May 11, 2020

Substitute Custodian/Maintenance/Head Custodian

  • TrulyHired
  • Uniontown, OH 44685, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Job Category: Custodian/Maintenance/Head Custodian

Shift Type: Substitute

Salary Code: Classified

Location: Building Assigned

Reports to: Head Custodian, Principal, and Building Manager

Description: Provide a safe clean environment for students, staff and public. Assist Head Custodian in cleaning, maintaining, and daily operation of school building. Act as replacement during Head Custodian's absence as directed by the administration.

NOTE: The below lists are not ranked in order of importance

Essential Functions:
  • Ensure safety of students
  • Perform minor repairs, including, but not limited to, glass replacement, electrical repairs, wood repairs, painting and metal repairs
  • Request needed equipment, materials and supplies
  • Maintain a clean, safe and neat boiler room
  • Sweep, vacuum, mop and wax floors
  • Empty and clean waste receptacles, trash pails and pencil sharpeners
  • Refill soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers and bathroom tissue in all school building restrooms
  • Remove cobwebs, clean windows and chalkboards
  • Check boiler room nightly for orderliness, safety, etc.
  • Secure building nightly
  • Clean and maintain custodial equipment and materials
  • Clean and sanitize school building restrooms
  • Repair equipment and buildings as needed
  • Conduct periodical inspections of the building
  • Complete paperwork as required by the supervisor
  • Promote good safety practices and procedures
  • Make contacts with the public with tact and diplomacy
  • Maintain respect at all times for confidential information
  • Interact in a positive manner with staff, students and parents
  • Promote good public relations by personal appearance, attitude and conversation
  • Attend meetings and in-services as required
  • Secure building each working day
  • Maintain a daily work routine as established by Head Custodian to adequately service the buildings, grounds and personnel
  • Check and prepare controls for water, lights, heat and cooling facilities as assigned
  • Check building to assure maximum security
  • Sweep, clean, mop, wash, wax, dust, wipe and vacuum all surfaces to maintain cleanliness throughout building and grounds and supervise other employees doing the same
  • Perform seasonal duties such as grass mowing, raking, salting and snow removal, litter removal, sprinkling, landscaping, trimming, etc., as directed by Head Custodian
  • Keep work and storage areas neat and orderly
  • Tour building periodically and remain alert for dangerous, hazardous conditions or items in need of maintenance
  • Set up equipment and furniture for special events and use of building for school and community functions
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Custodian/Supervisor
  • Maintain records as requested by Head Custodian
  • Oversee work schedules of custodial helpers and cleaning employees and directs the work in a prompt and efficient manner

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Operate and perform routine maintenance on the heating system
  • Pass on to other employees' instructions and requests received from Head Custodian and Building Principal
  • Maintain building security system ensures building is secure and locked
  • Maintain accurate inventory of all custodial equipment, materials and supplies
  • Perform routine maintenance as required
  • Assist with major repairs as assigned
  • Assist in the control of all maintenance and custodial tools and supplies
  • Assist work crews on assigned tasks
  • Perform electrical, plumbing duties as required
  • Perform yearly inventory of work area, supplies and equipment

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • One to two years related experience
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and/or Board of Education may find appropriate
  • Must be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of electrical, plumbing, painting
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to use most common hand tools

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills
  • Organizational and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of electrical and plumbing repairs
  • Basic skills in plumbing, electrical, roofing, building maintenance and HVAC
  • Skilled in computer and technology use
  • Knowledge of appropriate safety procedures
  • Training in the proper care and storage of chemicals, e.g., OSHA/PERRAC training
  • Ability to read and understand verbal and written instructions, written warnings and labels
  • Working knowledge of assigned building and alarm systems
  • Must be knowledgeable in the correct way to repair a variety of materials, i.e. floor tile replacement, repairs to wood, plastic, fiberglass, etc.
  • Knowledge of air compressor/thermostats

Equipment Operated:
  • Various hand tools
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Wet and dry vac
  • Floor waxing machine
  • Ladders
  • Lawn equipment
  • Snow blower
  • Floor scrubbers
  • Various power tools
  • Snow removal and landscaping equipment
  • Scrubbers and buffers
  • Various plumbing tools
  • Power washer
  • Stripping machine
  • Portable air compressor

Additional Working Conditions:
  • Frequent exposure to blood, bodily fluids and tissue
  • Occasional operation of vehicle under inclement weather conditions i.e., being prepared to come to work on all scheduled work days, except calamity days
  • Occasional interaction among unruly children
  • Occasional climbing of ladders and stairs
  • Frequent requirement to stand, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, and stretch with hands and arms
  • Frequent excessive standing, e.g., to perform repairs
  • Occasional requirement to walk in excess of 2-3 miles per day, e.g., cleaning, making deliveries
  • Frequent repetitive hand motion, e.g., waxing, mopping, sweeping
  • Frequent excessive exposure to noise, e.g., power tools, vacuum sweeper
  • Occasional exposure to outdoor weather conditions
  • Occasional requirement to push and pull various items up to a maximum of 300 pounds (on wheels)
  • Occasional requirement to lift and carry various items up to a maximum of 65 pounds
  • Occasional requirement to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and utilize color vision
  • Occasional requirement to travel

All duties and behavior will be conducted morally and ethically. Acts that are deemed as lewd, sexual or inappropriate will be viewed as unacceptable and may be considered as grounds for administrative action, dismissal, or termination of contract.

This job description is subject to change by the incumbent. The incumbent will be required to follow the instructions and perform the duties required by the incumbent's supervisor, appointing authority.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Instructional Support > Substitute
Support Staff > Custodian
Support Staff > Maintenance
Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Information
  • Nicole Nichols
  • 436 King Church Ave SW
  • Uniontown, Ohio 44685

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