Chelmsford Public Schools
230 North Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
978 251-5100

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Chelmsford Public Schools
Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3901600 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: May 25, 2022 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
Position: Building Custodian

Qualifications & Required Knowledge/Skills:
  1. High school diploma or GED equivalent
  2. Working knowledge of cleaning materials and equipment
  3. Knowledge of the English language so as to understand operating instructions for cleaning equipment and materials and safety and accident prevention
  4. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally
  5. Ability to hear the normally spoken word at 25 feet
  6. Ability to work outdoors under adverse weather conditions
  7. Ability to climb ladders and stairs
  8. Ability to pick up and carry 65 pounds
  9. Ability to operate cleaning and grass-cutting machines
  10. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time
  11. Ability to willingly attend and participate in training sessions
  12. Ability to learn and practice acceptable cleaning methods
  13. Ability to willingly acquire skills in the operation of cleaning and grass-cutting machines used in the assigned facility and to be a self-starter
  14. Interact positively with students, administrators, co-workers, parents and community.
Reports to: Director of Facility Services and Building Principal

  1. Building Custodian
    •Works under the supervision of the Director of Facility Services, Senior Building Custodian and/or Administrator maintaining a high standard of safety, cleanliness and efficiency in their assigned facility
    •Performs all levels of floor care including but not limited to:
    oSweeping/dry mopping
    oWet mopping
    oOperation of auto scrubbers
    oStripping/refinishing of VCT tile/terrazzo etc.
    oOperating electric and battery powered burnishers
    oVacuuming/extraction/shampooing of carpeting and area rugs
    •Cleans/restocks building and field rest rooms using touchless cleaning systems and/or traditional tools
    •Empties trash receptacles and sorts trash/recycling from buildings
    •Washes windows, walls, and furniture
    •Maintains exterior grounds such as playgrounds, fields, and stadiums, emptying trash receptacles and policing debris and replacing mulch
    •Performs landscaping tasks such as mowing, raking, trimming as needed
    •Shovels/treats sidewalks as needed during inclement weather keeping all egress points and fire hydrants clear of ice/snow
    •Performs building maintenance including but not limited to:
    oRe-lamping fixtures
    oReplacing ceiling tiles
    oChanging HVAC filters
    oReplacing switch/outlet plates
    oHanging bulletin boards, pictures etc.
    oChecking boilers/air conditioning units for proper operation
    oMakes repairs to equipment and furniture as needed
    oResets building timers and circuit breakers as necessary
    oRegularly checks that exterior doors are functioning properly
    •Monitors school cafeterias during breakfast and lunches
    •Locks/unlocks doors & activates/deactivates alarms
    •Checks the security of the buildings and grounds
    •Moves furniture and sets up chairs/tables as required
    •Loads/unloads delivery trucks
    •Raises and lowers flags
    •Delivers packages
    •Performs any other related duties as assigned by a Senior Building Custodian or Administrator
    •Must be available as needed for compensated events after hours or on weekends
    •In the event of an emergency situation (e.g.: snowstorm, flood, fire etc.) this position will report for duty
    Physical demands:
    •Frequent periods spent walking, standing, bending, stretching, and climbing ladders; occasional requirement to sustain uncomfortable physical positions.
    •Occasional periods spent outside, requiring exposure to all types of weather.
    •Must lift and carry work materials, (hand tools, ladders, construction material and the like, some weighing 100 lbs.) utilizing proper body mechanics and lifting techniques.
    •Subject to interruptions to handle emergency situations.
    •Occasional exposure to chemical and biological hazards, requiring exercise of proper safety precautions.
    •Operate equipment which causes loud noise levels and some vibrations. Exercise caution when operating equipment.

    Hourly Rate of Pay: $20.00/hour, affiliated employee
    Part Time Position
    Effective Date of Employment: As soon as possible

    Position Type: Part-time
    Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Chelmsford Public Schools!

Located in Chelmsford Massachusetts, the Chelmsford Public Schools serves 6,050 students and faculty at one pre-school, four elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Our mission is to cultivate inspired, creative, and well-rounded lifelong learners who possess the integrity and self-direction necessary to be contributing community members.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Chelmsford 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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
Applicants are subject to a CORI and fingerprint screening for the national criminal background check as a condition of employment Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory physical examination and drug and alcohol screening. This is an unaffiliated position. Successful candidate will be employee-at-will
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

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    Contact Information
    Robyn Corbett, Substitute & Facilities Coordinator
    230 North Road
    Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824
    Phone: 978-251-5100

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    230 North Road
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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