The Salvation Army

  • Maintenance Worker/Handy Person

    Job Locations US-NY-Jamaica
    Job ID
    Compensation Min
    USD $15.00/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $18.00/Hr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Maintenance/Handyperson is responsible to perform routine repairs in and around the facility while adhering to a standard that meets all outside monitoring requirements to ensure a safe and clean environment for our individual’s homes. Additionally, the Maintenance/Handyperson is responsible to participate in the duties of the regular cleaning and sanitizing of the property. The Maintenance/Handyperson ensures the proper maintenance and upkeep of the facility. The maintenance Worker reports to the QA/Training Coordinator. Function at a full capacity within your job description and requirement


    • Carpentry - repair structures and work with wood, wallboard, tiles, power tools, and hand tools.
    • Build wall partitions; replace doors, locks, etc. Some blueprint and sketches.
    • Plumbing - unclog sinks, drains, toilets; replace/repair sinks, faucets, toilets, grout tile. Familiar with and able to solder to solder and braze pipe. Some blueprint reading helpful.
    • Electrical – replace fuses; test circuits; install receptacles, three-way switches and light fixtures; replace ballast and plugs; familiar with multi-tester and wire gauge.
    • VAC – Knowledge of low-pressure boilers; familiarity with air conditioning and cooling towers.
    • Floor Care – Familiar with buffing, striping and waxing the floors.
    • Strip and wax all floors on a quarterly basis.
    • Submit requisitions for necessary maintenance/repair supplies to the Director of DDS on a weekly basis and control the inventory of supplies.
    • Complete the monthly physical plant and fire safety audit of the facility.
    • Establish and execute a formalized preventative maintenance schedule for the facility, i.e. painting, plastering, plumbing, changing locks, changing lighting fixtures, stripping and waxing floors, installing shades, etc.
    • Ensure the overall cleanliness of the facility.
    • Supervise the installation of facility furniture and appliances.
    • Participate in moving clients in and out of the facility.
    • Maintain vehicle maintenance/mileage record prior to and upon returning from trips.
    • Regular attendance in staff meetings and trainings.
    • Provide accurate, complete and timely documentation of Adult Daily Living training (ADL) in group notes.
    • Participate in meetings as assigned including supervisory and service planning meetings.
    • Strictly adheres to all Agency policies regarding Confidentiality, HIPAA requirements and Corporate Compliance
    • Adhere diligently to all life-safety policies and procedures.
    • Always provides proper notification when late or absent.
    • Demonstrates reliability when on-call. Available to work overtime necessary (only non-exempt employees).
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization workflow. Able to perform duties independently, with minimal need of direct supervisor.
    • Maintains the confidentiality of clients, shelter/programs, agency and or The Salvation Army.
    • Reports to work well groomed and in compliance with dress code. Wears I.D. badge while on duty.
    • Demonstrates the ability to interact in a positive and helpful manner with client, visitors, contract staff, volunteers and co-workers.
    • Reflects commitment to building a supportive work environment and maintain a positive attitude at the work place and towards job.
    • Projects a good image in dealing with the public and clients.
    • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of persons and population served.  The essential functions for the job include, but are not limited to, the duties in the job description.
    • Demonstrates reliability when on-call. Available to work overtime necessary (only non-exempt employees).
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization workflow. Able to perform duties independently, with minimal need of direct supervisor.



    • Ability to read printed materials and computer screens.
    • Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time.
    • Frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily duties.
    • Ability to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight 50 pounds including the occasional moving of furniture and setting up and replacing chairs, etc.
    • Ability to adjust focus; specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception                                                                   



    • HS. Diploma or G.E.D.
    • Able to work comfortably within a difficult population
    • Able to follow through with assigned tasks
    • Has respect and consideration for the resident being served. .
    • Experience with cleaning and repair equipment, including vacuum/shop vac, floor machines, snow blower and yard & landscaping equipment.
    • Basic knowledge of and competence in, carpentry, electricity and plumbing.
    • Adequate knowledge of the operation of boilers, electrical machinery, elevators, HVAC and fire pump & standpipe/sprinkler systems.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills. Computer experience a plus.
    • Valid Driver’s License.
    • CPR & First Aide trained
    • Must be on call via Phone 24/ 7 days per week


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