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Maintenance Assistant in Burke, VA at Retirement Unlimited, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description




Heatherwood Retirement and Assisted Living facility is looking a full time maintenance assistant with flexible schedule, weekend, and on-call rotations. The maintenance assistant is responsible for maintaining and repairing physical structures and utility systems of building and maintaining grounds, installing, servicing and repairing mechanical equipment.



Responsibilities include:

  • Assists in the implementation of a preventive maintenance program for all equipment in the community.


  • Responsible for maintenance of drains, access areas, grease traps, garbage cans, cooling tower and mechanical rooms.


  • Assists with grounds maintenance.


  • Investigates mechanical breakdowns and failures of machinery and equipment to determine cause and prevent reoccurrence by a preventive maintenance program.


  • Repairs emergency breakdowns in shortest possible time. Subject to after hours 'on-  call' duties as assigned.


  • Paints, plasters and performs other work necessary to prepare apartments for leasing.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.




Heatherwood Retirement Community offers competitive pay and full time benefits including, paid time off, medical, dental, and 401K.



Job Requirements

  • Must possess the ability to speak, read, write and follow written and oral directions.  
  • Must possess the ability to perform minor repairs to machines, equipment, etc.
  • Must have working knowledge of electrical, air conditioning and plumbing equipment.
  • Must be able to tolerate extreme heat, cold, wet, humid or noisy conditions.
  • Must be in good physical shape and mental health with the ability to stand, walk, climb stairs and ladders.
  • Must be able to exert up to 75 lbs. of force occasionally and exert up to 50 lbs. of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. 
  • Must be available on a 24 hour basis in case of emergency.
  • Must have one year previous experience in maintenance.