• Maintenance Facility Worker - Full Time, Grand Rapids Campus, 7am - 3:30pm

    Posted Date 2 days ago(3/21/2019 7:31 AM)
    Requisition Number
    Environmental Services
    Employee Type
    Hours Per Pay Period
    Work Hours
    7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Weekends and/or Holidays Required
    On Call Required
    Position Location
    US-MI-Grand Rapids
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    Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


    Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


    We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


    Job Summary


    Assists in the general maintenance and housekeeping at assigned campus/property.


    Duties and Responsibilities 

    1. Ensure building, grounds and equipment are properly maintained for the comfort, safety and convenience of persons served.  Provide recommendation to enhance quality of services provided.
    2. Respond to and repair items indicated on work order requests with minimal assistance.
    3. Perform routine and preventative maintenance and repair on equipment and plumbing; document and update schedule as necessary.
    4. Perform unscheduled maintenance tasks as directed.
    5. Perform internal housekeeping and external grounds keeping functions, including lawn care and snow removal.
    6. Prepare and clean vacant apartments/rooms.
    7. Maintain inventory of supplies and submit order to supervisor.

    Additional Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Senior Living may be required to provide transportation services to residents as needed.


    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • High school diploma or GED preferred.


    • One year general maintenance experience preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to display compassion and sensitivity to persons served.
    • Ability to maintain a helping role when interfacing with persons served; intervenes when appropriate.
    • Ability to communicate with persons served, community, general public, vendors and contractors.
    • Ability and willingness to work constructively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
    • Ability to carry out detailed work, preventative work schedules and perform routine maintenance.
    • Ability to prioritize work orders as emergencies occur and deal with frequent changes in circumstances.
    • Ability to read, speak and write English.  Ability to understand and evaluate proposals and bids from contractors.  Able to read and understand labels and instructions for use of equipment in written, oral and diagram form.
    • May be required to perform basic arithmetic functions such as addition, multiplication and subtraction.

    Additional Work Requirements

    • May be required to participate in "on-call" availability.
    • May be required to work extended hours, weekends and evenings.
    • Valid unrestricted driver's license, good driving record, and valid automobile insurance.
    • Affordable Living requires use of personal automobile for business purposes.

    Physical and Mental Requirements

    • Subject to changes in noise and temperature level in environment; works indoors and outdoors. 
    • May be exposed to various contaminants, disinfectants.
    • Ability to see, hear and smell.
    • Ability to stand and routinely move throughout work shift.
    • Twist, bends, and stoops.
    • Maintains balance while pushing, lifting, pulling and controlling heavy mechanical equipment.
    • Pushes/pulls weights of up to 250 pounds.
    • Lifts weights of up to 75 pounds.
    • Excellent eye-hand coordination.
    • Occasionally climbs ladders.




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