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Maintenance/Custodial Technician
Des Moines Area Community College in Des Moines, Iowa
Date Posted 05/26/2021
Admin-Custodian - Janitorial
Salary $17.92 - $19.08  USD Per Hour
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Keep buildings or portions of the Urban Campus neat, clean and sanitary for use by the college community. Perform mechanical, electrical and plumbing repairs. Act on behalf of the supervisor as directed.

Essential Functions

Install, repair or remove classroom equipment, wall systems, furnishings and other building finishes. Build cabinets, storage units and partitions. Apply paint, stain or varnishes to various finishes of walls, doors and cabinets. Repair, replace or paint ceiling tile and ceiling grid. Perform plumbing repairs.

Maintain and repair grounds equipment. Keep records of equipment repairs.
Perform all phases of grounds keeping work. Operate a wide variety of equipment, including heavy equipment requiring special training. Maintain grounds including but not limited to: snow removal; mowing; planting; fertilizing; aeration.

Perform various building cleaning tasks including but not limited to: clean and vacuum carpets; maintain hard surface flooring; remove all trash and recycle materials; whiteboards, ledges and erasers; clean glass; wash windows; dust furniture; clean ceiling diffusers; clean trash cans; clean walls; clean out janitor’s closets.

Install, program, repair and maintain accurate records of electrical locks; perform security audit trails and maintain a working inventory of locking systems.

Complete ongoing training on operation of all equipment, safety regulations, and use of new products and techniques.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

One year of mechanical, electrical, carpentry or custodial experience which included some electrical lock experience and minor building maintenance experience.

Ability to read and understand operating instructions.

Ability to periodically move equipment/furniture/supplies weighing up to 75 lbs; occasionally climb ladders; frequently bend, reach, and push.

Valid Iowa driver’s license, or ability to obtain, with a satisfactory driving record.

Ability to interact effectively, courteously and impartially with diverse populations.

Desired Qualifications

Three years experience with construction and general maintenance practices.

Physical Requirements

  • Horizontal push/pull of 100 lbs of force up to 10 ft
  • Forward/lateral reaching
  • Forward bending/trunk rotation
  • Hand coordination
  • Standing & walking
  • Waist to floor lift of 50 lbs
  • Waist to shoulder lift of 40 lbs
  • Carry of 50 lbs up to 10 ft
  • Grasping of up to 50 lbs of force
  • Climbing of 8-12 in
  • Overhead reaching
  • Sustained bending up to 1 minute
  • Sitting
  • Crouching/kneeling up to 1 minute

A mobility accommodation is accepted where applicable, but may not be supported by all DMACC campus facilities and/or employee classifications.

Physical Demand Category Medium Post offer, Pre-Employment Physical Test Prior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described. Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, day hours

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