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Maintenance Assistant     


The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for completing minor repairs, renovations, and restorative projects on both a scheduled and as-needed basis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and adjusts staffing levels, cleaning schedules, and supply inventories to ensure the community meets labor cost, supply cost, and the department’s service and quality goals.
  • Receives daily assignments and organizes tools, supplies/materials, equipment required to complete work.  Arranges order of assignments to carry out work in most efficient manner.
  • Performs repair, renovation, and restorative work to the buildings, grounds, equipment, and systems.
  • Performs general cleaning of building, grounds, and suites including, but not limited to, sweeping, hard flooring and carpet care, wall and window washing, trash removal, and storm clean-up.
  • Assists in taking and recording required readings including, but not limited to, air temperature, energy consumption, and water temperature/pressure.
  • Performs scheduled maintenance checks of buildings, grounds, and facilities.  May assist inspectors and contractors in testing, inspection, or repair of equipment and facilities.
  • Responds to emergency situations and carries out assigned role.
  • Maintains tools, equipment, and work spaces in a clean, orderly, and like new condition.
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment as authorized by the Director of Environmental Services.
  • Attends training courses and participates in other professional development activities as required.
  • Report any suspicion or evidence of elder abuse, mistreatment or neglect as outlined in Personnel Policies.

Knowledge and Skill:

  1. Must be able to understand and follow verbal instructions.
  2. Must be able to keep accurate records.
  3. Ability to work effectively within a team based environment.
  4. Strong time management and organizational skills.
  5. Ability to perform minor repairs and restorative/renovation work
  6. General knowledge of mechanical systems and proper use of equipment.


  • Must be able to clearly and proficiently communicate with people of all ages and abilities, displaying consideration of their rights and sensitivities, while maintaining an energetic, positive attitude.
  • Must be able to read and write English, and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Must maintain a clean and well-groomed appearance and follow the dress code as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings.
  • Be in good health, and physically and mentally capable of performing assigned tasks.
  • Demonstrates freedom from pulmonary tuberculosis by a health screening performed by a physician not more than (6) months prior to or (7) days after employment
  • Must be cleared in a criminal background check administered in the state of Virginia.
  • Three years in similar position is preferable
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license and a track record of safely operating motor vehicles.
  • High school diploma or equivalent vocational training is preferred.
  • Certification and/or licenses in trades is preferred.

Mental and Physical Requirements:

  • Requires ability to stand and walk short distances for extended periods of time.
  • Stoops for and bends at the knees, twisting from side to side at the waist.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds to waist height and 40 lbs to shoulder height.
  • Must be able to push 200 lbs. on a cart with casters
  • Requires reaching above, below and at shoulder level
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