Under limited supervision, the building assistant performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the oversight and maintenance for all Sunbeam physical facilities to ensure the effective operation of agency facilities. The building assistant should have knowledge of maintenance, grounds keeping and equipment repair.
All employees and volunteers are expected to be sensitive to our client’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics, reflect Sunbeam Family Services core values and to perform at Sunbeam’s standards of excellence at all times.
Our core values are:
Champion Spirit – We work like a champion every day: paying attention to details and performing with excellence
Servant Heart – We exhibit humility in serving everyone; no job is below anyone and we all pull together to get the work done.
Sunny Attitude –We bring a smile and a positive attitude. We treat each other with respect, ensuring an energized work environment
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Promoting, encouraging and displaying examples of leadership for the agency in accordance with the agency mission driven, employee first culture.
Demonstrating capacity for providing developmentally appropriate and evidence-based practice, for exemplifying the values expected within the program, and for promoting the mission of the organization.
Performs required duties in a manner that demonstrates compliance with Sunbeam's Culturally Competent Practice Policy.
Troubleshoots minor maintenance problems involving electrical, structural, plumbing, and equipment repair and replacement. Performs building repair and maintenance on facilities as approved by Building Manager.
Conducts scheduled or periodic inspection of all facilities and equipment as part of preventative/remedial maintenance program. Conducts periodic inspections of property to insure HVAC, geo-thermal, electrical, alarm, keypad, locks and plumbing systems are in good working order. Completes all preventative maintenance forms within the time frame they are to be completed in such a manner that maintenance work meets expectations, is cost effective and so that fire and safety inspections are passed according to licensing standards
Assists in maintaining HVAC and geo-thermal system. Replaces filters as scheduled.
Assists in proper maintenance, inspection, and tagging of all fire extinguishers.
Diagnoses equipment failures and performs repairs if qualified to do so
Assists in providing oversight of work performed by independent contractors doing building repairs.
Responsible for assigned tasks pertaining to the telephone, pest control, water softner and other building maintenance needs.
Performs routine plumbing repairs such as unstopping toilets, sinks or urinals, fixing water leaks, leaking faucets, and water fountains.
Assists in providing oversight for janitorial and lawn maintenance, to insure that agency properties are kept sanitary and free of debris so that clients and employees can feel safe and secure in the environment provided by the agency.
Assists in providing oversight for phone, alarm, camera and thermostat control systems to ensure that all areas are functioning and remain functioning for staff safety, comfort and productivity.
Performs routine electrical repairs such as changing light bulbs or fluorescent lamps and assists in repairing ballast and light fixtures.
Repairs and replaces door knobs or locks, repairs door closures, patches holes in walls.
Assembles, installs and arranges classroom and office furniture, hangs pictures, moves and sets up tables and chairs as needed.
Serves as backup to janitorial service in regular and ordinary cleaning of all facilities. (Is responsible for oversight of janitorial service to insure service is performing up to expectations.)
Perform building repair and maintenance on facilities e.g. caulks windows, and doors, repairs and replaces broken windows, on as needed basis or as requested by the Program Director.
Responsible for cleanliness of grounds, buildings and waste disposal dumpsters at Sunbeam and Educare Facilities.
Oversees lawn maintenance to ensure that the grounds are kept free of debris, and playground maintenance to ensure that the equipment is kept in good working order.
Assists with Health and Safety checklist
Perform occasional duties such as cleaning and de-icing of walkways.
Travel to and from Sunbeam locations, as well as picking up supplies and other needed items.
Performs other duties as needed.
Provide support for other duties needed in keeping with our mission, vision and values.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or GED preferred
Building maintenance experience required
ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Clearance of background check and drug screen.
Must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREMENT
Basic plumbing, electrical and painting skills required.
Must be able to read assembly instructions.
Must be able to work with a diverse population.
Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Must have general working knowledge of carpentry, masonry, drywall, painting, and building maintenance and repair.
Skill in using hand and power tools
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions
Skills in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
Skill in maintaining effective and satisfactory working relationships with intra-department and inter-department staff.
Ability to use computer knowledge to view and adjust HVAC system as needed
Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions with ability to read, interpret, and implement information efficiently and effectively.
Ability to lead and motivate co-workers to meet and exceed standards.
Must have general knowledge of electrical circuits, carpentry and building repair, plumbing and heating/cooling maintenance.
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Electric Power Tools: table saws, drills, sanders, etc.
Hand Tools: hammers, screwdrivers, chisels, etc.
Intermediate knowledge of computer applications, including Outlook, word-processing software in a Windows environment and the ability to learn and master other computer technology /software programs as needed.
Experience in use of standard office equipment.
Must have physical ability to perform repair/maintenance (be able to bend, kneel, squat, climb, crawl, reach, push, pull, and lift at least 100 pounds).
Must be willing to work flexible hours.
Must have vision and auditory abilities to operate equipment. Must be able to talk, hear, sit, stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to climb stairs several times each day.
Employee is subject to standing, stooping, walking, lifting, and carrying objects throughout daily job performance.
Exposure to all weather conditions and regular traffic hazard.
Must have excellent command of English language and grammar both verbal and written. Must be able to clearly hear and understand telephone conversations.
Works in various facilities of the agency. Must be able to work with a variety of personality traits. Must be able to schedule around office hours, meeting schedules, classroom and nap schedules.
The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel or candidate and may be subject to change at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To Apply for this Job:
Please visit https://sunbeamfamilyservices.org/careers/ to apply.