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Environmental Services Technician

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 27, 2023

Environmental Services Technician

About Susquehanna:
Susquehanna University is the future-ready institution for today, invested in cultivating intellectual grounding, active learning and global citizenship for all students. Renowned as one of the finest U.S. national liberal arts colleges, Susquehanna inspires and challenges 2,200 enterprising, bright-minded students studying the arts, business, humanities and sciences. Our students seize opportunities through exceptional worldwide internships, expert-guided research and an acclaimed study-abroad program, leading to a transformative education that empowers each graduate to realize their unique potential and lead a successful and meaningful life.

The Susquehanna River Valley with its fresh air and overall pleasant year-round climate, provides four distinct seasons amidst a backdrop of vibrant autumn foliage, occasional winter snowfalls, flower-filled springs and warm summer evenings illuminated by fireflies. Nearby outdoor recreational areas for hiking, kayaking, fishing and skiing — and the bustling cultural and commerce hubs of New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia within a three-hour drive — present abundant opportunities for learning and discovery.

Position Summary:
Are you passionate about making sure the environment where you live and work is preserved and resources are used in a sustainable way? Do you thrive working on a collaborative team to enhance conservation, sustainability, and the study of the natural world? Join the Susquehanna University Facilities Team!
  • Generous time off package including PAID time off, accrue PAID sick time, PAID holidays, and more!
  • Ability to ATTAIN A DEGREE at Susquehanna University for minimal or no cost for you and your dependents after waiting period. See Tuition Policy for more details.
  • Use of on campus gym
  • No experience needed and on the job training is provided
  • Morning shift
  • Room for advancement from entry level to EVS level II with increased pay.
  • Health, Vison, Dental, Hearing, Life, LTD, STD, and MORE available!
  • Flexible schedule - 3 shifts available: 5a-1:30pm, 6a-2:30pm, or 7a-3:30pm.

Job SummaryProvides daily cleaning tasks in assigned areas, to ensure a clean and safe environment for students and staff to live, work, and study. This position is defined as a non-exempt position under FLSA regulations.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Maintain all assigned offices, public areas, classrooms, and hallways in a clean, neat, and orderly condition. Wash chalkboards; gather and clean dirty erasers; sweep and wet mop floors as assigned; remove all waste using prescribed methods; wash window interiors as needed and exteriors within reach using stepladder. Vacuum carpeted areas. Wash, polish, vacuum, and dust furniture, brass fixtures, windowsills, baseboards, file cabinets, etc. using prescribed methods and materials.
  • Sweep and wet mop all assigned restrooms in residence halls, classroom buildings, and office buildings. Clean glass, mirrors, light fixtures, sinks, bowls, showers, shower walls, shower curtains and/or doors and walls, ceilings, partitions, tubs, using prescribed methods. Remove all waste from restrooms using prescribed methods.
  • Sweep assigned building entryways and maintain their cleanliness to a distance of fifteen feet from each entrance.
  • Maintain equipment, supplies, and supply closets in a neat and orderly condition. Maintains inventory daily.
  • Lock doors; close and lock windows; turn out lights.
  • Report emergency repairs to the Facilities Management office; report general needed repairs to the foreman.
  • Maintain complete familiarity with safety rules and procedures in the performance of assigned duties. Request additional training as needed.
  • Maintain complete familiarity with operation and basic maintenance of job-related equipment and supplies. Request additional training as needed.
  • Understand and follow all safety rules.
  • Maintain a safe, healthy, and environmentally sound workplace demonstrated by following good housekeeping practices, notifying supervisors of potential hazards, adhering to OSHA standards and other safe practice procedures, and being an example for other staff regarding safe equipment use.
  • Contributes to the overall success of facilities management and the university by performing other duties and responsibilities as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Ability to receive and interpret instructions and to maintain a flexible work schedule for certain periods of the year required.
  • Knowledge of and ability to safely and properly use the following equipment: Vacuum sweeper; Broom; Dust mop; Spray bottles; Scrubbing tools; Polishing cloths; Cleaning chemicals; Disinfectants; Deodorizers; Polish; Razorblades in holders; Counter brush and pan; Supply forms; Gloves.
  • Place plastic bags in waste receptacles; up to 30 gallon containers, filled bags up to 15 lbs.
  • Buckets and 5-gal wringer buckets up to 20 lbs. filled. Wet mop, 12 oz. and 16 oz. dry weights; Ladders and stepladders; wood, aluminum, and fiberglass @ 3 ft. to 8 ft., 8 lbs. to 44 lbs.

Required Qualifications:
EducationHigh school diploma or equivalent is preferred.
  • Requires two to three weeks of thorough on-the-job training to become competent.

Physical Demand Work routines involve climbing stairs, step ladders, and ladders; bending; lifting and flipping mattresses; pushing, and pulling wet mops, beds, dressers, containers of liquids, and vacuum sweepers; lifting filled trash bags and transporting to collection site; moving classroom desks and chairs and office chairs; walking; creeping on knees; and using rotary and lateral hand and arm movement on a continuous basis. Lifts various weights up to 40 lbs. on an occasional basis. Pushes or pulls various weights up to 45 lbs. on a frequent basis. Carries various weights up to 40 lbs. on an occasional basis.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • One year housekeeping experience preferred.
  • Experience with Floor Cleaners will be hired at level II including commensurate pay if a vacancy permits.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 12 months
Other Number of Months:
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: AH01076

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