Housekeeper

4 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-9898
Beren- Lexington & 33rd St
Employee Classification
1199 Union
Department
Housekeeping - Manhattan
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

ABOUT US

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.  

 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to “bring wisdom to life” through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

 

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

 

The Position:

 

A Housekeeper is primarily responsible for daily cleaning routines of private and public areas such as offices, laboratories, cafeterias,  conference room,  restrooms, dormitories, corridors, stairs, water fountains, elevators, doors and walls, while ensuring a safe and risk preventive environment.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Restrooms must be cleaned, monitored and replenished on a daily basis, which includes disinfecting all basins, urinals and toilet bowls and sweeping and mopping floors
  • Replenish all dispensers as needed while reporting any damaged or malfunctioning units to a manager or supervisor
  • Remove trash and recycle as needed
  • Periodic cleaning such as vacuuming, mopping and waxing/buffing floors; dusting office furniture, vents, corridors, and staircases
  • Snow removal (by use of shovels and power equipment)
  • Setting up tables and chairs for functions
  • Moving furniture as required
  • Operate motor vehicle to transport garbage as needed
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Educational Background:

  • High School Diploma and 1 year of housekeeping experience is required
  • Valid state issued driver’s license preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • Must be able to work the majority of the day walking, twisting, bending, pushing, and kneeling while working
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Knowledge of various cleaning methods, materials, chemicals, and equipment
  • Must have knowledge of floor and carpet care and equipment such as: refinishing, scrubbing, hi-speed burnishing, polishing, shampooing, and extraction
  • The ability to operate heavy machinery and/or equipment such as: BobCat, Forklift, Snow Blowers, Plows, and drive University’s vehicles
  • Respirator Fit Testing may be required

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