Maintainer 1 Dining Services

Sep 13, 2019
Administrative Jobs
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Maintainer 1 Dining Services

About Westfield State University:
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.

Job Description:
Campus Title: Maintainer I
State Job Title: Maintainer 1
Department: Dinning Services
Job Code: H09X08
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Funding: 7115-6014
Bargaining Unit: AFSCME
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Timeframe: 52 Weeks
Shift: Two Positions:

  • Filling two positions: One 1st shift and one 2nd shift.

Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday

Supervision Received: Receives direct supervision from Maintainer Ill, may also receive direction from assistant managers of dining services, or other supervisory employees who assign work and review performance for compliance with instructions and established standards
Supervision Exercised: None

Salary: $1,332.39 Bi-Weekly

General Statement of Duties: Performs general custodial duties in connection with the cleaning and maintenance of a building or of an assigned area within a building. Works as a member of a team cleaning custodial program, which includes housekeeping, cleaning, moving furniture and trash removal in the dining commons. Performs related work as required.

Working Conditions: Maintainers stand and walk for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry heavy objects; work outdoors in all types of weather; work varied shifts, weekends, holidays or nights; are exposed to the hazard of wet, slippery floors; work under exposure to the hazards to chemicals, toxic and noxious fumes, dust, excessive heat, high noise levels, and high volume traffic conditions; work from ladders and scaffolds; and may be required to operate motor vehicles.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Removes trash, recyclables and waste from assigned areas and places at designated site to ensure clean and sanitary conditions and the proper handling of recyclable materials.
  • Washes trash recycling and waste receptacles by scrubbing containers and rinsing with hose to provide sanitary conditions and minimize pest infestation.
  • Cleans and restocks bathrooms and lavatories by cleaning and disinfecting toilets, sinks, showers, stall partitions and floor areas to ensure clean, sanitary and disinfected facilities.
  • Maintains walls, ceilings, doors and horizontal surfaces by dusting and washing with detergent solutions to provide a clean, sanitary and attractive facility.
  • Maintains furniture by dusting, washing with detergent solution and polishing to provide a clean and attractive facility.
  • Cleans interior and exterior glass and mirrors by washing with glass cleaning solution to provide a clean and attractive facility.
  • Maintains carpeted areas by vacuuming and cleaning to prolong life of carpet and maintain a clean and attractive facility.
  • Maintains hard floor surfaces by sweeping, mopping, stripping and waxing to prolong life of floor surfaces and maintain a clean and attractive facility.
  • Assists in keeping exterior areas immediately adjacent to buildings clean by sweeping, removing trash, and removing snow and ice to maintain safe and attractive entrances to our facilities.
  • Moves and arranges furniture per specific room plans and to accommodate needs.
  • Performs simple general repairs by replacing belts, tightening screws and cleaning of the equipment in order to keep all machinery and equipment in good working condition.
  • Replaces light bulbs or fluorescent tubes to maintain a safe and well lighted environment.
  • Provides basic security functions by locking doors and windows, and reports any incidents that detract from providing a clean, safe, and attractive facility.
  • Supervises student employees assigned to the custodial section of the department. Ability to locate weaknesses in cleanliness, such as dirt and stains, in assigned area; ability to take corrective action.
  • Locates weaknesses in cleanliness, such as dirt and stains, in assigned area; takes corrective action.

Qualifications Required at Hire

  • Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned dining services activities.
  • Mechanical aptitude (ability to use simple hand and power cleaning equipment).
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships.
  • Ability to deal tactfully with others.
  • Ability to stand or walk, for prolonged periods of time.
  • Physical stamina and endurance.
  • Manual dexterity (ability to perform repetitive tasks requiring continuous use of hands and arms).
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.
  • Ability to climb and work on elevated platforms, including ladders and scaffolds.

Qualifications Acquired on Job:

  • Knowledge of departmental, University, and state rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines relating to area of assignment and ability to apply them to unit activities.
  • Ability to operate and care for department equipment, including vacuum cleaners, floor machines, extractors and pressure washers.
  • Ability to prepare and apply cleaning solutions safely and efficiently in accordance with department standards.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of safety procedures prescribed by the institution and department used in building maintenance and custodial work.
  • Skill in the use of small hand tools used in building maintenance such as pliers, hammers, wrenches, etc.
  • Skill in the use of hand held power tools.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of motorized equipment.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:


License and/or Certification Requirements:

Drivers License

Additional Information:
For the majority of new employees, the minimum starting salary will apply. Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.

State job specifications for this position may be found at the department of higher education website:

Disability Accommodations:
Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.

Background Check:
Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.

Application Instructions:
An online application is required. A resume and cover letter may be attached but this is not required.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2019. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalist have been selected.

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

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