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Maintenance Assistant Tendercare Birchwood

Traverse City, MI

Posted on September 18, 2017

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About Maintenance Assistant Tendercare Birchwood

Job Description
LOCATION: Traverse City, MI
FACILITY: Tendercare Birchwood
Position Summary:
Assists the maintenance supervisor in the repair and upkeep of the inside and outside of the facility.  Does gardening, lawn care, painting, plastering, minor equipment repair, and snow removal, as requested.
•Completes work orders as assigned.
•Completes preventative maintenance on equipment as assigned.  Keeps accurate records of maintenance performed.
•Assists in the testing of facility systems, including fire alarms, smoke detectors, exit door alarms, emergency and exit lighting, nurse call system, and emergency generator.
•Replaces light bulbs as needed.
•Prepares surfaces for painting.  Fills nail holes, cracks, and joints with putty, plaster or other filler.  Applies coats of paint, varnish, stains, enamels or lacquer to redecorate and protect interior and exterior surfaces, trimming, and fixtures of the facility.
•Repairs partitions, doors, windows, floor, furniture, and building framework, as assigned.
•Assists with plumbing repair, replacement and assembly, as assigned.
•Installs floor tile, baseboard, wall covering, and ceiling tiles, as assigned.
•Maintains facility grounds, which includes cutting grass, cleaning the yard, trimming shrubbery, raking, planting, and weeding.  Cleans parking lots and driveways.  Removes snow from sidewalks and driveways and spreads sand, salt or ashes to prevent slipping.
•Stores supplies and tools in a neat, clean and orderly manner.  Maintains work area in a neat, clean, and orderly condition.
•Assists in upkeep of laundry and dietary equipment, such as cleaning dryer and exhaust fans.
•Assists with fire drills as requested by the maintenance supervisor.
•Assists with the safety program to provide a safe working environment and prevent injuries.
•Complies with laws and regulations applicable to position and acts in accordance with Corporate Compliance Program.
•Attends and participates in in-service training, performance improvement (“PI”) committees and other meetings as scheduled and directed.
•Treats all residents, visitors, and staff with courtesy.
•Follows facility dress and hygiene policies.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
 Experience: Prior experience working in HVAC, plumbing, or general maintenance preferred.
 Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to handle tools and equipment, make proper calculations for repairs or reports. Ability to travel between health centers in local area.  Must be 18 years of age or older. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English. Ability to relate positively, effectively, and appropriately with residents, families, community members, volunteers and other facility staff.  Possess special interest in, and a positive attitude about, working with long-term care residents and the elderly. Meets all health requirements, as required by law.  Demonstrates basic computer knowledge and ability with an aptitude to learn company applications.

 The responsibilities of this position involve significant physical activities including standing, lifting (up to 60 pounds unassisted), bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and twisting.  The tasks on this position description marked with an asterisk (*) are those that regularly require these physical activities.  All employees of nursing homes may be required to provide lifting and transfer assistance to residents.  Lifting and/or transferring some residents will require use of a lifting device and /or assistance of other staff.

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