• Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jan 08, 2020
Full time   Facilities Management

Job Description


Job #: G872

Posted Date: November 27, 2019

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: Custodian

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Laboratory/Department: Facility Services

The Salk Institute Facility Service department is responsible for overseeing building maintenance, ground maintenance, the interior and exterior building systems, and grounds.

Position Description:

Position is responsible for performing semi-skilled cleaning of a variety of facilities on campus including, but not limited to: laboratories, offices, rest rooms, lounges, hallways, and stairwells to ensure a clean, professional and safe working environment. Position assists with the cleaning and maintenance of tools, equipment and work area. General labor duties on a routine and/or regular basis based on operational needs are required.

Position is tasked with observing and exercising professionalism established and Institute unique safety precautions and cleaning standards. Position is responsible for safeguarding various access control devices. Position provides customer service to Institute employees and guests as needed.



  • HS diploma or equivalent



  • Minimum one year as a working custodian

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Must be willing to work on ladders up to 8 feet in height and on personnel lifts to 20 feet in height.
  • Standard work schedule is: Monday- Friday, 2:00am-10:30am.
  • Must be able to adjust regularly assigned work schedule based on workload and deadlines (earlier start/later end).
  • Must be able to work overtime as required based on operational needs (including occasional weekends).
  • Must be able to work on ladders for a variety of tasks.
  • Must be willing to work in any or all of the following environments: vivarium, laboratories where blood-borne pathogens, radioactive, and biohazard materials are stored/used and with which biological studies are performed.
  • Must be willing to submit to a post-offer physical.
  • Must be willing to maintain First Aide/CPR/AED training/certification.
  • A DMV driving record background check may be required. A Class C motor vehicle license and clean driving record will be required in order to drive Institute vehicles.
  • Willing to sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
    • As a safeguard for employees and animals, all FS employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as required by research needs including but not limited to: TB Testing/Clearance (every six months / twice a year) Measles, Mumps and Rubella (proof of immunization and/or vaccination)

Physical Requirements: This role requires constant adjusting focus, bending, carrying 0-20 pounds, grasping, handling, hearing, keying, lifting 0-20 pounds, reaching, seeing, standing, touching/feeling, walking, being exposed to fumes/odors/mists/dust, potential allergens, and potential hazards.

Application Details

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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled