Custodian

Date Created: 6/7/2021
FLSA Classification: Hourly
Reports To: Custodial Manager

Solebury School seeks a qualified Custodian/General Maintenance Worker for an immediate opening.  This is an hourly, full-time position. A qualified candidate will have demonstrated custodial experience including interior and exterior, as well as experience within a school’s facilities department to support school operations.

Essential Functions
  • Assists all custodial team functions including floor care, maintaining inventory of supplies, general cleaning including, but not limited to: Inside and out of all buildings as requested and per the schedule, dusting, trash removal, floor maintenance
  • Cleanup and worksite restoration activities, i.e. picking up litter, disposing of waste and debris, cleaning surfaces
  • Performs regular preventive maintenance and cleaning of equipment used; makes repairs within the scope of abilities 
  • Communicate clearly to custodial manager, especially regarding any supplies needed
  • Grounds maintenance activities, i.e. cutting, mowing, weeding, edging, blowing, planting foliage, shoveling snow, operating various electric, gas and manually powered tools and equipment, i.e. floor machines, vacuums, mowers, blowers, weed-eaters, hedge trimmers, snow blowers, etc.
  • Responds to and takes appropriate actions in event of emergency or incidents to resolve, confine or prevent potentially injurious or hazardous conditions
  • Support school functions and provide room setups and takedowns
  • Coordinate several projects simultaneously and set priorities, as well as being flexible
  • Performs various additional tasks as requested by the Custodial Manager or Director of Facilities

Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience and aptitude with modern janitorial methods and floor care
  • Positive attitude and interpersonal skills; willingness to work as a team member
  • Experience and aptitude with computer programs; a willingness to learn and increase capabilities with the school’s facilities management software and the ability to use basic productivity software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Power Point)
  • Lives in close proximity to New Hope, Pennsylvania to be able to provide sufficient response during inclement weather (including snow removal)
  • Knowledge of: 
    • Methods used floor care
    • Organized work control
    • Maintenance and repair general cleaning equipment
    • Safety practices and procedures, including OSHA requirements
    • Strong team skills, willingness to work with the entire facilities team
    • Basic math to include measuring distance and calculating quantities\
  • Communicate effectively in clear English both oral and written form

Physical Requirements and Work Environment
  • The ability to exert significant physical effort in heavy work, including climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials weighing 20 to 50 pounds; may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials weighing up to 100 pounds
  • Willingness to work outside in inclement weather
  • Tasks are regularly performed with potential exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as strong odors, fumes, dusts, wetness, humidity, machinery, vibrations, temperature and noise extremes, disease, pathogenic substances and toxic/poisonous agents

Additional Requirements
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to pass a school driver’s test
  • Submission to full battery of background testing per PA state law
 
Please submit cover letter and resume to Troy McNeal, Assistant Manager Facilities/Custodial.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will begin immediately. Submit via email to tmcneal@solebury.org.
 

Since its founding in 1925, Solebury School has been a leader in progressive education. We are a coeducational boarding and day school serving 235 students in grades 8-12. Solebury is an Equal Opportunity Employer.