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MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAN

About University of Providence

The University of Providence is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university with a main campus located in Great Falls, Montana offering both face to face and online programs. Founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1932, the University is sponsored by Providence Ministries. As part of the Providence Health System (PHS) the University continues to create academic programs to address current and future workforce needs for the healthcare system and industry. Guiding all Providence Ministries are the shared values of dignity, compassion, justice, excellence and integrity.

 

Position Summary

Under general supervision from an administrative superior, performs a variety of routine and semiskilled tasks involving general maintenance of facilities, equipment, and grounds performing preventive maintenance making minor grounds and landscape repairs. Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms, public spaces, housing and any other on campus facilities using established practices and procedure. More difficult or skilled work may be performed under the direct supervision of the manager and the Director of Physical Plant. Specific duties performed may vary by assignment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities may vary depending on the shift. Shifts are rotated and include the swing and graveyard shift, weekends, and Holidays.
  • Changing fluorescent lights and ballasts.
  • Moving furniture, boxes, desks, file cabinets, chairs, etc.
  • Setting up and taking down tables and chairs for classes, events and programs.
  • Assisting or filling in for custodial staff cleaning bathrooms and offices; mopping, sweeping, etc.
  • Shoveling snow out of doorways, off sidewalks and stairs, and spreading Ice Melt
  • Preparing campus vehicles for trips
  • Planting trees, cutting and fertilizing lawn, trimming bushes, planting and weeding flower beds
  • Assist the Engineer with boiler
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the campus facilities which includes: emptying the trash, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping the floors, cleaning the lavatories, dusting, and cleaning the windows, light maintenance as required
  • Notify their manager of any problems in the assigned building for cleaning or maintenance
  • Observes safety standards and practices.
  • Perform other duties as they may be assigned by the manager

 

Essential Position Competencies and Requirements

Education
  • High school diploma or equivalency

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Valid Montana Driver’s License with a good driving record
  • Must obtain a 3rd class boiler license during first year of employment

 

Experience
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills is required.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision and excellent time management skills is required.
  • Ability to operate tractor mower, sprinkler system, weed eater, and hedge trimmer.
  • Knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, irrigation, electrical, mechanical systems (HVAC) and painting.
  • General knowledge of cleaning chemicals and equipment working conditions.
  • Generally pleasant, however, may require both indoor and outdoor activity.
  • Ability to move equipment up or downstairs repeatedly.
  • Have dexterity and mobility to clean around the toilets, and other crowded areas.
  • Ability to understand the safe use of the various cleaning product.
  • Skill in the operation of a variety of hand tools.

 

Competencies
  • Models a passionate commitment to the Mission, values and work of the University of Providence through self-understanding, authenticity and spiritual grounding and inspires others to bring forth their best.
  • Models high standards of honesty, integrity, trust and ethical behavior.
  • Balances the Common Good with the needs of the most vulnerable in decision-making.
  • Ability to understand and carry out routine oral and written instructions in a safe manner, make routine decisions independently, sustain long periods of light to moderately heavy physical activity, and work harmoniously with others.
  • Is reflective and instills trust through openness, respect and honesty with others at all times.
  • Is nimble and flexible, and manages competing priorities effectively.
  • Provides superior customer service and motivates others to ensure the same customer-focused intensity.
  • Ability to lift and move objects of up to 50 pounds and occasionally handle objects in excess of 50 pounds. Ability to repeatedly lift 10 to 15 pounds.
  • Willingness to be trained to perform job responsibilities.
  • Handles conflict effectively.
  • Proven ability to interact professionally with employees at all levels of the organization in a courteous and cooperative manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative and collaborative work environment.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality.

 

 

Position Details

Position Type: Staff
FTE: 1.0; 1 vacancy
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Location: University of Providence Campus

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, UP application and three professional references to hr.up@uprovidence.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF PROVIDENCE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COVERED BY THE MONTANA VETERANS’ AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS’ EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE ACT.

Employment Application (PDF)
Summary of Benefits (PDF)

The University of Providence is a Catholic, student-centered, mission-focused university. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 406.791.5976.

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