Massachusetts Institute of Technology Custodian in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description

CUSTODIAN, Facilities-Custodial Services (multiple positions), to clean all assigned areas, which may include classrooms, laboratories, research facilities, conference rooms, lounges, bathrooms, hallways, stairwells, entryways, elevators, private offices, auditoriums, and gymnasiums; and secure areas such as entrance and office doors. Duties include emptying trash and recycling receptacles located inside buildings and placing trash and recycling in bins and dumpster; cleaning and disinfecting restrooms including the fixtures; restocking paper products and soap and removing used products; cleaning furniture and polishing if required; cleaning chalk boards, chalk trays, and erasers; cleaning event spaces before and after; dry mopping, wet mopping, and vacuuming floor; dusting and spot cleaning walls and doors in high and low areas; cleaning and disinfecting drinking fountains; cleaning interior windows and interior/exterior doorway windows; cleaning mirrors and other glass surfaces; and cleaning up water and debris due to leaks and floods with wet pick up vacuums.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: ability to lift 50 lbs., push and pull tilt trucks that hold up to 100 lbs., walk/stand for a majority of the shift, climb stairs, and perform custodial tasks. Two years of relevant experience and a high school diploma or its equivalent are preferred. Personal protective equipment must be worn as required by the specific assignment. Job #15245

The schedule is Sunday to Thursday, 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.

Custodians assigned to a day or irregular shift, which includes weekends and holidays, must have a valid driver's license. (Custodians assigned to these shifts prior to January 1, 2016, are exempt from this requirement.) Custodians assigned to other shifts are not required to have a valid driver’s license; however, custodians who possess a valid driver’s license may be asked to drive on a voluntary basis.

Employees assigned to an irregular shift are considered essential personnel. During emergencies, these employees are excused from their regularly scheduled work only with the specific authorization of their supervisor, regardless of any public announcement that the Institute is closed. Employees who work a regular established work scheduled are not considered essential personnel.


MIT will conduct a background check (including checking criminal records) for finalists. For current MIT SEIU members, this background check will be done for finalists who are bidding for a promotion or for a voluntary transfer to another classification or seniority unit.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Job Number: 15245

Functional Area: Facilities

Department: Custodial Services

School Area: Department of Facilities

Employment Type: Full-Time

Employment Category: Non-Exempt

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Schedule: SU-TH, 11:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M.