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Job Title:  Maintenance Technician

Program: Operations

Reports to: Director of Shelter Operations

FSLA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

Perform maintenance of building and grounds.  Duties may involve light HVAC trouble shooting, minor electrical repairs, painting, maintaining cleanliness, general plumbing and carpentry.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct facility checks to identify safety, maintenance, and plumbing issues.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance to ensure building systems operate efficiently and the physical condition f building does not deteriorate.
  • Complete painting projects as designated by supervisor.
  • Completes daily, weekly and monthly checklists on building equipment, maintenance procedures and maintain records of schedule maintenance procedures.
  • Clean light panels and air vents on a regular and recurring basis.
  • On a daily basis, replace inoperable bulbs, fix broken or loose beds, lockers, and chairs; and fix, repair, or remove issues that present a safety hazard.
  • Use common hand and power tools; such as hammers, saws, drills, screw driver and wrenches.
  • Repair or replace defective parts using hand tools and power tools.
  • Check stairwells and dumpster area for cleanliness.
  • Wash off back patios and front of building.
  • Pull weeds in planters and outside of property.
  • Communicate and interact with co-workers, clients, and visitors effectively and professionally.
  • Provide report to supervisor and fix/correct any identified issue.
  • Respond to emergency situations during and after hours for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary. Management reserves the right to review and revise all, or a portion of any job description at anytime and make changes as deemed appropriate based on business needs.

Education, Training and Experience Requirements

  • Needs to be familiar with safety /facilities maintenance issues and how to identify them
  • Experience in general facilities maintenance and repair including plumbing, drip systems, heating and air conditioning, electrical systems and other basic general maintenance skills
  • Based knowledge of machines and tools, including  their designs, repair, and maintenance
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the repair of buildings
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies and procedures promoting the safety of people and property.
  • Able to prioritize and stay on task with scheduled items and plan for special requests accordingly
  • Able to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed.


Physical Demands of Position

  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously
  • Must be able to organize/prioritize workload to ensure completion of all tasks within established time frames.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure.
  • Must be able to read/write/speak basic sentences in English and process minimal oral/written communication skills in order to communicate with clients, co-workers and management.
  • Must be able to stoop and reach.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to walk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up o 50 pounds.

Complete application and email to sstrang@theshadetree.org.