Job title: Custodian

Job classification: Custodian
Department:  Maintenance
Reports to: Building Engineer
Full time or part time:  Part Time
Hours:  24 hours per week including evenings and weekends
Salary: $14.00 – $14.50 an hour depending on qualifications and experience
Employer:    Waukegan Public Library

Overview: Works under the supervision of the Building Engineer to provide custodial services, cleaning and upkeep for the Library building and grounds.

Job responsibilities:

  • Cleans bathroom floors, mirrors, basins, and commodes
  • Restocks bathrooms with supplies
  • Cleans all glass doors and glass walls in meeting and study rooms
  • Wipes down all tables and counters
  • Vacuums all carpeted areas throughout the building
  • Wet mops and burnishes the second floor, basement, and stairway floors
  • Removes snow from sidewalks and spreads salt as needed
  • Picks up trash around the outside of the building
  • Sets up and takes down meeting rooms
  • Gathers and machine washes rags and mop heads
  • Efficiently shampoos carpeted areas
  • Empties trash receptacles and removes trash to dumpster
  • Empties recycling receptacles and places in the recycling dumpsters
  • Assists with the courtyard setup for events
  • Waters and weeds landscaped areas as directed
  • Other tasks as assigned

Education & experience

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • 1 – 2 years previous experience in the custodial field


  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work with a diverse staff and patron base
  • Familiar with e-mail
  • Communication skills, written and oral, in English. Spanish language skills a plus
  • Able to use various tools
  • Able to read and understand MSDA sheets
  • Knowledge of proper techniques, processes, and tools for the custodial field

Equipment to be used:

Computer                  Floor burnisher        Snow blower             4 Wheeler

Carpet shampooer   Lawn equipment      Hand tools                 Power tools

Cell phone

Physical and mental demands:

  • Able to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Able to work on a ladder
  • Able to reach up to 6 feet
  • Able to bend and crawl at floor level
  • Able to remain calm when dealing with emotional patrons or staff

Working conditions:

  • Works in an office building and outside setting
  • Must be able to travel to other locations within the community
  • Works day, evening and weekend hours