Maintenance/Custodial Person

Installation, Maintenance & Repair Part Time

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Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is seeking to hire a qualified Regular Part-Time Maintenance/Custodial Person. The selected candidate will be responsible for the execution of tasks that support thoperations, maintenance, repair and improvement of the grounds, facilities, and related equipment of all properties of the Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church. These properties consist of the Church, parish office, parish hall and the grounds. Responsibilities include custodial duties as well as basic building, repair, and installation tasks in carpentry, plumbing, painting, mechanical repairs, structural repairs, lighting, heating and ventilation, setup and breakdown for events, and limited assistance in A/C and electrical functions. The Maintenance/Custodial Person plans and directs building and grounds improvements that ensure that the facility’s appearance positively reflects and enhances Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in the community. This position also performs some custodial duties and supervises providers for the completion of custodial tasks. The Maintenance/Custodial Person performs all duties and responsibilities in alignment with the mission, vision and values of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.

SCHEDULE: 30 hours per week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm and Saturday from 12pm to 6pm. Additionally, on-call as needed.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

1. Oversees the maintenance of all parish facilities, including the routine inspection of the grounds, installations, and equipment to determine necessity of repairs, maintenance or replacement.

2. Plans and directs building and grounds improvements that ensure that the facility’s appearance positively reflects and enhances the parish in the community. Schedules work with minimal interruption to business and communicates any transportation - and related interruptions to employees and community.

3. Directs and controls running of utilities, including water, power, HVAC, and their dependent mechanical and electrical systems.

4. Maintains electrical power systems, including Uninterruptible Power Supply and Power Distribution Systems and consults with service providers to ensure that facilities power meet demands and new specifications as needed with changing technology.

5. Provides input into emergency backup plans and procedures and works with supervisor to ensure that systems are in place for business continuity in the event of interruption.

6. Works with supervisor to formulate and test a Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity plan.

7. Oversees all security measures and systems, including alarms. Works with supervisor to plan and implement policies and procedures to provide for security of buildings and people working in and accessing buildings and grounds.

8. Keep facilities and grounds of church clean, safe, and orderly through regularly scheduled custodial and maintenance duties (see attached schedule of tasks). Perform lawn and garden maintenance including removing debris and blowing dried leaves.

9. For church, rectory and church grounds, repair or replace defective parts, equipment, and structures, and reassemble equipment, using hand or power tools. Approach repair work critically to ensure that the repair is actually the best solution, and make recommendations to the supervisor on better alternative solutions or approaches, if applicable.

10. Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, and parts catalogs as necessary.

11. Replace small components and parts in electrical devices (lamps, light bulbs, sockets, etc.)

12. Perform tasks to accomplish special projects (building, reallocation of office space and furniture, etc.) according to work orders.

13. Complete tasks according to appropriate specifications, standards/best work practices and within scheduled parameters. Keep supervisor apprised of progress, notifying him of delays.

14. Complete work reports and equipment logs.

15. Review own work upon completion of each job to ensure that installed components, repairs and built projects are functioning according to expectation. Solicit feedback from person who initiated the work order.

16. Take and log daily reading in AC units and electrical parameters.

17. Clean air-conditioning systems and change filters monthly or according to determined schedule.

18. Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, and to prevent deterioration of buildings/structures.

19. Perform routine inspections of equipment, fluid levels, etc., following checklists.

20. Store chemicals, paints, liquids and hazardous substances with their respective MSDS (material safety data sheet) and new product documentation.

21. Prepare and break down meeting and event rooms and areas by arranging furniture and heavy equipment according to specifications in work order. Complete on schedule.

22. Use tools such as drills, saws (table, jib, manual), compressors, hoists, wrenches, precision measuring instruments, and electrical and electronic testing devices. Use hand trucks and dollies for transport.

23. Perform all work according to safe work practices while maintaining a safe, clean work area and tools, and report any hazards to supervisor. Lock out and tag tools, equipment, or areas of vulnerability (i.e., electrical outlets) as needed to maintain safety.

24. Use personal protective equipment properly when required by OSHA or on own initiative, when hazardous conditions are evident.

25. Detect and report to supervisor defective materials and structural components.

26. Dispose of waste according to policy.

27. Read and interpret plans, blueprints, schematics and other facilities-related documents needed to perform tasks.

28. Perform tasks with minimal interruption to normal workflow patterns of parish business.

29. Participate in emergency backup plans and procedures, including disaster recovery/business continuity plans, as required by supervisor.

30. Take inventory and order supplies on a regular basis, exercising cost-consciousness.

31. Other facilities-related projects and duties as needed or assigned.


Education and/or Experience.

  • Minimum: High-school diploma or G.E.D. with three years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred: High-school diploma or G.E.D. with five years’ related experience and/or training.
  • Technical or trade school coursework in building technology and/or HVAC a plus.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations.

· Valid FL driver license and automobile insurance.

· Universal Certification a plus.

Other Technical/Professional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.

  • Basic PC skills, including ability to navigate the Windows OS, enter data into system and perform e-mail functions in MS Outlook, required.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, MSDS, Hazard Communication labels and safety warnings.

Language Skills.

  • Good oral and written English-language communication skills.
  • Good Spanish-language spoken communication skills strongly preferred.


  • Mechanical: Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Building and Construction: Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings or other structures.
  • Public Safety and Security: Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Mathematics: Knowledge of arithmetic and applications required for the tasks.

Equipment Maintenance: Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

  • Repairing: Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Installation: Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Equipment Selection: Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Reading Comprehension/thinking: Understands written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents, including policies, procedures and contracts.
  • Critical Thinking: Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $17.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Physical setting:

  • Religious school


  • 8 hour shift
  • On call

Work Location: In person

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