Sultan School District   Sultan, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on May 18, 2021

Maintenance Worker/Grounds/Custodian

Closing Date:

Open until filled. 


Start Date:




8 hours per day/ 5 days per week / 260 days/year



$21.74-$22.66 to start with 8% increase in Sept. 2021.

(PSE Contract)

This position's responsibilities are to perform a wide variety of maintenance and repairs to District facilities and equipment, including wiring, electrical equipment and system repairs, plumbing fixtures and pipe installation and repair, machine tooling and repair, welding, painting, glazing and using a variety of tools of the trades. Cleans assigned district facility to provide a sanitary and safe environment for student learning and support functions; vacuums, dusts, mops, sweeps, cleans bathrooms and showers, picks up and empties trash, changes lights, removes graffiti and provides a wide variety of cleaning and custodial services.  Other Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serves as member of the operations team of the district; performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.
  • Performs major summer landscaping installations, improvements and repairs to prepare grounds and fields for the start of the student school year.
  • Assists with maintenance/custodial of facilities as assigned.
  • Performs major summer cleaning of facility, including floor finishes, furniture, equipment, painting and repairs to prepare buildings for the start of the student school year.
  • Stocks and orders custodial supplies as assigned.
  • Assists with maintenance of grounds as assigned by sweeping walkways, removing litter and graffiti, weeding flower beds, clearing ice or snow, and related maintenance of an attractive school facility
  • Opens and/or locks building doors for security according to established procedures.
  • Sets up and takes down a wide variety of equipment and furniture for events, assemblies, public use of school facilities and other functions; moves a variety of equipment and furniture as needed to meet the needs of students, staff and the public.
  • Assists teachers, students and administrators in locating needed equipment and providing emergency cleaning.
  • Maintains effective communication with building administrator, Director of Operations, students, parents, staff and the public for safety, security and public relations.Maintains building safety and security by checking locks and alarms; notes and reports needed repairs or other safety or security risks.
  • Performs routine repairs to furniture, doors, walls and other minor maintenance items; performs limited carpentry, painting and plumbing to maintain the facility as needed.
  • Responds to building maintenance work orders as directed.
  • Installs, adjusts, maintains and repairs electric motors, equipment and instruments such as pumps, clocks, lamps, stoves, timers, fans, elevators and power tools.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs pipes, drains, basins, tubs, faucets, lavatories, sinks, water coolers and valves.
  • Inspects, maintains and repairs a variety of water mains, fixtures, sewer lines, valves, plumbing, heater, water, cooling, refrigeration and other systems and parts.
  • Prepares and cleans surfaces by use of sandpaper, burners, scrapers, sanding machines, dusters and paint removers.
  • Installs and repairs locks, weather stripping, brackets for mirrors and draperies, linoleum, tile, gutters and down spouts.
  • Prepares surfaces for welding; uses arc or acetylene welding and burning equipment.
  • Mixes and applies paints to furnishings, equipment and exterior and interior surfaces of buildings and other structures.
  • Performs glazing, paper hanging, stencil lettering and repairing drywall and taping and cement; repairs floors, screens, windows, sashes, doors, furniture, fixtures, stairs, cupboards and roofs.
  • Uses and maintains the tools of the trades.
  • Maintains district grounds, athletic and play fields; weeds, edges, mows, waters, fertilizes and provides a variety of grounds maintenance.
  • Removes snow and debris from grounds as needed to maintain a safe and attractive landscape.
  • Monitors condition of playground equipment for safety, follows set guidelines for frequency of inspections and repairs equipment as necessary; keeps records of safety inspections.
  • Maintains and repairs a variety of groundskeeping equipment, including mowers, tractors, trucks, trimmers and hand equipment.
  • Maintains inventory of grounds supplies and equipment; informs Director of Facilities of needed supplies and replacement parts; places routine orders; drives school vehicle to pick up supplies as required.
  • Operates, cleans and maintains a variety of groundskeeping tools and equipment.
  • Secures area when mowing, spraying or performing other hazardous functions to ensure student and staff safety