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City Utilities of Springfield Plant Custodian - 1st 6 months in Springfield, Missouri

Plant Custodian - 1st 6 months - ( 23000251 )



Under the direction of the Manager-Power Generation Maintenance, performs janitorial and minor maintenance duties in the power station and assigned adjacent outside areas.


  1. General care, maintenance, and janitorial upkeep of assigned area. This includes but is not limited to: floors, windows, lavatory fixtures, and office and plant equipment.

  2. Removes trash from assigned area.

  3. Yard and outdoor care, maintenance, and upkeep. This includes, but is not limited to: mowing, pruning, spraying, weed eating, fertilizing, and snow removal.

  4. Performs painting, minor carpentry work, changes light bulbs, and performs other minor maintenance work.

  5. Must be able to operate and perform routine maintenance on all equipment utilized.

  6. Works safely and encourages safe work of others.

  7. Maintains inventory of janitorial supplies.

  8. Performs other related duties and functions as required or assigned by management.


Education and Experience:

High school education or equivalent is preferred. At least one year of experience using janitorial equipment and supplies is required. Must have six months industrial and lawn equipment operational experience. Must have six months experience cleaning and sanitizing bathrooms, vacuuming floors, and using cleaning supplies in an industrial field or be able to demonstrate a strong aptitude for custodial, facility service, or related through previous work experience. Additional knowledge of power cleaning equipment preferred. Must have a strong, steady work history as well as some experience working independently with minimal supervision.


Must have a valid driver’s license (minimum Class F).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of industrial-type maintenance cleaning including stripping and buffing equipment.

  • Ability to:

  • Learn LOTO procedures (Lock Out/Tag Out) due to working around power plant equipment.

  • Work around moving and rotating machinery while cleaning.

  • Work safely with limited supervision.

  • Maintain inventory of janitorial supplies.

  • Use appropriate janitorial supplies for cleaning.

  • Maintain a clean working environment of assigned area.

  • Schedule/prioritize assigned workloads.

  • Operate industrial and lawn equipment.

  • Do minor repair/maintenance on industrial and lawn equipment.

  • Read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  • Work courteously with customers and coworkers.

  • Work with chemicals and hazardous cleaning material in a safe manner.

  • Basic computer knowledge.

Physical Requirements:

Physical requirements include: sitting, standing, grasping, bending, crouching, reaching, balancing, twisting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and climbing. Must be physically able to perform some custodial duties at heights. Must be able to respond to audible and visual alarms, including safety and production alarms. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Working Conditions:

Works indoors or outdoors in an industrial plant atmosphere. May work in proximity to low and high voltages, heat, noise, toxic chemicals, toxic vegetation, and insects. May be required to wear a respirator. Must be clean-shaven such that facial hair will not interfere with the respirator seal during annual fit testing of respiratory protection and when required to wear the respirator on the job.

Safety Sensitive Position:

A safety-sensitive position involves the performance of duties which may have a direct and immediate impact on the safety of the public and other public employees. This is a safety sensitive position.

Miscellaneous Requirements:

Required to wear uniform clothing provided by City Utilities, including flame retardant/arc rated clothing. Management retains the right to require replacement due to wear or staining.

Shift work and/or overtime may be required.

Employee must remain alert and aware of their surroundings at all times and maintain the ability to respond to changing circumstances in a timely manner.

Must be able to work successfully with diverse groups of people.


Testing may be required.

Full/Part Time: : Full-time - Regular

Work Schedule: : 6/6:30AM To 2:30/3PM MON-FRI

Work Locations : MO-Springfield

Department : JTEC Maintenance

Supervisor's Title: : Supervisor – Power Station Maintenance

Pay Range: : 1st 6 months: $19.45/hour Thereafter: $21.18

Job Posting : Sep 13, 2023, 11:41:35 AM

Req ID: 23000251