Custodian Engineer, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Employer St. Louis Park Public Schools
Created 09/08/2023
Reference 11442974
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Louis Park
Zip 55426
Salary Competitive
Title: Custodian 3 - Custodian Engineer

Department: Building and Grounds

Group: Custodians

Reports to: Building Operations Supervisor

Salary Range: $18.06 - $23.39

Prepared Date: June 2024

FTE: 1.0

Schedule: Tuesday-Friday: 1:30pm-10:00pm; Saturday 7:30am-4:00pm


Under the direction of the Custodial Foreman, Building Operations Supervisor, and Facilities Manager, the Custodian Engineer is responsible for providing a clean, healthy, attractive and safe, odor-free environment in their assigned buildings. District cleaning standard includes but not limited to cleaning, preventive maintenance, coordinating the set up and take down activities for day and evening events, and monitoring building security.


  • Cleans classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, stairways, offices and all areas in the buildings daily.

  • Mops, sweeps, empties trash, pencil sharpeners, and disinfects restrooms.

  • Performs mechanical duties including operating cleaning machines and equipment, sets up and takes down chairs, bleachers, and cleans univents, lubricates fans, motors, pumps and compressors.

  • Performs preventative maintenance on belts, filters, and coils.

  • Restores and replaces paper towels, soap, toilet paper, light bulbs and other consumable products as needed.

  • Installs various filters.

  • Replaces light ballasts.

  • Monitors facilities, building security, and performs other duties as assigned.

  • Sets up and takes down furniture, chairs, bleachers etc. for evening events in the building.

  • Responsible for building security and lock-ups.


  • Knowledge of modern cleaning methods including basic methods of cleaning and preserving floors, whiteboards, carpets, HVAC vents, furniture, walls, fixtures, blinds, sinks, and windows.

  • Knowledge of the use and operations of cleaning equipment, tools, materials and supplies used in custodial work.

  • Knowledge of applicable custodial operations.

  • Knowledge of operation of all equipment required in the performance of the job.

  • Knowledge of all safety precautions and risk management procedures and proper lifting mechanics.

  • Knowledge of boiler operation.

  • Knowledge of the application, use and proper storage of all chemicals used in the performance of the job.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Building Operations Coordinator, building administrators, building staff, students, and operations personnel.

  • Leading, delegating, and monitoring staff activities and functions to assure work standards and compliance with departmental work orders, schedules, and responsibilities.

  • Coordinating the set up and tear down of equipment, supplies or materials needed for evening events or activities.

  • Performing routine repairs and general maintenance within the facility.

  • Cleaning and caring for the appearance of building areas and surfaces.

  • Using tools, chemicals, and cleaning equipment.

  • Reading, understanding, and following safety procedures and written instructions.

  • Using a variety of cleaning techniques utilizing appropriate chemicals and cleaning equipment.

  • May provide work direction to Custodians.


  • Work is performed occasionally in both wet and/or humid conditions, near moving mechanical parts and sometimes in high, precarious places, near fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. Vibration and potential for electric shock are also part of the working environment. Chemicals used in performance of the job pose potential risks for inhalation of fumes, chemical burns, and skin absorption.


  • The work environment involves exposure to equipment, materials and situations that requires following safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment or safety procedures.


  • High school diploma or GED

  • At least one (1) year of prior related work experience is required to gain entry to the job.


  • Must obtain required Special Class Boilers License within 180 days and 2nd Class within 1 year of obtaining Special Class Boiler License.

  • Advanced Safety Certificate

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