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Waste Technician/Project Custodian

Apply now Job no: 493440
Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Maintenance, Housekeeping
Division: Business and Finance

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Our Service 
Excellence Philosophy:

At Rollins, we strive to be responsive, respectful, collaborative, competent, and inclusive in all that we do. Whether serving prospective or current students, alumni, local residents, or our fellow faculty and staff colleagues, these standards define the Rollins service experience. Click here to learn more about our commitment to Service Excellence at Rollins College.

& Perks:

  • Paid Every 2 Weeks (direct deposit)
  • 15 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
  • 10 Days - Paid Holidays
  • 5 Days - Paid College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Monday-Friday, Day Shifts (no weekends as part of normal schedule*)
  • Uniforms, Equipment and PPE provided by the College
  • Rollins College is conveniently located on multiple Lynx Bus Routes (Winter Park/Rosemont-9 &  Winter Park/Springs Village-23) and within walking distance from the Winter Park Sunrail Station
  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Plus More!

The hourly rate is $15.00. Click here to review our full benefits package.

Job Summary:

The Waste Technician employee will operate the trash truck in a responsible and safe manner at all times. The primary responsibility is collecting refuse throughout the campus. As part of the Facility Management team, the driver will coordinate refuse needs between all Facility departments. The Project Custodian will operate as part of a team whose primary responsibility will be to perform custodial services for academic, administration, and residential buildings.

Essential Job Functions

  • Waste Technician
    • Remove all refuse across campus from collection areas on a daily schedule
    • Clear chutes from residential halls as needed
    • Empty trash dumpsters from designated areas on a daily schedule (This includes weekly washing and sanitizing of all dumpsters.)
    • Remove all recycle materials campus wide with separate vehicle and disposing of in designated recycle dumpsters for pick up by Waste Management
    • Coordinate yard waste pick up with grounds department leads on a daily basis
    • Wash, clean, and deodorize trash truck on a daily basis
    • Grease all fittings on trash truck on a weekly basis and logging service
    • Check oil, water, and tire pressure on a weekly basis
    • Coordinate with auto shop for regular scheduled maintenance
    • Make off campus trips to Orange County Landfill and Convanta Lake Inc along with diesel filling station in a safe and timely manner on an as needed basis (reconcile all purchases)
    • Preform pre- and post- trip inspections of assigned vehicles and documents any safety concerns
    • Operate vehicle in accordance with the Department of Transportation requirements as well as all local, state and federal laws

  • Project Custodian
    • Dust, mop, sweep, vacuum, stripe, and wax floors, operating equipment such as scrubbers, buffers, vacuum cleaners, and carpet cleaner
    • Empty waste containers, separating recyclable items
    • Maintain restrooms in sanitary condition
    • Clean chalkboards and chairs in classrooms
    • Assist in relocating furniture, books, and equipment
    • Replace light bulbs and performing various minor building maintenance tasks
    • Set-up special events; i.e., setting-up and cleaning tables, trash containers, setting-up, rearranging furniture, etc.

Qualifications & Education:


  • Hold a current Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License with an air brake endorsement.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain an Florida driver's license within 30 days of accepting the job, and acceptable MVR are required. Comfort with driving and maintaining a 15-passenger bus required.
  • Ability to read, write, and follow basic instructions in English.
  • Ability to read and understand label instructions on chemicals.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and working with hazardous materials
  • Knowledge of practices and procedures used in grounds maintenance.
  • Knowledge of small tools and equipment used and ability to make small repairs.
  • Demonstrates cross-cultural awareness and communication skills to maximize effective collaboration across diverse groups on-campus.
  • Physical role requiring heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, bending twisting, and kneeling.
  • Prolonged standing and walking to various areas around campus to access work areas.
  • Ability to handle, lift and/or carry heavy objects and equipment.
  • Ability to complete written paperwork regarding projects completed

Position Competencies:

  • Model and deliver Rollins’ service philosophy through competent, collaborative, responsive respectful, and inclusive service to others.
  • Demonstrate ability to work professionally with staff, faculty, students and external constituents at all levels.
  • Exhibit sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions in the absence of direction.
  • Demonstrate ability to use tact and good judgment in resolving work problems. 
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities without loss of composure.
  • Demonstrate ability to balance conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines.
  • Demonstrate ability to determine the appropriate allocation of time to complete tasks and projects.
  • Demonstrate proficiency to quickly adapt to workplace changes and learn new skills (i.e. schedule, technology, processes, projects, etc...)
  • Perform all job responsibilities safely using landscaping equipment.
  • Comply with all department policies, procedures and service delivery expectations.

Work Schedule:

The Waste Technician/Project Custodian is scheduled to work 7.5 hours/day, 37.5 hours per week. The schedule for this role is:

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm (with a 1 hour paid lunch)

As a condition of employment in this position, the incumbent will be subject to call in outside of regular hours in order to respond to emergencies, including the preparation and maintenance of College facilities, grounds, systems and services during inclement weather crises.

*Works overtime, special events and weekends may be required as needed.

Work Environment:

  • Works on-campus at multiple work sites including indoors and outdoors.
  • Work requires physical exertion and exposure to both hot and cold weather.
  • Physical ability to handle, lift and/or carry heavy objects and equipment.
  • Must be punctual and reliable; daily attendance is required.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Resume (optional)

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

About the
Facilities Services 

Facilities Services serves a variety of roles for the campus community by taking care of the physical environment and keeping things operating for faculty, students, and staff. The Housekeeping Team provides service and support to create an environment where learning can happen. To learn more about Rollins' Facilities Services, please click here.

About Rollins College:

Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities.

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