Facilities Assistant
Job Type
Part-time
Description

The Facilities Assistant is an energetic, self-directed person who performs a physical job that involves cleaning, climbing ladders, rearranging tables & chairs, shoveling snow, operating motorized equipment, and more. By performing the daily Facilities duties, the Assistant ensures the library is a safe, clean, attractive place for patrons and staff.


Hours: Part-Time: Saturdays 8am to 4pm and Sundays 11am to 7pm (16 hours per week)


Wage: $15 per hour; paid sick time and personal days included for all employees as well as certain paid holidays.


Detailed Duties:

  • Regularly walk the building interior and exterior to monitor building status, ask if staff need any assistance, and maintain a presence of alert helpfulness.
  • Set up and rearrange tables and chairs in meeting and program rooms.
  • Assist in opening/closing of library and securing the building.
  • Shovel snow and lay down salt on library walkways and maintain all emergency doors and entrances in the winter.
  • Clean up any bodily fluid “spills” due to illness and/or accident.
  • Clean (vacuum, empty trash, wipe off surfaces) of assigned areas.
  • Clean and restock supplies in patron and staff bathrooms when necessary.
  • Clean meeting rooms and unassigned areas in the absence of outside cleaning crew or when additional cleaning is necessary in the middle of the day.
  • On a rotating basis provide detailed cleaning of carpet edges, stair railings, staff stairwells, chair rails, interior glass, in and under upholstered furniture, etc.
  • Report any building problems to Facilities Supervisor and/or the Library Director.
  • Train in the basics of all HVAC operations in order to be able to convey any issues with the Facilities Supervisor over the phone.
  • Replace light bulbs and replenish basic supplies throughout the building.
  • Assist the Facilities supervisor with projects that may require additional hands.
  • Accept and unpack shipments of maintenance supplies and equipment and assemble furniture, bookcases, etc.
  • Assist with light grounds-keeping not covered by the outside landscaping company.
  • Greet and monitor outside contracted workers when directed to by the Facilities Supervisor.


Organizational Relationships:

  • Reports to the Facilities Supervisor and may take direction from the Facilities Associate when necessary
  • Works at the direction of Key staff or other managers in cases of emergency
  • Fulfills requests from staff to set up rooms for programs, or that are listed in the Maintenance Alert Form and may work with those staff to complete the request



Requirements

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written.
  • Able to safely and effectively use hand tools, including machines and appliances such as vacuum cleaners and snow blowers.
  • Able to learn the basics of our HVAC systems and controls in order to read and report to the Facilities Supervisor over the phone.
  • Able to use a computer to check email, respond to maintenance alerts, and monitor building systems.
  • Self-motivating; able to work with minimum supervision and follow a list of directions.
  • Able to complete all tasks related to shift on a regular basis with thoroughness and an attention to detail.


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to perform frequent standing, bending, stooping, crouching, kneeling, laying, and twisting to perform maintenance on furnishings and equipment, sometimes in tight places.
  • Manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination when moving library materials or operating automated equipment and power tools.
  • Balancing: maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on slippery, narrow, or moving surfaces.
  • Reaching above shoulder and reaching into tight places to repair appliances or machinery
  • Ability to climb and descend a ladder.
  • Able to push/pulling shovels, rakes, brooms, and mops to clean or remove snow or leaves.
  • Grasping using the entire hand and arm strength to carry & place objects.
  • Infrequent heavy lifting and carrying: raising and/or moving objects over 60 pounds.
  • Frequent average lifting and carrying for room setups: tables weighing 25-60 pounds.
  • Pushing/pulling a cart on wheels weighing as much as 100 pounds.
  • Visual requirement: able to read small print on labels as well as digital readouts and a computer screen.
  • Hearing requirement: able to tolerate (with earplugs) loud noises from machinery and the HVAC system.
  • Communication requirement: Fluent in English, both written and oral. Able to speak and be heard and hear the speech of co-workers in person and over the phone.