Maintenance Assistant - Housekeeping part-time
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 7/31/2020

Job Description

This position part-time and is a combination of housekeeping and maintenance work.

Hours Monday through Friday 10 am - 3 pm or flexible between the hours of 8-5.

Part-Time Benefits of working for Volunteers of America (VOA) when working 24 hours or more a week:
At VOA we understand that our employees are our greatest asset, and we are happy to offer them the following benefits:

Flexible scheduling and consistent hours
Competitive pay
Stable organization; we've been a nonprofit for over 120 years
Positive work environment
Paid training/Continuing education
We welcome new graduates
We value seasoned/experienced staff
Casual positions available to accommodate students
A variety in your daily duties
Supportive managers
Fast paced, low stress working environment

Insurance Benefits offered when working 24 hours or more a week:
Flexible Spending Account
Critical Illness
Short-Term Disabilities
ID Theft
Loan Program

PRIMARY RELATIONSHIPS: Center Manager, Executive Director, Transportation Coordinator, Center Staff, participants and family members.

OBJECTIVE: Assumes responsibilities for overall maintenance of facility. Responsible for preventative maintenance, painting and repairs inside and outside the Adult Day Health Center to provide a safe, attractive and orderly environment for the benefit, use, enjoyment protection of participants, staff and visitors. Conducts routine tests and inspections on various facility systems and implements programs in a manner that meet the goals and objectives of the facility.


1. Performs designated cleaning tasks and preventative maintenance services.

2. Performs defined cleaning procedures, using various chemical and cleaning agents, supplies and equipment, for all areas assigned that would include, but not be limited to, the following:
a. Sweeping, mopping, wet washing/shampooing and vacuuming floors/carpets in ancillary service and common areas of the facility.
b. Stripping, waxing and polishing all floors in accordance with the floor covering maintenance schedule.
c. Washing walls, ceilings, and common area lighting fixtures.
d. Gathering, transporting and disposing of trash.
e. Cleaning waste receptacles.

3. Informs supervisor of supply or equipment needs.

4. Keeps storage areas locked with supplies properly stored according to established procedures.

5. Store all germicides, pesticides and other toxic substance clearly labeled and locked away when not in use.

6. Follow established reporting/repair procedures for the following:
a. Any damaged or loose fixtures, flooring or tiling requiring replacement or repair.
b. Any unsafe or malfunctioning equipment.
c. Any conditions conducive to breeding insects, rodents or other vermin.

7. Assist the Center Manager with the implementation of the facility’s preventative maintenance program.

8. Conducts frequent inspections of all fire safety equipment, alarms, extinguishers, detectors, sprinkler heads, water valves, exit lights, etc. Testing and adjusting where indicated.

9. Assist the Center Manager with building and equipment maintenance and repairs. Typical duties would include, but not limited to:
a. Testing emergency generator.
b. Adjusting door closures.
c. Cleaning ice machines, dryer vents, exhaust fans.
d. Painting, patching, caulking and sanding.
e. Clearing drain stoppages.
f. Replacing belts, washers, screws, seals, etc.
g. Tightening hand rails, chair lifts.
h. Repairing leaks.
i. Conducting physical facility safety inspections.
j. Lubricating hinges, motors, bearings, gears, etc.
k. Operating mechanical equipment.

10. Other duties as assigned by Center Manager.

Other Primary Functions

1. Reports supply need and major equipment malfunctions or emergencies to the Center Manager.
2. Manages department inventory control program.
3. Be knowledgeable of federal, state and facility’s rules, regulations, policies and procedures
4. Attend scheduled department staff meetings.
5. Attend mandatory in-service programs annually.
6. Follow defined safety codes while performing all duties.
7. Follow defined Infection Control procedures while performing all duties.
8. Understand facility’s fire and disaster plans; follow established procedures during drills and actual emergencies.
9. Ability to utilize computer and other electronic devices.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. Must have medical clearance and be free of communicable diseases.
2. High School Diploma or equivalent. Preference given to graduates of trade or vocational school, with courses in blueprint reading, mechanical drawing, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC equipment, refrigeration and electricity.
3. Ability to read, understand and follow written and oral instructions in order to identify various chemicals and cleaning agents from their labels and understand directions for use. Willingness to perform routine, repetitive tasks with frequent interruptions.
4. Minimum of two (2) year previous building maintenance experience desired. Has some knowledge of state building, plumbing and electrical codes and local ordinances.
5. Able to understand technical manuals used to install and repair machinery and equipment.
6. Coordination and dexterity needed to handle tools and equipment parts.
7. Must be capable of making decisions in an emergency.
8. Able and willing to work flexible hours, such as during an emergency situation or an on-call situation.
9. Must be able to pass Background Check and Drug Screen.
10. Must have one year experience working with the frail and elderly population.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

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 individual with disabilities to meet these demands:

1. Ability to endure prolonged walking, sitting, reaching, pushing, turns, crouches, kneeling, standing, use of pulling, bending and stooping movements intermittently throughout the working day.
2. Ability to adapt to changes in daily work hour and schedule.
3. Must be able to lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds.
4. Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
5. Push, pull, lift or carry furniture and equipment.
6. Manipulate various cleaning equipment and supplies.
7. Frequent contact with water and strong cleaning and disinfectant solutions.
8. Possess adequate strength and endurance to meet the strenuous physical demands of such responsibilities as moving, repairing and installing major equipment, repairing roofs, painting and lawn work.
9. Works both inside and outside, often exposed to high temperatures, noise and vibration of operating equipment.

Safe Work Performance Expectations

The safety of employees, participants and visitors is of paramount importance to Volunteers of America. Our work place safety program will be incorporated as the standard of practice for this organization. Compliance with these safe work expectations will be required of all employees as a condition of employment. Our organization focus will hold all employees accountable for safety performance equal with quality and production expectations.

Employees will be expected to:

1. Follow correct policy and procedures for department and facility Fire/Disaster/Missing Person Plan. Know the location of fire alarms and extinguishers.
2. Follow correct policy and procedure for hand washing.
3. Follow guidelines for proper method of lifting.
4. All doorways, hallways and areas are to be kept clear.
5. Know the location and purpose of Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
6. Follow guidelines for department environment and safety measures.
7. Follow guidelines for safe handling, inspection, maintenance and storage of equipment. Report any malfunction of equipment.
8. Follow guidelines for safe handling and storage of chemicals and supplies.
9. Follow correct policy and procedure for reporting of incidents: staff, particpants, etc.

 EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

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