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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, but may vary, Monday –Friday

Available – May 21 – August 17, 2018

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.  Applicants under age 18 will have to obtain a DOL Work Permit.  Please submit your application by April 6th.

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

Paint Shop

  • 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.


  • 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
  • Inside and outside work

Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, that has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked in the top ten liberal arts colleges in the country.  Faculty of Davidson College enjoy a low student-faculty ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.  Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.

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