Human Resources at Washburn University is accepting applications for Building and Grounds Technician at Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech). This position reports to the Building/Grounds Maintenance Manager. Work schedule will be discussed at time of interview.
Vacuum, dust and mop classrooms, hallways, offices, meeting rooms, dining rooms and other interior spaces using appropriate methods, equipment and materials to clean and refresh assigned areas on a daily basis. Strip and wax floors, shampoo carpets, wash windows, etc., as directed and/or needed to ensure the facility projects a clean and safe image.
Empty trash receptacles and remove trash; clean and sanitize rest room facilities and drinking fountains to promote healthful conditions.
Clear walks and pathways of trash, dirt, snow and ice to ensure the safety of individuals entering or leaving the facility.
Move and set up or tear down tables, chairs and other furniture to prepare for or clean up after meetings. Move desks, file cabinets and other office furniture and equipment as requested to facilitate cleaning, office organization, etc.
Connect and troubleshoot microphones, overhead projectors, and other meeting and classroom equipment to facilitate meetings and educational presentations.
Replace soap, paper towels and toilet tissue in rest rooms.
Replace light bulbs in hallways and classrooms.
Mow grass and edge sidewalks using a push mower or riding mower.
Pick up donated items locally or from the surrounding area as assigned using a vocational school vehicle.
Using a forklift if necessary, unload delivery trucks as backup for supervisor.
Assist other maintenance staff as needed to complete special cleaning and repair, replace stop signs, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED: Previous custodial/maintenance work experience. Ability to work with minimal supervision, follow instructions, work in varied weather and temperature conditions, move and/or maneuver equipment and materials weighing as much as 80 pounds, and operate a forklift and other school vehicles. Knowledge of occupational hazards, safety precautions, hazardous materials and proper performance of custodial duties. Valid Kansas Driver's license with driving record acceptable under University standardsHigh school diploma or GED equivalent. Training in Building Maintenance. Stable/continuous work history. 4 years of experience in Building Trades. Experience in HVAC and steam boiler operations. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, move and/or maneuver equipment and materials weighing as much as 50 pounds, work from a ladder, respond to emergency service calls outside regularly scheduled work hours, and to work various shifts as assigned. Valid Kansas driver’s license with acceptable driving record under University standards.
Submit a completed Washburn University Employment Application to email@example.com or to Washburn University Human Resources, 263 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas 66621. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Review of applications will begin December 2, 2013, and continue until a suitably qualified candidate has been identified. Entry rate is $9.49 per hour. Excellent fringe benefits package. Employment at Washburn University and Washburn Tech may be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.
TO ENRICH EDUCATION THROUGH DIVERSITY, WASHBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. CANDIDATES FROM UNDER-REPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.