Housekeepers - All Shifts

University of New England
March 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$500 paid
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Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Position Type Professional Staff

Faculty Track Position Title Housekeepers - All Shifts Employment Status Full Time Months 12 Campus Biddeford, ME Description

UNE offers an amazing benefit of reduced college tuition for yourself, your spouse and your dependents. Consider a housekeeping position at UNE and receive this amazing benefit along with a host of other generous benefits. We welcome individuals to apply for both half and full time opportunities with flexible schedules and shifts and offer a signing bonus of $500 paid in two installments at 90 days and 180 days in a benefits eligible position.

Located in southern Maine with campuses in Biddeford and Portland, the University of New England offers students a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service. UNE's excellence could not happen without a dedicated and talented faculty and professional staff.

Our Housekeeping team play a significant role in the success of our University and their endless contributions are highly valued. Thanks to that dedication, over the past 10 years, UNE is one of the fastest growing private universities in the country. Of our current staff of 60 housekeepers on our two US campuses, 19 have been with us for 10 years or longer with an additional 11 having been with us for 5 to 9 years.

UNE senior leadership places a high value on the health and safety of its employees and students. As such, and in respond to the COVID pandemic, leaders in the housekeeping department have worked with Senior University Leadership to develop a strong health and safety policies and protocols to minimize risk to the UNE employees and students. Following these guidelines Housekeepers clean and perform routine maintenance of campus buildings, including residence halls, classrooms, and administrative offices throughout our campuses. A Housekeeper will be assigned a specific campus and generally a specific set schedule with the option of overtime from time to time.


The list below is inclusive of all the duties that fall under the housekeeping position but duties can vary from building to building and not all are completed every day.

  • Clean floors, including vacuuming, sweeping, dust mopping, washing, stripping, waxing, and buffing.
  • Shampoo carpets.
  • Wash windows, walls, chalkboards and trash cans.
  • Dust furniture, fixtures and woodwork.
  • Collect and empty trash receptacles, and pick up litter in and around the buildings.
  • Remove biological waste.
  • Clean, sanitize and stock the bathrooms; change and clean shower curtains.
  • Replace light bulbs.
  • Operate basic equipment, including low speed buffers, burnishing machines, extractors, auto scrubbing machines and wet vacuums.
  • Move furniture.
  • Perform routine maintenance of electrical, heating, vents and fixtures.
  • Assist in snow removal.
  • Understand and comply with MSDS and HAZCOM procedures and policies as part of UNE's comprehensive OSHA Compliance Program.
  • Understand and comply with OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogen Standard ( 29 CFR 1910.1030) and Chapter 8 of the University of New England Safety Manual.
  • Understand and comply with OSHA requirements (29 CFR Part 1910) for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as defined by the University Chemical Hygiene Officers, the Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator (EHSC), the supervisor and Chapter 17 of the University of New England Safety Manual.
  • Understand and comply with the University of New England's Safety Manual.
  • Assist in training and overseeing the work of helpers assigned by the supervisor.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary.
  • Qualifications

  • High school education desirable.
  • General knowledge and skills related to routine housekeeping and maintenance work, with commercial/institutional cleaning experience desirable.
  • Ability to perform tasks in specific sequences.
  • Physical ability to do heavy custodial work and operate cleaning equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow written instructions, chemical labels and warnings.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and to deal courteously with students, faculty and staff.
  • EEO Statement Summary

    Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors will not be permitted to have an adverse influence upon decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

    COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

    In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. If you believe you are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine policy you may seek the exemption through Human Resources after receiving this conditional offer of employment. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be finally employed or permitted to work if they are not fully vaccinated unless they request an exemption and are granted one.

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    Posting Number 2022PS0020P

    Open Date Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

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