Cambridge Place Maintenance Assistant in Lexington, Kentucky

Weekend availability. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

This position is responsible for assisting the Maintenance Director in the maintenance and repair program involving buildings and grounds.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School graduate or equivalent. Minimum of 6 months of experience in a long term care setting preferred. Ability to follow direction with minimal oversight. Organizational skills. At least 1 years’ experience in maintenance and various mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems preferred. Ability to read and interpret technical manuals. Knowledge of local codes and ordinances. Knowledge of safety regulations. Knowledge of record keeping and cost estimating. Knowledge of supplies and equipment used by department and the care of this equipment. Ability to sort, check, count and verify numbers. Ability to read, speak, write and understand English. Ability to tactfully deal with facility personnel, residents, family members, visitors, etc. Meet all health requirements imposed by law. Basic data entry skills and the ability to type. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists Maintenance Director with the facility maintenance program (heating, cooling, plumbing, water, gas, electrical, mechanical, oxygen, communications, carpentry, painting, plastering, refinishing and similar work/heavy duty cleaning, grounds care, maintenance of institutional equipment and vehicles) as directed. Requisitions supplies and equipment for use in department activities. Keeps records of work performed and costs involved. Coordinates work of maintenance department with other department functions so as not to interrupt patient care or normal business functions. Advises and consults with Maintenance Director on maintenance and repair needs concerning structure, equipment and grounds. Assists with the inspection of all equipment and systems regularly for proper functioning and safety as directed by Maintenance Director. Assists with the inspection of the building and grounds regularly for compliance with local codes, ordinances and safety regulations as directed by Maintenance Director. Prepares and submits reports, as directed by Maintenance Director. Able to be on call for emergencies. Able to attend department head meetings, workshops and institutes. Be able to perform any or all duties concerned with electricity; plumbing; painting (including resurfacing floors, walls, ceilings); carpentry (including furniture refinishing or repair); mechanics (including equipment and mechanical systems); hearing, cooling and water systems; except those services performed under service contract with outside contractors. . Performs duties concerned with maintenance of grounds, parking lots, driveways, etc. May include gardening, landscaping, clean-up, snow removal, etc. except that performed under service contract. Performs heavy custodial duties such as scrubbing and buffing; cleaning of basement; storage, utility areas; washing walls, ceilings, outside windows; changing screens and storm windows; changing light bulbs in ceiling fixtures and housekeeping duties in very high places; removing and disposing of garbage and trash; others. Runs errands; handles incoming and outgoing freight; lifts and moves heavy furniture and equipment; other miscellaneous duties as directed by the Maintenance Director. Responsible for the care, maintenance and repair of institutional property, equipment and grounds as directed by the Maintenance Director. Responsible for the care and use of supplies and maintenance of equipment used in performance of duties. Be able to keep adequate records. Able to take emergency call. Follow established safety and infection control procedures. Participates in all required inservice training. Maintains safe working conditions and follows dress code. Reports to supervisor all complaints and grievances made by residents, families and visiting individuals. Adheres to and promotes Code of Conduct. All other duties as assigned.