The Salvation Army

Maintenance Worker

Job Locations US-CT-Hartford
Job ID
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Compensation Min
USD $16.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $18.00/Hr.
Regular Full-Time


Location/Department: Greater Hartford Areas Services (Hartford, CT)

Status: Non-exempt, Full-time

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Schedule: Mon-Fri; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (includes two 15-minute paid breaks and one 30-minute unpaid meal break per day)

Scope & Purpose of Position: Maintain the safety and cleanliness of the GHAS building and surrounding property. Provide equipment and furniture arrangements for meetings and other activities. Troubleshoot and handle light maintenance issues at The Right Place (TRP), the Marshall House Family Shelter, and the North End Corps. Complete driving duties as requested by supervisor. Work with the supervisor to request contractors.


  • Adhere to guidelines for staff responsibilities as found in The Salvation Army’s Employee Manuals.
  • Prioritize work orders and update work logs.
  • Operate The Salvation Army vehicles for pick-up and delivery duties, as needed and including unloading and organizing. Assist with incoming and outgoing mail deliveries. Help with the unloading of foodbank deliveries as scheduled
  • Ensure fire extinguishers are appropriately placed and inspected, as the code requires. Maintain necessary fire safety records. Assist with local and state inspections of the facilities.
  • Assist with the cleanliness and upkeep of storage areas, eliminating hazardous fire conditions. Observe all safety measures throughout the building.
  • Assure the timely completion of seasonal maintenance (snow removal, sand & salt walkways, lawn care, trim bushes, and leaf removal).
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings, as required.
  • Attend to specialized cleaning needs (i.e., removing gum, clearing cobwebs, spot cleaning carpets, etc.) to ensure the facility is visually appealing.
  • Complete required 12-passenger van training and maintain all appropriate knowledge to drive and maintain.
  • Clean the interior and exterior of all vehicles. Keep the van’s monthly mileage logs up to date, replenished, and turned in to the supervisor on time.
  • Disinfect furniture and other common touchpoints multiple times daily throughout the building. Clean windows as needed.
  • Complete minor repairs to properties. Repair all broken furnishings and sand and paint furniture as requested. Hang bulletin boards, pictures, etc., as requested by the supervisor.
  • Empty all garbage and recyclable materials from the building and place them in their proper dumpster container.
  • Working with the supervisor to establish and maintain a floor maintenance program (carpet cleaning, waxing of floors, etc.).
  • Keep all assigned areas clean and neat, ensuring items are organized and put in their proper places.
  • Keep a proper inventory of custodial supplies and inform the supervisor when items are needed.
  • Maintain positive relations with other staff members, suppliers, vendors, and professionals.
  • Maintain vacuum cleaners in operable condition; if repairs are needed, notify the supervisor immediately.
  • Make regular inspections of the property and notify the supervisor of the need for contracted service maintenance.
  • Monitor the building’s HVAC system.
  • Monitor the lighting inside and outside the building; replace light bulbs as needed.
  • Obtain a thorough knowledge of all emergency shutoffs (water, gas, electrical, clean-out traps, fire extinguishers).
  • Perform routine and scheduled maintenance as requested.
  • Pick up litter outside the building and in the parking lot daily.
  • Prepare sites for special events and trainings (i.e., set up and remove furniture and equipment).
  • Replenish supplies throughout the facilities (toilet paper, soap, copy paper, lunchroom supplies, etc.).
  • Support the annual kettle effort by driving a kettle route as scheduled by the supervisor.
  • Assist in responding to emergencies with the Canteen during the workday as able.
  • Assist in coordinating volunteer & community service projects concerning property projects.


  • High school diploma or equivalent and two years related experience required.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to relate with persons of various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to follow written and oral instructions while communicating closely with supervisor(s).
  • Able to follow safe work practices.
  • Able to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to perform duties independently with minimal need for direct supervision.
  • Able to solve practical problems in a variety of situations.
  • Basic math skills are necessary.
  • Complete KeepSAfe training, ServSafe training,  intro to EDS, and all other required trainings upon hire
  • Experience supervising preferred.
  • Flexible with duties and assignments and available some evening and weekend hours, as needed.
  • Knowledge of methods used in building maintenance, including basic knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, painting, groundskeeping, and minor appliance repair.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality, discretion, and judgment.
  • Must be at least 21 years old, have a valid Connecticut (if not, be willing to get a CT license within 90 days) driver’s license, and can drive a 12-passenger van and pass the required driving test.
  • Must have working experience with the tools used to maintain and clean building facilities.
  • Organized, great attention to detail, and ability to prioritize.
  • Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintains a positive attitude at the workplace.
  • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

Benefits of Working for The Salvation Army:  The Salvation Army is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefit program to full-time employees who work at least 30 hours per week.

  • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
  • Telehealth/on-line doctor visits
  • Basic and voluntary term life insurance
  • Short term disability coverage and optional long term disability coverage
  • Supplemental insurance coverage options
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care
  • Employer-funded pension plan
  • Tax-deferred annuity plan
  • Educational assistance
  • Generous paid time off, including holidays, vacation, sick, personal, bereavement, and marriage
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose

The Salvation Army Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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