Berkeley Lab's Facilities Division has an opening for a Custodian. 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. This position determines methods, procedures, equipment and material, best suited for the operation to be performed.
What You Will Do:
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 all work safely and be particularly aware of potentially hazardous operations or conditions.
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.
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.
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 log book and equipment entries.
What is Required:
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. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, verbally, 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.
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 objects 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 is desirable.
This is a full-time career appointment, non-exempt (hourly paid) from overtime pay.
There are multiple openings for this position.
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.
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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.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.