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Environmental Services Technician

Job description

Job no: 492989
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Department: Facilities Services - Residence Halls
Location: Moon Campus
Categories: Facilities
Position Title Environmental Services Technician

Position Department Facilities Services - Residence Halls

The position performs manual work in the custodial care of all university buildings and facilities, including residence halls. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Facilities Specialist II and/or Assistant Directors. Coverage is 24/7 - 365 days/year and overtime may be necessary to accomplish work assignments and/or shift coverage. Vacations (PTO) approval may be limited during peak activity periods. This position may be required to work as scheduled during university closings.

Sweep, mop and scrub floors, stairs, and other surfaces inside and outside of all buildings.

  • Scrub, strip, wax and polish floors using heavy industrial type floor machines.
  • Vacuum carpets in offices, classrooms, halls, and public areas. Shampoo carpets periodically using heavy extraction machines, and other carpet shampooing machines.
  • Clean and dust furniture, exhibit cases, pictures, door trim and whiteboards using the recommended cleaning supplies.
  • Clean, disinfect and service lavatories, rest rooms, showers, and locker rooms.
  • Wash window sills, interior and exterior windows, glass in corridor doors, and wash glass and trim in entrance doors and vestibules.
  • Wash and/or clean interior wall spaces by hand or with powered wall washing machine; remove, wash, replace and adjust Venetian blinds and curtains; vacuum and wash ceiling lights and HVAC fixtures; work on ladders or as required.
  • Move furniture and complete set-ups and tear-downs for University functions and outside rental groups.
  • Clean and service cigarette urns, ashtrays and surrounding areas of exterior entrances and buildings.
  • Collect and replace containers with trash liners and take trash to designated area for pick up or take to specific trash location.
  • Replace liners in wastebaskets, trash containers and recycle containers.
  • Move and assemble heavy furniture, supplies and miscellaneous equipment, as directed.
  • Adjust, clean and maintain all vacuums, scrubbers, carpet machines, walk behinds, kiavacs and any other operating equipment in any work areas. Able to adjust, change brushes, pads, rollers, belts and other attachments.
  • Report items that need repair using the proper work order request (doors, lights, furniture, faucets, etc.) that may be noticed while performing duties. Call operations center for issues that need immediate attention.
  • Make the initial attempt to unclog toilets, sinks, bathtubs, and showers.
  • Put recommended drain conditioner or odor control in all sinks, toilets, shower and floor drains on a routine schedule.
  • Remove snow, using manual tools, from building steps, entrances, and other areas not easily accessed by motorized vehicles. This includes spreading anti-skid material and hand shoveling the entrances, steps and walkways as needed or requested around all buildings as directed.
  • Receive and unload delivery trucks.
  • Perform related work as required. Examples listed above are not all inclusive.
  • Other Job Responsibilities:
  • Maintain an acceptable attendance record, punctuality and meeting deadlines, participate in training sessions and seminars.
  • Maintain a functional awareness of typical hazards of the workplace as well as special hazards that may be encountered; follow established procedures for dealing with such potential hazards, promptly reporting all accidents or injuries to supervisor and filling out the proper paperwork for the University.
  • Responsible for adhering to all University and departmental policies, procedures, and safety regulations.
  • Will need to drive on behalf of the University.
  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications
    High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Two years of experience in applied trade preferred.
  • Must have the ability to receive work orders and follow orders verbally or in writing.
  • Must have the ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Must have the ability to work well with co-workers.
  • Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions, in unpleasant areas.
  • Must be able to clean spills of various substances such as body fluids or chemical substances.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift, climb ladders, remain standing and walking for long periods of time, ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to maintain an acceptable record of attendance, punctuality and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work any shift, at any campus location.
  • Must be able to work overtime, limit PTO (paid time off) during peak activity periods and work as scheduled during University closings when needed.
  • Must adhere to all University and departmental policies, procedures, and safety regulations.
  • Valid driver's license is required.

  • Exemption Status Non-Exempt

    Act 153 Clearance Required Yes

    Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check Yes

    Required to Pass a Credit Check No

    Additional Posting Information None

    Special Applicant Instructions None

    Advertised November 10, 2017 Eastern Standard Time

    Robert Morris University (RMU), founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region. RMU provides a professionally focused education with an emphasis on engaged learning and is one of the most affordable private doctoral-level institutions in Pennsylvania. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2016, for the first time in its history, RMU was ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In 2017, RMU had among the biggest increases of all national universities in the U.S. News and World Report annual "Best Colleges" rankings released, rising 12 spots to No. 176.

    Robert Morris University is dedicated to changing the lives of its students and employees so that they can go out and change the lives of others. The University combines academic excellence with a professional focus offering numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. In 2011, Robert Morris University was named as a "Top Workplace" by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette , which names the best places to work in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

    RMU offers faculty members an environment where teaching, research and service are supported and valued.

    RMU's main campus in Moon Township features 230 rolling acres and provides all the benefits of a traditional university campus, just minutes from the airport and downtown Pittsburgh.

    At Robert Morris University, we believe that institutional equity reflects our continued commitment to a community where everyone is both valued and respected. Institutional equity encompasses racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity, cultural perspectives, national origin, sexual orientation, physical ability, as well as socioeconomic contexts, and educational backgrounds. We are dedicated to developing a diverse population by fostering an environment where intellectual and social growth, individual perspectives, and all human experiences are valued. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces differences as a means of responding to the cultural and social demands of a global society. Inherent in our inclusion efforts is a strong commitment to intercultural and global education to produce and include citizens who will serve as educational, social, economic and cultural ambassadors to the world. Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
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    Posted: 1/23/2018
    Application Due: 3/24/2018
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