Maintenance Assistant

Affinity Living Group Charleston , SC 29402

Posted 5 months ago

Nature and Scope

The Maintenance Assistant is responsible for helping to ensure the Community is safe for residents and staff, attractive and well maintained, and operating within the Community maintenance budget.

Minimum eligibility requirements

  • Relevant work experience (1+ years preferred).

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff, vendors and the general public.

  • Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to work responsibly as a team member as well as an individual.

  • Must be honest, fair, dependable, respect confidentiality and the rights and privacy of others.

  • Practice and promote Affinity Policies and Procedures, Mission Statement, Core Values and Founding Principles.

  • Must have basic reporting and organizational skills.

  • Must meet all health requirements.

  • Must pass criminal background check.

  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities (essential job functions), with or without reasonable accommodation.

Essential functions


  • Diagnoses technical and mechanical problems and makes repairs as appropriate.

  • Responsible for maintenance and beautification of facility and grounds.

  • Conducts scheduled maintenance throughout facility.

  • Maintains all electrical, plumbing and mechanical equipment including general maintenance of the facility such as painting, furniture assembly, and grounds maintenance.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Makes minor carpentry, electrical, mechanical and plumbing repairs

  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment, re: dishwashers, refrigerators, toilets etc.

  • Replaces light bulbs

  • Uses hand tools and power tools in making minor maintenance repairs and maintaining grounds and walks

  • Assembles new equipment and furniture

Customer service

  • Responsible for ensuring that all employees are providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers.

  • Perform job duties for residents and with team members in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Take initiative to ensure resident safety and satisfaction is a priority.

  • Meet and greet visitors in a friendly, helpful manner (Visitors include anyone who visits the community; specifically, current residents' families and friends, prospective residents and their families, referral sources, vendors and regulators).

  • Answer phones appropriately, according to company and community standards.

Residents' rights

  • Ensure compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding residents' rights.


  • Attend training sessions as directed by supervisor.


  • Follow and communicate company policies and procedures.

  • The job description provides a framework for the job; other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Working conditions (travel, hours, environment)

  • Scheduled hours; possible overtime. May work in other positions temporarily when necessary.

  • Is subject to callback during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).

  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., through the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, and other air contaminants.

  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.

  • Must be willing and available for emergency calls via cell phone (details to be worked out between employee and the Executive Director).

  • Workspaces must be kept orderly and clean.

Physical/sensory requirements

  • Medium work: ability to exert 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

  • Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents and staff.

  • Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and, at times, hostile people within the community.

OSHA category classification

  • II: Potential for exposure to blood borne pathogen
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