This posting will be used to recruit for several Carpet Cleaner positions.
Thank you for considering HFS Facilities Services, a unit within Housing & Food Services at the University of Washington—Seattle.
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HFS provides on-campus housing to over 10,000 student residents and operates over 40 dining and café locations that serve the entire campus community. In order to successfully accomplish this, we employ over 1,200 students, classified and professional staff members who work throughout HFS, providing residential and dining services to the campus. As reflected in our mission statement—working together to enhance student life—teamwork and service to our students and customers are at the heart of our business.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES • Use equipment including but not limited to the following: truck mounted unit, scrub wand, rotary carpet extractor, hard surface rotary tool, upright vacuum, and bonnet machine. • Maintain log and submit reports on labor and material costs based on square footage cleaned. • Schedule; obtain keys, and clean apartments, residence hall rooms and public areas in units, which are both vacant and occupied. • Participate in periodic training in use of chemicals and supplies, and in carpet and upholstery fabric cleaning. • Maintain inventory of equipment and products for purchase and for scheduling maintenance. • Perform minor mechanical maintenance on carpet cleaning equipment. • Work in locations within the Department as well as other University facilities without direct supervision. • Establish and maintain good public relations with students and staff. • Clean upholstery using portable cleaning equipment. • Perform custodial duties as assigned. • Drive University vehicles to deliver items and commute to various HFS locations in or around campus. • Perform related duties as required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS • Six months of carpet cleaning experience or equivalent experience (e.g., seminars, on-job training). • Physical ability to perform work.
• Working knowledge of carpet and upholstery cleaning equipment. • Experience and references that demonstrate ability to: o Understand written and verbal instructions in English. o Effectively interact and communicate in a variety of situations. o Work independently with minimal supervision. o Ability to use the Internet, email and basic computer applications.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS Competitive candidates will possess experience that demonstrates: • Previous success as a Custodian or housekeeper. • An eye for detail. • Dedication to a high level of customer satisfaction. • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT • Possession of a valid State of Washington Driver’s License.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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