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SAU 16
Exeter, NH, US

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    Facilities - Central Office

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  • Custodian -

    Under the direct supervision of the Custodian Lead who is responsible for the direction of the house keeping services, performs general cleaning and maintenance in school buildings and grounds; maintains equipment in functional condition; and provides cleaning and custodial assistance to students, teachers, visitors and others as necessary.

    Performs related duties and general maintenance work as required.

    Essential Functions:
    • Report to a Custodian Lead who is responsible for the direction or housekeeping services in the facility.
    • Clean and sanitize restrooms/bathrooms using established practices and procedure.
    • Clean, dust, and wipe furniture; sweep, mop, or vacuum floors; empty/clean wastebaskets and trash containers; replace light bulbs; refill restroom dispensers according to school district standards.
    • Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc.
    • Strip, clean, buff and apply floor sealer and floor finish to hard surface floors, vacuum and shampoo carpets.
    • Use and maintain assigned power equipment and hand tools; buffers, auto scrubbers, extractors, high pressure washers, high speed buffers and vacuums, brooms, mops, and squeegees for the cleaning and general maintenance of floors, walls, carpets, furniture, etc.
    • Wash walls and equipment; use ladders when required in work assignments.
    • Lock and unlock assigned buildings: secure building when facilities are not in use checking for unlocked doors and windows, report any unauthorized occupants, turn off lights.
    • Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies. Use as directed.
    • Perform cleaning and related activities such as removing snow or debris from sidewalks and stairs in areas within sixteen feet of buildings using hand-operated tools or small power equipment. Spreads sand and ice melting chemicals.
    • Move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools on an daily basis.
    • Delivers supplies and materials to classrooms, bathrooms and other areas of the building.
    • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows. Clean blinds. Launder cleaning rags and dust mops.
    • Attend to emergencies when necessary.
    • Attend safety meetings and other related meetings.
    • Take classes as required in cleaning methods and techniques, new products, First Aid, CPR, and working relationships.
    • Handle recycling materials. Call in work orders.
    • Assist in the instruction and supervision of student help.
    • Assist with inventory control and security.
    • Safely operate all vehicles and other job-related equipment.
    • Support and enforce all policies, universal and governmental such as One Call, OSHA/WISHA rules, health and safety regulations and guidelines, etc.

    Additional Duties:
    • Performs general cleaning, and repair work, particularly during school vacations.
    • Assists parents and other visitors to school buildings with special events and programs.
    • Performs other related tasks as assigned by supervisor.
    Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

    Uses hand tools of trade and related power equipment, including brooms, mops, floor cleaning and waxing machines, vacuum cleaners, snow blowers, shovels, power mower and hand tools.

    Safety Requirements
    • Follows all applicable safety rules, procedures and regulations governing the proper use of tools and power equipment used in the performance of duties.
    • Wears appropriate safety gear, including masks.
    • Must comply with school district's chemical hygiene program and follow MSDS sheets.

    Travel Requirements
    Occasional travel between schools, or between schools and central office, may be required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Ability to follow oral or written work orders from supervisor, and to coordinate work with school principal and others.
    • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
    • Ability to describe orally or in writing cleaning, maintenance or repair problems as needed.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
    • Ability to work in poor weather conditions, including heat, cold, rain, and/ or snow.
    • Ability to work above ground from ladders and automatic lifts.
    • Ability to perform work according to standard procedures and schedule set forth by supervisor(s).

    Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
    • Works in standard office and school building environments.
    • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions.
    • Exposure to cleaning chemicals, solvents and contaminated trash, grasses, pollens, etc.

    Qualifications Profile:
    • Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.
      Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
    • High School Diploma or completion of sufficient education to successfully perform the duties of the position.
    • Previous experience in building and cleaning maintenance desirable.
    • NH Motor Vehicle Operator's license or ability to provide own transportation.
    Application Procedure
    • Please apply online
    • Applications will be considered only when you submit your online application.

    Posted vacancies in SAU 16 have been approved by the School Board.

    It is the policy of SAU 16 not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices.

    Selection Procedure
    All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process

    FLSA Status: Non-exempt
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