Full Job Description
Berkeley Lab’s Facilities Division is offering an exciting opportunity to work with world leaders in science and be a part of a team that will advance science and influence the world. The Custodian is responsible for maintaining premises and work areas in a clean and orderly manner and performs most assignments under direct supervision with instructions as to the results expected. You will determine methods, procedures, equipment, and material, best suited for the operation to be performed.
Berkeley Lab is located above UC Berkeley, on 202 acres that house over two million square feet of state-of-the-art scientific centers and support facilities. The Lab’s mission encompasses many scientific fields, and its buildings include supercomputing facilities, genetic sequencing labs, laser labs, microscope facilities, and office complexes. Thirteen Nobel Prizes have been associated with Berkeley Lab.
Perform cleaning and custodial duties in an assigned area including but not limited to: sweeping, mopping, stripping, waxing/polishing floors. Operate buffing, floor scrubbing, and polishing machines.
Wash walls, ceilings, floor level windows, window moldings and doors, Venetian blinds. Vacuum, shampoo, and spot clean carpets and upholstery. Dust, clean and polish furniture, woodwork, chalkboards, ventilators, and equipment. Clean, disinfect and maintain restrooms, showers, and washrooms including replenishing supplies. Empty and clean waste receptacles and dispose of trash.
Performs special cleaning projects as assigned.
Perform work in a safe manner.
Comply with Lab implementation of Department of Energy (DOE) health and safety policies and other applicable Federal, State, and local fire, health, safety, emergency-preparedness, pollution-prevention, and environmental protection policies.
Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including but not limited to protective clothing, safety equipment when appropriate.
Perform all work safely and be particularly aware of potentially hazardous operations or conditions.
Immediately stop work in the event of danger to people or property. Notify the supervisor and, when appropriate, the building manager or the Environmental Safety Hazards Control Department. Report promptly and correct when appropriate any hazardous conditions that are discovered.
Proceed with work only after having ensured that appropriate safety procedures have been implemented.
Plan work with full consideration of safety.
Ensure that all unique activities that involve potentially hazardous conditions are carried out in conformance with current Lab safety policies and procedures to ensure that risks are acceptable.
Keep operating and quality-assurance records, such as daily logbook and equipment entries.
Demonstrated related - qualifications acquired either in a formal apprenticeship, or directly-related vocational training or equivalent work experience.
Ability to communicate (read, write, speak) in English. Effective verbal and written communication skills necessary for the role and scope of work performed. Ability to communicate clearly in writing, orally, over the telephone and by two-way radio with Supervisor, work leads, peers, and customers regarding work assignments/safety issues.
Ability to follow oral and written policies, procedures, and instructions. Ability to read and comply with posted safety warnings.
Demonstrated ability to use computers and applicable software effectively for record-keeping and communication.
Ability to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds, work at heights; work in confined spaces, around rotating equipment, under florescent lights; able to bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, have manual dexterity in both hands; lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted to chest height and carry object up to 100 feet up/down stairs. Ability to stand for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
Experience working as part of a team in a diverse work environment within all levels of the organization.
Excellent customer service skills and ability to promote customer relations through partnering with customers and colleagues.
Ability to make sound decisions using problem-solving and analysis skills necessary for the role and scope of work performed.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
Salary will be predetermined based on collective bargaining agreement step rates.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."