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Facilities Management Assistant (Full-time)

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

Responsibility

-Responds to urgent and minor building matters accordingly. Reports major building issues and mechanical problems to Facilities Director and President & CEO.
-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.

Qualifications

-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.

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.

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.

HOW TO APPLY

  • E-mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to humanresources@communityhouse.com
  • 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
  • Download our employment application

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