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The Arc of Opportunity JANITORIAL-MAIN ST in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Position Summary: The Janitor/Facility team member has primary responsibility for keeping the Main St buildings clean. Duties include cleaning bathrooms and common areas, floor cleaning, vacuuming, restocking dispensers, rubbish removal, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass. Duties also include performing routine maintenance activities, such as plowing and snow removal, lawn mowing and seasonal yard upkeep.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm (40 hr/week)

Essential Functions:

  • Performs routine janitorial functions, including cleaning and restocking of lavatories, trash collection, vacuuming, window washing and cleaning of kitchen areas

  • Maintain inventory of needed janitorial supplies

  • Ensures proper care and upkeep of janitorial supplies and equipment

  • Perform sanitation procedures, general repairs, and custodial tasks

  • Ability to independently troubleshoot and assess problems

  • Physical demands include: Frequent standing, pushing, pulling, walking, stooping, lifting and twisting. Ability to lift up to 50lbs. Frequent lifting and or carrying of 25lbs

  • Unclog toilet, sink and shower drains as needed

  • Landscaping including yard cleanups, plow and snow removal, use of machinery, machine maintenance and overall facility-based upkeep

  • Painting and minor wall repairs

  • Cooperative and flexible in dealing with unexpected needs for site upkeep

  • Computer literacy skills, Ability to utilize computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Work orders, etc.

  • Troubleshoot appliances

  • Frequent driving of facility motor vehicles, snow plow and vans

  • Maintain an accurate inventory of tools machinery and maintenance-related equipment and keep in good repair

  • Communication skills, written and oral, which convey clear and concise information in a professional and respectful manner

  • Perform monthly vehicle checks, and assists program/department staff in arranging vehicle servicing

  • On call responsibilities as assigned

    Additional Expectations:

  • Assist Facilities manager in electronic record keeping

  • Commitment to agency mission and values in all interpersonal and professional relations

  • Attends mandatory trainings and meetings as assigned and required. Maintains all required certifications

  • Flexible work schedule required to address dynamic facility needs of the programs

  • Conducts oneself professionally, maintaining respect, following regulations and agency policies and adhering to confidentiality requirements in all assigned duties

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Valid driver’s license and acceptable CORI is required at all times during employment with The Arc of Opportunity.

  • High school diploma or GED is required and two years’ experience in the building trades or custodial experience in Healthcare or School setting. Strong analytical, communication and organizational skills required.

    The Arc is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

    When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply and/or interview for a job, they may request it orally or in writing through the VP of Human Resources.

Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm

40 hr/week