Maintenance and Custodian Job Description

St. Bridget of Kildare – Pacific, Mo

Position Description Form


Job Title:                              Parish Maintenance and Custodian                             

Salary Level:                       On File          

Position Reports to:          Pastor


Date Approved:                 


Position summary

Provides routine and preventative maintenance and upkeep for parish/school buildings and grounds including: semi-skilled carpentry, simple plumbing and electrical work, painting and other minor repair work.  Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems.  Conducts preventative maintenance inspections and performs required maintenance actions such as lubrication, cleaning, and filter changes.  Grounds work includes mowing, pruning and ice & snow removal with grounds equipment.


Performs daily and as-needed custodial work in the parish/school buildings including: daily trash removal; daily cleaning of classrooms, school offices, and cafeteria; as-needed cleaning of Church and parish office; as-needed cleaning of spills, vomit, etc. in school.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cleans school, church and other parish buildings. Mops and vacuums floors, cleans bathrooms, washes windows and performs other cleaning activities as-needed
  • Maintains grounds: mows, waters and edges lawns; performs snow removal with hand shovels and puts down salt/ice melt on walkways; blows walkways, weeds, prunes and rakes as-needed on a seasonal basis
  • Performs minor maintenance of the school, rectory, church, and/or other Parish buildings
  • Provides other general assistance as needed through set-up of tables and chairs in facilities, as-requested
  • Hauling and moving items and picking up parts or other equipment as-requested by staff
  • Collects and disposes of trash and garbage
  • Reports cleaning and grounds maintenance inventory needs to Pastor
  • Maintains an inventory of supplies for lighting and cleaning and orders supplies as-needed
  • Deep-cleans school classrooms and strips/waxes school floors in summer



Knowledge & Experience Requirements

  • Position requires knowledge of and experience with light carpentry work
  • Minor repair work on the facilities, as needed
  • Some janitorial experience preferred
  • Position requires frequent evenings and/or weekend hours
  • Frequent lifting, ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Exposure to climate changes and temperatures
  • Knowledge and use of industrial strength cleaning chemicals
  • Standing for long periods
  • Climbing ladders
  • On-call availability for emergencies



Skills & Attitudes Required for Success in Job

  1. Able to maintain confidentiality
  2. Ability to provide own transportation for job-related responsibilities
  3. Able to seek out, identify, and address maintenance issues/needs



Relationship Requirements

  1. Reports to the Pastor
  2. Must be able to work with Pastor and Principal
  3. Must have ability to perform outlined tasks with minimum supervision and be self-motivated



Resources for which accountable

Responsible for supplies and equipment used to perform work