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Custodian, Housing

The Housing Custodian is responsible for ensuring that resident properties remain clean, safe, and attractive by performing the full scope of cleaning work in common interior and exterior areas up to MSU standards.  Performs routine custodial work to maintain cleanliness of assigned area or building(s). Work involves cleaning and caring for dorms and apartments and surrounding premises; maintaining custodial tools and equipment; requesting supplies; performing minor building and equipment repairs and other related duties. Works under moderate supervision. Instructions are received in oral or written form and work is periodically inspected by a Lead or a Foreperson for conformance with established standards of building care and maintenance. Reports directly to a Custodial Foreperson under the general supervision of the Manager, Custodial & Residence Life Maintenance.


Performs custodial tasks such as sweeping, mopping, dusting, operating buffers, restroom cleaning machine, ride-on vacuums, ride-on carpet extractors and ride-on floor scrubbers.  Performs restroom and bathroom maintenance and cleaning, replenishing supplies and applying cleaning chemicals. Performs carpet maintenance, cleans office furniture, walls, and windows, air-conditioning vents, ceiling fans and empties trash. Actively participate in demanding apartment/dorm room cleaning turnarounds during December and summer months.  May be assigned to facilitate set-up and take-down for special events, move and set up furniture, and deliver supplies. Work off ladders or step stools as necessary.  Performs other related duties as assigned.

Physical Condition

Employees are expected to embody and promote the five core values of Midwestern State University: People-Centered, Community, Integrity, Visionary, and Connections, in their day-to-day work and interactions as members of the university community. Personal cell phone usage may be required to complete position duties, including multi-function authentication requirements. Must be able to perform constant, intense physical labor; regularly move & use equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Moderate physical activity with occasional lifting of objects weighing over fifty pounds such as washing machines, dryers, refrigerators and other furniture as necessary to clean. Must be able to perform duties requiring push/pull activity, hand/finger coordination, constant repetitive motion of wrist, arm & shoulder; reach, climb, balance, crouch, twist, crawl, & kneel; work with chemicals, dust, fumes and odors associated with custodial work. Must be able to wear safety and protective equipment as needed.


Should have experience in custodial or general cleaning work.


Must know the modern methods of cleaning rest rooms, bathrooms, break rooms and kitchens and large living areas. Must have a working knowledge of cleaning supplies and custodial equipment such as vacuum cleaners; both low & high speed buffers, carpet extractors, have general knowledge of carpet maintenance and care; and must have knowledge of custodial chemicals and their application.


Requires education sufficient to receive and follow oral and written directives, as well as follow instructions in the mixing and use of chemicals and the operation of power equipment.

Additional Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Ability to work unsupervised. Must be able to understand hazardous materials handling (SDS sheets) and be able to maintain cleaning supplies inventory. Personal cell phone usage may be required to complete position duties, including multi-function authentication requirements.*Regular reliable attendance is required. *Required to work on move-in weekends and some evenings when needed. *Requires employment physical exam. *A valid Texas driver's license is preferred. *This position is designated as security sensitive (Low) and requires a criminal background check.

Last Updated 09-26-2022