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Residence Custodian

Job ID JR100941 Date posted 03/13/2024

POSITION TITLE*: Residence Custodian

POSITION TYPE:Trades/Bargaining Unit


FLSA:Non- Exempt

The Facilities & Operations (F&O) Directorate's mission is to support the science and technology and environmental restoration missions of the laboratory by providing a safe, environmentally sound, and reliable infrastructure. To provide high quality crafts and fabrication services to our customers as needed and to protect people, property, and national security. The Guest Services Division provides services that support and assist the world-class scientific research performed at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Our services are available to all Brookhaven Departments, Divisions, guests, users, and visiting researchers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under general supervision, performs general cleaning and housekeeping duties in Housing facilities

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Requires one year of custodial/housekeeping experience or equivalent professional cleaning experience.
  • Must be flexible and customer oriented.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets and other job-related documents.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass computer-based training.
  • Requires a High School Diploma, GED or higher.
  • Experience with customary hand and machine equipment.

Other Requirements

  • Must meet the medical requirements of the “Job Assessment Form".
  • Must have a telephone and must provide the number to BNL for callout and contact purposes.
  • Must possess written and verbal skills.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally with customers, fellow workers, and supervisors.
  • Must be able to complete all the requirements of the Job Training Assessment.
  • Must be capable of following written instruction procedures, work orders and similar documents.
  • Must possess the written skills to sufficiently complete work orders and other required documents.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally with customers, fellow workers and supervisors.
  • Must be able to complete all the requirements of the Job Training Assessment.
  • Term period may be extended based on business needs and management discretion.

Environmental, Health and Safety Considerations

  • Standing, bending, and lifting
  • Moderate lifting < 30 lbs.
  • Ability to climb portable ladders
  • Working in warm environments
  • Working around moving machinery
  • Physical coordination dexterity and balance
  • Use of powered operated hand tools
  • Ability to wear proper PPE such as safety glasses, shoes, and hearing protection

Additional Job Description

Please note this is a temporary position that will last approximately 89 days. Expected timeline of employment is 5/24 to 8/24 (3 months).

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. Brookhaven Laboratory is committed to providing fair, equitable and competitive compensation. The full salary for this position is $23.64 per hour.

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:

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Brookhaven Science Associates 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. BSA 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

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