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Senior Custodian - Newark

Company: KIPP
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAbout KIPP New JerseyKIPP New Jersey is part of the nationally recognized "Knowledge Is Power Program" network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students for success in college and in life. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark's South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to educate 7,035 students in grades K-12 across 15 schools in Newark and Camden. More than 90% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals. By 2025, KIPP New Jersey will have fifteen schools in Newark and five in Camden providing a world-class education to over 10,300 students. To learn more, visit www.kippnj.org.Job DescriptionThe Custodian is responsible for maintaining a clean, safe, beautiful facility by ensuring daily cleanliness expectations are met and all inspections and project milestones are achieved.Cleaning and MaintenanceDaily cleaning of all school-used spaces and property in accordance to regional standardsRespond to student accidents, spills, and urgent needsDaily inspection of buildings and grounds to note conditions and see that needed work is done in a timely fashionMaintain working knowledge of problems, procedures, and operations involved in inspecting, analyzing, and planning building and ground maintenance and heating and ventilating work to be doneManage lunchroom set up and clean-up for lunch periods and events as requiredMaintain and update work order ticketing system dailyManage special projects related to building maintenance and upkeepAbility to proactively implement preventative maintenance plans and report any issues to DCOSafety and ComplianceSchedule and execute all yearly inspections pertaining to facility systems including fire alarm, fire extinguishers, fire suppression, mechanical systems, etc.Maintain the building's Life Safety systemsVendor ManagementManage all facility related vendors and report any issues to DSOMonitor the quality of the work performed by the evening cleaning company every dayCreate and manage schedules for small capital and preventative maintenance projects.People ManagementMentor and supervise Junior Custodian in building.QualificationsSkillsPrevious custodial experience in a school or professional settingHighly capable and comfortable using power tools and facility related equipmentCurrent Black Seal License requiredGeneral carpentry and handyman skillsExperience using a work order systemIn depth knowledge of building systems including HVAC, electrical, and plumbingStrong interpersonal and organizational skills and attention to detailHighly effective communication skills via phone, email, and in personMust have valid driver's licenseMust be available 24/7 to handle school related emergencies.AbilitiesAbility to multitask, works collaboratively, and maintains focus in a fast-paced environmentAbility to utilize various types of electronic and information systems used by the organization-cell phone, computer, email and job tracking systemMust HavesThis job requires the individual to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, absent a legally required accommodation, pursuant to a New Jersey Executive Order and federal and state guidanceNice-to-HavesExperienced in construction practices including site safety, communicationKnowledge of asbestos-containing materials handling and managementKnowledge of life safety systems, safety drills procedures, and best practicesExperience developing and maintaining project plansProficiency in SpanishPhysical RequirementsThe usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:Ability to lift, bend, and pull more than 50 poundsSenior Custodian Additional ResponsibilitiesCreate and manage schedules for small capital and preventative maintenance projects. These projects can include painting, installation of electrical outlets, boiler repair work, or small interior fit-out projects.Maintain the building's Life Safety systemsMentor other custodians in regionDirect Report - Junior CustodianAdditional InformationCompensation & BenefitsIn addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting into New Jersey from the New York City area. KIPP New Jersey / KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer.

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