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Mortuary Maintenance Worker

All Souls Mortuary, Long Beach

Posted 9/12/2019 until 3/2/2020


Position Summary: Performs various manual labor and cleaning duties related to maintaining the appearance of the mortuary and grounds.


Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.

Installs, repairs, and maintains machinery, plumbing, physical structure, air conditioning, refrigeration equipment, and electrical wiring and fixtures of mortuary buildings in accordance with blue-prints, manuals, building codes, and safety regulations, using hand tools and carpenter's, electrician's and plumber's tools


  • Inspects machinery and mechanical equipment for defects
  • Installs, repairs, and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and other plumbing equipment, and opens clogged drains, using appropriate tools
  • Repairs or replaces electrical wiring and fixtures
  • Constructs and repairs partitions using metal and wood framing material and other wooden structures, using saws, braces, bits, and appropriate materials and tools
  • Paints walls, floors, woodwork and fixtures, using appropriate materials and tools
  • Replaces and repairs brick and plaster walls, using appropriate materials and tools
  • Operates gas - or arc - welding equipment to join metal parts used to pair or fabricate equipment
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area
  • Observes and promotes safe work practices and procedures at all times
  • Follows local, state, and OSHA regulations
  • Uses and wears safety and/or protective equipment, as appropriate
  • Adheres to proper cleaning methods, storage, and proper care of equipment and supplies
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect employees, equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Reports all accidents and/or potential hazards to the Supervisor immediately, or as soon as reasonably possible                                                                  
  • Attends in-service training to develop and improve knowledge and skills of building service work
  • Complies with and supports mortuary regulations and policies
  • Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities
  • Maintains the interior as well as the exterior of all the buildings on the Mortuary property and the adjoining property. 
  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs, strips, waxes, vacuums, and buffs the food service area and hallways of the main buildings and maintains them throughout the year.
  • Upkeep's the grounds at the Mortuary – to include weeding, planting, raking, watering, and lawn mowing.
  • Keeps all outside stairways, lifts, driveways and walkways free of leaves and debris. Hoses down these areas at least weekly.
  • Maintains all the shrubs and plants on the property, trims all the hedges and removes all the trash to the dumpsters.
  • Empties wastebaskets and garbage containers.
  • Notifies supervisor of need for repairs or additions to lighting, heating or other equipment.
  • Performs minor repairs to plumbing and carpentry, as well as some minor painting. 
  • Replaces light tubes.
  • Performs related duties as required. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To perform effectively in the position the incumbent is required to have a basic knowledge of building and equipment maintenance, and custodial activities. Also required is the ability to follow oral and written directions, adjust electrical timers, operate power tools for carpentry and other repair jobs, as well as janitorial equipment, lawn mowers, hedge trimmers and weed-eaters.



Education equivalent to graduation from an accredited high school or General Education Certificate (GED). Candidate must possess a valid California driver’s license with the ability to obtain a commercial driver’s license.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Duties performed typically in, but not limited to the mortuary department. Frequent walking, standing, lifting, up to approximately 50 pounds, and occasional lifting of equipment weighing up to approximately 75 pounds may be required. Work is typically performed walking or standing. The environment also exposes the employee to potentially hazardous substances. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for diagnosing and repairing maintenance and mechanical problems; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise and hazards.

Information/Application Contact:

All Souls Mortuary, Long Beach
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
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