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2 Jun 2022


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

Job Description


Job ID: 11219

Location: Lake Washington Tech

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About The College

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.


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.About the Department:

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) Custodial Services Department within Facilities and Operations supports the College’s primary mission by cleaning and maintaining internal and external areas of all College Facilities and other assets. The department works in compliance with local, state and federal laws and agencies by following LWTech’s policies, follows and maintains safety procedures and follow-up Facilities and Operations program on accidents and safety prevention techniques. The department also follows APPA’s Operational Guidelines as well as continuously improves work methods, knowledge of equipment, supplies and safety through participation in routine training sessions.

Essential Functions:

Essential Duties

• Operates and Performs various housekeeping, janitorial and custodial tasks

• Cleans and disinfects various buildings, offices, rooms, labs, common areas, institutional and non-institutional facilities;

• Cleans, sanitizes and disinfects showers and restrooms.

• Disinfects door handles, counters, light switches and most touched surfaces.

• Sweeps, mops, vacuums, scrubs, waxes and polishes floors, walls and woodwork, shampoo carpets, dusts furniture and equipment; empties wastebaskets, trash, recycle and compost container.

• Polishes furniture and metal fixtures; washes windows.

• Keeps building entrances and walkways free of ice, snow, leaves, garbage and other debris.

• Operates machinery necessary to perform job including upright and backpack vacuum cleaners, ride-on vacuums/extractors, blowers, scrubbers, upholstery cleaners, buffing machines, water extractors, and carpet shampooers.

Upkeeps Storage closets, equipment and supplies

• Stacks and replenishes supplies and products in designated areas.

• Keeps designated areas properly supplied with paper products, soap, and other items; Maintains electric powered janitorial tools.

• Replaces furnishings, burned out light bulbs/fixtures and other miscellaneous objects. Upkeeps the custodial storage rooms, maintain inventory of supplies and products as needed and the assigned equipment.

• Maintains assigned equipment to be clean and in a proper working order.

• Facilitates work request system and support Campus Operations procedures

• Maintains assigned area in a clean and safe condition according to LWTech’s procedures; Assists in covering other runs in accordance to need.

• Moves furniture and equipment; Set-ups and breakdowns of campus functions.

• Improves work methods, knowledge of equipment, supplies and safety through participation in training sessions with supervisors.


• Ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws and agencies by following LWTech’s policies, procedures and direction directed by the Facilities and Operations management or supervisor.

• Follows and maintains health and safety procedures and follow-up Facilities and Operations program on accidents and safety prevention techniques.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Diversity Statement

LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population 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 Human Resources. For more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council, please click on the

Application Instructions

To be considered for a position you MUST submit a complete online application form, resume, cover letter,responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Experience in a service industry

• Ability to follow spoken and written instructions in English

• Ability to speak languages other than English

• Have a valid Washington State Driver’s License

• Know Basic Computer skills

• Regularly lift 50 pounds

• Climb ladders and scaffolding

Note: In terms of an 8-hour workday, continuously: walk and stand. On an occasional basis will be exposed to dust, fumes, gases and commercial-strength chemicals, marked changes in temperature/humidity, and around moving machinery. Frequently: lift and/or carry up to 25 lbs.; bend, squat, crawl, climb, and reach above shoulder level and twist. Will also be required to use both left and right hands for repetitive action such as grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulating. Occasionally: sit, push/pull and/or carry up to 50 lbs. Generally, the job requires 65% walking, 20% standing, and 15% sitting.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Initial salary placement is per month DOQ; salary placement for current classified employees is per the classified bargained agreement. This is a 40 hour per week position. 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 at 1 day effective upon employment and vacation accrues at 12 days per year. We also offer 13 paid holidays and 4 paid personal days effective upon employment. Full time, IUOE employees have access to bereavement leave, employee assistance program, free tuition, reduced child care 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: . This is a union-covered position.

Application Requirements

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

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

Physical Requirements

Physical/Mental Requirements

Ability 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 Accommodation

LWTech 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 to Work

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

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

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.

Sexual Misconduct

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.

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