• Maintenance Assistant

    Job Locations US-WA-Lacey
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/9/2018 5:05 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1029
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Maintenance
  • Overview

    The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for the care and upkeep of the interior and exterior of the community grounds following the guidelines, policies, and procedures of the community and as directed by the Maintenance Director.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Job Duties:

    • Maintain, clean, and repair all equipment and property as necessary, or as directed by work orders, or supervisor to include (but not limited to): replacing light bulbs, repairing resident furniture, bathroom repair, kitchen repair, air conditioning and heater filter maintenance, and other general maintenance of the community buildings, equipment and furnishings
    • Troubleshoot, identify problems and obtain materials to fully repair minor plumbing problems and all electrical difficulties including, but not limited to: wall switches, interior/exterior lighting, cover plates, receptacles, loose wiring, resident call systems, control devices, laundry and kitchen equipment
    • Plan, order, and perform all interior/exterior painting and landscaping duties to ensure grounds are well kept, clean and attractive
    • Maintain and repair pools/spas and equipment to ensure full operations and compliance with all governing regulations
    • Responsible for apartment preparation of vacant rooms including but not limited to, replacing window treatments, painting/caulking, shampoo carpets and other electrical, plumbing and carpentry as needed
    • Keep work areas safe by posting proper signs and free of hazardous objects such as protruding tools, chemicals, etc. – putting all equipment away as soon as the job that requires it is finished.
    • Use all appropriate safety and protective equipment and supplies when performing job duties, reporting any health, safety and/or sanitation concerns to a supervisor
    • Monitor the overall security of the community, including any/all entry and exit doors
    • Ensure that all maintenance and storage areas (equipment room, paint room, etc.) are clean, safe and organized with all chemicals, tools, paints, etc. properly sealed, labeled and stored
    • Follow all established techniques, procedures and policies for properly storing, using and mixing chemicals, disinfectants, and solutions used for cleaning, and for the proper disposal of waste 
    • Follow all established PPE (personal protective equipment) policies when handling chemicals and/or cleaning; including wearing gloves, masks, aprons, etc.
    • Ability to deal tactfully and professionally at all times with personnel, residents, family members, visitors and the general public
    • Promotes a positive and friendly team work attitude in the execution of all duties
    • Ability to follow direction and to remain calm during emergency situations
    • Reasoning skills that include the ability to understand issues and process information for the purpose of giving and receiving feedback and instructions
    • Ability to operate housekeeping and other service equipment
    • Compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding residents’ rights

    Knowledge and Skills:

    • Ability to deal tactfully and professionally at all times with personnel, residents, family members, visitors and the general public
    • Promotes a positive and friendly team work attitude in the execution of all duties
    • Ability to follow direction and to remain calm during emergency situations
    • Reasoning skills that include the ability to understand issues and process information for the purpose of giving and receiving feedback and instructions
    • Ability to operate housekeeping and other service equipment
    • Compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding residents’ rights

    Physical and Mental Demands:

    • Able to be mobile and perform the physical requirements of the job to include: bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling and repetitive motions
    • Able to move intermittently throughout the work day
    • Ability to lift/carry up to 40 lbs. and push up to 50 lbs., including carts, carpet cleaners
    • Able to communicate orally, and to read, comprehend, and write at basic level
    • Able to understand, remember and follow basic instructions and guidelines and perform basic calculations

    Qualifications

    Requirements:

    • AA degree or Bachelor’s preferred or combination of education and experience supervising others in a senior living, property management or hospitality environment
    • Minimum five to seven years of maintenance experience in senior living, property management, hospitality, or related industry to include the maintenance, handling, upkeep, and repair of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and structural matters
    • Minimum two to three years of supervisory experience to include training and supervising staff and developing and managing a budget
    • First Aid Certification preferred
    • Background clearances as required by government regulations
    • Must meet health requirements, including TB

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