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First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo: Part-Time Maintenance Worker

First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo is seeking a part-time maintenance worker. Resumés should be sent to Ruth at rlamachia@umc-kzo.org.

The purpose of this position is to be responsible to perform routine work involving the repair and general maintenance of facilities, buildings, and equipment for First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo.  

Position is responsible to the Director of Business Administration, who will offer support, guidance and resources to equip in their ministry. They will meet on a regular basis for communication, coordination and evaluation of their work.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • Basic maintenance items for small plumbing issues, electrical, painting, light repairs and mechanical maintenance. 
  • Keep the building clean, attractive and well maintained.
  • Check and replace all burned out lights.
  • Assist other staff with loading/unloading of supplies and other heavy items as requested.
  • Advise Director of Business Administration for special maintenance that may be required.
  • Maintain cleared outdoor walkways during the winter if needed.
  • Collaborates with the Buildings & Grounds chair and committee to work on projects.
  • Works with and directs Building Vendors for projects.
  • Performs other responsibilities as directed and negotiated within the limits of the position.

Skills Needed:

  • Working knowledge of equipment, tools, and machinery used for maintenance and repairs.
  • Maintains care and use of supplies and equipment and make regular inspections of the building’s areas.
  • Working knowledge of language and terms used in maintenance work.
  • Perform basic maintenance repairs including replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses, worn or damaged hoses, wiring, machine belts; repair vacuums, light fixtures, door hinges; change HVAC filters.
  • Perform basic electrical and plumbing repairs.
  • Perform interior and exterior painting. 
  • Understand and follow safety guidelines. 
  • Follow directions, be self-directed and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must have two or more years’ experience in caring for a building.
  • Able to work when subject to frequent interruptions.
  • Able to works beyond normal hours for planned functions of the church and emergencies if needed.
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing with supervisor and other church staff, volunteers, members and guests.
  • Must be able to manage time and multiple tasks and projects by organizing and prioritizing work to meet deadlines
  • Must be in good general health.
  • Physical ability to perform responsibilities.
  • Ability to keep basic records.
  • Ability to know and understand operations and observe safety rules.
  • Ability to follow directions and take responsibility for tasks.
  • Ability to adapt to change.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteers, vendors, and the public, using principles of good customer service.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Stand for extended periods of time
  • Walk throughout the facility
  • Use arms, hands and fingers to perform tasks.
  • Frequent climbing of step and extension ladders, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling are expected.
  • Use of the senses (sight, sound, smell) is necessary.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally 100 pounds.
  • Vision requirement for this job include good or excellent close/distance perception, color perception, peripheral/depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • May be exposed to slippery conditions, odors, outside weather conditions, etc.

Working Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with occasional exposure to loud noises.

Part-time hours: 19 per week

First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo: Part-Time Security

First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo is seeking part-time security staff. Resumés should be sent to Ruth at rlamachia@umc-kzo.org.

The purpose of this position is to be responsible for the safety of those who are in the building whether it be members, visitors and staff. The role of a security person is to safeguard, patrol and monitor any theft or violence on the premises. They are responsible for providing safety against law violators and determining disturbances, which may incur any sort of physical or financial losses.

Position is responsible to the Director of Business Administration, who will offer support, guidance and resources to equip in their ministry. They will meet on a regular basis for communication, coordination and evaluation of their work.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • To ensure that the building/premise assigned is safe and secured from any sort of contingencies and acts of violence.
  • To keenly observe each and every person entering the premise and to keep an eye on intruders.
  • To check the belongings of any new person entering the premise, if suspicious.
  • To prevent the entry of unauthorized people and prohibited articles into restricted areas.
  • To conduct routine checks inside the building each day.
  • To monitor the premise through closed-circuit TV cameras, and check for any sort of criminal activity.
  • To report all the suspicious acts happening in the premises to the local police.
  •  To help the local police in case of emergencies such as thefts or violence.
  • To check each and every office and make sure that all the possible entrances and exits are closed, and all the lights/electric equipment are switched off.
  • To answer the emergency alarms with immediate effect, and to inform the respective department right away.
  • To make detailed notes of damages to the premise or assets or of unusual occurrences.
  • To enforce and adhere to all the rules and regulations, and to warn the violators regarding possible consequences.
  • To direct vehicles in and around the building and to make sure that all the vehicles are safe, while inside the premises.
  • Maintain cleared outdoor walkways during the winter if needed.
  • Performs other responsibilities as directed and negotiated within the limits of the position.

Skills Needed:

  • Good communication skills 
  • Politeness and courteousness
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflicts
  • Attention to detail
  • Knowledge and ability to secure a premise
  • Honesty, dedication, and sincerity
  • Ability to act fast in emergencies
  • Ability to adapt to day-to-day changes
  • Adequate knowledge of first-aid
  • Ability to use security equipment
  • Ability to judge and detect possible threats and act accordingly

 

First Care Preschool and Daycare: Lead Waddler Room Teacher

Looking for dependable and nurturing Lead Waddler Teacher ages 14 months to 2 years at First Care Preschool and Daycare within the First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo. Open availability required 40 hours per week, 7:30am-5:45pm, Monday-Friday. Early childhood background preferred. Candidate must meet licensing requirements. Yearly salary is based on experience and educational background.

Interested applicants: Please reply via email with cover letter, resume and contact information to Julie Meyers, First Care Director, at msjulie55@yahoo.com.

 

First Care Preschool and Daycare: Assistant Childcare Teachers

Looking for dependable and nurturing Assistant Teachers to help with the different age groups ages 6 weeks to 6 years at First Care Preschool and Daycare within the First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo. Approximately 24-32 hours per week, 7:30am-5:45pm, Monday-Friday. Afternoon availability a must, 12:30pm-5:30pm. Candidate must meet licensing requirements. Hourly wages based on experience and educational background.

Interested applicants: Please reply via email with cover letter, resume and contact information to Julie Meyers, First Care Director, at msjulie55@yahoo.com.