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The Maintenance Person maintains all building, equipment, systems and grounds in good, safe and presentable condition.  He/she conducts a preventative maintenance program for all mechanical, signal, fire alarm and suppression and other systems.  The solicitation of repair/replace construction and other bids from contractor for presentation to the Director and Corporate Maintenance Director is expected.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative duties

    1. Maintains the facility in compliance with all Life Safety Codes.
    2. Maintains emergency systems in functional status at all times (call lights, oxygen concentrators, fire alarm, sprinkler system, door alarms, etc.)
    3. Implements preventative maintenance programs
    4. Regularly inspects and maintains electrical, signaling, mechanical, plumbing, heating, cooling and protection systems
    5. Implements an insect and rodent control program to prevent infestations.  Insures proper disposal of refuse and litter, elimination of insect breeding areas and secure window screens
    6. Deals with contractors to solicit, compare and recommend bids to the Director and  Corporate Maintenance Director
  1. Duties
    1. Maintains the building in good, safe repair (floors and their coverings, walls and ceilings, loose hand rails, broken windows and screens, etc.)
    2. Maintains hot water temperatures between 100 degrees F and 110 degrees F by checking and logging them each day
    3. Protects potable water supply from contamination by use of anti-back flow devices
    4. Maintains furniture, fixtures and furnishings in a clean, safe, attractive and repaired manner
    5. Keeps the building exterior clean, safe and attractive.  This includes painting, parking lot and walk surfaces repaired, neatly trimmed lawn, bushes and landscaping.
    6. Maintains safe walkways during inclement weather (salting, clearing, etc.)
  2. Communication Skills
    1. Communicates with tenants and families in a sensitive manner
    2. Consistently communicates in a manner that demonstrates a positive and cooperative attitude
    3. Utilizes appropriate and professional body language
  3. Role Development
    1. Assumes responsibility for personal appearance through the Petersen Health Care dress code
    2. Demonstrates responsibility for own standards of practice
  • Reports to work as scheduled and on time
  • Adheres to facility policy regarding absenteeism
  • Avoids work related injuries through the application of proper practice techniques
  • Demonstrates respect for tenants rights by:
  • Maintaining strict confidentiality of tenants information
  • Responding to their right to information
  • Acting as a tenants advocate
  1. Role Involvement
    1. Attends staff meetings and in-services
    2. Identifies and utilizes appropriate lines of authority within the organizational structure
    3. Manages conflict and frustrations in a positive and constructive manner

Physical Requirements:

  1. Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 75 pounds
  2. Must be able to carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds
  3. Must be able to push or pull objects weight up to 75 pounds
  4. May be required to stoop or bend frequently throughout the day
  5. Reaching and grasping with arms and hands, including reaching above shoulder level
  6. Working with equipment to perform procedures where carelessness could result in minor cuts, bruises or muscle pulls
  7. Possible exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity
  8. May be involved in stressful situations while performing job responsibilities

Supervised by the Director.   Works closely with Corporate Maintenance Director for direction on repairs, supply orders and Life Safety requirements and repairs.


  1. Be of legal working age
  2. Be able to read and follow written directions
  3. Be able to communicate with tenants and co-workers in English
  4. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, tenants, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  5. Work overtime is necessary
  6. Must possess a general knowledge and understanding of state and federal laws as they pertain to long term care
  7. Experience in building maintenance
  8. General knowledge of the Trades necessary for trouble shooting electrical, plumbing, signal, fire alarm and fire suppression systems
  9. Basic knowledge of carpentry, painting and mechanical repair is expected
  10. The ability to solicit, analyze and recommend contractor bids is needed
  11. Must be able to organize and schedule work and keep repair records
  12. Must have the current federally required vaccines or proof of a valid exemption.

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 128699