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Temporary Summer Worker - Physical Plant

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Categories: Summer Employment
Department: Physical Plant Administration

The Davidson College Physical Plant is recruiting Temporary Summer Workers.  These are 40 hours per week positions.

Hours 7 am – 4 pm, Monday –Friday

Available – May 22 – August 18, 2017

In general, except as noted below, these jobs do not require prior training or experience but applicants must be available for the entire summer period and demonstrate a history of reliable attendance and a willingness to engage in a variety of work tasks as directed by the Physical Plant team.

Building Services

  • Perform a variety of custodial and general housekeeping duties involving the care and cleaning of College owned Buildings
  • Assist in performing general housekeeping duties involving the care, cleaning and stocking of supplies and equipment
  • Clean, scrub, mop, shampoo, and polish floors, walls, windows, carpets, fixtures, sweeping, clean walkways and hallways
  • Ability to lift 10 – 50 pounds and handle heavy duty cleaning machines
  • Indoor and outdoor environment
  • Standing, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending and reaching
  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals and fumes


  • Perform general grounds maintenance tasks involving the operation of motorized equipment and a variety of hand tools
  • Assist in maintaining campus grounds
  • Irrigating, mowing, hand trimming, fertilizing, and using weed control methods
  • Operate riding mowers, lawn sweepers, hydraulic sprayers and aerators
  • Assist with the removal and disposal of trash and debris
  • Outside work, hot temperatures
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more


  • Prepare, patch, finish and maintain all surfaces (wood, plaster, drywall, steel, concrete, brick, etc.) by recognized procedures and techniques of the painting trade
  • Painting, preparing, repairing, interior and exterior in conjunction with decorated or protected areas including furniture and equipment
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more
  • Above and below grounds work, inside and outside environment, may include high scaffold work, working in inhibited areas
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals and fumes

 Operations and Maintenance

  • Assist in maintenance, repair, or installation of maintenance operations components of campus facilities
  • Assist in providing carpentry and case work
  • Assist in install, repairing and maintaining equipment in carpentry, electrical, and mechanical shop
  • Assist in performing carpentry work in construction, repairing and removing floors, roofs, stairways, partitions, walls, etc.
  • Assist in installation and repair of heat pumps, air conditioners and furnaces
  • Assist in repair of lighting fixtures
  • Inside and outside work
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds or more, climbing on roofs, ladders, etc.


  • Warehouse work
  • Ability to lift and carry packages 50 pounds or more
  • Loading and unloading
  • Golf cart experience
  • Technology experience, creating spreadsheets
  • Organizational Skills
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Receiving and labeling furniture and assigning to correct departments and classrooms and offices


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