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Environmental Technician - PT BE (Night Shift)

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

Who We Are:

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 opportunity:

Under limited supervision, the Environmental Technician maintains the cleanliness levels in campus facilities:

  • Performs general cleaning in various locations including restrooms, common spaces, dorms, and academic spaces. Completes daily tasks of trash removal, cleaning, disinfecting, dusting, and checking/refilling restroom supplies, and cleaning chalk boards and dry erase boards.
  • 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 and disposes of non-hazardous waste, recyclable, and compostable materials.
  • Maintains work/supply closets in a clean and organized fashion.
  • 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.

What you bring:

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.
• Ability to adapt to and work in fast-paced, evolving work environment.
• Valid driver’s license may be required depending on shift.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in custodial or general maintenance work.
• Knowledge of minor equipment repair.

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 and weekends as available.

What You Will Get:

You’ll work at one of the world's most renowned liberal arts Colleges, with incredible benefits, a stunning 420-acre campus and collaborative work environment. Come join a team of passionate, creative people who work hard and have fun supporting the College students, faculty, and staff.

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.

Tuition Grant 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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