Head Custodian - Engineer, Relief Engineer - Licensed
As Assigned by OPS Administration
Work Schedule/FLSA Status:
261 Duty Days/ Non- Exempt
This is a full-time negotiated position. Sal plan: 33O - Based on Negotiated Agreement
Perform the duties of a Head Custodian - Engineer in buildings where assigned. Under direct supervision, this position leads, guides and trains assigned custodial personnel within the school building and performs cleaning duties required to maintain clean, sanitary, attractive, safe and orderly environment. This position will be assigned a snow route and will be responsible for snow removal at school locations and district facilities. This may require an individual to work early mornings and/or late evenings.
Qualifications & Competencies:
High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
City of Omaha Third Grade Stationary Plant Operator’s License, required.
Commercial Driver's License - Class B required.
Nebraska Swimming Pool License, required.
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.
Responsible for the general care and upkeep of the building(s), grounds, and equipment.
Clean and disinfect bodily fluids according to district standards.
Clean facilities (i.e., hallways, cafeteria, kitchen, and school rooms).
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 cleaning schedules.
Assist administration in guiding staff on work policies or procedures.
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 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 interpersonal skills.
Work in an office environment, school buildings and warehouse setting.
Ability to lift, move and reposition objects and materials- frequently exerting force equal to lifting fifty (50) pounds.
Physical Demand Classifications:
Essential Physical Functions:
- 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
(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.
- (Moving about on foot requires 3 consecutive steps to be considered
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.
(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.
(Raising or lowering an object from one level to another.)
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 vary
Daily - 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 spreader
16’ Werner Ladder Model 416 77.5 lb.; 12’ Werner Ladder Model 412 55 lb.
(Transporting an object over a distance through walking)
Moving equipment; tools and materials. (see examples of weight above)
(Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force)
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.
(To Ascend or Descend apparatus or structures)
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.
(Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling)
Working on uneven terrain; various weather conditions; up/down ladders; up/down stairs; performing overhead tasks.
(Bending the body downward and forward from a standing position by bending the spine at the hips and/or waist)
Cleaning lower aspect of walls; accessing floor level when cleaning.
(Bending the legs at the knees to come to rest on one or both knees)
Working at floor level cleaning gum and other materials from the floor.
(Bending the body downward and forward by bending legs at the hips and knees with simultaneous forward bending of the spine)
Working at floor level
(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.
(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)
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.
(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.