Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
2855 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
Phone: 828-726-2200


$31200.00- 36,400 annually



Job Category

  • Service/Maintenance

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Closes: Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Target Start Date

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Expected Work Hours

This is a full-time position working 40 hours a week, with scheduling based on the needs of programming.

Employment Type

full-time, 12-month position

Minimum Qualifications

Required Experience:
Three months of prior housekeeping or related experience required.

Required Training: 
High school diploma or equivalent required.

Preferred Qualifications

See Required

Position Description

Cleans and maintains a variety of campus buildings and grounds; loads refuse trucks; and performs other custodial and maintenance duties relative to assigned area of responsibility.


 Examples of Duties:Essential Functions:

  1. Sweep, mop, strip and wax floors; shake out mats; shampoo and vacuum carpets.
  2. Remove trash from building grounds and empty trash cans.
  3. Ensure all safety and fire regulations are followed.
  4. Maintain cleaning closet; defrost refrigerator; lock and unlock doors for students and faculty; wash and dry-cleaning rags; sweep sidewalks and steps; assist faculty and staff with carrying equipment and materials to cars and classrooms.
  5. Perform dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, moving furniture and equipment, cleaning rest rooms and washing windows.
  6. Clean and sanitize rest rooms and water fountains; fill dispensers.
  7. Clean all chalkboards, whiteboards, trays and erasers; arrange furniture and equipment as needed.
  8. Open and close campus buildings; unlock doors.
  9. Perform light landscaping duties.
  10. Wash windows and doors at all entrances; wash windows, doors, baseboards and door casings.
  11. Check buildings periodically; report needed maintenance or repairs.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Participates in professional development activities and required employee training.
  2. Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned.

This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position. The President or appropriate supervisory personnel may assign additional duties. The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title with or without notice.


 Qualifications and Working Conditions:

Knowledge of:

  • Operations, services and activities of a building.
  • Methods and techniques of cleaning, maintenance and repair.
  • Operational characteristics of custodial equipment and tools.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Basic mathematical calculations.

Ability to:

  • Independently perform difficult custodial maintenance duties.
  • Operate a variety of custodial equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations of the college.

Environmental Conditions:
 The employee should have the ability to effectively handle a work environment and conditions which involve Indoor environment; working with machinery; exposure to dust and dirt; periodically working in high places; may be exposed to hazardous chemicals and materials.
The employee must preserve environments by maintaining equipment and supplies, ensuring overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to OSHA standards to provide a safe work environment.

 Physical Conditions:
 Physical and marginal functions require the ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following; standing, walking or sitting for extended periods, lifting and carrying moderately heavy materials, general manual dexterity, operating assigned equipment, and repeated bending.
The employee is required to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment, communicating with others, and handling varied tasks simultaneously.
Additionally, the employee must maintain mental capacity, which permits making sound decisions and using good judgment, demonstrating intellectual capabilities, and evaluating the effectiveness of programs and personnel.

Scheduling Conditions:
This is a full-time position working 40 hours a week, with scheduling based on the needs of programming .   Availability for work on any Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute site (or arranged off-campus site) is required, including day, evening, and/or weekend work.  

Traveling Conditions:
Local travel between the Caldwell campus, Watauga campus, or any off-campus sites may be needed. Out of state travel is limited, but may be required for training and conferences.

How to Apply

Job Post Contact


Executive Director, Human Resources

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

2855 Hickory Blvd.

Hudson, NC  28638

PH: (828) 726-2269