Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana - New Orleans, LA

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is a nonprofit organization that is leading the fight against hunger in south Louisiana through food distribution, advocacy, education, and disaster response. We distribute food to Louisianans in need through a network of nearly 240 faith-based and nonprofit member agencies across 23 parishes in south Louisiana. For more information about our company, please visit our website at www.no-hunger.org .


Position reports to the Operations Manager. Responsible for a variety of routine janitorial and/or security tasks to maintain a clean and safe building and grounds. Keep the building and/or designated locations clean and in orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties as needed such as floors, carpets, washing walls, glass cleaning, and trash and debris removal.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (not all inclusive)

Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming.
Scrub, strip, sanitize, wax, and buff floors using powered machines as needed.
Clean dry and wet spills immediately; for wet spills, set up floor signs and dry floor before leaving area.
Use cleaning chemicals per the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Power wash facilities as needed.
Patrol exterior periodically to clear debris from grounds and parking areas.
Empty trash cans and ash trays.
Service, clean, and stock janitor closets, restrooms, office spaces, break room, exhibition kitchen, and conference room.
Inspect, dust, and clean all common area furniture, walls, warehouse and office ledges, equipment, exterior exit doors, fire extinguishers, eyewash stations, and vending machines.
Clean exterior windows from the night before; de-spot glass as necessary throughout shift.
Sweep exterior entry ways (watch throughout shift and maintain).
Follow all safety and procedural guidelines and report any variance or unsafe situations to management.
Inform supervisor or the Facilities Coordinator of any maintenance deficiencies.

High school diploma or equivalent. At least one year janitorial experience. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety rules and regulations a plus.

The ideal candidate will possess many of these professional and personal abilities and attributes.

Knowledge of standard janitorial methods, practices, tools, and equipment.
Capable of following oral and written instructions (e.g., data sheets, operation procedures, etc.).
Able to use heavy duty janitorial machinery such as floor buffers.
Able to push, pull, lift, and/or carry objects up to 50 pounds.
Able to stand or walk for extended periods of time (patrol).
Familiar with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); clear understanding of OSHA and MSDS guidelines on their use (e.g., safety glasses, gloves, and back support).
Able to work in outside elements and a non-temperature controlled warehouse.
Willing to use chemical or cleaning solutions in a safe manner to perform duties.

Email resumé and cover letter (with salary requirements) to jobs@secondharvest.org . Type “ Janitor " as the only content in the subject line of your email.
Complete an employment application at Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70123.

Due to the large volume of resumés and applications we receive, we are unable to provide a personal follow-up. Therefore, we cannot respond to general inquiries regarding your status. Should your credentials form a suitable match with the position posted, you will be contacted for an interview. Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.

Second Harvest Food Bank is an equal opportunity employer.