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Grounds/Custodial Team Member (Multiple Positions)

Location: MO-Kansas City
Company Order Number: 578
# of openings: 1

Description

This position will work during the Zoo's peak season.

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

Support staff to the fulltime staff.


 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Includes but not limited to:

  • Litter Control in all areas of the zoo including: parking lots, walk paths, grassy areas and buildings.
  • Cleanliness of all restroom facilities.
  • Cleanliness of all Administrative areas.
  • Re-lamping and ballast replacement.
  • Ability to perform mechanical drain cleaning.
  • Ability to perform toilet and urinal replacement.
  • Ability to perform flush valve replacement (both manual and automatic).
  • Painting.
  • Some basic carpentry.
  • Ability to operate floor care equipment, scrubbers, orbital buffers, blowers, extractors and vacuums.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Very demanding.  Must be able to do the following:

  • Lift and carry items up to seventy-five pounds.
  • Operate handheld power equipment for extended periods of time.
  • Work on knees or bent over for extended periods of time.
  • Other duties as assigned.
     

WORKING CONDITIONS:

All weather outdoor position.


 

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Daily with other employees.

External: Frequently with visitors and volunteers.


 

SKILLS NEEDED:

  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to operate landscape power equipment.
  • Ability to do physical labor in heat for extended period of time.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Prefer one season of work experience in grounds/custodial field.


 

DECISION MAKING:

Must be able to make immediate decisions pertaining to safety.


 

SUPERVISION:

Completely supervised.  


 

EMOTIONAL:

Frequently short deadlines and hectic work environment with many distractions.  Must be able to stay focused on the assigned tasks.





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