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 III State Job Title: Maintainer III Department: Environmental Services Job Code: H13X06 FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Funding: 7115-0100 Bargaining Unit: AFSCME Job Type: Full-time Permanent Timeframe: 52 Weeks Shift: Two Positions will be hired from this one posting
Position 1/ Shift 1 - Monday-Friday 6:00a.m.-2:30p.m. (Scanlon Hall)
Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
Position 2/Shift 2- Sunday- Thursday 6:00a.m.- 2:30p.m. (New Hall)
Regular Days Off: Friday and Saturday
Internal WSU Candidates will be given first priority
Supervision Received: Receives direct supervision from Director of Environmental Services. Supervision Exercised: The Maintainer III supervises 1 - 10 Maintainer I's.
Salary: $1,563.48 Bi-Weekly
Maintainers stand and walk for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry heavy objects; work outdoors in all types of weather; work varied shifts, weekends, holidays or nights; are exposed to the hazard of wet, slippery floors; work under exposure to the hazards to chemicals, toxic and noxious fumes, dust, excessive heat, high noise levels, high volume traffic conditions and high voltage wires; work from ladders and scaffolds; and may be required to climb trees and operate motor vehicles.
General Statement of Duties: Provides direct supervision for Maintainer I's assigned to various buildings on campus; assigns work and makes sure standards set for buildings are maintained; performs various manual tasks required for routine maintenance of buildings and grounds; assesses the need for emergency maintenance and repair and makes recommendations to supervisor; performs routine custodial duties. Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include but not limited to: Essential:
Directly supervises 1 -10 maintainers in the cleaning and upkeep of university buildings.
Provides on the job training to employees.
Establishes and maintains harmonious working relationships with co-workers.
Controls work flow by planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates, and available resources.
Periodically makes worksite inspections to ensure efficient utilization of resources and materials in compliance with established work standards.
Maintains necessary records, such as inventory records, maintenance records, and records of hours worked.
Inspects interiors of buildings for cleanliness and state of repair, provides written reports on conditions found.
Prepares written reports of work performed.
Performs routine manual tasks involving cleaning of interior and exterior of buildings such as: offices, classrooms, bathrooms, corridors, roofs, sidewalks, entries, lounges, trash and storerooms rooms, etc.
Prepares buildings for special conferences and event set-ups based on the university's event management calendar.
Moves equipment and furniture.
Operates and maintains power equipment and manual tools.
Performs snow removal and safety related tasks around the exterior perimeter of buildings.
May exercise functional supervision over part-time, temporary, or summer employees.
May transport and erect temporary signage
Qualifications Required at Hire:
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.
Ability to locate weaknesses in cleanliness, such as dirt and stains, in assigned area; ability to take corrective action.
Ability to climb and work on elevated platforms, including ladders and scaffolds.
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.
Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment assigned to the department.
Knowledge of the proper chemicals to use for each type of cleaning task.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of safety procedures prescribed by the institution and department used in building maintenance and custodial work.
Minimum Entrance Requirements:
Must have at least (A) two years full-time or equivalent part-time, experience in building custodial or institution housekeeping work and (B) at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience listed on the state jobs specifications.
License and/or Certification Requirements:
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. A resume and cover letter may be attached but this is not required.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 20, 2022. 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.