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General Laborer

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 21, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Title General Laborer Overview
Perform maintenance and repair of building architectural systems and elements Essential Duties:
- Perform maintenance and repair of building architectural systems and elements typically involving replacement of windows, doors, roofs, insulation, floor covering, minor painting, screens, shades, partitions, furniture, ceilings, gutters, walkways, stairs, etc.
- Remove trash, rubbish, debris, and packing materials
- Performs typical manual labor tasks
- Repairs, maintain, replacing and cleaning items such as: signs, fencing, railings, light poles, benches, etc.
- Clean roof drains and storm basins
- Maintains general maintenance equipment and tools (including power tools) by cleaning, lubricating, and proper storage
-Assist in set-ups and breakdowns of furniture for events and functions
-Receiving deliveries, loading and unloading trucks and trailers
-Demolition and cleanup of wall materials, ceiling tiles, flooring and other building elements
-Operates light automotive trucks and equipment such as forklifts, scissor lifts, pallet jacks, snow plows and sanders, etc.
-Moving materials, files, furnishings and equipment at work sites, storerooms, stockrooms, warehouses, vehicles and college buildings.
-Respond in a timely manner to emergency situations on the campus, such as snow removal, flooding, down trees, and other severe weather conditions.
-Clean and pick up trash from all areas of campus grounds including streets, sidewalks, parking lots, storm drains
-Plunge sinks and toilets
-Battery replacement, personal locks, and other devices, such as: local area alarms, smoke detectors, etc. that do not require license or certification.
-Maintains athletic fields including artificial turf fields. Marginal Duties:
Perform other duties as required Education and Experience Required
- Must have a demonstrated ability to perform several tasks within a specific time period without immediate supervision
- Ability to understand and follow simple oral and written instructions
- Some ability to operate light automotive trucks, wheel tractors, sidewalk plows/sanders and other similar maintenance, repair, and construction equipment.
- Knowledge of the use of common hand tools and portable hand held power tools. Physical Demands
1. Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time under varying climate conditions
2. Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds
3. Ability to climb ladders and scaffolds.
4. Physical stamina, endurance, and the ability to perform tasks that require physical strength
5. Mechanical aptitude Employee Status Union Status Union Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement
Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.
Requisition Number AS561P Closing Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * We require all employees to be vaccinated. Are you vaccinated or have a *valid medical or religious exemption from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine? Applicants requesting an exemption, must complete a Providence College request form. Exemptions are not guaranteed approval. Completion of exemption/vaccination process must be finalized prior to start date.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will request exemption
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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