In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.
Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Campus Title: Maintainer I Department: Environmental Services FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Job Type: Part-Time (18-20 hours a week) Timeframe: 18 Weeks (Fall 2020 semester) Shift: Varies and may include weekends, evenings and holidays Regular Days Off: TBD
Receives direct supervision from a Maintainer II, Maintainer III; staff assistant, manager of environmental services; institution maintenance foreman and/or staff assistant, trades and grounds.
Supervision Exercised: None
General Statement of Duties: Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include but not limited to: Essential:
Routinely cleans campus property, such as offices, restrooms, bathrooms, corridors, public spaces, gymnasium and other athletic facilities, classrooms and laboratories, student apartments and rooms, auditoriums, store rooms, stairwells, elevators, etc.
Cleans above areas and contents in a systematic and consistent manner as prescribed by departmental procedures and within the standards prescribed.
Locates weaknesses in cleanliness, such as dirt and stains, in assigned area and takes corrective actions.
Cleans sidewalks, collects and hauls debris from around buildings.
Shovels snow from sidewalks, ramps, entry areas, roofs, etc.
Makes general repairs of a simple nature, including minor repairs to university buildings.
Prepares work orders for repairs and to correct deficiencies.
Assists in maintaining the security of buildings by locking and unlocking areas; reports unusual or suspicious situations to public safety.
Changes light bulbs and fluorescent tubes, ceiling tiles, window treatments, screens and performs other light maintenance.
Uses and maintains environmental services department equipment to assure good condition; makes basic repairs as needed.
Reports to supervisors regarding activities completed, supplies needed, and pending issues.
Provides on-campus moving services of university-owned furniture and equipment.
May transport and erect temporary signage.
Qualifications Required at Hire:
Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, regulations and policies, procedures, specifications , standards and guideline governing assigned unit activities.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships.
Ability to deal tactfully with others.
Ability to stand or walk, for prolonged periods of time.
Physical stamina and endurance.
Manual dexterity (ability to perform repetitive tasks requiring continuous use of hands and arms).
Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
Qualifications Acquired on Job:
Knowledge and understanding of departmental, university, and state rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines relating to area of assignment and ability to apply them to unit activities.
Knowledge of the standard procedures followed in the storage of building custodial and cleaning materials.
Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools used in building maintenance such as pliers, hammers, wrenches, etc.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Valid Massachusetts Driver's License.:
License and/or Certification Requirements:
Massachusetts Driver's License.
Salary: For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.
Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
AN ONLINE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED.
WHEN OPENINGS FOR PART-TIME JOBS BECOME AVAILABLE, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES WILL USE THIS APPLICANT POOL TO FILL THE POSITION. PART-TIME JOBS MAY OR MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE RIGHT AWAY.
INTERESTED APPLICANTS MUST APPLY TO THIS POOL TO BE CONSIDERED FOR PART-TIME JOBS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
APPLICANTS WILL BE CONTACTED ONLY IF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DECIDES TO INTERVIEW THEM.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin August 8, 2020. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalist have been selected.
NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us. Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.