New England College of Optometry is a professional graduate school located in
Boston's Historic Back Bay. The College seeks a professional and diligent
individual for a full-time housekeeper position, responsible for cleaning and
maintenance campus facilities, equipment and adjacent ground areas.
Responsibilities include: floor and rug cleaning; cleaning and sanitizing rest
rooms, drinking fountains, etc.: cleaning and polishing furniture: moving and
setting up office furniture, and other furniture and equipment needed for
college functions and operations. Seasonal snow removal is also required.
These tasks are completed in accordance with established schedules and
procedures. The physical demands of this position range from LIGHT to MEDIUM
HEAVY. The heaviest physical demands are required during the moving and
handling of cleaning equipment and furniture, especially up stairways in
buildings where elevators are not available. These activities require lifting
and handling from 25 to 75 pounds on an occasional to frequent basis. Heavier
tasks may require the assistance of (2) or more co-workers. This position is
an essential employee and may be required to perform work on days when the
college is closed.
Safely performs all floor maintenance in accordance with industry
standards, operating light and heavy (industrial type) machines and
attachments in accordance with all safety rules and regulations including
Scrub, strip, wax and polish floors using heavy (industrial type)
powered scrubbers and buffers in accordance with all safety rules.
Shampoos rugs using shampooing equipment following all operating and
Physically moves office other furniture as needed. Moves custodial
equipment upstairs in areas where elevators are not available.
Uses equipment such as floor buffers, wet/dry vacuums, shampoo equipment,
snow blowers and shovels. Small hand tools may be required to perform a
variety of equipment adjustments and maintenance tasks. Dollies, hand
trucks, and rolling carts, etc. are used to assist in furniture and
Properly cares for and maintains the equipment under their charge,
vacuums, floor machines, etc.
Uniforms will be provided and are required to be worn at all times.
Employee is responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of their uniforms.
Eye and hearing protection will need to be worn during certain tasks.
Responsible for cleanliness and sanitation of buildings and adjacent
ground areas. Empties and cleans interior and exterior waste baskets, and
receptacles and delivers waste to designated collecting area. Maintains
and monitors immediate building exterior.
Cleans and polishes office furniture: e.g. desks, tables, book cases and
file cabinets. Responsible for detail work: e.g. polishing brass,
stainless steel, and drinking fountains.
Cleans and dusts ledges, corners, baseboards, and all furniture without
disturbing customer's personal belongings.
Cleans and maintains a (clean for health) sanitary condition in both
wash and rest rooms, drinking fountains, locker rooms, etc. Participates
in training to keep and acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities to remain
current with standard operational practices and revised standards.
Follows proper clean-up and recycling procedures as well as observe all
safety rules and regulations (including OSHA regulations) while handling
and/or caring for NECO tools and equipment. to avoid injury to self and
Reports building damages, malfunctioning equipment, needed maintenance
and/or repairs in assigned work areas.
Moves and sets up furniture and equipment associated with on-going college
operations and functions as per building specifications and frequencies.
Performs light furniture moves in assigned buildings for cleaning and
Responds to campus cleaning emergencies and emergency call-in situations.
Properly uses and cares for tools, radios and equipment.
A minimum of 1-3 years related experience is preferred.
Must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the position as
set forth in this Position Description.
Must be able to read, write and interpret documents in the English
language, e.g. safety rules, material safety data sheets (MSDS),
operating repair, installation and procedure instruction manuals.
Must be able to effectively interact and communicate with co-workers and
Must be available for emergency call-in situations.
Use of motor vehicle required for transportation of tools and equipment
for job related duties. Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted
United States driver's license, with an insurable driving history as
determined by NECO'S insurance carrier. May be required to drive a NECO
NECO offers an excellent benefits package including three competitively
priced health plan options along with a competitively priced dental plan,
generous paid time off, FREE parking in our Back Bay campus lot, and an
exceptional retirement plan.
NECO requires that employees be vaccinated against Covid-19, unless
exempted for religious or medical reasons. All patient facing roles require
vaccination against Covid-19.
The New England College of Optometry is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran
status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.