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Job Summary:

The Maintenance Helper is responsible for the upkeep of floors (carpeting, tile and linoleum). This person is also responsible for outside grounds work, shoveling snow, refuse disposal and soiled laundry collection.


  • Education and Training: A high school graduate is preferred, but consideration will be given to those who are not a high school graduate.
  • Experience- No specific experience is required. However, the handling of floor machines (buffer, carpet shampooer) and general gardening knowledge is preferred.
  • Character: The individual must possess good moral character, patience and compassion for the elderly.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Maintenance Helper is supervised by the Director/Assistant Director of Environmental Services and Security. The job duties and responsibilities are to be performed while observing the following standards: job standard (knowledge, ability, skills), technical skill, quality, quantity, judgement/problem solving, decision making and initiative. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain outside grounds all season to include snow removal.
  • Collect soiled linen, refuse, recycled items and regulated medical waste.
  • Maintain carpeting and vinyl floors throughout the facility.
  • Clean wheelchairs per schedule and on as needed basis.
  • Perform various cleaning projects, i.e. vents, windows, screens
  • Assist the maintenance person when needed.
  • Perform other related duties as required by their manager.

Working Environment:

The Maintenance Helper is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, including extreme cold (below 0 degrees F) and heat (90 degrees F and above) and high humidity at various times. He will be subjected to loud noise and hazards, such as moving mechanical parts. Exposure to oils, gases, fumes, odors, chemicals, pesticides, regulated medical waste, dust, mist in the air or by skin contact is possible.

Exposure to Blood and Airborne Pathogens:

This position has been categorized into Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Category 1: routine contact with blood/body fluids of persons living or non-living. Contact can be made while handling regulated medical waste and in clean up of spills and other blood/body fluid accidents. Protective equipment should be utilized when performing these tasks.

Excellent Pay and Benefits including:

  • Health/Dental/Optical Insurance
  • Company paid pension plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Life Insurance
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Tuition Assistance and scholarships available

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