Job Description

Job Title: Environmental Services Assistant
Job ID: 661864
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Day with Rotation
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Altoona
Department: Environmental Srvs
Location: , Altoona PA


Casual - Day with Rotation

Posted:  1/22/2018


Performs all manner and variations of utility or general work relative to the Environmental Services Department's responsibility to maintain a clean and aseptic internal Hospital environment which will include the physical, entomological (free of insects), osmological (free of odors) and safety environment and will or may include the operation or use of any or all types, styles, or mode of equipment, supplies, material, linens or products presently in use or adopted for use in the present, near, or foreseeable future where it is relevant either to the department, job performance or its use is adopted, required,, requested, or directed by the Department Director or Hospital Management.


  • Assembles necessary cleaning supplies and equipment for transporting to the assigned work area.
  • Cleans and services hospital building areas, moves furniture, equipment, and supplies in and around hospital departments, and performs a variety of housekeeping and other duties to maintain the hospital in an orderly and sanitary condition as assigned.
  • Cleans assigned areas by washing furniture, floors, stairways, halls, or equipment with special cleaning solution or germicides to prevent the spread of infection and/or disease.
  • Disinfects areas by scrubbing and spraying with approved germicide cleaner.
  • Gathers and disposes of refuse; washes wastebaskets and large refuse containers and relines with plastic bags; cleans light fixtures, tops of windows, door frames and other high places using ladders or scaffolds when necessary.
  • Performs repetitive tasks in maintaining an assigned area of the Hospital in a sanitary, orderly, and attractive condition.
  • Receives daily assignment and supplies; transports them to the work area. At the end of shift, returns unused supplies to hopper and/or supply room; also returns used and unused mops, cleans utility cart and equipment.
  • Scours, polishes, and washes sinks, tubs, mirrors, and other plumbing fixtures; cleans water coolers and replaces disposables, such as towels, soap, liquid soap dispensers, and toilet tissue.
  • Sweeps, mops, vacuums, and wet scrubs floors, halls, and stairways.
  • Washes walls, ceilings, and inside windows, by hand, using water, cleaning solution, sponge, and cloths or machine; may be called upon to wash outside windows and screens.


High school graduate or GED required. Must be able to lift and handle heavy to light loads by pushing or pulling refuse carts and electric or battery powered equipment; must be able to bend, stoop, climb, push, pull, or crawl; must be able to follow written and oral instructions, policies and procedures; must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $12.12 to $18.40

Union Position: No

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