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Special Facility Operator, Nutrition Center

Date: Aug 3, 2022


Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

This application DOES NOT require a resume or cover letter.  Click on "Cancel" when receiving a prompt to upload your resume and/or cover letter and continue with the application.  You may upload these documents if you have them but they ARE NOT required.


Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.

Job Title: Special Facility Operator, Nutrition Center and Requisition ID number: 71569

Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis.

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Full/Part Time: Varies

Union: Janitor/Eng/Bus/Ice(26)

Functional Area: Janitorial


This position is a candidate pool and not a specific position at a school or department. This position may require an initial screening interview before being placed into the Candidate Pool. There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. The candidate pool is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Site(s) and or Department(s) with available positions.


Resume and Cover Letter are not mandatory to apply for this position.


The tentative work schedule is 10 AM - 6:30 pm



Under general supervision, provides maintenance and upkeep for the inside and outside of the Nutrition Center; performs work within the scope of authority and training.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


 Oversees total physical plant operational function of the site. Provides maintenance and upkeep for the inside and outside of MPS School buildings; performs work within the scope of authority and training; duties may vary according to job assignment.

 Directs staff, coordinates assignments and schedules and monitors work methods and procedures: inspect buildings and grounds to verify work quality and effective use of resources

 Works on assigned projects and makes appropriate decisions based on work experience.

 Orders supplies create work orders, tracks budget and expenditures, review and processes timesheets, maintain operational logs and prepare operational reports.

 Cleans building, including vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, washing, and refinishing. Cleans and sanitizes bathrooms and restocks supplies, removes trash from classrooms, offices and hallways, replaces burned-out lights, reports electrical and mechanical failures, cleans and adjust furnisher.

 Cleans and maintains grounds, including seasonal lawn care and snow removal.

 Performs preventive maintenance tasks, routine inspections, scheduled maintenance, and minor repairs for machinery and equipment in MPS buildings.

 Operates Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. Checks mechanical systems operations, reports operational irregularities and repair needs to Area Supervisors & Maintenance.

 Controls work site to assure that safety rules and regulations are adhered to and that the work zone and all equipment are in safe operating conditions.

 Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; cleans up spills and unsafe conditions in a timely manner and according to procedures.

 Follows manufacturers directions for use and dilution of all chemical and clean products.

 Recognizes, avoids and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries. Reports security issues and illegal activities, Performs office duties as needed.

 Open and closes facilities and set security systems, responds to emergency situations including call backs for break ins and mechanical problems, assist with safety drills and annual cleaning duties.

 Provides customer service as needed, responds to requests, and assists co-workers and visitors.

 Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment

 Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.

 Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information. 




Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

High School Diploma or GED equivalent; AND two (2) years of experience operating and maintaining boiler/chiller plants; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources. Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician.


Knowledge of:

 Materials and equipment used in building and grounds maintenance.

 Federal and state safety rules and regulations.

 Occupational hazards and safety precautions.

 Building equipment and systems such as, but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and security.

 Techniques for use and storage of chemicals, including OSHA Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace.


Skill in:

 Promoting and enforcing safe work practices.

 Operating and maintaining tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner.

 Working independently to complete daily activities.

 Safely using tools, equipment and chemicals.

 Interpreting and applying verbal and written instructions and procedures.

 Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with co-workers and others.


LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License is required. A Valid 1st Class B High-Pressure License is required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT Work is performed indoors and outdoors at MPS facilities; requires constant physical efforts; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; safety precautions must be followed including use of safety equipment; a job in this category may require walking, bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching, climbing ladders, and ability to frequently lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds. Eligibility for a position is based on passing the required pre-placement exam.





Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date] | [Varies] | [Varies] | Janitorial

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: HVAC, Facilities, Operations, Part Time