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Environmental Technician (Night Shift)

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Swarthmore
Categories: Staff, Hourly (Non-Exempt)

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.

The Environmental Services department is excited to announce an opening for a full-time position the 3rd shift. Under limited supervision, the Environmental Technician maintains the cleanliness levels in campus facilities.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Performs general cleaning including but not limited to restrooms, common spaces, dorms and academic spaces.
• Performs floor care tasks including but not limited to vacuuming, mopping, waxing, buffing and carpet shampooing.
• Moves heavy furniture, supplies and miscellaneous equipment as needed.
• Collects trash, recyclable and compostable materials.
• Keeps restrooms replenished with supplies.

• Collects and disposes of non-hazardous waste, recyclable, and compostable materials in accordance with College’s zero waste practices.

• Participates in training on the College’s zero waste practices to develop appropriate competencies.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.
• Ability to interact with customers (students, faculty, administration), co-workers and supervisors in a positive and helpful manner.
• Knowledge of proper sanitization methods.
• Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and evening hours as needed.

Physical Demands
• Ability to move, position, transport and place objects up to and including 50 pounds is required.
• Frequently involves pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, holding, carrying, reaching, reaching above the shoulders, stooping, bending at the waist, bending at the knees, kneeling, bending side to side, crouching, standing on step stools or small ladders and balancing.

Working Conditions
• Exposure to inclement weather as well as to dirt/dust, chemicals/solvents, and noise.
• Frequently exposed to harsh chemicals and odors.
• Willingness to work overtime as available.

Review the Swarthmore Benefits Guidebook. We offer benefit plans starting at zero cost! Upon benefit eligibility, the College contributes 10% of an employee’s salary to their retirement account. Employees are 100% vested in their accounts on the date participation begins.

Retirement Plans

Tuition Grant Program

Tuition Reimbursement Program

Paid Time Off (Staff)*

Holiday Schedule

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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