Western Technical College   La Crosse, WI   Full-time     Housekeeping / Janitorial
Posted on March 28, 2024
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Position Summary
Western Technical College is a preferred employer in the 7 Rivers Region Western and is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all co-workers.  We are looking for individuals who are passionate about helping others learn, dedicated to serving students, and committed to the principles of equity and social justice.  Western believes that serving the full breadth of our student and co-worker populations requires cultural competency and enthusiasm for diversity of all kinds. We recognize the intersectional nature of discrimination and are committed to counteracting these biases and eliminating the effects they have had on our students, co-workers, and communities.  If you are a motivated individual who can contribute to excellence in teaching, learning, social justice and equity, please consider this employment opportunity at Western.

Summary of Position:   Responsible for cleaning and maintaining the physical facilities (buildings and grounds). Responsible for snow plowing.  Completes assigned work orders independently and within a team atmosphere. Responsible for special assignments and projects at the direction of the Facility Operations Manager and Physical Plant Director.  Occasional weekend and Holidays as needed for snow plowing.

Hours of position will be 400am - 1230pm Monday-Friday (which includes shift differential pay) with occasional weekend and Holidays as needed for snow plowing and/or emergency cleaning.

Essential Functions

  1. Maintain and uphold the College values of Learning, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Student Success, Teamwork, Integrity, and Respect.  Regular attendance is required.
  2. Complete all required College training and responsible for maintaining the skills necessary to complete the essential functions of the position as defined by the department.  
  3. Student Success is the cornerstone of Western’s culture and the college may assign employees as needed to other areas or additional duties to foster this success.
  4. Cleaning and Maintenance - Supporting Action/Task May Include:
    • Sweep and mop floors and vacuum carpets including treating stains and extraction of carpets
    • Dust vertical and horizontal surfaces
    • Clean and Sanitize restrooms, drinking fountains, etc. using established practices and procedures
    • Clean elevators
    • General cleaning and maintenance including cleaning glass, spot cleaning, etc.
    • Perform emergency and project-related cleaning      
  5. Snow Plowing - Supporting Action/Task May Include:
    • Plow using mechanical equipment such as skid steer, pick-up trucks with snow plows and box salters, forklifts and trucks with hydraulic dump boxes, Toolcat, Ventrac, etc..
    • Physically shovel walkways
    • Apply ice melter (through mechanical and physical application)
    • Haul snow off site (driving to off-campus location and dumping snow; operating dump truck, skid steer, and end loader)
  6. Work Order Completion - Supporting Action/Task May Include: Grounds upkeep
    • Furniture and equipment moves, pickups and deliveries
    • Skilled trades and vehicle maintenance
    • Computer and operating systems knowledge along with understanding operating instructions for cleaning equipment and vehicles        

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical College education
  • One year experience in a custodial related position

Required Testing:

  • Physical (ability to pick up and carry 45 lbs, standing for prolonged periods of time)
  • Hearing baseline test and annual audiogram testing

Required License: 

  • Valid Driver's License

Special Instructions/About Western
This position reports to:  Facility Operations Manager                               

Starting hourly salary range based on education and experience: $18.71 - $22.57                     

This position would include competitive salary, along with a wide variety of benefits available to full-time Western Technical College Employees.  These benefits include: health, dental, life, retirement - Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), voluntary vision, supplemental Allstate insurance (accident, critical illness and cancer), pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance plans, flexible spending account for health & dependent care, employee assistance program (EAP), and tax sheltered annuity programs -457 & 403(b).  

Applicant review will begin:   Monday, April 22, 2024

Start Date of:  May 2024 

Copies of Transcripts from regionally accredited colleges or universities are acceptable during the application process (originals will be required upon hire)

Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Our mission is to provide relevant, high quality education in a collaborative and sustainable environment that changes the lives of students and grows our communities.  Western is committed to providing a safe and respectful workplace for all employees.


An Equal Opportunity/Access/Employer And Educator

Western Technical College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in the job application process to enable a qualified applicant to have an equal opportunity to be considered for a job as is provided to all Western employees. If you want to request an accommodation please contact the EEO/AA Compliance Officer.