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Maintenance Technician

Company: Brookdale Senior Living
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: February 23, 2019

Job Description:

OverviewEvery day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you'll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there's a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.ResponsibilitiesPerforms the general operating maintenance, service, and repair of the interior and exterior of the assigned community(s), in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards/regulations and company policies.Maintains scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on, but not limited to: H.V.A.C., elevator, fire and sprinkler equipment, generator, landscape, kitchen equipment, and emergency pull cord equipment.Performs general maintenance projects as scheduled or assigned, including installations and repairs involving plumbing and electrical equipment, carpentry work, painting, and equipment repair.Responds to maintenance requests by residents for items needing repair in their rooms, including repairing plumbing, electrical, heating and replacing light bulbs.Repairs and maintains vacated rooms in a timely manner. This includes painting walls and cleaning carpets.Ensures that walls, floor coverings, doors, and woodwork in the common areas of the community are properly maintained.Maintains positive communication with local fire marshal, building inspector, state elevator inspector, and any other jurisdictions governing the community.Repairs walls, floor coverings, doors, and wood work in the common areas of the community.Assesses all plumbing and electrical problems within the community and determines the best course of action to correct the problem. Works within the legal scope of local and state codes.Documents safety issues as well as physical plan deficiencies related to local, county, state and federal guidelines. Reviews safety data sheets (SDS) as requested for potential exposure to hazardous chemicals and takes necessary precautions.Assess property damage and file property damage claims in accordance with company policy.Responds appropriately to management and/or community emergencies by assisting as needed.This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.QualificationsEducation and ExperienceHigh school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED); and one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of building equipment, building codes and building systems (HVAC, plumbing and electrical) in health care facilities. Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members, and associates at all levels of the organization.

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsValid State Driver's License required for vehicle travel, as needed.

Management/Decision MakingUses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.

Knowledge and SkillsHas a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions


  • Standing
  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.
  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • On-Call on an as needed basis
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Climb or balance
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Talk or hear
  • Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
  • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
  • Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment
  • Requires Travel: Occasionally
  • Vision

    Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.Schedule: Temporary Full-Time

    Keywords: Brookdale Senior Living, Chapel Hill , Maintenance Technician, Engineering , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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