Building Environmental Technician

Job description

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Classification Title:

Building Environmental Technician - Contributing

Working Title:

Building Environmental Technician

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FLSA Status:

Non Exempt


Student Affairs


Housing and Residence Life (Adm)

Work Unit:

Housing and Residence Life

Work Schedule:

7:00 am – 3:30 pm; Monday – Friday with some weekend work.

Mandatory Employee

This position is designated as
’mandatory’ and, when contacted to report to work, the person is expected to reach the campus as expeditiously as possible using normal precautions as dictated by any adverse weather conditions.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Provide our residential students, visiting faculty, guests, and conference participants with the safest and cleanest environment possible. The housekeeping position is responsible for maintaining and assisting in the maintenance of buildings which complements the environmental impact upon student development goals of the department.

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Required Minimum Qualifications:

Some knowledge of cleaning procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • University Preferred Qualifications:

Some knowledge of cleaning procedures, ability to follow instructions and to perform medium to heavy physical work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Job Duties:

Performs basic cleaning such as sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing, dusting, waste removal, restocking restrooms, disinfecting/sanitizing, etc., to keep work areas in a clean and orderly condition. Operates and maintains basic equipment in the performance of housekeeping duties to include motor scrubber, vacuum cleaner, backpack carpet extractor/ cleaner, industrial vacuums, floor buffers, water extractors, carpet steam cleaners etc. Cleans and sanitizes on a daily basis all fixtures, showers, floors, exterior of dispensers’ door push and kick plates, restroom receptacles, partitions and rails. Monitors stairwells, entrance areas and common areas for cleanliness. Dust mop and damp mop as needed. Vacuums carpets in common areas and entrance mats as needed. Regularly checks for and cleans wall spots. Performs high and low dusting. Cleans hallway trash and recyclables receptacles. Recognizes and follows dispenser directions to properly mix cleaning chemicals. Maintains an inventory of cleaning materials, supplies and equipment to ensure appropriate levels needed to perform work. Responsible for cleaning assigned areas, public restrooms, public areas, trash rooms/areas (dumpsters/carts, trash room, housekeeping trash closet), and offices.

Understands and complies with University Safety, State, and OSHA requirements. Practices appropriate physical and safety techniques; use proper safety gear and equipment. Reads safety manuals. Ensures equipment is properly maintained. Attends training and receives proper information pertaining to equipment, safety and/or emergency procedures, and accident reporting. Understands appropriate action to correct hazards. Reports and responds to accidents appropriately and in a timely manner. Is alert to potentially dangerous situations or conditions; report to supervisor when something needs further attention. Reports any conditions which need maintenance attention. Ensures proper mixing and/or diluting of chemicals according to original labels. Ensures chemicals are labeled and environmentally safe. Ensures safe storage of chemicals. Reports outdated or improperly stored chemicals.

Communicates with management to obtain understanding of the organization’s objectives. Assists co- workers to even out workloads during peak periods; assists co-workers when workload is not as heavy as that of others. Represents the department positively when interacting or in close proximity with students; is sensitive to diversity issues and demonstrates appropriate interpersonal behavior.

Respectfully identifies, listens, and responds to customer needs in assigned work areas. Works in areas with students on a daily basis. Respectful of students’ privacy and belongings. Develop strong relations with residents to minimize damage and increase students’ respect for environment. Builds and sustains productive customer relationships. Provides courteous and patient service to allow residents to be content in living areas. Makes customers and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions. Demonstrates ability to adapt schedule to customers’ needs.

Physical activities include stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions and visual acuity.

Other Work Responsibilities:

UNC Charlotte, the Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Housing and Residence Life value diversity, equity and inclusion. Housing and Residence Life employees are evaluated, in part, according to their ability to reach specific diversity, equity and inclusion performance goals.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

High school diploma, GED, or minimum of 2 years of cleaning experience. Able to speak and read English. Experience working in custodial operations, specifically in a school or multi-residential setting.

Necessary Licenses or Certifications:

Where applicable, must be eligible for required certification.

Work Location:

Scott Hall

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Contact Information:

LaCrystal Jones; 704-687-5626




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Job No:
Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time