Head Custodian - Engineer - Licensed
Posted on: January 17, 2022
Position Title: Head Custodian - Engineer - LicensedLocation:
Kellom Elementary School, 1311 North 24th Street, Omaha, NE
68102Reports To: Building PrincipalWork Schedule/FLSA Status: 261
Duty Days/ Non- ExemptSalary Schedule: This is a full-time
negotiated position. Sal plan: 33J; based on negotiated
agreement.Position Purpose: The Head Custodian - Engineer -
Licensed and Shift Engineer positions will be responsible for the
general care and upkeep of the building(s), grounds and equipment
in support of school programs assuring facility and grounds are
well maintained and safe. The HC-E - Licensed and Shift Engineer
will provide guidance and direction as approved by the building
administrator and/or Supervisor of Operations; work along side
custodial employees for maximum productivity; assist in
establishing a productive work environment; consistently complete
routine tasks, follow safety procedures, correctly diagnose and
address problems in a timely manner while anticipating supply and
equipment needs.Qualifications & Competencies:
- High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
- City of Omaha Third Grade Stationary Plant Operator's License,
- Minimum of 3 -5 years' satisfactory experience in custodial
field is required.
- Knowledgeable of HVAC equipment operation, housekeeping
cleaning procedures, and custodial equipment.
- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses,
repair, and maintenance.
- Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and
strategies to promote clean and safe learning environments.
- Knowledge of computers and various software (e.g., work
request, energy management, and ordering systems).
- Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal
skills required to achieve the goals of the position.
- Communicate (written and verbal) at a superior level and be
trustworthy with confidential information.
- Interact with staff and students in a courteous manner.
- Submit and review work orders.
- Under the direction of the building administrator, coordinate
tasks among custodial staff.
- Maintain a satisfactory attendance record.Responsibilities:
- Responsible for the general care and upkeep of the building(s),
grounds, and equipment.
- Clean and disinfect bodily fluids according to district
- Clean facilities (i.e., hallways, cafeteria, kitchen, and
- Prepare chemicals for work application.
- Dispose of trash or waste materials.
- Handle and move equipment and/or supplies.
- Assist administration in establishing and implementing facility
- Assist administration in guiding staff on work policies or
- Perform various preventative maintenance duties.
- Submit work requests and requisitions.
- Maintain adequate inventory of supplies and equipment.
- Maintain work records.
- Maintain accurate documentation for equipment.
- Maintain accurate preventative maintenance records.
- Maintain proper climate control.
- Operate and inspect HVAC equipment.
- Operate energy management systems and equipment.
- Report all emergency and problems, maintenance, and safety
concerns, according to policy and procedures.
- Inspect the facility and adjacent grounds for security,
vandalism, and safety hazards.
- Inspect the quality of supplies and equipment.
- Assist in auditing work to ensure standards are met.
- Provide assistance for various activities, school functions,
and/or community events.
- Care for grounds.
- Clean snow and debris from sidewalk and grounds.
- Mow lawn and fields,
- Cultivate, plant, irrigate, and trim vegetation.
- Operate buildings and grounds maintenance equipment (i.e.,
hand-tools, power-tools, weed eater, leaf blower, washing machine,
and carpet machine). Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
- Must have organization, time management, communication, and
- Work in an office environment, school buildings and warehouse
- Ability to lift, move and reposition objects and materials-
frequently exerting force equal to lifting fifty (50) pounds.
Physical Demand Classifications:-Rarely 1-5% of the time, in an
8-hour day-Occasionally 6-33% of the time, in an 8-hour
day-Frequently 34-66% of the time, in an 8-hour day-Continuously
67-100% of the time, in an 8-hour day Essential Physical Functions:
STANDING: (Remaining on one's feet in an upright position without
walking). Occasional:Monitoring trash cans during lunch periods;
working on ladders changing light bulb and cleaning vents. WALKING:
- (Moving about on foot requires 3 consecutive steps to be
consideredwalking) Frequent: Operating: the floor scrubber, push
mower, carpet machine, weed eater, leaf blower. Spreading salt and
gravel during icy weather. Accessing different areas of the
building and campus (machine shed). Walks on various terrains,
during all weather conditions. SITTING: (Remaining in a seated
position with hips and knees bent to some extent and buttocks
resting on a surface) Rarely-Occasional: Operating the large
mower-mowing large field, using the computer to check emails.
LIFTING: (Raising or lowering an object from one level to another.)
