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Responsible for keeping the interior and exterior of the YWCA building clean and in safe condition.  Perform necessary repairs, and routine maintenance in main building and off-site buildings.  May be requested to set up for special events or assist with moving furniture.

Kalamazoo, MI

Brief Description

Responsible for keeping the interior and exterior of the YWCA building clean and in safe condition.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Proper cleaning chemical usage and safety.
  2. Vacuum as necessary.
  3. Empty trash and recycling, and replace liners as needed.
  4. Practices proper waste management techniques by placing hazardous waste in proper receptacles and storage areas.
  5. Capable of using and maintaining tools and equipment.
  6. Clean interior building windows, door windows, etc. as necessary.
  7. Inform supervision when cleaning supplies are in need of restocking.
  8. Keep all paper towels, toilet seat covers, toilet paper and facial tissue stocked and available.
  9. May be required to complete simple maintenance functions (unclog toilets; mop up toilets that overflow, repair or change out broken fixtures, hang pictures, etc.)
  10. Keep Maintenance and Tooling area clean and tidy when all other duties are complete.
  11. Clean work areas thoroughly each day at the end of the shift.
  12. Must be able to work outdoors to ensure safety (shovel walkways, salt icy walkways, rake leaves or other grounds functions)
  13. Other duties as assigned.
  14. Comply with Association policy regarding required reporting of child abuse.
  15. Safeguard confidential information gained as a result of position.
  16. As a YWCA employee, project a positive image of the Association and its programs to the community, the Association and the program.
  17. Work cooperatively with program participants, YWCA staff and volunteers.

Working Conditions and Essential Functions:

  1. YWCA location
  2. Off-site location
  3. Potential outdoor events
  4. Sitting, standing, kneeling, bending, some lifting
  5. Frequently required to stand
  6. Frequently required to walk
  7. Frequently required to sit
  8. Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  9. Frequently required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  10. Continually required to talk or hear
  11. Occasionally required to taste or smell
  12. Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather)
  13. Occasionally work near moving mechanical parts
  14. Continually work in high, precarious places
  15. Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals
  16. Occasionally exposure to outside weather conditions
  17. Occasionally exposure to extreme heat or cold (non-weather)
  18. Occasionally Exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials
  19. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate
  20. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move more than __60__ pounds / frequently lift and/or move up to _60__ pounds / continually lift and/or move up to _40___ pounds
  21. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: (all) Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  22. Additional remarks regarding work environment:
  23. Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used: Personal Vehicles, PAT sitting mat. Laptop and work cell phone.

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

  1. Skills and knowledge of cleaning, maintenance, general repair and chemical usage and safety.
  2. One year experience and/or equivalent training in a maintenance position.
  3. Must be able to safely lift 60 pounds.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work without direct supervision.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  6. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing throughout the day.
  7. Must have adequate transportation and valid driver’s license to travel to office locations.
  8. Able to perform basic skills on the computer and learn software that may be relevant to the position.
  9. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  10. Must adhere to established safety policies, procedures, and practices.


  1. Orientation to YWCA Personnel Policies, Mission, Purpose and One Imperative.
  2. PAT training
  3. Racial Justice Training
  4. Orientation to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Confidentiality, Mandatory Reporting.
  5. Other appropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment.

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