Maintenance Assistant
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
The Maintenance Assistant (MA) is responsible for a variety of custodial, janitorial, security, and landscaping duties in support of the Facilities Services department. The MA assists with preventative and routine maintenance on both the facility and the equipment. The MA provides assistance with snow removal. The MA uses his/her best skill in maintaining a facility that is provides a safe, inviting and clean environment for SJA’s staff, children and families. The MA works with other department members to coordinate all in-house custodial, janitorial, and landscaping support services. Performs other related duties as needed.

  • Graduate or high school/GED
  • Valid WI driver’s license and good driving record
  • Ability in all areas of basic custodial duties and floor care
  • Basic understanding of plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems and operations
  • Experience in basic carpentry and painting
  • Ability to read and understand written instructions in service and maintenance manuals
  • Capable of operating and maintaining basic custodial, landscaping, and snow removal equipment
  • Interest and ability to support children
  • Ability to analyze an issue, identify options, and implement solutions
  • Ability to work cooperatively with people in and outside of Facilities Service department
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and effectively interact with children, family members, supervisors, and other staff members
  • Ability to respond positively to work direction and guidance from others
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Essential Job Functions/Duties
  • Extends excellent service to all children and families
  • Assure each children’s right to privacy and confidentiality, at all times
  • Establishes appropriate relationships with children’s which ensures them a safe environment that protects their rights
  • Models behaviors that foster the “Children First” philosophy
  • Communicates verbally and in writing all pertinent information to assist in facilities maintenance
  • Performs cleaning duties that include but are not limited to the following;
Floor care (cleaning, sweeping, wet mopping, stripping, waxing, vacuuming, and spot removal)
Furniture and Equipment Moving
Custodial Maintenance:  Wall, window, light fixtures, bathroom fixtures and furniture cleaning, disinfection and maintenance
Equipment Maintenance: preventative maintenance--including cleaning, repair, and lubrication of power and hand tools and equipment; checks equipment for ware or damage
Minor Maintenance: hanging pictures, changing light bulbs, filters, etc.
Snow/Ice Removal and Salting
Trash and Liter Removal: keeping grounds free of litter and other obstructions to beauty and safety
Landscaping: sprinkle, mow, trim, fertilize, rake, and provide landscaping services, as required
  • Required to be on-call (weekends, holidays, etc) due to various situations, such as snow removal/salting, emergency situations, etc., on a rotating basis with other Maintenance staff
  • Inspects completed work; collects janitorial, landscaping, and maintenance equipment; cleans, restocks and returns equipment, tools, and supplies to proper location; and places trash and soiled materials in designated areas
  • Communicates pertinent information with members of the team to ensure continuity, reporting changes in conditions or other concerns or issues
  • Supports other team members in the accomplishments of duties
  •  Participates in mandatory meetings to improve teamwork, communications and problem solving
  • Maintains a safe environment for the children according to SJA policy and procedures—reports potential or actual hazardous conditions
  • Is familiar with fire alarm systems, elevator operations and safety, fire and emergency evacuation procedures, and participates in fire drills and emergency situations

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities


Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
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