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:: Janitor Engineer Plant Operations - Candidate Pool ::

Educational Service Center

Position Code:
20000217 - Janitor Engineer Plant Operations - Candidate Pool

Work Hours:
varies, 52 Weeks

Application Deadline:
Always Open

Position Description:

 This is to create a candidate pool for future openings


SUMMARY:  Under general supervision, provides maintenance and upkeep for inside and outside of MPS buildings. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS-- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:  

Provides maintenance and upkeep for inside and outside of MPS buildings; performs work within scope of authority and training; duties may vary according to job assignment. 

  • Cleans buildings, including vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, and washing; cleans and sanitizes bathrooms and restocks supplies; removes trash from classrooms, offices and hallways; replaces burned out lights, and reports electrical and mechanical failures; cleans and adjusts furniture.
  • Cleans and maintains grounds, including seasonal lawn care and snow removal.
  • Performs preventive maintenance tasks, routine inspections, scheduled maintenance, and minor repairs for machinery and equipment in MPS buildings.
  • Operates and maintains Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems; checks mechanical systems operations, changes filters and belts, and lubricates components; reports operational irregularities and repair needs to supervisor.
  • Controls work site to assure that safety rules and regulations are adhered to, and that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating condition.
  • Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; cleans up spills and unsafe conditions in a timely manner and according to procedures.
  • Follows manufacturer’s directions for use and dilution of all chemicals and cleaning products.
  • Recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries; reports security issues and illegal activities.
  • Provides customer service as needed, responds to requests, and assists co-workers and visitors.
  • Opens and closes facilities and sets security systems; responds to emergency situations including call backs for break-ins and mechanical problems; assists with safety drills and annual cleaning duties.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position. 


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND some building maintenance experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Knowledge of:

  •  Materials and equipment used in building and grounds maintenance.
  •  Techniques and procedures used in the cleaning and maintenance of public buildings.
  •  Federal and state safety rules and regulations.
  •  Occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  •  Techniques for use and storage of chemicals, including OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.  

Skill in:

  •  Operating and maintaining tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  •  Following and maintaining safety standards.
  •  Following verbal and written instructions.  

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required. Must obtain Boiler Operator’s license from Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is within six (6) months of date of hire.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT Work is performed indoors and outdoors at MPS facilities; requires constant physical efforts; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; safety precautions must be followed including use of safety equipment; a job in this category may require walking, bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching, climbing ladders, and ability to frequently lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds. Applicant must pass the CRT (Cost Reduction Technologies) at the appropriate level for the position. 

SALARY:         SEIU Local 63               $11.56hr

METHOD OF APPLICATION:All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at (click on Careers). In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply. Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested. Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • On-Line Application

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY:Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunities for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

The Minneapolis Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action School District.