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Building and Grounds Worker

Minneapolis - Minnesota (MN),

University of Minnesota

Job Description:

Required Qualifications:

  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions in English
  • Able to lift up to 50lbs and withstand heights of 15 feet.
  • Willingness to be on-call after hours and weekends.
  • Flexible working hours dependent on departmental needs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting a culture that respects and advances diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

General Statement of Responsibilities (broad definition):

HOURS: 12:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. M-F

Come joing our amazing building services team! Responsibility includes, complete maintenance and cleaning of offices, examination rooms, surgical rooms, laboratory areas, hallways, restrooms, lobbies, staircases, entrances and related grounds. Assist Building Services department in general upkeep of the building and perform duties as assigned. Also, promote a safe, equitable, and respectful environment in which concerns can be addressed effectively.


  • Collect and dispose of normal and potentially infectious waste.
  • Clean examination rooms, surgical areas, offices, laboratories and public areas.
  • Clean and disinfect bathrooms and fixtures; refill dispensers.
  • Fill nitrogen tank and thermos bottles.
  • Collect recycling material and deliver to pick-up site.
  • Vacuum and clean carpets, sweep, dust mop and wet-mop floor surfaces.
  • Rearrange and provide seating for orientation, meetings, and special events.
  • Move furniture and equipment in office and clinic areas.
  • Spray buff and burnish floors.
  • Perform recommended maintenance on all equipment utilized and issued.
  • Strip floor finish and recoat.
  • Clean carpets and furniture.


  • Wash walls and doors, dust vents, clean furniture, fixtures, telephones, heat registers, and windowsills.
  • Change fluorescent lamps, transport furniture, equipment and supplies.
  • Clean windows and door glass.
  • Clean stairwells and elevators.
  • Clean and disinfect water fountains.
  • Polish stainless steel.
  • Vacuum draperies and curtains, remove for cleaning and hang.
  • Clean outside entrances and patio.
  • Clean glass and door frames, wash patio furniture and shovel snow, lay salt as necessary.
  • Disinfect contaminated patient exam rooms and restrooms as necessary (e.g. parasitic infestation).
  • Pick-up and deliver housekeeping supplies requested by departments, clean up liquid spills and irregular debris.
  • Observe and report safety and security infractions, needed repairs and maintenance.
  • Respond to emergencies, floods and fire on an on-call basis.
  • Clean windows inside and out.
  • Scrub floors with automatic equipment.
  • Perform lock down of building and full building occupant check at closing and after hours.
  • Clean miscellaneous items; e.g. fire extinguishers, cabinets, door handles, telephones, and high touch surfaces.
  • Be on call for various errands.
  • Promote a safe, equitable, and respectful environment in which concerns can be addressed effectively.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What We Offer:

  • University paid contribution to your retirement account.
  • 13 paid vacation days per year (starting accrual rate), in addition to 13 paid sick days
  • 10 paid holidays.
  • 1 Personal Holiday per fiscal year
  • Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition.
  • Excellent and affordable health care benefits.
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates.
  • Veterinary insurance.

Boynton Health is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, and individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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