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22 Jan 2024

Full-Time Custodian

Lake Washington Institute of Technology – Posted by LWTechHR Kirkland, Washington, United States

Job Description


Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Salary: $3,896.00 – $4,135.00 Monthly

Job Type: Full-Time Permanent

Job Number: 23I001

Location: Kirkland, WA


Closing: Continuous


This position is open until filled

Located just outside of Seattle, WA, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) was founded in 1949, and is the only public institute of technology in Washington State, that provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers ten applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 93 professional certificates, in 43 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

LWTech serves the Eastside and is located within the city of Kirkland, which is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Washington. Kirkland is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo.


LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a https://tableau.sbctc.edu/t/lwtech/views/LakeWashingtonFactbook-Enrollment/EnrollmentTrends?:embed=y&:showShareOptions=true&:display_count=no&:showVizHome=no of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College’s commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to https://www.lwtech.edu/about/human-resources/.https://www.lwtech.edu/about/diversity/edi-council/

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) seeks highly motivated and qualified candidates for the position of Custodian in the Facilities Department. Typical shift assignments range between Days, Swing and Night. We offer shift differentials for Swing and Night shifts.


Facilities and Operations is staffed by 20 people that help manage and operate LWTech’s buildings, infrastructure and grounds. We are committed to maintaining a healthy, accessible, and well-planned learning environment supporting the LWTech community in preparing students for today’s careers and tomorrow’s opportunities. Our team is the backbone of our mission. We ensure they receive training, resources, and leadership support so that they are prepared for the demands of the future.


Essential Duties

• Maintain assigned classrooms, offices, restrooms, kitchens and common areas using commercial/professional cleaning chemicals, tools and equipment

• Stock/maintain clean and safe custodial closets/storage areas

• As needed, provide coverage for team members on leave

• Replace burnt out lamps

• Support event set up/teardown; furniture moves

• Shovel snow and apply ice melter

• Remove litter and debris from entry ways

• Participate in required skill and safety trainings

• Practice healthy/safe work habits and follows accident reporting procedures

• Comply with local, state, federal laws and follow LWTech’s policies and procedures

• Perform other duties as assigned

Desired Abilities:

• Ability to participate in team environment, respectfully and safely

• Familiar with Work Order (CMMS) systems

• Ability to respond to urgent or emergency requests/needs

• Ability to speak other languages


• Work experience in service-related industries

• Ability follow spoken and written direction in English

• Know basic computer skills

• Regularly lift 25lbs

• Climb ladders

In terms of an 8-hour workday, Continuously: walk and stand. Occasionally: exposed to dust, fumes, gases and chemicals, varying temperature/humidity levels; work around moving machinery and push/pull or carry up to 50 lbs. Frequently: lift and/or carry up to 25 lbs.; bend, squat, crawl, climb, and reach above shoulder level and twist. Perform repetitive action such as grasping, pushing/pulling, and fine manipulating. Generally, the job requires 65% walking, 20% standing, and 15% sitting.



This is a 40 – hour per week position, 6:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. This is a union covered position. As defined by the current classified bargained agreement, newly hired employees shall be placed between Step 1 $3,896 and Step 5 $4,135 of the salary schedule in Appendix A of the IUOE Bargaining Agreement. Ongoing (Step 6- Step 11) step advancement is defined by the IUOE bargained agreement.Salary placement for current classified employees is per the classified bargained agreement. The IUOE Bargained Agreement and Appendix can be found https://www.lwtech.edu/about/human-resources/contracts/.


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and other insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board, State Retirement Plan and a Deferred Compensation Plan; sick leave accrues upon employment and vacation accrues at 12 days (up to 23 days) per year. We also offer 13 paid holidays effective upon employment and 4 paid personal days after successful completion of the probation period. Full time, classified employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, reduced childcare costs at our Early Learning Center, reduced Bus Fare, professional development opportunities and more! For further details on the benefits offered at LWTech, please visit: https://www.lwtech.edu/about/human-resources/benefits/

Required Online Application Materials

• Online application

• Current resume

• Cover letter

• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Conditions of Employment

• Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment

• Other conditions that may apply will be detailed upon the offer of employment

• This is a classified position and employment is at-will

• Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical RequirementsAbility to perform range of physical motions; lifting and carrying; standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time, kneeling, squatting, and stooping; and traversing up and down stairs.

Disability AccommodationLWTech follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

• Ability to operate office equipment

• Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials

• Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Eligibility Verification

• If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work

EEO Statement

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Vice President of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212

Jeanne Clery Statement: Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of the College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. LWTech’s Annual Safety Report (ASR) is available online at https://www.lwtech.edu/about/campus-safety/.To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the LWTech Safety Department located in the East Building at 11605 132nd Avenue NE Kirkland, WA 98034. Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or is currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete this form. CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES


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