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Housekeeper Job ID 2022-1798 15 views

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Housekeeper II to join the Academic Programs Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. This role will report to the Housing Coordinator, with minimal supervision, is responsible for daily housekeeping operations. Provides Housing Office coverage as necessary.

Essential Functions

  • Performs housekeeping duties such as sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, window washing, dish washing, cleaning lavatories, refrigerators and stoves in Institution housing units, including houses, townhouses, apartments and dorms. 124 total beds dispersed over multiple locations within WHOI campus.
  • Receives tenant complaints with regard to disrepair. Recognizes the need for housing maintenance and safety issues and makes the repair or reports it to the Housing Coordinator and Facilities or Safety Office personnel and coordinates its completion.
  • Distributes and collects all keys to/from the Smith Receptionist, tenant, housing unit or Housekeeping Office and informs the Housing Coordinator with regard to arrival and departure times.
  • Monitors housing inventory and restocks and supplies housing units as needed. Purchases all supplies, including cleaning and minor household items. Monitors all linen collection, distribution and servicing by and payment to the vendor. Seeks advice and approval for large purchases from Housing Coordinator.
  • Meets outside service companies when needed.
  • Acts a backup for the Housing Coordinator with regard to obtaining keys for tenants, monitoring email for maintenance and supplies issues. Uses computer software (Word, Excel) and web-based programs (Google Docs/Sheets, Outlook email/calendar, Google calendar, WHOI Procurement and Payroll programs) for viewing housing reservations, scheduling housekeeping tasks, communication within WHOI and processing purchasing/payment requests.
  • Performs related duties, from time to time, as supervisor deems necessary.

Education & Experience

  • High school or equivalent education.
  • Two years experience in similar duties cleaning high volume buildings or establishments.
  • Current driver’s license.
  • Must be learned in Microsoft Word/Excel.

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to demonstrate discretion while working among others’ living quarters.
  • Comfort in groups or high volume areas
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to pass the WHOI driving test for institution vehicles.
  • WHOI is a federal contractor required to comply with Executive Order 14042. As such, WHOI has enacted a Mandated COVID19 vaccination policy effective December 8, 2021 where you must register your vaccination status in order to begin your employment. The registration process entails confidentially submitting a vaccination card and/or your vaccination status or requesting to engage in the interactive exemption process for either a medical or religious reason.

Physical Requirements

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift more than 25 lbs independently, 2 times per day; carry 10-25 lbs, 2 times per day; move heavy items such as refrigerators, stoves and living room furniture. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic color, ability to read instructions and ability to recognize hazard signs. Hearing and speaking requirements include the ability to hear and verbally respond to instructions, and to communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse/housing). Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; frequent use of hands for cleaning, basic /fine grasping and manipulation; repetitive motion; frequent reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, and stooping. Other occupational requirements include driving WHOI vehicles, talking, traveling, working around others, and with others. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants including cleaning products, and to electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards. Physical duties are subject to change.

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  • Company Address 266 Woods Hole Road Woods Hole, MA 02543
  • City Woods Hole
  • Location Massachusetts
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