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Position Information

Position Information

Position Availability:

Position available as of July 1, 2013.

Position Title: Porter
Requisition Number: 0206071482
Location New York City
Position Type: Maintenance
Position Status: Full-Time
Department: CA/Facilities Mgmt

Under the supervision of a foreman, superintendent or Facilities Management, the porter is responsible for the coordination and accomplishment of detail plant housekeeping work in accordance with established standards and instruction.

Minimum Qualifications: - Sweep, mop and scrub floors, stairs (inside and outside buildings) and other surfaces. - Use of light and heavy (industrial type) floor machines and attachments. - Strip, apply finish and polish floors using heavy (industrial type) powered scrubber, buffers and high-speed burnisher. Use of industry-standard cleaning chemicals is expected. - Vacuum carpet in offices and public areas, periodically using heavy vacuum cleaner equipment, carpet shampooing or water extraction machinery. Use of back-pack and up-right vacuum machinery is expected. - Clean, vacuum and/or dust furniture, exhibit cases, pictures, door trim and chalkboards. - Adjust, clean and oil cleaning equipment and change brushes, pads, rollers, buffers and other attachments. - Clean window blinds ceiling fixtures using ladders and scaffolds. - Clean all glass surfaces. - Wash and/or clean interior wall spaces by hand or with powered wall washing machinery. - Clean and re-stock rest rooms. Use of scrubbing machinery and disinfection chemical is expected. - Outside sweeping of sidewalks and cleaning cigarette urns and ashtrays. - Collect trash and re-cycle materials from office, corridor, restroom and classroom spaces. Movement of trash to holding areas and place trash in collection area for removal by sanitation/recycle trucks. Replace liners in wastebaskets, trash/recycle containers. - Move heavy furniture, supplies and miscellaneous equipment, as directed. - Report items that need repair (doors, door checks, furniture, light bulbs, plumbing fixtures, etc.) - Sweep or shovel snow as directed. - Set up chairs and tables or other furniture for meetings, classes, and events as assigned. - Complete work orders as assigned - Painting as directed - Assist with light plumbing and electrical repair - Perform related duties, as assigned.
Preferred Qualifications:
Job Family: Design Construction and Facilities Management
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Posting Date: 06/17/2013
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes

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