Building Trades Maintenance Worker/Custodian
Full-time, 40 hours per week, year round position, grade 15, $15.34 per hour
The Building Trades Maintenance Worker/Custodian is responsible for:
(1) Assisting carpenters and painters in the inspection, repair, installation, modification, rebuilding, construction and maintenance of woodwork, masonry, roofing, doors, and hardware on the various structures throughout campus. Independently performs routine tasks related to the above including the installation of artwork, banners, plaques, signage, window blinds and shades, and general medium skilled handyperson tasks. Responsible for participating in event set-ups including staging, chairs, tables, signs, etc.
(2) Supporting the efforts of Custodial Services to maintain safe, clean, orderly, and sanitary conditions throughout the campus community.
Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
The position is designated as providing essential services and may be required to report to work, or remain on duty even when the College is closed. Our work is central to student life and their needs occur at a variety of times throughout the day, week, and year and in such, a flexible schedule with extended shift times and emergency call-ins may be required. The work schedule may vary and corresponds to the College's operational needs, but generally is Monday through Friday.
- Perform general medium skilled building trades carpentry and painting work required to maintain safe and orderly conditions in buildings and adjacent grounds, and respond to various customer requests in accordance with established work routines and safety procedures.
- Assist other Building Trades staff members on projects that require more than one person to efficiently or safely accomplish tasks involving similar work described above.
- At the direction of the Building Trades Supervisor or Service Center Supervisor, provide special services for campus customers as needs arise.
- Perform general custodial work required to maintain safe, clean, orderly, and sanitary conditions in buildings and their adjacent grounds in accordance with established work routines, cleaning methods and procedures. Conduct room inventories using a tablet.
- Strip, screen, and refinish floors, extract carpets, wash walls, ceilings and glass, snow removal, support the campus-wide recycling program, as well as complete monthly work request forms, building inspections, and student damage reports.
Special Requests/General Maintenance
- Perform general maintenance duties, move furniture or custodial equipment, and assist Special Services as needed.
- A valid driver's license and successful credentialing is required in order to operate college vehicles.
- Familiarity with basic carpentry tools and skills
- Basic math skills including adding and subtracting
- Basic computer skills
- Strong customer service, organizational, and time-management skills
- Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills including ability to follow written and verbal instructions
- Attention to detail
- CORI check
- High School or Vocational Diploma, or equivalent
- 1 year carpentry and painting experience
- 6 months of cleaning experience
Environmental and Physical Demands
- Frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying 30 pound; occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling over 30 lbs., and up to 50 lbs. with assistance and occasionally on own.
- Moving large furniture with assistance
- Requires repetitive motions (arms, wrists, hands, fingers and knees)
- Visual close concentration/manual dexterity
- Frequent movement including reaching, bending, standing, walking, ascending/descending stairs and ladders
- Outdoor elements including exposure to fluctuations in temperature and weather conditions
- Hazardous materials including chemicals
- Exposure to dust, odors, wet/slippery conditions, and blood borne pathogens
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references, or complete the online application. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!