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Custodial Specialist (Veterinary Medicine Center)

Apply now Department: 3670060180 Fac Vet Med Center Custodial
Job no: 500860
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan
Categories: Custodial, Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

General Description of Position: This position exists to provide cleaning and sanitation in the various areas at the Vet Med Complex at KSU. Hours are 3:30PM - Midnight, Monday - Friday.
Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:
  • Cleans surgery, surgery recovery, and pre-surgery induction stalls in large animal hospital with high pressure hot water. Sanitizes all of these areas except the walls and surgery equipment with a sanitizing solution that is requested by the surgery personnel in order to maintain a good report when they are inspected for accreditation with the American Animal Hospital Association. The floor mats that are used for injury protection in the induction stalls and recovery stalls must be cleaned, sanitized, hung on special drying racks, and returned to floor when dry. it is requested by surgery personnel that the employees be gowned and feet covered with special surgery attire to perform part of the functions that need to be done in the surgery areas. Cleans animal examining rooms, laboratories not restricted to admittance, and any other areas in the multi-building complex by wet mopping with sanitizing agents, scrubbing machines, and other custodial floor care machines. Special instructions will be given for the proper handling of the equipment and special needs in the surgery areas to meet accreditation requirements for hospital.

  • Cleans and sanitizes areas of the multi=building Veterinary Complex by cleaning halls, lobbies, and waiting rooms by wet and dry mopping and sanitizing areas as needed. Cleans and sanitizes restrooms and replenishes supplies from storerooms. Cleans offices, classrooms, and lecture halls by emptying wastebaskets, cleaning chalkboards and erasers, and stripping, sealing, waxing and burnishing of floors. Replace light bulbs as required in assigned area.

  • Clean large animal staging and minor surgery areas for outpatient animals with high pressure hot water and sanitize with a sanitizing agent. These areas are located inside the building and areas outside that the employee will be exposed to are extreme hot and cold conditions. The hallways in the large animal inpatient holding areas must be kept clean by washing, scrubbing, and sweeping of hay and animal droppings.

  • Clean research and teaching laboratories that do not have restricted admittance. The employee will get special instructions from the supervisor or the laboratory occupant as to any special safety, cleaning procedures, and guidelines that are required for each laboratory they are assigned to maintain.

  • Perform other miscellaneous duties in the Veterinary Medicine Complex as may be required by immediate supervisor. This position is considered essential during emergencies and inclement weather and may be called in early or required to stay late until the emergency is over.

Preferred Qualifications: Customer service skill and ability to communicate effectively. The ability to learn how to operate a wide variety of commercial janitorial equipment. Experience cleaning in a commercial environment. Knowledge of applying disinfectants desired.
Physical Activities and Environmental Conditions: Moderate physical exertion is required to utilize/transport equipment associated with the position often requiring lifting/transporting of items up to 50 pounds, unassisted, on a repetitive basis daily. Must be able to stand the strain of working long hours at custodial tasks and work inside and outside under varying work and climatic conditions.
Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins immediately, and continues until position is filled.
Salary Range / Pay Rate: $10.68 per hour + eligible for shift differential $.40 per hour
Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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