Works under direction of the Director of Building and Grounds, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled building and equipment maintenance activities (service repairs and preventive maintenance) in order to ensure the upkeep of buildings (e.g., repairs and replaces plumbing fixtures and pipes; locates and repairs leaks to pipes and valves; replaces or repairs leaks in drains; unclogs drains; replaces drain hoses on washers and similar devices; repairs switches, outlets, fuses, sockets, and breakers; repairs windows, doors, locks, and door frames; prepares and paints buildings; repairs drywall; installs window blinds and drapes; checks lighting for bulb replacement; replaces incandescent and fluorescent bulbs, ballasts, and tubes; maintains and repairs appliances and cords; etc.) and equipment (e.g., lawn mowers, weed trimmers, leaf blowers, tillers, vehicles, nursing equipment, beds, etc.) using appropriate hand, power, and specialty tools; lifts equipment weighing approximately up to 50 pounds onto bench for repair; carries sheet of drywall weighing approximately up to 25 pounds; carries plywood weighing up to approximately 45 pounds; pushes formerly used water heater weighing approximately up to 750 pounds; completes maintenance repair requests as assigned; fuels vehicles and equipment.
Performs light carpentry work as needed (e.g., repairs cabinets, doors, and drawers; changes hardware on doors; etc.); maintains and/or repairs HVAC systems as assigned; installs equipment (e.g., water heaters, printers, fax machines, etc.); runs cabling and/or wiring as needed for internet, phone, and other office equipment; removes carpet at time of renovations; finishes floors; lifts furniture onto cart and pushes cart loaded with furniture weighing approximately up to 150 pounds to move furniture such as beds, dressers, televisions, chairs; sets up tables and chairs; hangs pictures; paints, stains and refinishes; tests alarms.
Assists with landscaping and lawn care as assigned (e.g., mows lawns with riding and push mower; plows snow; trims trees, bushes, and shrubs; picks up leaves; clears sidewalks; plants annual plants, perennial plants as needed, and trees and maintains them throughout the growing season; waters plants and trees as needed, sometimes on a daily basis; places mulch in beds as needed and keeps them weed free; etc.).
Qualifications: Basic knowledge in plumbing repairs, electrical and mechanical work. Completion of secondary education (high school or GED), six (6) months related experience required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; experience in long term care setting preferred; willingness to care for older adults and be dedicated to an organization which provides such care. Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.