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Building Custodian & Maintenance Technician

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Building Custodian & Maintenance Technician to perform general cleaning and repairs for assigned equipment and facilities. Responsible for building maintenance to keep the facility in excellent condition.

About Us:

Grey Dog Media is a growing, national-award-winning creator and publisher of custom and consumer media. Our products include magazines, catalogs, books, websites, videos, commercials, and collateral. Grey Dog Media offers a friendly, professional work place with remarkable opportunities for creative-skills development and career advancement.


  • Property maintenance such as replacing ceiling tiles, repairing drywall, painting, and other building fixtures.

  • Maintain HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems to ensure functionality and coordinate with specialized technicians for repairs needed.

  • Janitorial duties to ensure the cleanliness and sanitary conditions of facility such as the breakroom, kitchen, and restrooms; replenishes all supplies relevant to each area.

  • Ensures the cleanliness of all surfaces and floors in common spaces, including hallways, reception areas, test kitchen, studio, entryways, and patios to maintain a clean and safe working environment.

  • Empties and disposes of all building trash.

  • Performs daily building walk through to ensure all building systems are functioning properly and to identify potential building issues.

  • Troubleshoot issues to determine necessary repairs and analyzes and makes decisions based on specific written and verbal guidelines.

  • Installs computer cabling and phone systems.

  • Negotiates and evaluates all contracts relevant to building and grounds operations; remains onsite to oversee the work of contracted labor.

  • Maintains a current list of approved contractors, subcontractors and service providers and their emergency contact information.

  • Orders supplies and materials and runs errands when necessary.

  • Maintains confidentiality of Grey Dog Media and its clients’ proprietary information.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalent required.

Minimum 1-3 years’ of related experience required.

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • General knowledge of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and construction required.

  • Able to perform light carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical repairs to building and equipment.

  • Must be physically able to climb ladders, bend, or crawl into awkward spaces.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time.

  • Ability to use hand tools and power tools.

  • Work is largely performed in an indoor office or studio setting, however outdoor work is occasionally required, sometimes in adverse weather conditions.

  • Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills and optimally utilizes resources.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and organize.

  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and thrive in a demanding, fast-paced work environment.

  • Ability to react to change and remain productive.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Job Location: West Des Moines, Iowa

Position/Type: Full-Time/professional

Benefits: Medical/HSA/401K/LTD/AD&D/Life Ins./Dental/PTO

Compensation: Highly Competitive