Responds to emergency maintenance and disasters calls during the night shift and adequately assesses emergency situations, reference guidelines, take measures to minimize losses, and contact appropriate personnel if needed. Also responsible for maintaining established standards of cleanliness and sanitation including student lounges, lobbies, stairs, restrooms, showers, and other interior space. Duties include floor maintenance, dusting, gathering and removal of trash, snow and ice removal from entranceways and sidewalks, collecting recycling, and replenishing supplies. Operates powered and manual cleaning equipment. Reports needed equipment and building repair and any unsafe or unusual housekeeping situations. Responsible for the care and handling of housekeeping supplies, equipment, and assigned keys.
Experience in light maintenance, and cleaning of institutional, domestic, or commercial areas. Working knowledge of disaster and emergency procedures; and commercial and industrial cleaning methods, chemicals, and equipment and safety practices. General maintenance skills. Must have excellent customer service and communication skills for interaction with employees, students, and visitors at a large university campus. Ability to work independently with little or no supervision; mix chemicals with proper proportions from established guidelines; operate both manual and electrically powered commercial cleaning equipment; work a five day work week during the day in the summer and school breaks, and works the night shift during the academic year, and as needed occasionally during the day for high customer service.
Open until filled
Housekeepers play a critical role in accomplishing the University's mission of keeping our community clean, sanitary, and welcoming. 2nd shift housekeepers respond to critical needs and events as well as perform routine tasks. This position works 4:30pm-1:30am, includes weekend work, and may offer a shift differential.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
About Virginia Tech
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About Student Affairs:
Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!