Hy-Vee Food Stores Custodian, Office Maintenance - Corporate Office & Grimes IT Office - Full Time in West Des Moines, Iowa

Job Title: Office Maintenance, Custodian FLSA: Non-Exempt

Department: Administration Revision Date: 05/2016

General Function:

Under direct or indirect supervision of the Facilities Manager, performs a variety of cleaning activities designed to maintain both the Corporate Office and Grimes IT building in an orderly, sanitary, safe and attractive condition. Work activities are varied in nature and are subject to frequent interruptions and changes.

Reporting Relations:

Accountable and Reports to: Facilities Manager

Positions that Report to you: None

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Vacuums, dusts, mops (damp and wet) all areas daily and as needed; steam clean or shampoo and extract carpets on a regular and as needed basis per manufacture recommendations.

  • Cleans and disinfects areas by washing furnishings, tile, fixtures and equipment with germicidal cleaning solutions; polishes sinks, tubs, drinking fountains, toilets, mirrors and similar apparatus; spot wash walls, light switches and telephones; wash or clean windows and doors; keep all debris in area picked up.

  • Constantly provide a warm and friendly atmosphere to all customers and visitors in the Corporate Office and the Grimes Office.

  • Maintains supply inventory for designated areas, prepares supply requests and consumption or usage reports as directed.

  • Constantly keeps informed of new products used, keeps updated on safety procedures such as OSHA laws, safety equipment, MSDS sheets, ladder safety, etc.; monitors and reports safety related problems.

  • Frequently exercises judgment with regard to appropriate chemical supplies and equipment to use for completing daily tasks.

  • Collects and removes trash inside and outside of work area. Keeps all trash containers properly lined and cleaned inside and out.

  • Replenishes assigned areas with hand cleaner, paper towels, toilet tissue and other disposable items.

  • Maintains janitorial equipment, tools and storage areas in a clean, orderly and safe usable state at all times.

  • Fills out activity reports and maintenance work orders as required.

  • Always presents oneself in a clean and professional manner.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs other job-related duties and special projects as required.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent preferred; Minimum of one year experience as a custodian or equivalent experience.

Physical Requirements:

  • Visual requirements include: ability to see detail at near range with or without correction.

  • Must be physically able to lift 25-50 pounds frequently, and lift 51-100+ pounds occasionally; frequent pushing and pulling of 10-50 pounds, and 51-100+ pounds occasionally; frequent carrying of 10-25 pounds, and 26-50+ pounds occasionally.

  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: stooping, kneeling, reaching, handling, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:

  • Commitment to the Hy-Vee Mission and a willingness to promote the values of the company.

  • Must possess the ability to copy data from one record to another; interview to obtain basic information; interpret written work instructions.

  • Must be able to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or verbal instructions; deal with a few concrete variables.

Working Conditions:

The duties of this position are performed in an office setting. There is frequent pressure to meet deadlines. There is exposure to fumes, dirt, noise, vibrations, equipment movement hazards, and electric shock on a daily basis.

Equipment Used to Perform Job:

Cleaning chemicals, hammer, screwdriver, pliers, carpet extractor, vacuum, swing buffer, and general cleaning utensils and supplies

Financial Responsibility:



Has daily contact with supervisor

Please direct any questions to John Noe, Jnoe @ hy-vee.com. Current employees, if you are interested in this position, please consult with your Supervisor prior to applying. All applicants must apply online at www.hy-vee.com/careers.