The Maintenance Technician is responsible maintaining a safe and functional physical environment for patients, employees, and guests. Additionally, the Maintenance Technician:
Assists with the organization's safety program including the handling of any hazardous materials and conducting regular fire, disaster, and other emergency drills.
Assists with the development of inspection schedules, anticipates maintenance and equipment needs, and communicates the findings to the Facility Manager.
Conducts routine heating and air conditioning maintenance and repair to include filter changes, clean coils, grease and oil motors, change belts in air conditioning and heating systems on the roof, in patient care areas, and other areas of the building.
Carries our general repair and maintenance needs.
Carries out routine plumbing and electrical maintenance and repair needs.
Responds in a timely manner to alarms and codes in accordance with safety and security policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: HS Diploma or GED. Building maintenance experience preferred.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Ability to perform assignments with minimal supervision; ability to work successfully under highly stressful conditions; ability to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles; capability of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis; effective comprehensive reading skills, strong communication skills (written and verbal); and working knowledge of computers.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION: Must be able to execute the patient de-escalation methods, both verbal and physical; must be able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing; must be able to demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency within the first three (3) months of training; must complete all mandatory in-services annually; must be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; and PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray annually thereafter.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requirements include, but are not limited to the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage cleaning equipment; and the ability to read and write. Additionally, the candidate must be able to: frequently utilize physical ability for standing or sitting for long periods of time; regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability; speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees; be able to ascend/descend stairs and ramps; body agility is emphasized.; be able to bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bend legs at knee to come to a rest on knee(s); be able to extend hands and arms in any direction; be able to use upper and lower extremities to exert force in a pulling or pushing motion. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; and be able to raise objects from a lower to higher position or from side-to-side. The candidate is subject to both environmental conditions as activities occur inside and outside. The candidate is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions. Additionally, the candidate must be able to concentrate amidst distractions; must be able to perform work of a repetitive nature; and must respond calmly to potentially volatile clients. Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.
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