Employment Opportunities

The University's best practices is to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

Maintainer

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Facilities, UPST

General Summary of Position:  Perform general janitorial and custodial work in connection with the cleaning and maintenance of assigned building areas.  Set up and dismantle furniture and equipment for special events as required.  Move furniture, equipment, books, and office supplies for relocations as required.  Perform related work as required.

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED (Name and title of person from whom incumbent receives direction):   

Head of Custodial Section or other employees of higher grade, who provide instruction, assign work, and review performance through inspections and reports for compliance with standard procedures.

DIRECT REPORTING STAFF-N/A                                    THEIR STAFF- N/A

Head of Custodial Section or other employees of higher grade, who provide instruction, assign work, and review performance through inspections and reports for compliance with standard procedures.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Clean and sanitize restroom facilities and drinking fountains in accordance with established university health standards.
  • Clean all surfaces in offices, classrooms, common spaces, restrooms, laboratories, meeting rooms, and other spaces in university facilities.
  • Empty and clean waste receptacles in university facilities.  Transport contents to designated disposal sites.
  • Sweep, mop, strip, wax, polish, buff, and apply special finishes to floors.
  • Vacuum, shampoo, and spot clean carpets and walk-off mats.
  • Change light bulbs as required for both inside fixtures and external fixtures around the perimeter of buildings.  Clean lenses and lighting fixtures.
  • Clean return air grilles and supply diffusers.
  • Wash the interior and exterior of windows and glass surfaces as required.
  • Dust, polish, remove graffiti from and rearrange furniture in university spaces.
  • Move furniture, equipment, books, musical instruments, laboratory equipment, etc. within and between university facilities.
  • Set up staging, chairs, tables, or other required equipment for special events.  Dismantle set-ups at the conclusion of special events.
  • Lock/unlock buildings; turn on/turn off lighting for buildings as required.
  • Identify maintenance or repair need and report condition to the Report Center for work order identification.
  • Determine cleaning supplies required for assigned work areas and order materials through supervisor.
  • Make general repairs of a minor nature using simple hand tools, i.e., tighten screws on furniture, snake toilet drains, change belts on vacuum cleaners.
  • Sweep and clean walkways around assigned buildings.  Keep entries free of snow and ice and other debris.
  • Service bottled water stations.
  • Deliver supplies and equipment to university buildings as required.
  • Work with other trades in maintenance, repair, and construction work in university buildings under the supervision of qualified craft workers.  May be temporarily assigned to a Grounds crew for peak maintenance periods or for special event’s needs (See Maintainer I – Grounds Job Description for possible assignment details).
  • Support university policy regarding affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, safe work practices, hazardous materials handling, discriminatory harassment, substance abuse, and/or other university policy or legal issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Required):   None

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledge, skills, abilities)

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others.
  • Ability to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
  • Ability to climb and work on ladders and scaffolds.
  • Physical stamina and endurance.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Additional Information:

Department:  Facilities

No. of Positions-4

Internal/External-X

State Funded-X

Salary: $35,507.42

Hours:

All shifts: M-F 3-11

Grade: -10

Union: AFT MAINTAINERS

LICENSE AND/OF  CERTIFICATION  REQUIREMENTS

Based upon assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class 3 Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.

REMARKS

  • Ability to learn and adhere to university procedures involving the handling of cleaning agents, pesticides, or other potentially hazardous materials.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and adhere to plans and specifications.
  • Ability to climb up to 60 feet on ladders, scaffolds and man lifts.
  • Ability to interact diplomatically with building occupants.
  • Physical Activity-Frequency
  • Sitting-Rare
  • Walking-Constant
  • Climbing Stairs-Constant
  • Crouching/Bending/Stooping-Constant
  • Reaching-Constant
  • Grasping -Constant
  • Pushing/Pulling-Frequent
  • Near Vision-Frequent
  • Far Vision-Frequent
  • Talking-Frequent
  • Hearing-Frequent
  • Smell-Occasional
  • Lifting/Carrying (50 lbs)-Frequent
  • Travel-Rare

Frequency Key (hours per day):  Never = 0; Rare = up to 1 hour; Occasional = 1 to 3 hours; Frequent = 3 to 6 hours; Constant = 6 to 7 ½ hours.

QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledge, skills, abilities)

  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
  • Knowledge of the state procedures governing the purchasing and requisitioning of supplies and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools used in building maintenance such as pliers, hammers, wrenches, etc.
  • Knowledge of the standard procedures followed in the storage of building custodial and cleaning materials.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used for the security of buildings and property.
  • Knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in groundskeeping.
  • Knowledge of the proper care and maintenance of equipment used in groundskeeping.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of hand-held power tools such as chain saws, hedge trimmers, etc.
  • Knowledge of the techniques followed in weed control.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of pesticides.
  • Knowledge of standard storekeeping methods and practices, including the receipt, storage, issuance and delivery of varied stock items including perishable goods.
  • Knowledge of the proper storage methods such as palatizing, binning, etc.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of materials handling equipment used in storekeeping.
  • Knowledge of the standard methods and techniques for handling hazardous products and fragile, durable and perishable goods.
  • Knowledge of the standard record keeping techniques and procedures used in storekeeping.
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of inventory control of supplies and equipment.
  • Knowledge of standard procedures, methods and materials used in packaging materials and supplies for shipment.
  • Knowledge of the various methods used in transporting goods, materials and equipment.
  • Knowledge of the terminology, coding, symbols and standard abbreviations used in storekeeping.
  • Knowledge of the methods followed in building custodial, maintenance, groundskeeping and storekeeping work.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of materials, tools and equipment used in building maintenance, groundskeeping and storekeeping work.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in building maintenance, custodial, groundskeeping and storekeeping work.
  • Skill in the use of small hand tools used in building maintenance such as pliers, hammers, wrenches, etc.
  • Skill in the use of handheld power tools, such as drills, chain saws and hedge trimmers.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of motorized equipment such as snow blowers, lawn mowers, forklifts, dollies, rototillers, etc.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.

 

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

                                                     The review of applications will be ongoing.

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