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Western Carolina University
  • Position Number: 5008151
  • Location: Cullowhee, NC
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Building Environmental Services Tech - Scrub Team (2nd Shift) - 221787

Western Carolina University

Department: Facilities Management

About WCU: Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 "Americas Best Employers by State" list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Forbes has also ranked Western Carolina University in the Top 100 of Americas Best Midsize Employers for 2023. Western Carolina University is the UNC systems westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South.Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans - eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.Eligible employees have access to tuition waivers for up to three courses per academic year; employee may enroll at any of the constituent UNC System campuses. Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays and 24 hours of paid community service leave each year. Paid vacation and sick leave accrual begin after first month of employment. Paid parental leave after 12 months of continuous service.WCU offers an abundance of training and development programs, certifications, workshops and conferences - many of which are offered free of charge.

Position Summary: The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus

Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide Housekeeping floor maintenance for university academic and administrative floor space that may include cleaning, stripping, waxing, buffing, carpet cleaning, etc.; perform physically demanding work including moving of heavy equipment, furniture, and supplies; perform housekeeping cleaning/disinfecting services as needed, respond to emergency calls and after hours calls as needed. Perform building unlock/locking service on Saturdays, Sundays and/or during the week as needed.

Normal 2nd shift working hours are 4:00pm to 12:30am, Monday through Friday including weekend work. The shift hours and schedule will be flexible and may change to include working on Saturdays and Sundays depending on workloads and Department needs. Schedule adjustments, weekend and holiday work, responding to after-hours, weekend and holiday emergencies as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for this position:

Minimum Qualifications: Some knowledge of cleaning procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Position Type: Permanent Full-Time

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must apply online and include all employment history and 4 WORK/BUSINESS references (no relatives, neighbors, pastors, friends, etc. MUST be work references). An optional resume and/or cover letter may be submitted. Work history or employers listed on a resume or other attached documents MUST be included on your employment application to receive consideration in the review process. Please include ALL work experience and education on the application to ensure that you receive the appropriate credit toward qualification for this position. A valid North Carolina Drivers License is required. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the Department directly if selected for an interview. If no applicants apply, who meet the required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities/Competencies and Training and Experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Effective July 1, 2007, final candidates for employment will be subject to criminal background checks. Some vacancies may also require credit or motor vehicle checks. *Effective October 1, 2015, all new hires into positions subject to the State Human Resources Act (SHRA) will serve a 12-month probationary period as defined by the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources (OSHR).For administrative purposes during the implementation of Career Banding this contributing position is considered a Salary Grade 50.

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

University Safety
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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