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Job ID 3200 Date posted 06/13/2022

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Position Description

The OS1 Custodian is responsible for performing four specialist positions in the team cleaning concept of the OS1 Cleaning Systems. OS1 (Operating System 1) is a standardized, engineered cleaning process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • OS1 Light Duty Specialist (LDS) - Above floor cleaner who is responsible for three main functions:  Dusting, spot cleaning, and trash removal.  The LDS prepares the way for the OS1 Vacuum Specialist to remove loose floor soil.
  • OS1 Vacuum Specialist (VS) – The VS is a professional position in the team cleaning concept of the OS1 Cleaning System.  The VS removes from the facility dirt, dust, and debris and is focused on carpets and floors using the backpack vacuum following the Light Duty Specialist.
  • OS1 Restroom Specialist (RS) - The RS is a professional position in the team cleaning concept of the OS1 Cleaning System.  The RS cleans and disinfects on a regular basis the lavatory area and is responsible for high, low, wet and dry cleaning.
  • OS1 Utility Specialist (US) – The US is a professional position in the team cleaning concept of the OS1 Cleaning System.   The US has three dimensions of cleaning to be aware of:  tasks, space coverage, and time allotment.  This breaks down into routine or daily tasks, detail or weekly tasks, project or periodic tasks.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires one year of custodial experience, including stripping and waxing floors, commercial carpet cleaning, and ability to operate commercial cleaning machines.
  • Must be flexible and customer oriented.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend job related documents such as Safety Data Sheets, OS1 Scouting Report, Request Forms, Equipment Check-in Check-out Logs, SDS, Flow Chart, Core Maps, Job Cards.
  • Must use all OS1 prescribed equipment; i.e. back pack vacuum.
  • Must be able to follow the OS1 cleaning process.
  • Must be able to pass computer-based training.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Completion of OS1 Boot Camp
  • Experienced OS1 Hands-On Training
  • Participated in an In-House Audit
  • Familiar with the Team Checklist

Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:

  • Arm/Hand Dexterity
  • Alertness and mental sharpness
  • Awkward Postures
  • Frequent forward bending or twisting
  • Heights up to 5 feet
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Continuous walking/standing
  • Physical coordination and visually demanding work
  • Ability to hear, speak, and understand speech
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals, fumes, and dust
  • Heat Stress – Environmental or PPE
  • Must wear Personal Protective Equipment/Clothing (PPE) (i.e. gloves, goggles, masks)

The Lab’s placement policy is to select the best qualified candidate for an available position.  With respect to Bargaining Unit positions, candidates are considered in the following order: (1) present benefits-eligible employees within the department/division and/or appropriate bargaining unit, with preference for those within the immediate work group; (2) present benefits-eligible employees within the Laboratory; and (3) outside applicants.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive.  Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (vacation, holidays, sick leave, paid parental leave);
  • Lab-funded Retirement Plan;
  • 401(k) Plan;
  • Flexible Work Arrangements;
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Employee Fitness/Wellness & Recreation:  Gym/Basketball Courts, Weight Room, Fitness Classes, Indoor Pool, Tennis Courts, Sports Clubs/Activities (Basketball, Ping Pong, Softball, Tennis)

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required at the start of your employment.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

*VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

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