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Maintenance/Custodial Technician

Des Moines Area Community College
Urban Campus/Des Moines
Closing date
Jun 26, 2021

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Job Title:

Maintenance/Custodial Technician


Urban Campus/Des Moines

Job Number:


Employment Date:

As soon as possible

Job Category:

Support Staff Positions

Application & Position Contact Information:

Human Resources at (515) 964-6479 or [email protected] for information concerning the application process. Mike Maddalozzo at 515-248-7215 or [email protected] for information concerning the position or your status once the position has closed.

Salary Information:

HIRING RANGE: $17.92-$19.08 per hour based on experience.
Pay Grade: 07

Job Summary:

Keep buildings or portions of the Urban Campus neat, clean and sanitary for use by the college community. Perform mechanical, electrical and plumbing repairs. Act on behalf of the supervisor as directed.

Essential Functions:

Install, repair or remove classroom equipment, wall systems, furnishings and other building finishes. Build cabinets, storage units and partitions. Apply paint, stain or varnishes to various finishes of walls, doors and cabinets. Repair, replace or paint ceiling tile and ceiling grid. Perform plumbing repairs.

Maintain and repair grounds equipment. Keep records of equipment repairs.
Perform all phases of grounds keeping work. Operate a wide variety of equipment, including heavy equipment requiring special training. Maintain grounds including but not limited to: snow removal; mowing; planting; fertilizing; aeration.

Perform various building cleaning tasks including but not limited to: clean and vacuum carpets; maintain hard surface flooring; remove all trash and recycle materials; whiteboards, ledges and erasers; clean glass; wash windows; dust furniture; clean ceiling diffusers; clean trash cans; clean walls; clean out janitor’s closets.

Install, program, repair and maintain accurate records of electrical locks; perform security audit trails and maintain a working inventory of locking systems.

Complete ongoing training on operation of all equipment, safety regulations, and use of new products and techniques.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent.

One year of mechanical, electrical, carpentry or custodial experience which included some electrical lock experience and minor building maintenance experience.

Ability to read and understand operating instructions.

Ability to periodically move equipment/furniture/supplies weighing up to 75 lbs; occasionally climb ladders; frequently bend, reach, and push.

Valid Iowa driver’s license, or ability to obtain, with a satisfactory driving record.

Ability to interact effectively, courteously and impartially with diverse populations.

Desired Qualifications:

Three years experience with construction and general maintenance practices.

Physical Requirements:

• Horizontal push/pull of 100 lbs of force up to 10 ft
• Forward/lateral reaching
• Forward bending/trunk rotation
• Hand coordination
• Standing & walking
• Waist to floor lift of 50 lbs
• Waist to shoulder lift of 40 lbs
• Carry of 50 lbs up to 10 ft
• Grasping of up to 50 lbs of force
• Climbing of 8-12 in
• Overhead reaching
• Sustained bending up to 1 minute
• Sitting
• Crouching/kneeling up to 1 minute

A mobility accommodation is accepted where applicable, but may not be supported by all DMACC campus facilities and/or employee classifications.

Physical Demand Category:


Post offer, Pre-Employment Physical Test:

Prior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday, day hours

Posting Date:


Deadline for Submitting Applications:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email [email protected]

THIS VACANCY REQUIRES: A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications.

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DMACC is the largest community college in Iowa, serving Central Iowa since 1966. We have 500+ faculty and staff dedicated providing the most immersive, progressive, and innovative learning experience for our students.

We're proud to provide one of the best opportunities for educational advancement in the state. Our student body is made up of traditional students as well as professionals from a multitude of backgrounds.

We offer the lowest tuition and fees in the state with more than 220 programs of study. Our credit students can graduate with an associates degree, college diploma or certificate.  With courses available online or face-to-face, students can easily plan a class schedule that fits their needs.

With an average class size of 18 students to 1 faculty member, students get a level of assistance that may not be possible at other institutions.

We offer learning opportunities through our six campuses and six learning centers.

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