W. M. Keck Observatory
  • Competitive

4 weeks of annual paid vacation, 100%-paid employee health insurance, a 403(b) plan, a highly regarded tuition assistance program for dependent children (K-12 grade)

W.M. Keck Observatory in Kamuela, HI is calling all reliable Custodians and Light Maintenance Workers to apply to join our amazing custodial team full-time!


We are a well-respected observatory that invests in our team and offers real opportunities for career growth. This Custodian / Light Maintenance Worker position works a full-time schedule and earns a competitive wage. We provide our custodial specialists with great benefits and perks, including 4 weeks of annual paid vacation, 100%-paid employee health insurance, a 403(b) plan, a highly regarded tuition assistance program for dependent children (K-12 grade), and an unmatched focus on excellence. We also make it easy to apply! If we have your attention, please continue reading!


From Hawaii's Maunakea, astronomers around the world use our observatory to observe the universe with unprecedented power and precision. Our twin observatory telescopes are the world's most scientifically productive optical and infrared telescopes! With our highly advanced technology, we focus on service and stewardship and are very committed to being the science leader in large land-based telescopes. We support the mission of the observatory and work to unravel the mysteries of the universe!

Each employee is a part of our mission. We provide meaningful jobs and a lively place to pursue careers. Employees are able to work with a variety of equipment and scientific applications for the good of humanity and pure science. We work in a wonderful setting and environment and are passionate about what we do. We're looking for more individuals to join us!


We are looking for someone who is motivated to do quality work and further their career as a Custodian / Light Maintenance Worker. Ask yourself: Do you have excellent communication skills? Are you collaborative and able to build effective relationships with others? Can you approach situations in a tactful manner? Do you handle pressure well? Are you responsible and accountable? If so, consider applying to this cleaning position!


As a Custodian / Light Maintenance Worker, you perform custodial and light maintenance to ensure a clean and safe working environment. According to a prescribed list of daily, weekly, or monthly duties, you prioritize and perform each duty to the best of your ability. You utilize the provided cleaning equipment and tools as you monitor all your assigned workspaces. Maintaining a small inventory of cleaning, bathroom, and kitchen items, you make sure that these items are available when needed. You clean rooms and change bed linens and bath towels, according to the occupancy schedule. As needed, you do laundry, move furniture or equipment, run errands, and drive company fleet vehicles. You also do some light maintenance work, support shipping or receiving, and respond to urgencies and emergencies. You feel good about providing essential cleaning services that keep our organization running seamlessly! If you can do this and meet the following requirements, apply today!

  • 2+ years of experience in custodial and light maintenance positions
  • Basic computer skills
  • Solid working knowledge of janitorial procedures, tools, or equipment as well as light maintenance
  • Valid driver's license and a clean abstract
  • Willingness to occasionally work nights or weekends
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements typical of this position

Experience with shipping, receiving, forklifts, or basic maintenance is a huge plus!


Do you enjoy helping others? Are you an organization and cleaning expert? Would you like to join a supportive company that invests in you and helps you advance and develop? If you answered yes, apply now to this Custodian / Light Maintenance Worker position using our initial quick and easy mobile-optimized application. We can't wait to hear from you!

Location: 96743

W. M. Keck Observatory
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