Maintenance & Custodial Associate


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Camp Jewell YMCA
6 Prock Road
Facilities & Maintenance
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Under the general direction of the Building & Property Manager, this position represents first-line, high visibility service for all maintenance and custodial-related duties.  Assists Facilities Department with hands-on capabilities to ensure superior quality standards are maintained throughout all facilities and grounds.

Greets everyone by using names whenever possible; extends thanks whenever appropriate; makes relationship building the number one priority at all times. The position is responsible for ensuring that the mission, purpose, image and core values of the YMCA of Greater Hartford is conveyed.


1. Ensures superior cleanliness and aesthetics by providing housekeeping (floor care, bathrooms, etc.) and grounds keeping (lawn maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, etc.) of all facilities and grounds in accordance with Association standards.

2. Completes scheduled and nonscheduled soft maintenance work orders in a timely fashion.

3. Troubleshoots and corrects maintenance-related problems or ensures appropriate corrective action by a qualified vendor or trades person (i.e. clogged drains, plumbing leaks, etc.)

4. Provides program area set-ups and breakdowns for all facilities and grounds, whether on or off site (i.e. meeting rooms, meals, special events, day camps).

5. Responsible for material handling and inventory (mail, paper and product inventories, furniture, etc.)

6. Assists with performance of preventive maintenance and repairs on facility and equipment (boilers, generators, filters, pool)

7. Follows all Association and departmental safety procedures and resolves staff and member safety issues that arise within the standards set by the branch/Association.

8. Monitors cleanliness, aesthetics, grounds, and equipment by conducting routine rounds and inspections in accordance with standards set by the branch/Association.

9. Ability to supervise and work with a cross section of staff, volunteers, and community service workers.

10. Ensure a safe, clean environment for staff and customers by continually monitoring all assigned program areas for safety considerations and taking prompt action to resolve any issue needing attention. Assist in routine risk reviews.

11. Consistently provide friendly, courteous assistance, exceeding customers’ expectations every day and ensuring the development and maintenance of healthy professional relationships with parents, children, staff, and host agencies.

12. Responsible for emergency spill and Blood Borne Pathogen clean-up (training provided).

13. Serves as primary backup in the absence of Building & Property Manager.

14. Maintain education/knowledge to ensure facility is compliant with current city, state, and local safety, maintenance and custodial requirements.

15. Responsible for accurate, complete Maintenance Department logs and records.

16. Ensures all Association vehicles are well maintained and inspected, and that accurate records are maintained in accordance with Association standards.

17. Assists in coordination of part-time staff daily tasks.

Minimum Requirements

  • Valid CT Driver’s License.
  • Experience in basic carpentry, landscaping, plumbing and electrical required.
  • Prior experience with or ability and willingness to learn equipment operation (including cleaning equipment, hand and power tools, etc.) required.
  • Ability to work with chemicals and solvents used in housekeeping, maintenance, and grounds keeping.
  • Ability to work weekends and on-call nights required w/possible on-site housing.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, and sit and/or stand for extended periods of time required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. required.
  • Trade certification preferred.