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Setup Crew Member

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Custodial/Maintenance
Salary: $15.79
Division: Finance & Administrative Services
Department: Facilities Management

Schedule Information

 M - F  7 am to 3:30 pm

Applicants who begin employment from January 20, 2022 through December 31, 2022 are eligible to receive a sign-on stipend of $1,000 one year after the date of hire.

Hours per Week



Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick, Vacation, and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense 

Work Conditions

Employee is subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions.   Employee may be required to wear respiratory protection, hearing protection and other personal protective equipment on a daily basis. Overtime and evening work required upon request.

Work is heavy in nature and involves exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 60 pounds frequently in moving large, bulky items.  Work involves constant lifting, grasping, stooping, climbing stairs, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and driving equipment.

Duties of Position

Responsible for all campus set-ups and breakdowns for events, meetings, and classrooms. Move furniture, equipment, supplies, and any other items as required. Clean and maintain all campus buildings and premises, which include offices, restrooms, classrooms and common areas. Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns within or outside normal working hours. Must be able to work shift work, weekends, holidays and overtime.

Sets-up meeting rooms.  Sets up different stages and pipe/drape configurations for events and shows.

Moves furniture and boxes throughout the main college campus and satellite campuses and other properties Maintains college premises

Assists in College Auction of Surplus equipment.

Serving washrooms

Provide emergency clean up of spills, flooding & catastrophic events

Sweeping or mopping floors and stairs

Emptying and compacting trash

Cleaning windows

Removing snow in assigned areas

Collecting, bailing and staging cardboard for recycle

Collecting and staging recycle containers across the main College campus, satellite campuses and other properties. Installation, adjustment and correction of internal signing

Daily cleaning and sanitizing of College Child Care facility

Maintaining set-up and moving equipment

Ensure return of set-up and custodial equipment to appropriate storage areas

Report items requiring more extensive repair to supervisor

Performs general security duties:

Locking and unlocking doors of meeting rooms as assigned

Turning lights on and off

Report any unusual circumstances to supervisor, including security violations

Inspects area of responsibility for any unsafe conditions or safety hazards that may lead to injury

Take appropriate action to correct unsafe condition

Report unsafe condition to supervisor

Follow appropriate safety procedures when performing all duties.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Must follow current College outlines for safe environment.

Educational Requirements

High school graduate or equivalent required.

Experience Requirements

Prior custodial experience required with some knowledge or training in custodial services, maintenance, and grounds-keeping. 

Licensing Required: Valid Illinois Drivers License.  Forklift certification required.


Required Documents:

***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process*** 

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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Last Updated: 6/23/22