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Plant Operations Aide

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Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Classification Title Plant Operations Aide
Working Title
Recruitment Limits
Location District Wide
Pay Information

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Bargaining Unit OPS - NANCE
Range (na)
Department District Wide
The Position

Under the direction of a Crew Leader, Custodian, Supervisor or other manager, maintain assigned area such as classrooms, offices and buildings and outside grounds in a clean, safe and orderly manner.

Major Responsibilities EXAMPLE OF DUTIES


  • Clean, sweep, scrub, strip, mop, wax, seal, and buff various floor surfaces; vacuum, shampoo and spot clean rugs and carpets; clean walls, furniture, blinds, air vents and pick up hazardous substances. Clean and disinfect lavatories, toilets, drinking fountains and other plumbing fixtures; wash windows; dust, wax and polish furniture and woodwork. Clean chalk/white boards.
  • Operate equipment such as floor buffers and vacuum cleaners, plungers, carpet scrubber, radio, 2 & 4 wheel dollies, electric lift, electric/gas cart, ladders, power washer, grounds blowers, etc. May operate a motor vehicle.
  • Set up furniture and equipment for meetings, graduations and events; rearrange furniture and equipment as required.
  • Empty and clean waste and recycling containers; pick up paper and other refuse from buildings, facilities, and grounds; scrub, sweep and clear walkways and outside areas. Remove debris from storm drains, roof and gutters.
  • Refill paper, soap, and other sanitary dispensers.
  • May assist in storing supplies as assigned or in the absence of the supervisor.
  • Perform related duties assigned.

  • Qualifications


  • Basic health and safety regulations.
  • Cleaning materials, disinfectants and equipment utilized.
  • Common tools and their names.
  • Methods of cleaning and preserving floors, furniture, walls and fixtures.
  • Proper mixture ratios for chemicals cleaning agents.

    Skills and Abilities:

  • Maintain positive working relationship and interpersonal communication style.
  • Perform moderate physical labor.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Utilize cleaning materials and equipment efficiently.
  • Work cooperatively with others.

    Training and Experience:

  • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above.

  • Desired Qualifications
  • May require a Valid California driver license.
  • Commitment to Diversity:

    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    Working Conditions

    Physical Requirements:
    Requires CONSIDERABLE physical exertion, stamina and flexibility.


  • Outside, inside, subject to fumes, odors, toxic conditions and dust; work with cleaning chemicals.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Conditions of Employment:
    Posting Number NC00276

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • No Response
      • SDCCD employment web site
      • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
      • CA Community Colleges Registry
      • Craig's List
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Professional organization/publication
      • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
      • SDCCD Employee
      • Job Fair
      • Other (list below)
    2. If other, please specify.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. If yes, please enter your employee ID:

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your professional development, community involvement, and professional experience working with these diverse groups.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Please describe your experience, knowledge, and skills that you feel qualifies you to work in this position.

      (Open Ended Question)

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Résumé