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Staff - Floor Technician

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Posting Details

General Statement of Job

General Statement of Job

The Floor Technician performs various floor maintenance functions in accordance with department standard techniques and procedures throughout the college district.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Performs routine and comprehensive floor maintenance of assigned facilities.
  2. Secures and unlocks facilities.
  3. Operates various types of equipment used for floor care maintenance including automatic scrubbers, floor machines, wet/dry vacuums, vacuums, sweepers, pressure wash equipment and carpet extractors.
  4. Provides daily preventive equipment maintenance on all equipment used.
  5. Dust mops, cleans floors; strips, refinishes, scrubs and/or recoats floors; machine scrubs floors according to floor maintenance schedules.
  6. Ensures the quality and completion of floor work.
  7. Provides input regarding chemicals, supplies, cleaning tools and equipment condition.
  8. May be required to adjust alignment of squeeze blade, replacement of squeeze blade, hose replacement, and clearing of clogged hoses.
  9. Tags equipment for major repairs, and advises supervisor.
  10. Maintains inventory and submits written requests for supplies; tests and evaluates new supplies and equipment.
  11. Adheres to safety and health regulations.
  12. Assists with Custodian duties, as needed.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Information

Posting Number SP0899
Position Title Staff - Floor Technician
Department FAS-Custodial
Temporary End Date (if applicable)
Location Mid-Valley
E-Class Classified
E-Class* Classified
FLSA Non-Exempt
FLSA*
Min Salary $18,241.00
Salary Range*
Required Education and Experience
  1. High School Diploma or GED required.
  2. At least one (1) year of experience in floor cleaning operations, preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  1. Must meet established cleaning standards.
  2. Thorough knowledge of custodial service-tools, basic maintenance, cleaning agents, custodial equipment, cleaning techniques and performance standards.
  3. Knowledge of proper use of a wide range of chemicals according to state and federal regulations.
  4. Ability to safely dispose of hazardous materials; identify stains and use proper chemicals for their removal.
  5. Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed and work overtime hours on special occasions and holidays.
  6. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse, multi-cultural college population.
  7. Demonstrated commitment to achieving the vision and mission of South Texas College.
  8. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  9. Ability to apply practical understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  10. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Checks, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
  1. All applicants are subject to a national criminal background check under South Texas College policy.
  2. Security Sensitive position: In addition, subject to federal background check.
Physical Requirements
  1. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  2. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. The amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  3. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  4. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  5. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  6. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  7. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm
  8. Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
  9. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
  10. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  11. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  12. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  13. Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  14. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  15. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  16. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  17. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  18. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  19. Standing particularly for sustained periods of time.
  20. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  21. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  22. Shouting in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  23. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading. Including color, depth perception, and field vision.
  24. Visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
  25. Visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
  26. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation of machines; using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  27. Mobility to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Working Environment
  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Security Sensitive? Yes
Security Sensitive?* Yes

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date
Close Date 04/29/2018
Open Until Filled (overrides Close Date) No
Special Instructions to Applicants

This is an On-line ONLY Application

Thoroughly redact or block security sensitive information including social security number, date of birth, age, citizenship status, sex/gender, ethnicity, marital status and applicant photos from all documents. FAILURE TO BLOCK ANY SUCH INFORMATION WILL RENDER THE APPLICATION INCOMPLETE. For further information, click here. All uploaded documents become part of the applicant’s application and are viewable to personnel involved in the hiring process.


Foreign Transcripts

Applicants submitting employment applications with foreign transcripts must provide transcript equivalency documentation from an approved evaluation service. The evaluation service must be a member of The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).The evaluation service links on the following site are provided by South Texas College for your convenience but are not affiliated with South Texas College. NACES Members

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EEO Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity
South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal education institution and equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This policy extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College.

Title IX Statement
Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX), “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest academic degree earned?
    • Doctorate
    • Master
    • Bachelor
    • Associate
    • Certificate
    • Other
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Monitor
    • South Texas College Human Resources Website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • InsideHigherEd.Com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Starr County Town Crier
    • Other
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

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