Building Maintenance & Custodial Worker

Reports To: Facilities Coordinator
Schedule: Full time: 40 hour work week, occasional holidays and overtime. Current schedule: 5 AM to 3 PM, Wednesday – Saturday.
FLSA Status: Non-exempt.
How to Apply: Please apply via Indeed. Click link here.

Summary: ECHO’s mission is to inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. ECHO is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, science and nature museum committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. ECHO employees are expected to contribute to a productive, respectful, inclusive workplace by modeling humor, communication, collaboration and accountability to our colleagues, animals and guests.

The Building Maintenance & Custodial Worker is an experienced team player who likes working in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate has demonstrated knowledge and a background in both general building maintenance and custodial services.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

Building Maintenance

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Daily cleaning of all guest and staff areas: dusting, mopping, running floor cleaning machine, sweeping, scrubbing, window cleaning, trash removal.
  • Periodic deep cleaning utilizing carpet extractor and floor burnisher.
  • Collect and transfer trash/recyclables to appropriate bulk storage or disposal containers.
  • Maintain/stock paper products, solvents, cleansers, hand cleaners, etc. as needed.
  • Maintain/stock spare repair parts and tools.
  • Periodic mowing, cleaning, sweeping, raking, snow shoveling, de-icing, etc. of exterior areas including walkways, planter beds, parking lot and Hoehl Park.
  • Occasional exterior power washing
  • Responds to radio calls to repair broken exhibits and address immediate custodial needs.
  • Assist in exhibit installations, maintenance and removal.
  • Assist in painting, floor repairs, plumb repairs, carpentry, lighting, HVAC maintenance, aquarium filtration system maintenance and all other facets of building maintenance.

Other Duties:

  • Other duties and special projects are assigned as needed.
  • Assist Animal Care staff in animal care equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Occasional assistance with animal transfers.
  • Assist in departmental budget management.

This job description is not intended to be a complete statement of the
position; it is intended merely to be a guide to the general work to be

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Sufficient relevant experience that demonstrates an understanding of and ability to provide excellent custodial services.
  • Sufficient relevant experience that demonstrates an understanding of and ability to provide excellent building maintenance services.
  • Physical ability to perform strenuous work and lift/move at least 50 pounds.
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues both independently and with a team.
  • Responsive multi-tasker who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee sometimes works near moving mechanical parts and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee may work in high, precarious places and be exposed to toxic or caustic
chemicals, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

Schedule & Benefits

  • Benefits include Extensive Paid time off and paid sick time, Health care, and Retirement Plan with Employer Contribution
  • Staff Training and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Waterfront work location

This position will be full-time, non-exempt and will be scheduled for four, ten-hour days per week, including one weekend day per week. Occasionally, this position will be required to work holidays and overtime.

ECHO requires all of our employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates for employment who will contribute to our diversity.

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