Facilities Assistant, UM Dining

Updated: 26 days ago


Recruitment/Staff Vacancy Announcement

UM Dining invites applications for two (2) evening Facilities Assistant positions to perform routine entry level to intermediate custodial duties, including, but not limited to, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, scrubbing, trash removal, and sanitizing; and performs general maintenance, including, but not limited to, changing light bulbs and filters and supplying paper products and soap. This position also builds and maintains a work atmosphere of trust and respect by establishing open communication among team members; recognizes the value of individual differences at all levels of the organization; takes steps to prevent destructive conflict and handles conflict in an appropriate manner; listens and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of all individuals; and provides support and assistance to team members. 

This position requires incumbent to become ServSafe certified within one year of employment and develop understands and practices the specialized needs of food service cleaning. 

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain a safe work environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment; create and maintain a work atmosphere of trust and respect with all team members
  • Ability to work with a variety of diverse groups of individuals effectively
  • Ability to read instructions, safety information, policies and procedures and write 
  • Demonstrated skill in customer service orientation; interpersonal, listening and oral communication; organization and time-management

(Qualified candidates must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform the primary functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.)

  • Lifting: Floor to knuckle height, 80 lbs. 12 inches to 40 inches, 60 lbs. Floor to 60 inches, 50 lbs.  Floor to 48 inches, 60 lbs. Floor to overhead, 5 lbs sustained, with both hands.
  • Carrying: 2 handed front carry 80 lbs for 10 feet. 
  • Pushing and pulling forces required (during the use of cleaning equipment 25 lbs, handling janitor’s cart 5 lbs).
  • Pushing and pulling forces required (handling, pushing and pulling classroom and office furniture, file cabinets, and equipment): 60 lbs sustained at waist level.
  • Static trunk forward bending and twisting from a standing, crouching or kneeling position while using tools.
  • Reaching with your arms in all directions, including overhead with 5 lbs in both hands, sustained.
  • Working overhead from various positions (standing, squatting, and kneeling).
  • Balancing when climbing and working on a ladder.
  • Use of various hand grip circumferences and firm hand grip positions while manipulating various tools and equipment (maximum 50 lbs).

Physical Screen will be administered prior to a final offer of employment.

  • High school graduation and one (1) year related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • ServSafe certification or be ServSafe certified within one (1) year of employment

UM Dining (UMD) is an international award-winning, self-operated, collegiate foodservice. Among other accomplishments, UMD has developed the very successful UM Farm to College Program, and has become a nationally recognized leader in sustainable business practices. Our creative chefs and culinary team have won numerous recipe contests and cooking competitions. As a staff member with UMD, you will have the resources and encouragement to develop and excel professionally. For more information about UM Dining, please visit http://www.umt.edu/dining/default.php

The University of Montana provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership.

Position Title:                    Facilities Assistant

Position Number:              101100; 104300

Department:                       UM Dining

Closing Date:                     Applications received by Sunday, July 30, 2017 will be guaranteed full consideration, and applications received after may be considered. Screening begins Monday, July 31, 2017. Open Until Filled.

Work Schedule:                 Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), 12 months/year. Typical work schedule is 5 days working followed by 2 days off, 5:00 pm to 1:30 am, but may be adjusted depending on needs. Position requires alternative work schedule

Salary:                                $12.846/hrPosition may be hired at Facilities Assistant ($12.846/hr), or Facilities Associate ($13.373/hr), dependent on qualifications. Position is designed for career ladder progression; advancement from Facilities Assistant to Facilities Associate is expected within 12 to 18 months. Current employee’s rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan, and may be different from the posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department .

Union Affiliation:               MPEA

Probationary Period:        Six months minimum

Benefits Include :               Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and professional development/wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment
In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.

References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant.

Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Priority Application Date: Sunday, July 30, 2017

Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin on Monday, July 31, 2017 and may continue until the position is filled.

To receive full consideration, candidates are required to submit all of the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below

A complete application Includes:

  • Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related the stated required skills for the position.
  • Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  • Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
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