Maintainer I (SW/N Facilities Operations)
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Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: SW/N Facilities Operations
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.
Performs general janitorial duties in connection with cleaning and maintenance
of campus facilities.
Removes trash and waste from premises as required and places outside
building in appropriate area. Washes trash and waste receptacles as
required by scrubbing containers and rinsing with hose to provide sanitary
conditions and minimize pest infestation.
Cleans bathrooms including toilets, urinals, sinks, bathtubs, showers
(where applicable), shelves, stall partitions, floor area, walls,
drains, mirrors and ventilation units, to ensure clean, sanitary and
Replenishes paper products, soap products, and sanitary napkin dispensers.
Cleans building interiors by dusting, washing and/or polishing walls,
ceilings, doors, furniture, horizontal surfaces, glass, and mirrors to
provide a clean and attractive facility.
Cleans interior glass as required by washing with a glass cleaning
solution, washes windows outside.
Maintains carpet areas as required by vacuuming, shampooing, and spot
removing to prolong life of floor surface and maintain cleanliness.
Maintains hard floor surfaces as required, by sweeping, wet or dry
mopping, stripping, and waxing to prolong life of floor surface and to
Keeps exterior areas immediately adjacent to buildings clean by sweeping,
raking, and shoveling snow.
Replaces light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes as required and washes light
fixtures to maintain a safe and well-lighted environment.
Moves and arranges furniture as required in order to provide an attractive
Removes water from areas caused by, but not limited to leaks, water line
breaks, clogged drains, overflows, rainstorms, and roof leaks, utilizing
wet vacuums, pumps, mops and pails, floor squeegees etc. to prevent damage
to and maintain an attractive facility.
Cleans offices, classrooms, laboratories, corridors, stairwells,
elevators, blackboards/whiteboards, water fountains, and other spaces in
assigned buildings, using various materials and equipment to provide a
clean and attractive facility.
Maintains orderly custodial closet and follows instructions on the proper
use of materials, supplies, and equipment.
Maintains entryways and entryway mats as required by sweeping, mopping,
Locks and unlocks premises to maintain security and provide ease in entry.
Performs simple general maintenance by replacing belts, tightening screws,
and cleaning equipment to keep machinery and equipment in good working
Practices and promotes excellent customer service in the workplace and
exhibits a clear commitment to the diverse needs of customers.
May be required to lay down and remove tarpaulins and set up and knock
down chairs and tables on the premises for University functions.
May be required to deliver packages within the building.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education,
Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Ability to follow oral and written instruction in English.
Ability to physically perform manual tasks, climb stairs, climb ladders,
lift, and bend.
Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays and rotating shifts.
Ability to perform manual labor tasks for long periods of time including
working under extreme weather conditions.
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education,
Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Knowledge of materials, equipment, and methods commonly employed in
Ability to operate and care for equipment, including vacuum cleaners,
floor machines, and pressure washers.
Ability to prepare and apply cleaning solutions safely and efficiently.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods and under varying
Ability to climb, carry, pull, push, reach, stand, twist, bend, lift, and
perform repetitive movements.
This position is essential. This includes the obligation to work overtime, to
return to work between scheduled shifts when directed, and to report to work
during any delays, early departures, and closures. Incumbent is responsible
for updating the service desk with current phone number.
Monday - Friday; 7:00am - 3:00pm.
Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete online application and provide contact information for three
(3) professional references to ensure consideration.
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.
Advertised: Feb 16 2023 Eastern Standard Time