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Facilities Maintenance Technician I

An Equal Opportunity Employer


$10.62 Hourly


OPENING DATE: 09/16/2015


CLOSING DATE: Continuous






AGENCY: Historical Society



Under general supervision, performs basic, routine maintenance and manual labor tasks in a variety of building, grounds, and equipment maintenance activities. Incumbent works individually. Person will be responsible for maintaining positive and helpful interaction with Ford Center clients and with routine cleaning of the building.

Location: Gerald R. Ford Center, 1326 South 32 Street, Omaha, NE 68105-2044

Work Schedule: A standard work week will be established between 8 AM & 5 PM Monday thru Friday, working 20 hours per week



Sole employee responsible for cleaning and maintaining a state of the art conservation facility, including laboratories, offices, equipment areas, public spaces, and daily maintenance of the exterior. Moves, loads, and unloads materials, supplies, furniture, and equipment. Performs routine painting and plastering of interior and exterior building surfaces, signs, furniture, and equipment. Performs minor repair of furniture, doors, windows, shelves, and floors. Performs minor repair of water lines, sinks, and stools, unclogging drains and sewers, and replacing faucets, valves, and washers. Replaces light bulbs, outlets, and switches, and greases and oils electric motors and fans. May maintain grounds by seeding, fertilizing, applying pesticides, watering, mowing, and trimming grass, weeding flower beds, trimming trees and shrubs, and removing snow and ice from sidewalks and parking areas. Cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes lavatories, sinks, mirrors, and other fixtures using disinfectants or other chemical solutions daily. Washes walls, windows, and ceilings using ladders, scaffolding, and other equipment. Sweeps, mops, scrubs, strips, refinishes, waxes, and polishes floor surfaces using dust mops, wet mops, machine scrubs, stripping, refinishing and polishing agents and industrial size equipment; shampoos and vacuums carpets and similar material; selects and mixes cleaning or chemical solutions. Observes building or facility standards of sanitation and safety in cleaning procedures, i.e., frequent changing of cleaning water and mop heads and correct use of antibacterial agents. Empties individual trash containers, replaces old trash liners with new, and removes trash from buildings or facilities; physically lifts and moves material or objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more. Maintains and repairs/replaces minor components of cleaning equipment; informs immediate supervisor of broken/malfunctioning equipment and fixtures to facilitate repair or replacement. Pick mail up daily and get supplies from vendors. Set up equipment for events and provide additional security as needed. Maintain daily custodial schedule, Clean and maintain on-site state vehicles. Monitor and assist on-site contractor and inspectors, and receive deliveries as needed.



REQUIREMENTS: No specific education or experience is required. Ability to perform essential duties in a safe manner and work the hours assigned.

OTHER: Drivers license or provide independent authorized transportation. Prior maintenance experience preferred.; Must be self motivated, organized, and able to work independently and with others.



Knowledge of: the standard tools and practices of various building and mechanical trades. Skill in: the use of a variety of basic hand tools, power tools, and maintenance equipment. Ability to: perform minor repairs in a variety of building and mechanical trades; understand and follow instructions; use/operate hand and power tools and power equipment in a safe manner; perform manual labor. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.




1526 K Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508

An Equal Opportunity Employer





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