Job Overview


This position is located in the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR), Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations (OFEO), Smithsonian Institution.  The employee performs a variety of duties in zone to support overall facility maintenance; the work includes performing heavy manual tasks and maintaining facility cleanliness.

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  • Performs various duties such as moving, arranging, and lifting heavy objects including building materials, furniture, and collections.
  • Assists with custodial tasks as required (i.e., cleaning  offices, exhibit space, restrooms, corridors, storage rooms, stairways, or any area within the confines of the building(s) using brooms, mops, buckets, heavy duty vacuums, and buffers and scrubbers).
  • Performs the full range of operator-level maintenance and inspection of fluid levels, tire pressures, and general inspection of equipment prior to operation.
  • Operates forklift trucks on the loading dock, parking garage, and other areas.