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Daystar Retirement Village Maintenance Assistant - GREAT BENEFITS: Health Insurance and more available. Including Matching 401K Program

Job Description
Position:  Maintenance Assistant
Job Objective:   To contribute to the Village’s goal of maintaining a safe environment for the residents and employees, by keeping the buildings and grounds in good repair and free of hazards, and implementing a developed set of policies and procedures concerned with Life Safety.
Authority:              The Maintenance person reports to, and receives direction from, the General Manager, and within the limits of that authority, has overall responsibility for maintaining the grounds, exteriors and interiors of the buildings, and other safety measures as needed. 
Major Responsibilities:

  • Inspections:  Conducts regular inspections of the Village, its interior and exterior, and equipment (daily, weekly, monthly).
  • Preventative Maintenance:  Maintains a program of preventative maintenance on all systems and equipment at the Village.
  • Maintenance:  Maintains the Village’s exterior – building and grounds – to ensure protection of life and property.
  • Apartments:  Upon a resident’s move-out, Maintenance is responsible for painting, cleaning carpets, and completing necessary repairs to prepare the apartment for occupancy.
  • Work Orders:  Completes requested work orders to maintain resident’s apartments and common areas in good repair.
  • Supplies / Inventories:  Maintains supplies and equipment in good order; inventories and uses supplies and equipment efficiently and effectively.
  • Safety Program:  Coordinates the Village’s Safety Program and the Safety Committee (see Fire and Life Safety Manual).

  • Hazardous Materials Control:  Maintains an inventory of all chemicals and products, which could present a physical or health hazard; conducts a Hazardous Training program for all employees; properly stores and disposes of hazardous materials.  Works with housekeeping to keep all MSDS manuals current.
  • Storage Areas:  Conducts monthly inspections of all storage areas to ensure proper storage of all flammable and combustible materials.
  • Emergency Systems:  Responsible for the following:
    • Fire, Smoke, and Heat Detectors – Ensures these systems are in good working order.
    • Generator – Conducts weekly testing and documentation of the emergency generator to ensure that is in good working order.  (Village Green only)
  • Emergency Procedures:
    • Fire – Ensures that all staff have knowledge of individual duties in responding to a fire alarm; conducts training programs for staff in fire safety measures.
    • Disaster – Ensures that all staff have knowledge of the disaster plan for the Village and how to implement it.
    • Life Safety Equipment – Maintains and monitors the life safety equipment to ensure its proper working order.
  • Rodent and Pest Control:  Has in place an ongoing program for rodent, pest, and pigeon control.
  • Smoking Policy:  Enforces no smoking regulations for residents, guests, and staff; posts designated “No Smoking” signs.
  • Other:  Performs details of duties in accordance with the Maintenance Procedures Manual, and other duties as requested.
Physical Demands:  Must be in good physical and mental health.  Must be able to bend, stoop, lift weight of 50 lb. or more, work outside in sun, and work in small places.

Special Requirements:  The Maintenance person must have the following:
  • Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and some administrative skills
  • Ability to get along with people, and work well without supervision 
  • Contentious, “can-do” attitude with a “whatever it takes” approach, realizing that incompetence could result in serious consequences for our residents
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Precise punctuality and exemplary attendance
  • Be a team player
  • Flexible attitude
  • Willing to work weekends and on-call as needed
  • Carry a pager

Computer Literacy:  We are incorporating technology into many jobs at the Village.  The ability to use email (Outlook) and Word, is helpful.
Education / Experience:  High School diploma; some college is desirable.  Experience in low voltage systems, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, sheetrock, finish carpentry, painting, and auto repair are desirable.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Eva Thomas, Daystar's Executive Director

Please list Maintenance Assistant in the subject line of your email. We are an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. All offers of employment are conditioned on passing a background check and drug screening.

Currently, we are following all state-mandated COVID protocols for all residents and workplace safety. All new hires must test negative for COVID-19 before hiring, we do testing on sight. All interviews must be masked and tempted before entering the building.