Full Time, 37.5 hrs. @ wk. / Non-Exempt / Union / Benefit Eligible / $26.00 @ hr.


Performs a variety of tasks related to the maintenance of college buildings and grounds and other duties as assigned. First point of contact with contractors, in coordination with the Director of IT and Campus Facilities.


General knowledge in any combination of the following areas; carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heating, horticulture, mechanics, technical communications, masonry, plastering, painting, and landscaping. 

  • Regularly liaise with a wide range of outside vendors, suppliers and service contractors in coordination with the Director of IT and Campus Facilities
  • Assist, as needed, with the maintenance of the Heating Plant and other aspects of the physical plant
  • In coordination with the Director of IT and Campus Facilities, prepare specifications for outside contract bids. Serve as liaison with, and monitor work done by outside contractors
  • Carpentry: Light carpentry or construction skills including, framing, roofing, finish work, cabinetry, repair work, flooring, window replacement, siding, and sheet rock installation
  • Plumbing: Working knowledge of hot water boilers and ability to perform a variety of plumbing tasks
  • Ability to triage heating systems in the event of an emergency: including hot air, gas, and oil fired boilers
  • Electrical: working knowledge of 110 or 220 power, and 3 phase power
  • Horticultural and Gardening : knowledge of a variety of plants and trees, pruning skills, weeding, plantings, pruning, mulching, edging and strong physical abilities essential
  • Masonry: Light masonry skills including the ability to reset or repair brick and stone work
  • Plastering/ Sheetrock: general knowledge of taping or plastering work
  • Painting: knowledge of and experience with interior and exterior paints and painting projects
  • Landscaping: knowledge of drainage systems, driveway building and maintenance, and lawn care skills (including: mowing, trimming, fertilizing, divot repair, snow plowing, and shoveling)
  • Preventative Maintenance: working knowledge of and experience with preventative maintenance measures as they apply to vehicles [lawn mowers, tractors and trucks] and infrastructure
  • Heavy equipment operator 
  • Welding: working knowledge of welding skills 


  • Provide urgent response to custodial issues or repairs as needed, coordinating with other facilities staff members. Includes on-call times with a pager or the equivalent
  • Assist the Director of IT and Campus Facilities to plan, implement, and review functions supporting the maintenance and improvement of buildings and grounds, equipment and vehicles, custodial and other facilities services to the College Plainfield campus
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the department budget to support planning and emergency responses
  • Perform preventative maintenance and light mechanical work on vehicles and buildings 
  • Perform preventative maintenance measures on mechanical systems and infrastructure of the college
  • Plan and oversee plant and facility safety programs, and ensure that all applicable work safety and security procedures are followed
  • Work with the Director of IT and Campus Facilities to prepare specifications for outside contract bids. Serve as liaison with, and monitor work done by outside contractors
  • Provide day-to-day oversight of major renovation/construction projects
  • Housekeeping tasks such as laundry pick-up and delivery in emergencies
  • Perform light to moderate repair and preventative construction on campus, i.e. appliance repair, assist IT with running wires
  • Provide security duties, limited to observation, response and report critical incidents on college property
  • Snow and ice removal; sanding and salting 
  • Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures
  • Perform projects requiring the use of a heavy equipment i.e. backhoe/tractor 
  • Perform a variety of plumbing tasks including but not limited to soldering or plumbing a sink
  • Complete welding/fabrication projects, as needed 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Supervision is received from the Director of IT and Campus Facilities


  • High school education is desirable, plus two or more years of relevant work experience
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to use computers including basic MS Office programs, ability to use e-mail, and demonstrated proficiency in these areas
  • Must be able to operate various types of tools and equipment safely and efficiently
  • Must be able to work effectively and relate well with others 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to work extended hours out of doors in varying weather conditions
  • Must be able to work varying shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Must demonstrate good judgment and problem solving skills
  • Must be able to frequently lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects weighing up to 60 pounds
  • Must be able to bend, stoop and crouch to perform functions of job


Please apply on the ADP Portal and include a Letter of Interest and CV.

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Goddard College is committed to creating a college representative of a diverse global community.  To that end, we are actively seeking applications from qualified candidates from groups currently underrepresented in our institution for this position.  This institution is an equal opportunity employer, and provider.

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