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Maintainer I (Campus Center Facilities- 4 openings)

Apply now Job no: 508709
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Facilities Services
Union: AFSCME
Categories: Food Service/Hospitality

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Performs general custodial duties in connection with the cleaning and maintenance of a building or of an assigned area within a building in the Auxiliary Services Department.  Works as a member of a team cleaning custodial program (CAPP Hillyard  Rovic) which includes housekeeping, cleaning, moving furniture and trash removal in the Campus Center.  Performs related work as required.

 

Essential Functions

  • Removes trash, recyclables and waste from assigned areas and places at designated site to ensure clean and sanitary conditions and the proper handling of recyclable materials.
  • Washes trash recycling and waste receptacles by scrubbing containers and rinsing with hose to provide sanitary conditions and minimize pest infestation.
  • Cleans and restocks bathrooms and lavatories by cleaning and disinfecting toilets, sinks, showers, stall partitions and floor areas to ensure clean, sanitary and disinfected facilities.
  • Maintains walls, ceilings, doors and horizontal surfaces by dusting and washing with detergent solutions to provide a clean and attractive facility.
  • Maintains furniture by dusting, washing with detergent solution and polishing to provide a clean and attractive facility.
  • Cleans glass and mirrors by washing with glass cleaning solution to provide a clean and attractive facility.
  • Maintains carpeted areas by vacuuming and cleaning to prolong life of carpet and maintain a clean and attractive facility.
  • Maintains hard floor surfaces by sweeping, mopping, stripping and waxing to prolong life of floor surfaces and maintain a clean and attractive facility.
  • Assists in keeping exterior areas immediately adjacent to buildings clean by sweeping, removing trash, and removing snow and ice to maintain safe and attractive entrances to our facilities.
  • Moves and arranges furniture per specific room plans and to accommodate client needs.
  • Performs simple general repairs by replacing belts, tightening screws and cleaning of the equipment in order to keep all machinery and equipment in good working condition.
  • Replaces light bulbs or fluorescent tubes to maintain a safe and well lighted environment.
  • Provides basic security functions by locking doors and windows, and reports incidents that detract from providing a clean, safe, and attractive facility.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Knowledge of the methods used in institutional cleaning.
  • Ability to withstand the physical strain of performing manual tasks, climbing stairs, lifting, climbing ladders and bending.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to use simple hand and power cleaning equipment
  • Ability to read set up sheets and execute timely room set-ups as per diagrams.

 

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Knowledge of department standards, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of CAPP Cleaning  system.
  • Ability to operate and care for department equipment, including vacuum cleaners, floor machines, extractors and pressure washers.
  • Ability to prepare and apply cleaning solutions safely and efficiently in accordance with department standards.

 

Work Schedule

3rd shift 11pm - 7am; may include weekends and holidays  (40 hour per week)

 

Salary Information

Pay Grade 09

AFSCME Pay Schedule

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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