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Wakefield Public Schools

Wakefield, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3887883
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 16, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description



Responsible janitorial work in connection with the care and maintenance of buildings and grounds, related work as required.




  • Performs routine and repetitive manual labor that may include a variety of minor maintenance or repair work, with responsibility for the care and condition of a public building. Notify supervisor of necessary repairs.
  • Exercise some judgment in operating heating equipment and in recommending and checking on special repairs.
  • Must work cooperatively with other school personnel, maintenance staff, parents and the general public.
  • Must work to correct errors that may otherwise damage property.
  • Frequent physical effort demanded in performing duties requiring continuous walking and standing under conditions at times subject to dirt, rain, snow or other disagreeable factors.
  • Be able to cover for Head Custodian on a short term basis.
  • Be able to take emergency measures to protect the building.


Examples of Work:

  • Sweeps, dusts, scrubs and mops rooms, corridors, washrooms and toilets.
  • Polishes furniture, floors and metal work, moves and sets up furniture.
  • Washes woodwork, walls, windows and furniture, cleans tables and sinks.
  • Collects and disposes of refuse in and around the building, shovels snow.
  • Operates oil fired boilers and maintains steam pressure for heating.
  • Replaces lights and performs minor repairs and painting to furniture, buildings and equipment.


This listing is intended to present examples of work and is not an all-inclusive list.





Desirable Qualifications:


            High school graduate; one year of experience in custodial and maintenance work, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


            Other Skills and Abilities:


            Considerable knowledge of cleaning materials and methods.  Ability to perform moderately heavy manual labor.  Skill below the journeyman level in performing preventative maintenance on plant and equipment. 


            Good character and personal habits.


Physical Demands: the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk,talk,or hear.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to bend, squat, kneel, crouch, crawl, stoop, or lift and/or move weights that at times may be in excess of 40 pounds such as when moving furniture, moving cleaning materials and equipment, or receiving deliveries.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Support Staff > Custodian
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Wakefield Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Karen Fitzpatrick , Admin. Asst. to the Superintendent
    • 60 Farm Street
    • Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880

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