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Argonne National Laboratory Janitor - TERM in Lemont, Illinois

Job Description

Argonne has a great opportunity for a temporary Janitor position with the possibility of becoming permanent. The starting hourly rate is $17.87 per hour.

Under the supervision of the Custodial Foreman, the Janitor will be responsible for the following:

  • Sweep, dust mop, mop, scrub, strip, seal, wax and buff floors.

  • Pick up and dispose of waste paper and trash and removes trash.

  • Spot-wash wall and wash and sanitize washroom facilities and refill washroom dispensers.

  • Wash and clean windows, sills, glass partitions, mirrors, lighting fixtures, ashtrays and push-plates, bottoms of doors and stairways.

  • May operate and clean industrial types of mechanical equipment such as scrubbing machines, buffers, polishers and pick up machines.

  • Clean and wash the canteen and lunchrooms and their furniture.

  • Move and replace original furniture and other objects as required for the cleaning of all rooms.

  • Change light bulbs and work from ladders as necessary to clean.

  • Sweep and shovel dirt and snow from building steps, platforms and sidewalks.

  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • A good demonstrated work record.

  • Complies with all Laboratory and Division ESH policies, work rules, and safe work practices.

  • A year of custodial experience preferred.

  • Basic proficiency in English language to communicate operational information with co-workers and customers and to safely perform work.

This appointment has a maximum of 150 days but has the possibility to become permanent

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Worker Type

Short-Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type

Full time

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