May 11, 2020

Assistant Custodian

  • TrulyHired
  • Framingham, MA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description




Assistant Custodian

2nd Shift


We are currently seeking a reliable, responsible assistant custodians to help maintain and care for our facilities. The ideal candidate would be a person who is careful and thorough in his/her work, cleaning and tidying the premises with great care and an eye for detail. If you are reliable, focused, committed to building upkeep, and have great physical stamina, we want to hear from you.


Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. A core value, embedded in the district's philosophy and goals, is that "all children will learn". Offering equitable access to education to all of our students hinges largely on providing the highest quality teachers in every school and classroom.

Diversity among teachers and staff undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of students. Compliance obligations establish the baseline; as a district, Framingham Public Schools are committed to achieving, developing and maintaining a workforce reflective of the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.

Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by embracing the individual skills, perspectives, and experiences our people bring to the workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We want our employees to feel included, valued, and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and productive working career.

Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities.


Not Applicable


Prior custodial experience is desirable but not mandatory.

Framingham Public Schools seeks candidates whose background, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of education. Also, we are interested in candidates who will bring to their professional practice the perspective that comes from a non-traditional educational background or an understanding of the experiences of those underrepresented in the educational field.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to read and interpret instructions, work requests, and labels on chemical supplies; to communicate clearly and concisely with staff and students; to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage several projects simultaneously; to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, state and federal laws, and Framingham Public Schools policies; have a good prior work record with respect to performance, congeniality, tardiness, absenteeism, honesty, and dependability.


The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.
  • Performs various custodial duties such as sanitizing, cleaning, scrubbing, stripping, waxing, buffing, dusting furniture, equipment moving, etc. required to maintain a clean and safe environment following established practices and procedures.
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpeting.
  • Wash windows, mirrors, glass and other surfaces.
  • Cleans and washes chalkboards, trays, and erasers.
  • Changes light bulbs as required both inside and outside.
  • Dust and cleans furniture, equipment, sills, ledges, heating grills, ventilation units, walls, ceilings, stairs, boilers, etc.
  • Sweeps/shovels snow and applies sand and salt. Chips ice from exterior walks, steps, terraces, etc.
  • Empties wastebaskets, trash receptacles from offices, classrooms, lounges, kitchen, gymnasium, corridors and bathrooms. Places rubbish for pick up.
  • Sets up rooms as required.
  • Inspect interior and exterior of building for vandalism.
  • Request corrective action through the senior custodian.
  • Reports emergencies to the senior custodian.
  • Works overtime during emergencies or as required to service permits.
  • Observes all safety rules.
  • Through the senior custodian, regulates the HVAC system to provide appropriate indoor temperature.
  • Opens or locks all exit doors. Checks panic hardware, door closers. Reports any malfunctions.
  • Performs grounds and play area responsibilities. Cuts grass, trims, fertilizes and weeds, performs minor exterior repairs, litter picks up, etc.
  • Performs minor building/equipment repairs. Handles minor painting/touch up.
  • Oils, lubricates, maintains equipment, changes filters.
  • Checks fire safety, emergency lighting, fires/smoke alarm, deluge showers, eyewash stations.
  • Recommends reordering of supply items to the senior custodian.
  • Performs any paperwork required.
  • Works congenitally with all building personnel, visitors, co-workers, superiors, etc.
  • Performs other similar/related duties as required or requested.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, sit, move, hear and speak. Noise level may be high when operating power equipment. The employee required to work in restricted spaces to include crawling and/or climbing as working at heights. Required to stand, be on feet, and move around for a full work shift. The employee must be able to work using ladders, scaffolding, mechanical lifts and district vehicles. Ability to spend most of the work-day standing, lifting, and walking. Ability to lift up to 60 pounds and move heavier materials using appropriate equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. It may be expected that the individual could be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials or illnesses during the course of their duties. Wearing of protective equipment, such as latex gloves, per OSHA regulations is required.


Senior Building Custodians and/or Shift Foreperson. The performance of this job will be evaluated as per the Framingham Custodial Services (Unit C) Contract.




This position is classified as Exempted.


Covered under Framingham School Custodial Services Contract. Please note that the District reserves the right to transfer all personnel among buildings on an as-needed basis to serve the best interests of all students as long as this does not conflict with the Framingham Custodial Services (Unit C) Contract.


Framingham Custodial Contract

Benefits package information

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Framingham Public Schools provides equal employment. opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Framingham Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the District has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Framingham Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Support Staff > Custodian
Equal Opportunity Employer
Framingham Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
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Contact Information
  • Tiago Gadens, Staffing Manager
  • 73 Mt Wayte Ave
  • Framingham, Massachusetts 01702

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