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Maintenance/Day Porter, Main Campus

North Central College
Naperville, IL
Posting Number:


Position Title:

Maintenance/Day Porter, Main Campus




Facilities Planning and Operations

Supervisor Title:

Director of Buildings & Grounds


Full Time Regular

Position Summary:

To ensure that assigned buildings are clean, functional and properly arranged for routine and special functions during evening and weekend hours, as well as during the normal school day.

Description of Key Responsibilities:

1. Deliver mail to and pick up mail from campus mailroom and other collection points on campus.

2. Inspect the building and its components on a regular basis to identify and prioritize necessary cleaning and repair activities and report safety and security concerns.

3. Perform servicing, adjusting and minor repairing of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic equipment, including both building components and equipment used in the building. Install minor building components and replace light bulbs and tubes. Report the need for more extensive work by others, including outside contractors, to immediate supervisor.

4. Plan and schedule work to be performed and assign work to those supervised.

5. Coordinate daytime cleaning, maintenance and setup activities with building management personnel and users, and with contract personnel working in the building (i.e. food service personnel, outside contractors, etc.) so as to maximize efficiency of operations and minimize disruptions to building usage.

6. Clean building and building components, including floors (carpet, tile, wood, etc.), walls, mirrors, windows (inside and outside), building fixtures and furnishings. Cleaning activities include refuse removal, sweeping, dusting, vacuuming, dry and wet mopping, scrubbing and waxing.

7. Setup rooms for particular functions by moving and arranging furniture and accessories, including: chairs, tables, lecterns, and audio/visual equipment, as directed. May remove or rearrange furniture and accessories at conclusion of function.

8. Replenish consumable supplies, primarily washroom supplies, as necessary.

9. Remove snow and ice from walkways and other areas adjacent to the building.

10. Participate in planning and control activities, including input to and monitoring of budget. Ensure that materials and supplies are available when necessary, utilizing the College’s purchasing system, and are properly secured when in storage and are used in a manner which minimizes waste.

11. On occasion, the person in this position will assist with various grounds department tasks. Some of these tasks include but are not limited to: mowing, weeding, raking, policing grounds for litter and other debris, and removal of snow during the winter months.

12. Work at other locations as assigned to temporarily substitute for personnel not available or to supplement personnel during times of unusually heavy workload. May arrange for lending of assigned workers or borrowing of workers from other supervisory personnel, within the maintenance and business operations department to ensure that staffing level is consistent with day-to-day workload.

13. Perform other related duties and tasks as appropriately assigned.


  1. Support the College’s mission, vision and values, and contribute to the advancement of the College’s Strategic Plan.
  2. Demonstrate a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement.
  3. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

An individual in this position must possess the proficiency, wherewithal and knowledge of principles and processes for providing high-quality service to both internal and external constituents of the College.

1. Ability to communicate in the English language, both orally and in writing, in order to receive and give assignments and instructions, understand written procedures and cautions, prepare written requests (i. e., requisitions) record work completed, etc. Have the ability to perform basic computer functions and receive online work orders through email and the RT Tracker computer software.

2. Ability to utilize basic mathematical skills necessary for calculating quantities, preparing estimates, monitoring of the budget, etc.

3. Ability to safely and effectively transport (which may involve lifting up to 75 pounds) and utilize materials and equipment used in facility servicing and maintenance and to work safely from ladders, scaffolds, and other elevated positions. Knowledge of acceptable methods for cleaning various types of surfaces found in buildings.

4. Ability to discern when building systems and equipment are not working properly, and to identify and take appropriate action, which may include performing minor adjustments/repairs or notifying supervisor of the situation. (Note that good judgment is required here).

5. Ability to, on occasion, work outdoors in inclement weather and to work other-than-normal and, at times, long hours.

6. Ability to move and setup and remove to storage, furniture and accessories, sometimes with only short notice.

7. Ability to plan and schedule work efficiently, and in a manner which will minimize interference with building operations.

8. Ability to effectively communicate with, and relate positively to, a variety of people representing various building users.

9. Ability to quickly grasp knowledge of the College organization and operation.

10. Demonstrate civil and inclusive behavior when interacting with staff, faculty, students and visitors to the College.

11. Promote a flexible, collaborative and inclusive work and living environment and engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The extent to which functions taking place in specific buildings are conducted smoothly and efficiently, which is highly dependent on how the buildings look and how they work, is determined to a large extent by an individual in this position. Thus, in a very real sense, the image of the College in the eyes of its various populations (i.e. students, faculty, staff, prospective students, parents, alumni, etc.) is strongly affected by the performance of the individual in this position.

The College’s work force, which is responsible for buildings and grounds maintenance is generally made up of individuals who each perform a wide variety of duties, and whose work strongly affects a diverse group of users of the facilities. Thus, employees in this area are expected to be multi-skilled, flexible, and able to work cooperatively with each other (to the extent of doing work of subordinates, when necessary) and with other members of the campus community, often without direct supervision. Because of the nature of the work, reliable and regular attendance is essential.

While an individual in this position is a member of the College’s maintenance staff, and, therefore, reports to a maintenance team leader, the nature of this position necessitates taking direction from, and carrying out requested actions of, building management personnel on a regular basis.

An individual in this position must frequently communicate with building users, including those outside the campus community. For this reason, uniforms furnished by the College, must be worn at all times in order that this individual is visible to members of the various constituencies.

An individual in this position may often be required to work, at times that are other than or in addition to, normal hours and days. Buildings must be prepared for operation early, and at times functions held in the evenings and on weekends will require the presence of this individual. Also, as is the case with all maintenance staff members, this individual may be called upon at times to respond to severe weather and other emergency conditions.


A high school diploma is required. Some college course work is preferred.


A minimum of three years’ experience in building cleaning and maintenance is preferred.

Licenses or Certifications:

A valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required.

Is This a Temporary Position?:


Employment Conditions:

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the College’s background screening process.

Number of Vacancies:


EEO Statement:

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. NCC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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