Pool Maintenance Crew Member
GCU is seeking a Pool Maintenance Crew Member. Pool Maintenance Crew Members maintain GCU’s heated student recreational swimming pools and spas to ensure a healthful, fun and relaxing swimming environment which includes daily cleaning, disinfecting and maintenance of the pool and spas, pool circulation, chemical management, water quality management, facilities and pool grounds maintenance.
- Opens/Closes pools ensuring pools are ready for occupancy by the scheduled opening time to receive visitors and ensures the pool is closed at the scheduled time.
- Ensures pool grounds, pool deck, exterior shower and interior facilities are kept neat, clean and tidy and free of trash at all times during operating hours.
- Ensures safety and/or first aid equipment for visitor’s use are provided and in good working order.
- Operates, repairs, maintains, and cleans mechanical equipment for pool operation including water filtration and chemical purification systems, intake and outlet valves, chemical feeders, pumps, compressors, seals, vacuum equipment, and chlorine metering devices.
- Ensures pool and spa equipment are running properly and are sanitary by inspecting regularly, maintaining bacterial standards and filtration standards, performs maintenance when needed.
- Inspects pool throughout the shift and brushes or vacuums pool as necessary and ensures the surface of the water is free from floating debris and ensures the proper temperature of the water is maintained.
- Conducts continuous testing of water: Checks chlorine levels, pH balances, total alkalinity, calcium hardness and temperature, throughout the shift and stabilizes as needed.
- Sanitizes swim decks and acid-washes pool, decks, gutters, and filters.
- Maintains and orders an inventory of pool supplies and chemicals.
- Maintains accurate records and logs of pool servicing and chemical use,
- Complies with Maricopa County, AZ Environmental Services Department’s Swimming Pool Compliance Regulations, safeguarding the University by ensuring all requirements are met including bathing loads, required signs and notices are posted, and cooperating with inspections.
- Ensures the University remains in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Assists students or visitors with physical challenges as necessary, including operation of the wheelchair lift.
- Performs maintenance on swimming pool filters and pumps.
- Maintain and repair chlorine automatic controllers.
- Cleans chlorine feeders as needed ensuring the wearing of required protective equipment.
- Observes safety rules and requirements at all times especially when handling chemicals.
- High school diploma, or the equivalent, is required.
- Valid driver's license and clean driving record.
- CPO (Certified Pool Operator certification) is required or must obtain certification with the first 90 days of employment.
- A customer service orientation and a focus and commitment to student service.
- Knowledge of Maricopa County’s Environmental Services Department’s Swimming Pool Program regulations and familiarity with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Health Swimming program to avoid water illnesses.
- Familiarity with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements with regard to access to the pool and spa facilities.
- Must know and keep current on the proper procedures for handling and using swimming pool and spa chemicals.
- Knowledge of environmentally friendly products, including chlorine alternatives, is helpful.
- Must know how to swim or have no fear of water and willing to enter the pool and/or spa when necessary.
- Must have good mathematical skills in order to accurately calculate amount of chemicals to add to pool.
- Must be familiar with and conform to OSHA, NIOSH and ADOSH policies, procedures and requirements to ensure safety is maintained at all times.
- Good interpersonal and communications skills and attention to detail.
- Keeps abreast of changing Maricopa County health department regulations.
- Must have the physical stamina to clean and operate pools, lift and/or carry up to 75 pounds.
- First Aid/CPR certifications are helpful.
- Must be willing to work additional hours when needed to maintain safety requirements regarding GCU pools; may involve different work shifts as required.
- Must have good vision to be able to distinguish colors and shades of colors.
- Prior experience with maintaining commercial, community or public pools is helpful but not necessary.