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Maintenance Worker

Posted: 07/05/2024

Olmsted County has earned the 2023 and 2024 Best Places to Work - Southeast Minnesota designation.

Minimum Qualifications of Education and Experience

Expected starting salary is $21.90 to $29.23.  Full salary range is $21.90 to $36.57.

Experience equivalent to six (6) months of custodial cleaning and building maintenance work as listed in the Work Functions.

Regular and reliable attendance is a necessary component of job/position. Individuals required to use County vehicles and equipment must have a valid driver's license and be free of any major traffic violations for the last three (3) years.

Nature of Work

Under supervision, cleans County-owned buildings, fixtures, and furnishings. Uses equipment, materials, and solvents. Reviews Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and follows safety protocol.

Examples of Work

  • Vacuums carpets, spot cleans, and shampoos as needed.
  • Operates and maintains various cleaning equipment.
  • Cleans drinking fountains, wash-bowls, fixtures, lavatories, and replenishes supplies.
  • Dusts woodwork, chairs, tables, desks and other furniture, and polishes furniture.
  • Empties waste receptacles.
  • Sweeps and mops floors, corridors, halls, and stairways.
  • Washes windows and cleans venetian blinds.
  • Strips wax from floors using chemicals and scrubbing machine, applies wax.
  • Alerts supervisor to problems or potential problems in the workplace regarding critical health and safety issues.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of building cleaning practices, supplies and equipment.
  • Knowledge of basic building maintenance practices.
  • Knowledge of Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • Skill in the use of tools and materials commonly used in building, cleaning, and maintenance activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out verbal and written assignments.
  • Ability to work with team members.
  • Ability to properly use hearing protection devices in loud areas.
  • Ability to use the proper personal protective equipment against safety hazards when necessary.
  • Ability to comply with Olmsted Waste-to-Energy’s Safety Manual and perform specialized cleaning to prevent accumulation of lead in the common areas of the facility.
  • Ability to wear a filtering facepiece or half-face respirator when necessary.

Persons with disabilities: the above is a general listing of job duties. Essential and non-essential functions may vary by individual position. Reasonable accommodations may be available for both essential and non-essential job duties.

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