Pitzer College seeks individuals with some experience for the position of Building Attendant I for the Custodial Services department. Building Attendants perform essential behind-the-scenes work that keeps classrooms, offices, dorms and other indoor and outdoor campus spaces clean, orderly and safe for students, faculty and staff to enjoy living and working on a beautiful campus. Ideal candidates enjoy an active and diverse workplace, have a talent for managing their time, excel when working alone for extended periods of time and are able to work collaboratively in a team when necessary.
PITZER COLLEGE is a top-ranked liberal arts institution and member of the prestigious consortium of The Claremont Colleges. With a student body of approximately 1,000 co-educational undergraduates, Pitzer’s core values include social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement and environmental sustainability. The College is ranked eighth in the country for most engaged students in community service, fifth for the most undergraduate students studying abroad, and number one for six straight years in the most Fulbrights awarded to students.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Please note this is a summary of the main functions for the position; for a detailed description please visit our recruitment site at the web address listed below.
Under general supervision, perform duties related to the housekeeping operations at the College. Perform routine and non-routine duties, participate in set-up and breakdown for special events, and move furniture. Perform a variety of cleaning tasks requiring physical fitness, safe working practices, knowledge of cleaning chemicals, methods, procedures, and supplies and equipment. This position maintains facilities in a clean, orderly and safe condition.
Clean campus facilities, such as offices, classrooms, science facilities, lecture halls, athletic facilities, rest rooms and residential quarters. Perform periodic and annual cleaning services/duties.
Clean fixtures and furnishings, such as toilets, urinals, sinks, desks, tables and windows; clean light fixtures; change light bulbs. Sweep and vacuum. Dust and polish a variety of surfaces. Wash walls. Clean and disinfect a variety of surfaces. Clean writing surfaces and erasers.
Scrub and refinish floors and/or carpets; refinish hard, resilient and wood floors; operate mechanical floor cleaners, polishers, and carpet cleaning equipment.
Dispose of trash and other debris. Remove graffiti.
Perform furniture set-up and breakdown for meetings and special events; which includes moving furniture, (e.g., desks, chairs, tables, mattresses and other furniture).
Service dispensing machines; activate and deactivate electronic alarm systems; secure facilities.
Request cleaning supplies and materials. Maintain well-stocked and organized supply closets and carts.
Perform minor repairs, including minor plumbing, mechanical or electrical repairs, which may include replacing washers in simple basin faucets, replace lamp bulbs, or tighten door or window hinges, knobs and locks.
Participate in emergency response activities as needed and according to training. Respond to emergency situations, including turning off water and gas and other appropriate actions.
Perform other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.
Work Hours: A shift of 40 hours scheduled Saturday to Friday, 5 am to 11 pm, with a 30-minute meal break. May include day shifts, swing shifts and graveyard shifts. Hours may vary due to the needs of the department or College. Must be able and willing to work overtime, weekends and holidays as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Possess knowledge of maintenance work, and the use, safe operation, and repair of cleaning supplies, tools and equipment. Knowledge of and ability to follow safety and sanitation standards at all times.
Must have knowledge of cleaning chemicals and safe working methods and procedures.
Ability to speak and understand basic English and follow oral and written instructions in English.
Ability to learn the proper use of fire extinguishers.
Ability to effectively and efficiently clean and maintain an assigned area within a predetermined time schedule.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships in a diverse community.
Ability to work productively and effectively without close supervision.
Ability to work and interact effectively and cordially with a diverse community of students, faculty, managers, staff and co-workers.
Education: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school, or any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Experience: Minimum of one year of employment experience in custodial or building maintenance assignments.
Licenses/Certifications: Must have a valid California driver's license and maintain a driving record acceptable to the Colleges' insurance carrier.
Physical Requirements: This is a very active, physical position. Must be able to stand, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stoop, twist, stretch, lift up to 50 pounds from ground to waist level without assistance, climb ladders up to twenty feet with assistance and up to ten feet unassisted, and be able to work on feet for prolonged periods of time. Employees in this classification may work alone or with a team; most work is done indoors but some activities are outdoors. Not all facilities are air-conditioned. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results on a post-offer physical test to confirm physical requirements can be performed.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.