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Maintenance Custodian

Company: Tacoma Community College
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


$41,760.00 - $43,800.00 Annually


Tacoma WA 98466, WA

Job Type

Full Time


Administrative Services

Job Number

23-02-CS #MON

Who We Are
Tacoma Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 14,000 students. We embrace our identity as a community college and strongly encourage applications from candidates who recognize and honor the important role that equity, diversity, and inclusion brings to an educational community. Our stated mission is to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and in our communities. We are recognized nationally as an, Achieving the Dream "leader college" and our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion. According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty. We seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

  • Reflects the diversity of our community.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
  • Is attracted by the campus mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities.
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
  • Engages effectively with the community both within and outside of TCC.
    Regional Setting
    For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area: https://www.tacomacc.edu/tcc-life/life_in_tacoma

    Position Summary
    This position performs routine custodial duties and routine minor maintenance and repairs on buildings, facilities and equipment. Performs custodial duties for the College campus and project work such as; setups, moves, and responds to cleaning and minor maintenance repair needs of the college.

    Each Maintenance Custodian is assigned a work area in which they are responsible for completing all custodial work. Maintenance Custodians are responsible for cleaning a variety of the following spaces, depending on the area they are working in. These areas can include classrooms, restrooms, offices, lounges, board rooms, kitchens, cafeterias, restaurants, auditoriums, lecture halls, outside entrances to buildings, hallways and foyers, gymnasiums, locker rooms, weight rooms, science labs, computer labs, libraries, reading rooms, work rooms, communications center, art galleries, staircases, child care areas, and other public areas. May be responsible to maintain and repair a variety of equipment such as washers, vacuums and buffers.

    Essential Functions
    • Clean and sanitize college facilities including public access areas, restrooms, toilets, shower rooms and fixtures in accordance with established procedures and standards; refill restroom dispensers.
    • Clean whiteboards; dust and wipe furniture; sweep, mop or vacuum floors; wash windows; empty wastebaskets, trash, and recycle containers; and set clocks.
    • Strip, clean, buff, and apply finish to floors; use and maintain high-speed floor buffers/polishers; vacuum and clean/shampoo carpets.
    • Maintain and repair heavy duty floor machines such as washers, vacuums and buffers; replace drive wheels, shafts, gears, valves and electrical switches, light bulbs; oil motors and clean terminals;
    • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools such as vacuum, broom, mop, squeegee, Tucker-pole window washing system, pressure-washer, and ladder for cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, and furniture, use a ladder to replace lightbulbs.
    • Repairs and maintains electric powered janitorial tools such as vacuum cleaners, floor polishers, floor scrubbers, and walk-behind floor equipment.
    • Installs and repairs dispensers and other custodial equipment.
    • As required by supervisor, maintain parts and equipment supplies, parts catalogs and equipment maintenance records;
    • Lock and unlock buildings, secure buildings when facilities are not in use by checking for unlocked doors and windows, make the rounds turning off lights, and report unauthorized occupants.
    • Follow written and/or verbal instructions regarding use of chemicals, supplies and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures; prepare work orders for repair and/or maintenance and maintain written custodial logs.
    • Perform cleaning and related activities within reasonable distance from buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment to remove snow or debris and to sweep sidewalks or stairs.
    • Drive and safely operate a motor vehicle to transport trash and supplies to and from areas of responsibility. (Seatbelt required).
    • Painting and touch-up assigned as needed. Set-up and take down equipment, such as whiteboards and easels, and furnishings, such as folding chairs and tables needed for meetings, classrooms, conferences and events.
    • Improves work methods, knowledge of equipment, supplies and safety through participation in training sessions with supervisors;
    • Moves furniture and equipment; arranges tables and chairs for special events; collects and disposes of garbage and trash. Move & store supplies and materials.
    • Maintains inventories of cleaning/maintenance supplies in assigned buildings. Report supply/equipment needs to immediate supervisor.
    • Perform related tasks as assigned.
      Minimum Qualifications
      • High school graduation or equivalent.
      • Physical ability to perform duties listed in essential functions.
      • One year experience as a maintenance custodian or associated trades.Conditions of Employment
        • Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
        • Proof of completed COVID-19 Vaccination is required upon hiring and employment at TCC.
        • Must possess a current valid, unrestricted driver's license or ability to obtain one within 2 months of employment.
          The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate
          • Knowledge of Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
          • Knowledge of Safety Standards and Cleaning Standards.
          • Maintain respect and confidentiality, ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
          • Ability to understand, speak, write and read the English language, for receiving and reading instructions for cleaning and chemical handling, and radio and emergency communications.
          • Effectively carry out work processes to achieve individual and organizational goals.
          • Manage personal time and projects wisely; set priorities, make appropriate decisions to complete assigned tasks, and solve problems efficiently and in a timely manner.
          • Identify and understand issues, challenges, and learning opportunities; be proactive and strategic with solutions
          • Communicate promptly and responsively to the needs of the department and college community.
          • Inspect areas and ensure that departmental/facility cleanliness standards are met.
          • Excellent customer service skills, including: establishing, building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction.
          • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills along with following instructions.
          • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
          • Ethics, integrity and sound professional judgment.
          • Understanding of and ability to follow applicable laws, regulations, and other standards to establish and/or maintain a safe working environment.
          • Knowledge of cleaning methods including safety practices, green cleaning procedures and guidelines, chemicals, personal protective equipment, other custodial equipment and supplies used in custodial work and recycling.
          • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
          • Ability to physically demonstrate safe cleaning practices to custodial staff.
          • Ability to develop, coach, train and lead a team.
          • Ability to adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities.
          • Ability to work independently and simultaneously on multiple projects within close, overlapping and/or conflicting deadlines
            Application Process
            Application Materials
            Complete application packages must include the following.
            1. Tacoma Community College online application.
            2. Cover letter and Resume.

            Terms of Employment
            This is a full-time position currently scheduled to work Sunday through Thursday, 5:00 pm to 1:30 am. The successful candidate must be willing to work varying shifts & hours to meet business needs. The salary range is $3,480 - $3,650 per month plus $1.00 per hour shift differential for evening shifts. Tacoma Community College offers a generous benefits package to include: Life, health, dental, and long-term disability insurance, state retirement, vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay. A collective bargaining agreement exists and membership in the Washington Public Employees Association is available upon employment. The layoff unit for this position is "All Other Classified Positions".

            Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Dr. Davi Kallman, Section 504 Officer, Building 7, 253-566-5157. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug-free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
            Tacoma Community College Human Resources 6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA 98466http://www.tacomacc.edu/about/employment

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