Loras College was founded in 1839 by the Most Rev. Mathias Loras, first Bishop of Dubuque, who established St. Raphael Seminary to educate young men for the priesthood, but with the expressed intention also of providing an opportunity for higher education to the citizens of the area. The college has functioned under several names (St. Raphael Seminary, Mt. St. Bernard, St. Joseph College, Dubuque College and Columbia College), finally adopting its present name during its centennial in 1939.
Loras is a Catholic liberal arts college dedicated to the total development of the student. Small enough to be personal, large enough to offer a wide variety of quality academic programs, Loras College recognizes the human dignity of each individual and challenges men and women to grow with purpose and direction. Relating the rich liberal arts tradition to a changing world, Loras strives to develop active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors in their diverse professional, social, and religious roles. The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students and employs over 375 faculty and staff members. Although employee turnover is low, interesting and challenging employment opportunities do exist in a variety of technical and professional career fields. More employment information is available at the Loras College employment opportunities webpage: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/.
BUILDING MAINTENANCE WORKER
Performs a variety of semi-skilled and manual duties in support of the various services provided by the Physical Plant Department.
- Performs various semi-skilled tasks in such trades as carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing and involving the use of a variety of power and manual maintenance equipment.
- Assists in scheduled cleaning tasks such as carpet shampooing and window washing.
- Assists with snow plowing, snow and ice removal, lawn, shrubbery care and related ground duties.
- Observes and reports damage and deterioration of facilities and reports findings through work order system.
- Assembles and disassembles set-up equipment such as staging, partitions, tents and scaffolding. Operate and maintains power and hand tools such as drills, saws, power washers, snow blowers, grass trimmers and lawn mowers.
- Operates automotive equipment as required.
- Moves office equipment such as desks, files and supplies by using flat carts, dollies, pallet jackets, and similar devices.
- Cleans and maintains work area.
- Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with co-workers and campus community.
- Responds to emergency calls after normal duty hours.
- Attends training programs as required.
- Performs duties in a safe and efficient manner.
- Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's Catholic tradition.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
- Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
- Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.
- Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
- Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
- Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
- Loyal - The trait of feeling a duty to the employer.
- Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct.
- Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
- Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of ones ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED).
Experience: Five years of general building maintenance work. Knowledge of general building maintenance procedures. Basic understanding of blueprints and the operation of electrical, mechanical, heating, cooling and plumbing equipment.
Computer Skills: Some skill in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite.
Other Requirements: Valid driver’s license required. Good mechanical and problem solving abilities. Well organized and able to work well independently. Able to coordinate well with others and professionally assist others as needed. Attentive to detail. Able to operate drills, electrical tools, welder, meters, timers, hand tools, snowplow, salt/sand spreader truck, and all related machinery.
N (Not Applicable)
Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Other Physical Requirements
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Worker is subject to varying inside and/or outside temperatures, which may include extreme heat (temperatures above 100 degrees) or extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees). Work is performed both inside and outside, subject to weather. Must work under hazardous conditions including high places, chemical exposures, electrical current, moving machinery, exposure to blood, etc. Some local travel.
Loras College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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