Environmental Services Associate (March 2017, PT/FT)

  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Full Time
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Essential Functions:

Adhere to the South Carolina Aquarium policies.

Provides service that exceeds customer expectations as defined by departmental/divisional goals.

Collects equipment and/or supplies for daily use.

Scrub, strip, polish and finish floors with floor machines. Spray buffs or burnish floors with floor machine. Shampoo and extract carpets, furniture, mats and upholstery.

Perform pre-and-post cleaning for set-ups and takedowns for parties, meetings or special event.

Moves equipment and furniture for rearrangement of offices, etc. Moves equipment, boxes, supplies and furniture for cleaning. Assists with bulk trash removal and other none specific moves and be capable of lifting 20-50 lb.

Wash walls ceilings, floors, window exhibits and furniture as directed.

Be professional at all times by providing excellent customer service through assisting visitors, members and co-workers in need with a smile, providing information or help. Be able to escort or tell customers where they can receive help/assistance with a smile.

Keeps utility (janitor closets), storage rooms and equipment clean and in an orderly condition at all times. Changes shower curtains as assigned.

Cleans stairwells, elevator, escalators, offices, locker rooms, and rest rooms, exhibit galleries, windows, walls and baseboards. Dust/damp mops floors, in corridors, entrances, stairwells and other areas as assigned. Provide outside (look into) cleaning: policing for trash, spills and debris and trash removal when requested.

Collect trash (regular/general, recyclable and others) from all areas within the facility and on the piers and transport to designated areas.

Operate department mobile cleaning equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

Dust high vents, cabinets and other furnishings.

Notifies management of equipment needing repair, supplies needed and fixture repair needs. Reports all safety hazards to management immediately.

Returns unused or unsoiled supplies to appropriate areas at the end of shift. Keeps cart and barrel clean, neat and orderly at all times.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Support the mission by participating in Aquarium sponsored programs and events on a regular basis.

Attend South Carolina Aquarium full staff and departmental meetings when requested.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.

Ability to perform basic math.

Ability to read work orders and receive oral instructions; to confer with supervisor to locate material and to arrange for the processing, assembly, or repair of material.

Ability to perceive identification numbers marked on material; to read and understand numbers and volumes; to transcribe numbers.

Education and Experience Required:

Must have a High School Diploma or GED.

Must have one year relevant experience with references.

Physical Requirements:

Often requires walking, standing, bending, crouching, carrying up to 50 lbs, pushing and pulling

Average amount of stooping, climbing ladders to height of 8', kneeling, balancing and crawling

Hazardous Requirements:

Required to wear personal protective equipment (gloves and safety eye wear) on a regular basis with regular exposure to cleaning products

Working Conditions:

Regular office environment with contact with customers and public, rotating shifts and weekends required, including late nights, must carry radio at all times.

Will work indoors and outdoors, sometimes in extreme heat and cold

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