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Hy-Vee Food Stores Custodian - Fresh Commissary - Full Time in Ankeny, Iowa

Job Title: Custodian FLSA: Non-Exempt

Department: Fresh Commissary Revision Date: 09/18

General Function

Provides prompt, efficient and friendly customer service. Responsible for facility cleanliness, inside and out.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides prompt, efficient and friendly customer service by exhibiting caring, concern and patience in all interactions.

  • Orders cleaning products as needed; audits invoices for correctness (where applicable)

  • Responsible for total facility cleanliness and appearance, inside and out. Including but not limited to sweeping, mopping, waxing, buffing, vacuuming, power washing, scrubbing, dusting, shampooing of carpets, sanitizing

  • Changes ceiling lights

  • Monitors plumbing, fixtures, coolers, and freezers and notifies supervisors as needed

  • Installs and replaces towel, paper, and soap dispensers when needed

  • Empties the garbage and crushes cardboard

  • Conducts inventory on products for costs and amounts used every quarter

  • Responsible for equipment maintenance

  • Unclogs drains where needed

  • Adheres to company policies and individual store guidelines

  • Reports to work when scheduled and on time

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cleans cooling systems and filters for the facility

  • Assists in other areas of facility as needed

  • Performs other job related duties and special projects as required

Education and Experience

No education or experience requirements

Physical Requirements

  • Must be physically able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally; exert up to 20 pounds of force frequently; and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Visual requirements include vision from less than 20 inches to more than 20 feet with or without correction, depth perception, color vision, and field of vision.

  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to solve practical problems; variety of variables with limited standardization; interpret instructions

  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers

  • Have the ability to understand and follow verbal or demonstrated instructions; write identifying information; request supplies verbally or in writing

Working Conditions

This position is exposed to noise, temperature extremes, dampness, dirt, and chemicals/solvents.


Scrubber, buffer/swing machine, mop, hand scraper, screw driver, wrench, and hand tools, power hand tools, vacuum


This position has daily contact with suppliers/vendors, the general public, customers and co-workers.