The Swift Factory is an 80,000 square foot, 2.5 acre commercial and community campus in Hartford’s Northeast neighborhood. The campus was conceived by the community, for the community, and comprises commercial kitchens, a community business center, oﬃces, a small K-1 school, an individual and family counseling facility, and much more. Learn more about the campus at www.swiftfactory.org.
The Building Superintendent at Swift will work with the SWIFT and NNPI (Northeast Neighborhood Partnership Inc.) team to ensure the newly renovated Swift campus is presented in its very best light at all times, working to keep our building systems functioning, our spaces clean, and our grounds and buildings maintained to a high standard. We’re looking for someone who enjoys interacting with people, would be comfortable assisting and interacting with tenants, and who will care for our campus with the same passion and pride they would have for their own home. You will be a part of a team for which our role as stewards of this community investment is much more than a job, it’s a mission for a new kind of inclusive development.
Defining Success for this Position:
The successful Candidate will maintain the Swift campus to a high standard and contribute to a positive team culture. The Candidate will create positive, helpful relationships with building tenants and be an effective communicator, in writing and orally. The Candidate will be able to operate cleaning and grounds maintenance equipment, perform handyman and light maintenance tasks; use basic maintenance tools and equipment and maintain basic records.
Candidates must have adequate physical strength and stamina to lift, push and/or pull at least 50 lbs., Must have visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical ﬁtness as to be able to perform the duties of this role. May occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and be able to safely and appropriately handle toxic or caustic chemicals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs custodial and maintenance duties including keeping all interior areas of the campus clean and well maintained, performing routine repairs and maintenance, and maintaining litter and weed-free grounds. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Kitchens - cleans commercial kitchens and kitchen equipment in accordance with our SSOP.
Bathrooms - complete cleaning and sanitizing
Floors - mopping, vacuuming, buﬃng
Fixtures - clean and polish
Dusting including high dusting
Removal of trash and recycling to approved areas
Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies
Maintain cleaning equipment as needed
Routine Building Maintenance & Inspections:
Performs and logs daily inspections of the campus
Light handyman services
Changing light bulbs, painting, changing ﬁlters, minor repairs
Perform routine, operator-level maintenance, and inspections of primary building systems
Coordinate third-party maintenance of primary building systems
Mowing lawn and weeding with provided equipment
Maintaining garden beds and mulching
Litter pick up
Perform weather related grounds clean-up as needed, including but not limited to light snow removal with provided equipment
Event Setup/ Moving/ Shipping & Receiving:
Tenant Move-in and Move Out
Function room set up and breakdown
Moving tables and chairs, furniture between buildings as needed and for events.
Meet with events coordinators for planning and execution of special events.
Receive packages and supplies for operations and tenants
Positively engage with tenants throughout the day, and ﬁeld requests for routine service .Perform other related duties as required or assigned.
Professional Experience and Qualifications:
Current or recent custodial, mechanical, handyman, construction, or cleaning experience is a must.
Food business experience a plus
ServeSafe certiﬁcation is a plus and will be required within 30 days of start date.
Landscaping and or food business experience a plus
Current resident of Hartford’s North End is preferred.
Ability to function independently while operating eﬀectively within a team environment.
Commitment to the mission of the Swift Factory & Northeast Neighborhood Partnership Inc.
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to engage positively and work professionally with tenants, neighbors, and building staff.
Non-traditional candidates are welcome. Northeast Neighborhood Partnership Inc. strives for representation and authentic inclusion of applicants and employees who have direct, ﬁrst-hand experience with poverty, homelessness, and their root causes (including marginalization, discrimination, and inequity).
Formerly incarcerated applicants welcome.
The salary for this position is $25 an hour and will be based upon experience.
This is a full-time position located at the Swift Factory in North Hartford, CT.
This position works closely with and reports directly to Property Manager and Administrative Coordinator in managing all of the above mentioned responsibilities. Some weekends and on-call may be required, with overtime potential, but generally this position is on site Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM.
Diversity and Inclusion:
We strive for inclusivity and diversity by attracting extraordinary people from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. We seek to employ an all-star team of people who vary by their race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, age, culture, religion, veteran status, physical and mental abilities. We promote equal opportunity in the recruitment, selection, training, compensation, promotion, and benefits of all employees.
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:
COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory for all staff—full-time, part-time, and contracted. Vaccination documentation must be provided. Vaccination information is completely confidential between the staff member and HR.