Under general supervision, the Building Attendant performs routine and non-routine duties related to the housekeeping operations of the College, giving priority to the cleaning, upkeep of supplies, setup and breakdown for special events. The Building Attendant performs a variety of cleaning tasks requiring physical fitness, safe-working practices, and knowledge of cleaning chemicals, methods, procedures, supplies and equipment to maintain facilities in a clean, orderly and safe condition.
About Harvey Mudd College:
Located in the heart of Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college offering degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. HMC enrolls about 800 students and is a member of The Claremont Colleges, which comprises five undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions. According to students, professors, and alumni, what makes Harvey Mudd distinctive is its collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature. The working environment is built on collaborative relationships between and among all members of the campus community and a deep commitment to the College’s mission to educate students “so that they may assume leadership in their fields with a clear understanding of the impact of their work on society.”
Summary of Job Responsibilities:
Maintains buildings, cleans restrooms and maintains supplies in the building and common areas, refills paper dispensers, empties trash, clears debris, and cleans up spills during events. Coordinates setup requirements with events staff, Dining Services and event vendors to assist in ensuring the proper setup and maintenance of each event. Performs furniture set-up and breakdown for meetings and special events; moves furniture, such as desks, chairs, mattresses and other furniture. Activates and deactivates electronic alarm systems, secures doors, windows, unlocks and locks facilities before and after events as necessary. Cleans offices, classrooms, science facilities, lecture halls, athletic facilities, rest rooms and residential quarters; performs periodic and annual cleaning services/duties. Cleans toilets, urinals, windows, furnishings and light fixtures; changes light bulbs, sweeps and vacuums. Dusts and polishes a variety of surfaces and washes walls. Cleans and disinfects a variety of surfaces. Cleans writing surfaces and erasers. Scrubs and refinishes floors and carpets; refinishes hard, resilient and wood floors; operates mechanical floor cleaners, polishers and carpet cleaning equipment. Disposes of trash and other debris. Removes graffiti. Requests cleaning supplies and materials. Maintains well-stocked and organized supply closets and carts.
Summary of Other Tasks
Performs minor repairs, including minor plumbing, mechanical or electrical repairs, which may include clearing clogged drains, replacing light bulbs, or tightening window or door hinges, knobs, and locks. Participates in emergency response activities. Responds to emergency situations, including turning off water and gas and other appropriate actions. Performs other related duties.
Summary of Qualifications:
Education and Experience
Any combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and ability for the position. Preferred at least one year of paid employment experience in custodial or building maintenance assignment(s). May require a valid California Driver's License and possess and maintain a driving record acceptable to the Colleges' insurance carrier. The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times. A uniform is required and will be provided. May be required to satisfactorily complete a post-offer functional capacity physical test. Building Attendants are required to where uniform and safety equipment.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Knowledge of maintenance, use, safe operation and repair of cleaning supplies, tools and equipment; knowledge of cleaning chemicals and safe working practices and procedures.
Ability to learn proper use of fire extinguishers.
Ability to stand, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stoop, twist, stretch, lift up to 50 pounds from floor to waist level without assistance, climb ladders up to 20 feet with assistance and up to 10 feet unassisted, and be able to work on feet for prolonged periods of time.
Ability to effectively and efficiently clean and maintain an assigned area within a predetermined time schedule.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions in English.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Ability to work well without continuous supervision.
A willingness and ability to work overtime in emergency situations.
Demonstrated commitment to and proven skills in providing quality customer service.
Ability to maintain open channels of communication with student, faculty, staff and off campus constituents.
Ability to respond promptly to customer inquiries.
Ability to handle and resolve customer complaints.
Ability to direct requests and unresolved issues to the appropriate resource for resolution.
Ability to learn internal processes and report details of inquiries, comments, complaints and actions taken to the appropriate resource for resolution.
Ability to effectively work individually or in teams as well as with diverse groups.
Ability to take initiative and follow-up on matters as needed and as appropriate.
Ability to work effectively in a service oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities.
Ability to observe and practice safe working habits.
Please visit www.hmc.edu/employment to view a complete job description for this position and obtain information about how to submit an application. Information about HMC’s competitive benefits package is available at www.hmc.edu/hrbenefits.
Deadline to apply:
Position will remain open until filled.
Harvey Mudd College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.