Career Opportunity: Facilities Technician
Position Title: Facilities Technician
Classification: Non-exempt, Full-Time (40 hours)
Date: November 2013
Perform maintenance, repair, janitorial, and laundry duties.
Essential Duties and Functions:
Facility, Equipment, & Grounds Maintenance
- Perform daily janitorial duties throughout the Society, including offices, staff, and public areas
- Repair, replace, or maintain minor mechanical equipment
- Troubleshoot equipment malfunctions, including, but not limited to electric gates, boiler system, laundry equipment, alarm system.
- Perform general facilities maintenance tasks including, but not limited to, painting, basic carpentry, plumbing/boiler, fleet ,and general repairs
- Maintain all floor surfaces, operate carpet cleaning equipment and floor stripping, waxing, and buffing equipment
- Operate laundry equipment and provide laundry pick up and delivery to departments throughout the facility
- Maintain all exterior common areas free from debris and animal waste; sweep and wash exterior hardscapes.
- Assist with donation pick-up, delivery, and storage
- Receive and confirm deliveries from vendors
- Perform general off-site errands as assigned
- Assist other departments with repair/maintenance projects as assigned
- Maintain all supplies and equipment in working condition; keep supervisor apprised of supply and equipment needs
- Maintain work area in clean and orderly fashion
- Adhere to facility or equipment specifications and organization or government regulations
- Participate in disaster recovery plan and preparations in the event of serious safety situation.
- Inform the Facilities manager or Lead Facilities Technician of developments that may affect the Society or the department including security, departmental progress, client concerns, and personnel issues.
- Ensure quality service is provided to both people and animal clients by the staff of the Facilities Department.
- Respond to requests for assistance and repairs in a timely manner in order to ensure quality client service as well as effective operations.
- Assist all departments in situations requiring immediate problem solving
- Promote good public relations in accordance with Society practices; apprises supervisor of situations that could be unsafe or potentially damaging to the professional image of the Society.
- Practice and encourage the humane treatment of animals
- Provide quality customer service to clients, volunteers, and staff while actively promoting our mission, services, programs, and event
- Promote donation and giving opportunities as appropriate
- Work cooperatively with all volunteers, recognizing the talent and commitment they bring to the Society
Safety & Security
- Participates in upkeep of facility security systems, fire alarm system, fire extinguishers;
- Serves on the Safety/Disaster Preparedness Committee as assigned
- Follows internal protocols, local and State laws and OSHA regulations for all projects, equipment operation, and chemical usage including labeling, storage, disposal, and the use of personal protective equipment.
- Takes immediate action to correct any safety noncompliance that could put an employee, volunteer, client, animal, or the organization at risk.
- Maintain a clean, healthy, and sanitary work area; follow all pest and rodent control protocols. Participate in keeping the SF SPCA campus clean and well maintained.
Diversity and Inclusiveness
- Work effectively with individuals and colleagues from diverse communities and cultures.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
- Work is performed in a garage, kennel/shelter setting, outdoors, and occasionally on rooftop
- Frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, climbing stairs, walking and, standing on feet 8-10 hours per day while performing job functions
- Exposure to disinfectant solutions when cleaning
- Exposure to various weather conditions when working outdoors
- Subject to animal bites and scratches while handling animals of questionable temperament
- Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations
- Consistently exposed to animals and animal allergens under conditions with limited alterations available
- Tetanus and rabies (pre-exposure) inoculations are required or must be waived
- Reports to Facilities Manager or Lead Facilities Technician in his/her absence
- High School Diploma or equivalent; ability to read and write English and perform basic math.
- Valid CA DL and insurable driving record required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the San Francisco SPCA
- Good organizational and problem solving skills.
- Effective verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of custodial methods and basic handyman ability.
- Knowledge of vehicle, equipment, air filtration, HVAC, and appliance maintenance and repair useful
- Proven ability to complete projects in a timely manner
- Knowledge of safety and cost containment programs a plus
- Basic computer skills in a Windows environment
- Willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace
Salary and Benefits:
The starting hourly rate for this position is $14.00 per hour. Eligible for prorated PTO, medical, dental, vision, tax-deferred retirement plan, discounted veterinary care, employee discount on retail, pet supplies, and dog training classes.
The SF SPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to our diversity. We are an at-will employer and conduct pre-employment background checks and drug screening. This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and list "Facilities Technician" in the subject line. Thank you!