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The Floor Care Technician is responsible for cleaning and maintaining all carpets, upholstery, and hard floor surfaces on campus, including stripping, waxing, buffing, and polishing hard surfaces and shampooing/spot cleaning carpets and upholstery. This position reports to the Environmental Services Manager.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Mop/polish tile and hardwood surfaces.
Extract carpets and upholstery using proper equipment.
Spot clean carpets and upholstery.
Strip and wax hard floors.
Refinish hardwood floors.
Operate buffing machine, auto scrubber and extractor.
Follow verbal and written instructions regarding the use of chemicals, supplies, and equipment.
Lock and unlock rooms/buildings when cleaning; secure building when not in use.
Report unauthorized occupants and unsecured doors.
Participate in safety training as necessary.
Perform other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Knowledge of floor care practices and equipment.
Ability to work well as an individual, as an active member of a team, and without close supervision.
Ability to effectively interact with diverse individuals.
Willingness and ability to follow verbal and written instructions in English.
Knowledge of cleaning practices/safety procedures related to the use of hazardous chemicals (MSDS).
Knowledge of and ability to use commercial cleaning equipment.
Ability to recognize safety hazards and conduct work in a safe manner.
3 years of work experience in all phases of floor care.
Work is performed primarily inside several buildings and occasionally in outside weather conditions.
Will be occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
May occasionally work in high, precarious places.
Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, bend, stoop, and kneel in the completion of normal cleaning duties. Other repetitive motions are required.
Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
Capable of kneeling and reaching on a regular basis.
Capable of lifting, pushing, and carrying up to 50lbs unassisted.
Good hearing and vision.
PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for employees and their dependents, retirement plan, medical, dental, paid vacation, major holidays off, and many other great university benefits.
6 months of related experience.
High school diploma or GED.
Valid driver’s license (Must have had a valid driver’s license for at least 2 years).
Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check, physical exam and drug screen (including marijuana), pass PLU’s Driver’s Certification Training, and provide an original copy of their Driving Record (5-year Employment Abstract).
Pacific Lutheran University is a private university located in Tacoma, Washington. The university is home to approximately 3,200 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through its seven schools: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts& Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, Pacific Lutheran offers more classes and more opportunities than most liberal arts colleges. Students have the opportunity to work close-up and hands –on with professors and classmates. Professors at Pacific Lutheran not only serve as mentors who help students discover the professional opportunities in academic fields, but as colleagues who work side- by -side with students on research and creative projects. Pacific Lutheran seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care- for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.