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Facilities Maintenance Assistant (Full-time)

Responsible for maintenance and minor repairs of The Community House, a 50,000 square foot facility, including the physical building, grounds, and equipment. Ensures safety and security of building.

Competitive Benefits: Including medical (HMO and PPO option), dental (2 options), short-term disability, group life, paid vacation and sick time, 401(K) retirement plan, and generous number of paid holidays.


Responds to urgent and minor building matters accordingly. Reports major building issues and mechanical problems to Facilities Director.
Routinely examines HVAC systems, electrical, and plumbing systems to ensure in good operating condition.
Monitors quality assurance program relative to building maintenance.
Performs minor repairs and adjustments to building and equipment as needed.
May, on occasion, contact outside vendors regarding equipment repairs, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing issues.
Ensures upkeep of grounds including front of building, yards, steps, terraces, and walkways.
Ensures safety and security of building by inspecting doors, windows, and hallways on a regular basis.
Completes weekly walk throughs of building and grounds identifying issues needing detail attention (ie: paint, ceiling, lights, terraces, tent, grounds, etc.) and reports to Facilities Director.
On-call responsibility (24/7) in case of building emergency; responds immediately to any building emergency.
Monitors fire alarms and security systems as needed. Ensures fire escapes and passages are clear of obstructions.
Works with Facilities Director to ensure compliance with building rules and regulations as well as public business ordinances and government regulations relative to operating the facility.
Delivers items to and from off-site storage; keeps off-site storage area clean and organized with assistance from other department staff.
Works with Facilities Director to keep maintenance costs within budget.
Performs other related duties as assigned.


High school degree.
Two years facility maintenance experience preferred.
Previous experience with electrical, plumbing, and/or heating and cooling systems a plus.
Previous general contractor experience a plus.
Ability to diagnose mechanical and equipment problems, contact appropriate vendors or repair persons, and recommend solutions to problems.
Self-starter; able to work with minimum supervision.
Ability to organize day to accomplish what needs to be completed by required deadline.
Strong customer service skills.
Ability to recognize situations requiring management intervention.
Must possess valid State of Michigan Drivers License.

Work Schedule

Works a regular schedule of Monday through Friday; sometimes more than eight hours a day.
Able to work flexible hours; schedule may vary based upon special events.
May travel to various vendor sites in the immediate area.
On-call responsibility 24 hours a day, seven days a week via cell phone for building emergencies.

Physical Demands:
Job requires standing, sitting, stooping, bending, crawling, pulling, pushing, climbing, and lifting up to 50 pounds.
Able to walk to all areas of The Community House.
Able to use a variety of tools and equipment such as vacuum cleaner, carpet cleaner, ladder, cleaning accessories, plumbing wrench, screwdriver, leaf blower, snow blower, etc.


  • E-mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to
  • Visit The Community House and complete an application in person
  • Fax your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the Human Resources Department at 248.644.2476
  • Mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to The Community House
  • 380 S. Bates Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
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