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Building and Grounds Technician
***AMENDED***
Recruitment No. K740814

Human Resources at Washburn University is accepting applications for a Buildings and Grounds Technician position at Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech).  The employee reports to the Building and Grounds Maintenance Manager.  Work schedule for this position will be discussed at time of interview.

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Cleaning

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.

Room set-ups

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.

Miscellaneous

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 repairs, replace stop signs, etc.

Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

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 standards.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Submit a completed Washburn University Employment Application to getajob@washburn.edu or to Washburn University Human Resources, 118 Morgan Hall, 1700 SW College, Topeka, Kansas  66621. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Review of applications has begun and will continue until interviews are scheduled.  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. 

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