Maintenance Assistant
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 12/31/2019

Job Description

Come join Westchester– we are seeking a friendly, hardworking, and energetic candidate to join our team in our homelike working environment.

The Westchester Care Center is looking for a full-time Maintenance Assistant to join our team!

POSITION SUMMARY: The Westchester Care Center is looking for a Maintenance Assistant who is flexible, reliable, well organized and a team player who assumes responsibilities for overall maintenance of facility. Responsible for preventative maintenance, painting and repairs inside and outside the facility to provide a safe, attractive and orderly environment for the benefit, use, enjoyment protection of residents, 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.


 Working hours for this position are 1:30 pm until 9:30 pm

Job Requirements


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Graduate of trade or vocational school, with courses in blueprint reading, mechanical drawing, carpentry, plumbing, HVAC equipment, refrigeration and electricity preferred. Current Boiler License is preferred
  • 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 and ability to perform routine, repetitive tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Minimum of two (2) year previous building maintenance experience desired.
  • Knowledge of state building, plumbing and electrical codes and local ordinances.
  • Able to understand technical manuals used to install and repair machinery and equipment.
  • Coordination and dexterity needed to handle tools and equipment parts.
  • Must be capable of making decisions in an emergency.
  • Ability to utilize computers and other electronic devicesfor tasks such as timekeeping, in-servicing and documentation.
  • Able and willing to work flexible hours, such as during an emergency situation or an on-call situation.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

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Volunteers of America

At Volunteers of America, we are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 employees and more than 55,000 volunteers with a shared vision of a world where all people live in safety with social, emotional and physical well-being, spiritual fulfillment, justice and hope.

The national office is located in Alexandria, Va., part of the greater Washington, DC area. The headquarters includes executive staff and major office departments that have national responsibilities and provide support to local offices and Volunteers of America housing and senior living and care communities: communications, fundraising; public policy, finance, chartering, housing, volunteer services, program services and other operations.

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