Occasional: Performing cleaning and maintenance tasks. The rate
will vary depending upon the specific work area. Some examples
include:Daily - Bags of trash 12-40 lb. from 37" (top of bag) to
-50" (dumpster). Rate will varyDaily - Lifting (folding) cafeteria
tables 55 lb. of upward force at 17"--50"; 38 tables but two
individuals available.Rarely- Bags of Calcium Chloride (salt) 50
lb. from pallet to spreaderRarely- Ladders: 16' Werner Ladder Model
416 77.5 lb.; 12' Werner Ladder Model 412 55 lb. CARRYING:
(Transporting an object over a distance through walking)
Occasional: Moving equipment; tools and materials. (see examples of
weight above) PUSHING/PULLING: (Exerting force upon an object so
that the object moves away from the force)Occasional: Operating the
floor scrubber - initial force 25-30 lb.; sustained force -25 lb. -
hand height -42-44" distance will vary but up to several hundred
feet. Pulling out bleachers with tool with hook (2 person) waist
height. Force will vary. CLIMBING: (To Ascend or Descend apparatus
or structures) Occasional: To access lighting with ladder; to
access boiler room via 10 steps; accessing the portable classrooms
via ramps. Scaffolding is available for use when performing
prolonged cleaning of ceiling. Accessing the swimming pool via
vertical ladder when cleaning and repairing the pool. Climbing
bleachers in the gym area. BALANCE: (Maintaining body equilibrium
to prevent falling) Frequent: Working on uneven terrain; various
weather conditions; up/down ladders; up/down stairs; performing
overhead tasks. STOOPING: (Bending the body downward and forward
from a standing position by bending the spine at the hips and/or
waist) Occasional: Cleaning lower aspect of walls; accessing floor
level when cleaning. KNEELING: (Bending the legs at the knees to
come to rest on one or both knees)Occasional: Working at floor
level cleaning gum and other materials from the floor. CROUCHING:
(Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs at the hips
and knees with simultaneous forward bending of the spine)
Occasional: Working at floor level REACHING: (Extending arms and
hands away from the body in any direction. Shoulder angle must be
least 45 degrees from the body to be considered reaching) Frequent:
Forward - Using tools; operating equipment (scrubber; carpet
cleaning) Occasional: Overhead - Cleaning air vents; accessing
light bulbs; inspecting repairing and replacing ceiling tiles.HAND
USAGE: (Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working
with the hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent
that they are an extension of the hand, such as to turn a switch or
shift gears) Frequent: Operating equipment; using tools for repair
and replacement. Tools include: Shovel; broom; hand tools; power
tools; circular saws; wrenches. Handling/moving school furniture.
Handling/grasping trash bags. Pinching - threading nuts and bolts.
CRAWLING: (Moving about on hands and knees, hands and feet or on
the abdomen) Rarely: May have to access areas behind the bleachers.
Accessing under desks and tables.NOTE: The statements herein are
intended to describe the general nature and level of work being
performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not
intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so
classified.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
- Position Type:Full-time
- Positions Available:1Job Category :Support Staff >
CustodianEmployer DescriptionAbout Omaha Public SchoolsOmaha Public
Schools: where every child is known, loved, and inspired! As a
large urban public school district, our mission is to prepare all
students to excel in college, career and life. Our programs are
just as diverse as the students we serve. Our district consists of
63 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, 7 high schools, 1 virtual
school, and 13 alternative programs. We enroll more than 53,000
students from various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds.
We serve more than 17,000 English Language Learners. Our student
population speaks 120 different languages. We meet all students
where they are. We work with our gifted and talented students by
providing a wide array of enrichment programs. Students have
opportunities for advanced studies in essentially every subject
area, including all core curriculum, music, art and physical
education. Students across all grade levels have optimal
educational opportunities. Our magnet schools offer special
instruction in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and
math), dual language, college readiness, law and global studies. We
offer more than 20 career academy programs ranging from urban
agriculture and natural sciences to health occupations, culinary
arts, zoology, automotive technology, digital video production and
welding. We also offer a wide array of programs in visual and
performing arts from opportunities like pottery and 3D-design to
show choirs and marching bands. We are innovators in the world of
educational technology. We are the first district in Nebraska
certified to teach digital citizenship. During the 2016-2017 school
year, we established the first virtual K-8 school in the state of
Nebraska and have since expanded this to K-12. Through online and
face-to-face learning opportunities our students are empowered to
take ownership of their learning. A well-rounded athletic and
physical education program has produced professional athletes and
Olympic gold medalists, while instilling in all students the
importance of "fitness for life." Our students learn to work and
play side-by-side, sharing discoveries and solving problems
together. Omaha families value education and expect a great deal
from their children and their schools. Our test scores exceed the
national average for large school districts. Students have
consistently improved test scores on their Nebraska State
Assessment (NeSA) tests throughout the past six years. Omaha Public
Schools is the third largest employer in the state, with more than
8,000 full-time employees who are involved in the daily operation
of our schools. Our teaching staff has an average of 10 years
experience and nearly 60 percent hold advanced degrees.
Internationally known financier Warren Buffett, annually listed
among the wealthiest Americans, has established a coveted award,
the Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award, to honor teachers in
the Omaha Public Schools. Many of our teachers have won Nebraska
Teacher of the Year Awards, Presidential Excellence awards and
other national, regional and local citations. For further
information, visit our website at district.ops.org or contact us at
531-299-0240 Learn more about us...Job Requirements
- No experience requiredContact Information
- OPS Human Resources
- 3215 Cuming Street
- Omaha,Nebraska 68131-2021
- Phone: 402-557-2326
- Email: click here
Keywords: TrulyHired, Omaha , Head Custodian - Engineer - Licensed, Engineering , Omaha, Nebraska
Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!