essential, which means if campus closes due to an emergency or inclement weather, emergency essential employees still need to report and complete any regularly scheduled hours.



On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and answering two job specific questions (in lieu of a cover letter).


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.

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