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  • Posted on: 23 September, 2016 Deadline: 29 September, 2016
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    The American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking for Custodians. This position is local position and opens to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria



    Department: Facilities Management


    The Custodian will be responsible for the proper and efficient management, inspection and repair of AUN facilities. He will be responsible for various preventive responsive maintenance in addition to custodial duties such as installation and repair. The Custodian will be responsible for detail report on any damage AUN facilities on area of assignment while working closely with the Supervisor of Custodians. He/she will serve as the first point of contact in assigned area of coverage. Report to a Custodian Supervisor who is responsible for the direction of facilities services in AUN.


    • Inspect and repair facilities using established practices and procedure.
    • Assist with the setup of facilities for inspection and documentation.
    • Inspect and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools such as doors locks and handles, general maintenance of AUN facilities.
    • Respond to customer complaints in a prompt, polite/courteous and helpful manner.
    • Inspect and check for unlocked doors and windows, report any unauthorized occupants, turn off lights.
    • Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies. Use as directed.
    • Inspect and move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an incidental basis.
    • Call in work orders.
    • Assist in the instruction and supervision of work orders.
    • Assist in preventative maintenance in and around facilities.
    • Troubleshoots and repairs minor plumbing and electrical problems. Replaces a variety of light bulbs and lighting accessories and repair a/c units.
    • Daily report of activities to Supervisor.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Requirements for the position:

    • Electrical trade test (1)
    • Strong knowledge of Electrical applications
    • At least two year of custodial experience with building maintenance in a reputable Institution.
    • Ability to switch on and off Generators.
    • Must be able to perform physical activities, such as, but not limited to, lifting heavy items bending, standing, climbing or walking.
    • Must be able to work safely in an environment containing caustic chemicals, cleaning materials and dust.
    • Abilities to drive a tricycle.
    • General knowledge of plumbing and carpentry & AC.
    • Good communication and interpersonal relation skills.

    Other requirements, abilities for the position:

    • Interpersonal skills such as, attention to detail, follow directions, comprehension, calculating, reading, writing, speaking, evaluating, organizing and innovation.
    • Flexibility.
    • Attend safety meetings and other related meetings.
    • Assist in the instruction and supervision of work orders.
    • Support and enforce all policies of AUN facilities management procedures.
    • Ability to productively work independently and as an overall integral plant staff team member.
    • Ability to work extended hours if and when required.

    Description of Benefits:

    Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

    AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at

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